Orchard Road will retain its vibrancy even without Robinsons, say experts, retailers

Shoppers leaving Robinsons at The Heeren on Oct 31, 2020. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - When the lights at Robinsons - one of Singapore's oldest homegrown department stores - are switched off for the last time, a whole era will come to an end.

But while it is hard to imagine Orchard Road without the iconic six-storey department store at The Heeren, some experts and retailers are still positive that Orchard Road can bounce back as an attractive shopping destination from the current retail slump.

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