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Far East Plaza, Singapore

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Far East Plaza is a shopping centre in Singapore, located in the heart of the Orchard Road shopping belt. It opened in 1982 together with a Metro that has since closed down.Over the past few years, Far East Plaza has been a center for youth culture in Singapore with more than 600 shops. It houses many inexpensive clothing outlets as well as eateries which attract a young crowd. Far East Plaza is also home to numerous tattoo parlors and barbers which are mostly located on the upper floors. However, with the emergence of National Youth Council of Singapore's youth Scape center, as well as other youth oriented shopping malls springing up, such as Cathay Cineleisure, the number of youth that frequent Far East Plaza is on a decline.Far East Plaza also houses 'Far East Plaza Residences' Serviced Apartments.The service residences consist of 139 apartments of various sizes.
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  • I stayed at the Royal Plaza, and this centre is virtually opposite via an elevated foot bridge across Scotts Rd. It's what I remember of Singapore from decades ago, not upgraded. If you have the time,...  more »
  • Perfect Location, Any time Acess from MRT, Bus Terminal and Taxi. Heart of the City Special you can stay Christmas holidays Friends staffs etc  more »
  • I enjoyed my visit here but be warned that it's quite busy and crowded on a Sunday. Not quite sure what it's like on other days. It has lots of souvenir shops and small dress boutiques. It's catered t...  more »
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  • Not the same shopping destination it used to be. Most stalls are not occupied or closed. There's a few average clothing alteration services you can find there. Some F&B outlets on the 3rd level. Some of them still selling great food at reasonable price. At the basement theres a mini CK store where u can get daily necessities at very good price. A Korea theme mini mart for some Korean imported food. Can stop for rest and meals if you are nearby or passing by... Else better to just skip this.
  • I found a really nice dress here. Unfortunately half of the shops are empty, thanks to online shopping said one of the shop owners. Still, worth a stroll, loads of fancy dresses! And not too crowded.
  • It's a hidden gem of orchard road with loads of hair salon and cheap mobile shops inside it. Far east plaza used to be the go-to place for youngsters to hang out for the trendiest clothings and accessories. It has now left a hole for the ex-youngsters whom used to frequent there due to the rise of online shopping. You can still find good food at the top levels of the mall without burning too much of your wallet.
  • Since it’s opening in 1982, the shopping mall has emerged over the years as the well known Fashion Incubator. Located in the heart of the vibrant shopping belt with more than 600 retail shops and F&B outlets, it never fails to attract the young and the young at heart of locals and tourists. Though it’s nostalgic past, it houses various up-to-date lifestyle and concept stores from Beauty and Tattoo Parlors to Clothings and Customized Business Suits which are both inexpensive and has a good value for money. It is also home to a broad selection of scrumptious café and eateries that serves local and international cuisine. Apart from its retail galore, Far East Plaza also provides service residences with139 apartments ranging from two-bedroom units to spacious penthouses, which provide you with a home away from home at an affordable price Verbatim copy from website.
  • Well I have to say that I have rarely enjoyed a visit to a shopping mall as much as the hour I spent following my wife around while she looked for a cut fruit place. If you want to take a piss and travel back in time to the early Merdeka days of Malaysia then Far East is the place. You can have your pants adjusted too. Best do that before you go for a slash. I could continue but I won't except to say that it totally blew my mind.

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