Holiday Goddess Editors recommend taking the train to Orchard MRT for quick, cult European label shopping (don’t miss Zara) and fast sushi or noodles.

No Zara near you? Try Singapore!

Sometimes life just needs to be simple. If you only have an hour in Singapore then don’t worry about maps, taxis or enormous itineraries. Hop on the train to Orchard on the easy-peasy Singapore MRT train system, and hop off for great shopping, fast Asian food, internet access and more.

As soon as you exit the train station you’ll find yourself in a typical Singapore mall, which in turn feeds a second mall. The best of British and American shopping is on offer here (from Borders to Marks & Spencer) along with truly convenient options, like quick sushi upstairs and a classic Asian noodle hall downstairs.

If you haven’t shopped at Zara before, then see why women from Madrid to London are addicted. These inexpensive, beautifully cut and sewn copies of catwalk looks are stacked from floor to ceiling. It’s hard to emerge without at least a belt, and you may come out with an entire wardrobe.

Orchard MRT fronts Orchard Road which is a whole day’s shopping experience. So don’t go there. Just switch from mall to mall, then hop back on the train. You’ll feel like you’ve done Singapore without doing a single thing. Promise.

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