Built in the late 1970s, at a time before Singapore had its first McDonald's, Shaw Centre has the distinction of having its address at 1 Scotts Road. Despite this, it is not located at the start of the street, but, in fact, sits on the second lot after the more prominent Shaw House which fronts a corner of the Orchard Road-Scotts Road junction.
Despite its age, Shaw Centre has its own pull and is popular for its numerous restaurants including the well-known Les Amis, a French restaurant selected in 2007 as one of the world's top 100 eateries by Britain's Restaurant magazine.
Food aside, the complex houses an electic retail mix - some of which have been here since the beginning. You'll find tailors and shops selling anything from clothing to souvenirs to jewellery and gems.
Shaw Centre is adjacent to Shaw House and both are conveniently internally linked. They also share a common carpark accessible via Claymore Hill road. Other malls in the vicinity (Scotts Road) include Far East Plaza and Pacific Plaza.
Via subway/rail: alight at Orchard MRT Station (NS22 North-South Line), walk through the Orchard Road underpass, then the Scotts Road underpass and towards the Shaw House exit.
Via public bus: alight near the Royal Thailand Embassy along Orchard Road, or along Scotts Road (outside Royal Plaza on Scotts or in front of Far East Plaza).
Driving (Carpark Charges):
- Monday to Saturday
- 8am-6pm: $1.07 for 1st hour, $1.07 per subsequent 30mins.
- 6pm-8am next day: $3.50 per entry.
- Sunday and Public Holiday
- 8am-8am next day: $3.50 per entry.