4 reasons why Orchard Road is exciting again

The shopping belt may be gearing up for the Great Singapore Sale soon, but there’s more to look forward to on Singapore’s busiest street. Here’s why Orchard Road is on our radar again.

Uniqlo is opening its first Southeast Asia global flagship store

, 4 reasons why Orchard Road is exciting againUniqlo at Orchard Central

If you can’t get enough of this Japanese mega retailer and its collection of samey basics, then it’s time to rejoice. Uniqlo has recently announced that the brand will launch its first Southeast Asia global flagship store at Orchard Central covering three floors with sections for men, women, kids and babies over a 2,700 square meter space in the third quarter of this year. 

A social market is happening at *SCAPE this weekend

On Apr 2 from 11am-7pm, community-focused festival Same Same but Different will be hosting several workshops, talks and demonstrations at the carpark of *SCAPE. There are interactive dialogue sessions with Humans of Singapore, Geylang Adventures and Books & Beer, maker workshops, a sign language class and artisanal coffee-making showcases at the event. Foodwise, load up at stalls manned by Kampong Glam cafe Working Title, ice pop brand I See I See and Tiong Bahru cafe Poteato.

There are arthouse Italian films being screened at Plaza Singapura

, 4 reasons why Orchard Road is exciting againAn Italian Name

Lest you think indie cinema The Projector is the only place showing lesser-known arthouse films, Golden Village at Plaza Singapura will be offering a couple of gems from The 14th Italian Film Festival. Some of the festival’s highlights include An Italian Name by award-winning director Francesca Archibugi, about dramatics that ensue when a wealthy Roman couple announces the arrival of a baby to a dinner party, and My Mother by Nanni Moretti, a comedic clash between a short-tempered film director and her ailing mother. Tickets are on sale from Apr 7.

Scotts Square is offering new dining options

You may be familar with The Coffee Academics, Wild Honey and London Fat Duck at Scotts Square, but if you think that’s all the luxury mall has to offer, think again. In the third quarter of this year, international chain PizzaExpress will be dishing out handmade pizzas, pastas and gluten-free items at its first Singapore outlet at Scotts Square’s basement. There’s also Paradise Teochew by Paradise Group which is opening in the next couple of months. Like its name suggests, the restaurant serves authentic Teochew cuisine.