ORCHARD ROAD, SINGAPORE

Another stroke of bad luck for Orchard Road!

Several incidents had happened along Orchard Road before this: the fire at Lucky Plaza, collapse of the false ceiling at the Hilton Hotel, the Christmas decorations that caught fire, and the Christmas tree fire outside the Knightsbridge Orchard building.

21 December 2015

Fire breaks out at Orchard Plaza carpark, no one injured

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SINGAPORE – A pile of rubbish caught fire in the carpark of Orchard Plaza on Monday (Dec 21) evening, sparking frenzied efforts by tenants and shopkeepers to put out the blaze.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said the blaze was put out by a security guard before firefighters arrived. It is investigating the cause of the fire.

It is the latest in a string of incidents to hit the shopping street this month.

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/fire-breaks-out-at-orchard-plaza-car-park-no-one-injured

18 December 2015

MY WIFE LIKES LUCKY PLAZA.

It has real bargains and Filipino food. However, you have to be careful because someone told us that his friend had his pocket picked! That is a rare occurrence in Singapore.

Still, who would have been prepared for a fire!

LUCKY PLAZA FIRE: 40-50 patrons were in affected Ayam Penyet restaurant when fire broke out …

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LUCKY PLAZA FIRE: 40-50 patrons were in affected Ayam Penyet restaurant when fire broke out

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Fire breaks out at Lucky Plaza: No one injured

The blaze reportedly started in the kitchen exhaust fan at an Indonesian restaurant on the second level of the mall.

SINGAPORE: A fire broke out at a restaurant on Level 2 of Lucky Plaza shopping centre around 1pm on Friday (Dec 18).

The blaze involved contents inside the restaurant’s kitchen, as well as ventilation ducts on Level 1. Eyewitnesses said they had seen smoke coming out of Indonesian Ayam Penyet restaurant Warung Surabaya.

A part-time worker from the restaurant who wanted to be identified as Mr Soh said there were about 40 to 50 patrons in the eatery at the time. The 40-year-old added that the fire started in the kitchen exhaust fan and was “not visible”. He added that his boss is overseas and that the restaurant could probably re-open over the weekend.

 

za.jpgAyam Penyet eatery Warung Surabaya at Lucky Plaza where a fire broke out (Photo: Sherlyn Goh)

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/fire-breaks-out-at-lucky/2358582.html

Fire at Lucky Plaza this afternoon, no injuries reported

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SINGAPORE — A fire erupted in Lucky Plaza this afternoon (Dec 18), the latest in a series of incidents that have hit the Orchard Road shopping belt his month.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted at about 1.10pm from a caller, who spotted smoke coming out from level two of the shopping centre. Ventilation ducts on level one were reportedly affected as well.

Eyewitnesses told Channel NewsAsia that the smoke was emitting from Indonesian restaurant Warung Surabaya. A 40-year-old part-time worker there, who identified himself only as Mr Soh, said there were about 40 to 50 patrons at the time and the fire had started in the kitchen exhaust fan.

A fire alarm in the shopping centre went off at 1.15pm and the SCDF arrived shortly, with a public announcement telling shoppers to evacuate using the stairs. Mr Eric Tumewu, 31, general manager at optical shop Koolook, told the news channel: “It was very crowded. The smoke was very thick.” Shoppers were not panicky, he added, but the mall management was “shouting at us to move out”.

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/fire-breaks-out-lucky-plaza

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Lucky Plaza Fire: “It was lunch time and you could see flames erupting from the kitchen.”

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Lucky Plaza fire believed to have started at an Indonesian restaurant

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An actor spit a word like this on a worldwide conversation about lucky plaza fire*ctto

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Fire breaks out at Lucky Plaza — filling the entire mall up with smoke

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Lucky plaza is on fire. I saw 3 fire engines

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Singapore : Fire broke out at Lucky Plaza shopping centre this afternoon. Fire was extinguished with 3 water jets.

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17 December 2015

ORCHARD ROAD AT CHRISTMAS!

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ION Orchard, orchardgateway named best-dressed buildings for Christmas

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SINGAPORE — ION Orchard and orchardgateway malls have been named as winners of the Orchard Road Business Association’s (ORBA) Best Dressed Building Contest 2015.

In a press release today (Dec 17), ORBA said that orchardgateway picked up the Voters’ Choice Award, while ION Orchard clinched the Judges’ Choice Award in the contest which ran from Nov 20 to Dec 5. A total of eight malls were vying for the awards.

The six other malls that entered the annual contest – Forum the Shopping Mall, Mandarin Gallery, Paragon, Tanglin Mall, TANGS at Tang Plaza and Wheelock Place – received merit awards for their decorations.

ORBA said that orchardgateway was a favourite among voters because of its “An Icicle Xmas” theme. It received 4,904 out of a total of 17,551 votes registered on the OneOrchard mobile application, the association added.

Meanwhile, judges favoured ION Orchard for its “Christmas Bedazzle” theme, which came complete with a “stunning outdoor Swarovski Christmas tree adorned with over 28,000 glittering crystals”.

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/ion-orchard-orchardgateway-named-best-dressed-buildings-christmas

The Christmas lights along Orchard Road are gorgeous!

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Festivity begins, back from short trip to Singapore! Orchard Road Christmas celebrations! 😃

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Singapore knows how to put on a light display

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Christmas decor… Main Street Orchard Road Singapore:)🌲

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on Road!

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10 December 2015

Watch that Christmas tree in your home! You don’t want it to catch fire.

A week ago, a Christmas tree on Orchard Road caught fire.

Now, a X’mas decoration along Orchard Road catches on fire

Another X’mas decoration along Orchard Rd catches on fire; Nobody hurt (Photo: )

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SINGAPORE — A Christmas decoration on a street lamp post along Orchard Road caught on fire this evening (Dec 10) — the second such incident to occur over the past eight days.

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/xmas-decoration-along-orchard-road-catches-fire

UPDATE: None injured after Christmas decorations catch fire at Orchard Road

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3 December 2015

That’s the Christmas tree after the fire!

Christmas tree catches fire in Orchard Road

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This is what remained of a Christmas tree along Orchard Road, after it went up in flames at around 9pm yesterday.

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/christmas-tree-catches-fire-in-orchard-road

2 December 2015

December on Orchard Road is really Christmassy but this December, something unexpected happened!

A CHRISTMAS TREE CAUGHT FIRE!
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It took shoppers by surprise.

A Christmas tree outside a shopping mall on Orchard Road burst into flames on Wednesday night (Dec 2).

Passers-by posted photos of the blaze on social media.

In some videos, pedestrians were seen fleeing from the blaze which produced flames up to two storeys high and a thick cloud of black smoke.

The tree was outside the Abercrombie and Fitch store at Knightsbridge mall.

Security guards from the mall extinguished the fire and no one was injured.

 

– See more at: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/orchard-road-christmas-tree-catches-fire?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1449068265

Orchard Road tree is on fire, right outside Topshop at Knightsbridge:

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X’mas tree along catches on fire

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29 June 2015

ON 4 JULY, ORCHARD ROAD IS WHERE THE ACTION IS!

COMING UP ON SATURDAY: Flash sales along , as makes a comeback

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Flash sales, SG50 party to mark extension of Pedestrian Night

Special deals and discounts by stores and malls along the Orchard Road stretch are just some of the things visitors can expect at the next Pedestrian Night on Jul 4.

The event will see the stretch between Scotts Road and Bideford Road closed off to cars from 6 to 11pm on the first Saturday of the month, allowing visitors to experience a wide range of activities across the shopping boulevard.

Pedestrian Night’s pilot from October 2014 to March 2015, attracted about 50,000 visitors each time. Earlier, it was announced that the initiative will continue running for another six months from July to December 2015.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/flash-sales-sg50-party-to/1948206.html?cid=twtcna

Photo: Nights in Orchard Road are always different with Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road. The whole family…

Orchard Rd transforms into a scintillating runway for international models at Fashion Steps Out 2015

Posted on 19 April 2015

Orchard Rd transforms into a runway for international models at Fashion Steps Out 2015

Models and fashionistas strutted their stuff at one of Singapore’s biggest runway show of the year, Fashion Steps Out.

The event held at Orchard Road had model sashaying down the runway and flaunting the hottest fashion and latest trends.

Paying tribute to Singapore’s fashion and style, local designers also created 50 looks as part of the SG Next50 collection.

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/orchard-rd-transforms-into-a-scintillating-runway-for-international-models-at#xtor=CS2-4

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International models and fashion brands glam up Orchard Rd for Fashion Steps Out 2015

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Orchard Road‘s pedestrian night to continue for another 6 months

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Orchard Road’s Pedestrian Night features films and glittering Christmas lights

Published on Dec 6, 2014 7:24 PM

Orchard Road’s Pedestrian Night features films and glittering Christmas lights

SINGAPORE – Pedestrian Night is on at Orchard Road again this Saturday evening, with a part of the shopping belt going car-free for a variety of activities.

The organisers have partnered the Singapore Media Festival to stage an outdoor screening of short films and animation clips, dubbed Cinema on A Great Street. The evening will also feature performances by the Singapore Repertory Theatre and homegrown bands, such as Jack and Rai, during the road closure from 6pm to 11pm.

CHRISTMAS ON ORCHARD ROAD IS UNFORGETTABLE!

PHOTOS: Orchard Road Christmas light up officially starts on Nov 15

Orchard Road Christmas light up officially starts on Nov 15

Orchard Road Christmas light up officially starts on Nov 15

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Orchard Road will transform into a starry, colourful paradise from Saturday, Nov 15 till Thursday, Jan 1, 2015. On Saturday, the light-up will be officiated by President Tony Tan Keng Yam.

To commemorate 50 years of tourism development in Singapore, this Christmas will also see the culmination of Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) Tourism50 celebrations with two special events – ‘Christmas on A Great Street through the years – celebrating Tourism50’ photo exhibition and a Tourism50 themed ‘Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road’.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/orchard-road-christmas-light-officially-starts-nov-15

They were part of the a PR campaign for the new television miniseries, Rosemary’s Baby.

What are these creepy women dressed in red doing at Orchard Rd?

They were part of the a pr campaign for the new television miniseries, Rosemary’s Baby.

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/what-are-these-creepy-women-dressed-in-red-doing-at-orchard-rd#xtor=CS2-4

IT’S THAT SATURDAY OF THE MONTH AGAIN WHEN PART OF ORCHARD ROAD BECOMES CAR-FREE!

‘Orchard road clubbing’ yesterday night!

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The first official merchandise store opens in the heart of Orchard Road outside Wisma Atria

Our biggest shopping belt, Orchard road, was transformed into one big yoga studio yesterday.

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Wowzers. To celebrate the (almost) open store in , a few peeps joined for yoga on Orchard Road.

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Singapore closes main road for outdoor yoga classes, though only a few hours in weekends. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)

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Part of Orchard Road to close for 2nd Pedestrian Night this Sat

Merc driver stuck in car after crashing into barrier at Orchard

: Is this Orchard Road or Phillipines? ” so with this, u want streets name after ur country? Really?

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Retail spaces in Orchard were the worst hit as vacancies climbed from 7.4 per cent in the second quarter this year to 7.9 per cent for the three months ended September 30 – the highest in three years.

Median rents in Orchard rose slighty to $!0.85, up from $10.82 in the preceding three-month period.

Retail spaces in Orchard were the worst hit as vacancies climbed from 7.4 per cent in the second quarter this year to 7.9 per cent for the three months ended Sept 30 – the highest in three years. — PHOTO: ST FILE
 
 http://www.straitstimes.com/news/business/property/story/more-shops-unoccupied-rising-rents-orchard-road-the-worst-hit-20141024

Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road began on 4 October 2014!

A 660-metre stretch between the Marriott Hotel and Paragon shopping centre will be closed to cars from 6pm to 11pm on the first Saturday of every month.

Pedestrian Night will see the stretch between Scotts Road (Singapore Marriott Hotel) and Bideford Road (Paragon shopping centre) closed to cars from 6pm to 11pm. 

However, the car parks of the malls along the stretch will still be fully accessible, the Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA) said.
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Orchard Road’s Pedestrian Night turns out to be an enjoyable squeeze

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The carnival thingy (@ Orchard Road in Singapore)

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it’s mot every day you get to walk on orchard ROAD

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FINALLY, Orchard Road is open to all pedestrian.

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Public trying their hand at tennis at the first Orchard Rd Pedestrian Night

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There was a fight here between 2 masseuses over customers. One was arrested.

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SINGAPORE – A longstanding feud over customers between two masseuses at Orchard Towers escalated into a full blown altercation, leading to an arrest.

According to the Chinese evening daily Shin Min, the accident occurred at 4pm on Thursday. The two masseuses, located on the same floor in Orchard Towers, had an acrimonious relationship due to the intense competition…

At the time of the incident, Miss Xu, 43, and her rival, 36, were at their shopfronts trying to attract customers.

The 36-year-old masseuse was later irked by Miss Xu’s behaviour, and subsequently rushed over to the latter’s shop, shoved her to the floor, and started beating the victim with her three-inch heels. Miss Xu was later bleeding from the head.

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Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road to begin on 4 October, 2014!

A 660-metre stretch between the Marriott Hotel and Paragon shopping centre will be closed to cars from 6pm to 11pm on the first Saturday of every month.

Pedestrian Night will see the stretch between Scotts Road (Singapore Marriott Hotel) and Bideford Road (Paragon shopping centre) closed to cars from 6pm to 11pm. 

However, the car parks of the malls along the stretch will still be fully accessible, the Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA) said.
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(Graphic: Channel NewsAsia)

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/part-of-orchard-road-to/1380466.html

Activities galore on Orchard Rd as a six-month pedestrianisation initiative begins next month

Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road to begin next month
Orchard road. TODAY file photo.

A 660-metre stretch will be closed to cars from 6pm to 11pm on the first Saturday evening of every month.

Published: 10:53 AM, September 25, 2014

SINGAPORE – Starting next month, part of Orchard Road will be closed to traffic on the first Saturday evening every month.

Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road will see a 660-metre stretch between Scotts Road (Singapore Mariott Hotel) and Bideford Road (Paragon shopping centre) closed to cars from 6pm to 11pm.

This six month pilot initiative, led by Orchard Road Business Association and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, will create a community space for activities such as street tennis and mass yoga.

Said ORBA Chairman Mrs May Sng: “Pedestrianising Orchard Road adds another dimension to our iconic precinct. Orchard Road will no longer just be a shopping belt, but a vibrant lifestyle destination with an array of activities for all to enjoy. We hope this initiative, together with our existing events such as Christmas on A Great Street and Fashion Steps Out, further established Orchard Road as this distinctive and must-visit lifestyle epicentre in Singapore.”

The inaugural Pedestrian Night on Oct 4 will feature Tennis Pops Up @ Orchard Road in conjunction with the upcoming WTA Finals to be held in Singapore. Visitors will get to try their hands at street tennis and see demonstrations by Singapore’s pro players.

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/pedestrianisation-initiative-orchard-road-begin-next-month

Orchard Road to be sectioned off every first Saturday for street party series.

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660m stretch of Orchard Road to be pedestrian-only once a month

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