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Enlivening the Orchard Road shopping experience

The changes will entail new retail concepts, lifestyle attractions and events, with possible trees and shrubs planted along the street with various colourful flowers that will signal each sub-precinct.
The changes will entail new retail concepts, lifestyle attractions and events, with possible trees and shrubs planted along the street with various colourful flowers that will signal each sub-precinct. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

The Singapore Tourism Board recently announced a multi-pronged plan to revitalise Orchard Road, with the highlight a proposed enhancement of connections between the open spaces and pedestrianising a section of the street.

Even if it is a partial pedestrianisation, it shows the Government's effort to bring shoppers, particularly the locals, back to the street by enhancing the whole shopping experience.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 17, 2019, with the headline 'Enlivening the Orchard Road shopping experience'. Subscribe