Construction works on Orchard Road affect shoppers, businesses

Road barricades outside Somerset 313 and the covered walkway leading to Orchard Central are part of the construction works for the upcoming Orchard Gateway mall, due to open by the second half of this year.

Singapore's premier shopping district, Orchard Road, now looks like a messy construction site with hoardings up at Somerset 313, Orchard Central, Tangs, Ion and The Heeren. Shoppers say the roads have become less pedestrian-friendly and retailers say their businesses have been affected.


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