Orchard Rd through the decades

THEN AND NOW: An aerial shot of Orchard Road taken from the Hilton Hotel in 1973, and Orchard Road today as seen from the roof of Shaw House.
NOW: An aerial shot of Orchard Road taken from the Hilton Hotel in 1973, and Orchard Road today as seen from the roof of Shaw House.ST FILE PHOTO, ONG WEE JIN
THEN AND NOW: An aerial shot of Orchard Road taken from the Hilton Hotel in 1973, and Orchard Road today as seen from the roof of Shaw House.
THEN: An aerial shot of Orchard Road taken from the Hilton Hotel in 1973, and Orchard Road today as seen from the roof of Shaw House.ST FILE PHOTO, ONG WEE JIN

Transformations don't come much more spectacular than the one that has turned Orchard Road from a sleepy route connecting Tanglin residents to High Street and Raffles Place to one of the world's most famous shopping belts.

Take a "stroll" along this retail showcase with our four-page spread in Home Pages B9-12, with a graphic detailing the who's who on the street.

Read the views of some of the well-known property players who have invested millions in Orchard Road.

Also see where some of the new buildings are coming up along the stretch.

Use the interactive iPad version to get up close with the famous malls and hotels.

Detailed write-ups will allow you to get beyond the front doors and delve deeper in the background of each building and its owners.

 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 15, 2015, with the headline 'Orchard Rd through the decades'. Print Edition | Subscribe