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Eye on Somerset: From rural to urban | Property Market

Eye on Somerset: From rural to urban | Property Market

Opened in 2014, Orchard Gateway towers above surrounding buildings. Somerset is the place to be, at least according to the legions of shoppers and diners who flock to the area every evening and on weekends. By Joanne Poh The Somerset area, which makes up the eastern half of the Orchard Road shopping belt, no longer plays second fiddle to the western end around Orchard MRT station. In the last decade, Somerset has been rejuvenated with spanking new malls that have turned it into the liveliest and hippest section on the shopping belt. The making of a giant Orchard Road, the Somerset area’s main thoroughfare, was formerly a rural road surrounded by a cluster of fruit, pepper and nutmeg orchards in the 19th century. Some of these plantations are now commemorated in tiles on the sidewalks. The transformation of Orchard Road from rural to urban began in the middle of the 19th ce...

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