Lucky Plaza is a shopping centre located at Orchard in Singapore.
Built by developer Far East Organization, Lucky Plaza was completed in 1981. Lucky Plaza has proved to be one of the more successful shopping centres in Singapore during its heyday.
The mall has a central position in the middle of the Orchard Road tourist district. The high value location prompted the idea of placing the traditional arcade 'on end' in the form of a series of stacked galleries, interconnected by escalators and glass lifts, around a high open space. These internal pedestrian streets are linked to those outside and a multi-storey carpark at the rear at several not too convenient points.
Lucky Plaza has a wide range of shops selling wide range of apparel, electronics, shoes and sports goods. The upper levels include bars, nightspots and doctor's premises.
Description of the location and accessibility
Lucky Plaza is within walking distance to the orchard MRT station; hip bars, eateries and hotels. Situated in the midst of Singapore's premier shopping district, Lucky Plaza is bustles with its many shops and endless stream of shoppers. Surrounded by many renowned hotels in the district and Orchard MRT Station, Lucky Plaza had been identified as one of the most accessible landmarks along Orchard Road for the tourists.
Features mall architecture
With the installation of 2 sets of glass-walled lift or Observatory (Bubble) lift with air conditioning instead of fan has been the most unique feature of the mall. Being the first of its kind ever introduced in the Republic, it attracts resident shoppers and tourists.
Served by 26 two-ways escalators, the shopping mall has had the most number of escalators of all shopping complexes throughout Malaysia and Singapore. 8 high-speed passenger lifts and numerous spacious staircases all located in key positions provide convenient access to all shopping floors.
The shopping mall comprises over 500 retail shops, medical centers and food & beverage establishments from the Basement to 6th storey, as well as 88 residential apartments from the 9th to 30th storey. The covered car-park facilities are also accessible from the 4th to 8th storey.