Nestled along the renowned Orchard Road, Singapore's premier shopping and tourist boulevard, stands the Paragon shopping complex, a beacon of luxury, elegance, and modernity. With its glass-covered facade, it's no wonder the Paragon has been described as "posh and sleek" — a moniker well-deserved and painstakingly maintained.
A Glimpse into its Evolution
Back in the late 1990s, Paragon underwent a transformative redevelopment, culminating in the contemporary glass structure that graces Orchard Road today. By 2008, the mall expanded even further, with an investment of $82 million that gave birth to a new wing on the site formerly known as The Promenade. This expansion, steered by the architecture maestros at DP Architects, not only added three more floors of office and medical space but also introduced new retail stores, further solidifying Paragon's standing as a shopping mecca.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority's initiative to breathe vibrancy into Orchard Road saw Paragon rising to the challenge, its new facade being a testament to Singapore's evolving urban landscape. Recognizing its contribution to the city's retail landscape, Forbes listed Paragon as one of the top five shopping malls in Singapore in 2017.
The Elite Shopping Experience
What sets Paragon apart is its distinctive curation of brands and boutiques. Housing international high fashion labels like Gucci, Prada, Burberry, and Miu Miu, the mall offers a shopping experience like no other. In 2010, Gucci further elevated the mall's grandeur by opening a five-storey flagship store, an architectural marvel in itself.
But it's not just fashion that takes center stage. Paragon caters to a myriad of tastes, from the watch aficionado who'd find solace in Hublot and Cortina Watch, to the porcelain enthusiast entranced by Lladró's masterpieces.
Adding to the mix, Paragon boasts of a diverse culinary scene. From the Michelin-starred Crystal Jade Golden Palace to the ever-popular Thai Express, food connoisseurs will find an array of dining choices to satiate their palate.
Paragon Medical: A Sanctuary of Wellness
Above the retail podium is Paragon Medical, a 20-storey tower housing a plethora of medical and dental specialist clinics. Ranging from cardiology to traditional Chinese medicine, it has become a hub for both local and international patrons seeking premium healthcare services. Its strategic location within the Mount Elizabeth medical cluster only enhances its prestige.
The Quintessence of Luxury
In essence, Paragon is not just a shopping mall; it's an experience. Whether you're a tourist seeking the best of Singaporean luxury or a local in search of the latest fashion trends, Paragon, with its rich history and contemporary allure, promises an unparalleled shopping journey. As aptly described, Paragon is truly the "Most Glamorous Mall", a title that encapsulates its essence and the unique experience it offers.