Singapore Skyline’s View From ION Sky Orchard

So, I am currently in a skyline craze. I found another place to see Singapore Skyline! This time, it’s from the 55th floor of ION (a shopping mall located at Orchard Road). The observation deck is called ION Sky. Admission is free, but they are open only from 3pm – 6pm, so don’t go there too early. Before you go, you should check here to see if ION Sky is open for public or closed for private events. I can’t wait to show you some photos!

The Interior of ION Sky

Once I came out from the lift, I turned right towards the entrance. The entrance was marked with rope barrier and stainless steel poles covering half of the entrance; a staff of ION stood beside the barrier in silence. Walking past them, I was greeted by a message on the glass wall, welcoming me to enjoy the cityscape and sky view that I was about to indulge in.

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Awesome feeling being greeted with this message and the sky behind!

Then, it is an upward ramp to the observation deck. The walls are mainly glass decorated with messages, quotes, or information; except the side facing the southwest direction which is the toilet. There are plenty of seats scattered around. And there are telescopes for visitors to play with. The timber flooring often acts as a comfortable seat when the conventional seats are occupied.

Ion Sky Orchard
Ramp up to observation deck
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Ramp on the left, toilet on the right

Ion Sky Orchard

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This photo was taken at 6pm when everyone had left, and the staff stood behind me waiting for me to leave
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Quotes on the glass wall
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Mandatory self-portrait

The Views from ION Sky

The view in the vicinity comprises of shopping malls and hotels around Orchard Road and Scotts Road, high rise posh condominiums, low-rise shophouses, and surprisingly, some greeneries! Meanwhile, if you see further towards the horizon, you could spot Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer, and Central Business District (CBD) area.

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View of Orchard Road shopping malls (Tangs and Lucky Plaza), condominiums, and low-rise shophouses
Ion Sky Orchard
View of Orchard Road shopping malls and hotels
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This is Scotts Road, dotted with malls, hotels, and condominiums
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More posh condominiums and low-rise shophouses
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Shaw Centre, and more condominiums
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Marina Bay Sands at the horizon, and buildings in CBD area

How To Go There

From Orchard MRT, take Exit E. Right after you scan your EZ-Link, you can see the direction written on the wall (see below). Walk to the lift at Lobby A  on your front-left. Take the lift to Level 4. At Level 4, you would see a Concierge. Enter the small road beside Concierge, until you find the lift to ION Sky. Take the lift to Level 55.

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This is Exit E of Orchard MRT. Follow the sign to lift at Lobby A (which is beside Top Shop).

Other Things You Can Do

At Level 4, just outside the lift for ION Sky, it is ION Art, an exhibition space that showcases and sells art pieces. PS: I had a small incident of almost tripping, because the floor is uneven, just watch your steps 🙂

Ion Art Exhibition at Orchard
Paintings at ION Art
Ion Art Exhibition at Orchard
Photographs at ION Art

Another thing to do if you love skyline is to dine at Salt Grill & Sky Bar, located just beside ION Sky at Level 55. I haven’t tried it personally, so I can’t comment on the view or food!

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