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Orchard Road - The epicenter of the whole shopping scene in Singapore. It rivals all other areas in terms of sheer volume, quality, and choice. Many of its shopping centers are filled with a variety of products from around the world. Most malls carry the concept of "everything under one roof". Virtually everything that is desired can be found in these shopping centers.

Standing on the corner of the intersection of Orchard Road, Scott Road and Paterson Road and looking down the length of Orchard Road, I remembered reading somewhere about the resemblance with the Champs Elysees. The pavements are broad pedestrian ways, sheltered by great tropical trees, beneath which stroll the fashionably dressed, the elegantly sophisticated and the gawking curious (including yours truly). There is one major difference though: where the Champs-Elysee is lined by the elegant façade of 18th century buildings, discreetly housing the most prestigious boutiques and restaurants in the city, Orchard Road is flanked for as far as the eye can see by the hugely varied bulk of shopping malls, more shopping malls and still more shopping malls. There is a statistic floating around that Orchard Road has the highest concentration of shopping malls per square kilometre of any city on earth — and gazing down that impressive stretch, there was no reason to doubt it!

The malls of Orchard Road are regularly frequented by the local population as well as the tourist population. The clothing sections in the malls had many marvelous life-size mannequins with colorful trendy and fashion clothing....they also keep a watch on the shoppers :-)

Hope you would like this experimental shot. Your critiques, comments, brickbats, are as always, more than welcome.

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Additional Photos by Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
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