Orchard Towers

Text by Eugene Tan

Dignified businesses by day, sex and violence by night. You will find the Embassies of Romania and Cambodia upstairs and Naughty Girl downstairs, all working together to sustain and add intrigue to this dual-building which may otherwise be forgotten among the newer, fancier malls of Orchard Road.

Orchard Towers after completion (Photo source: Chng Heng Tat & Associates)

Orchard Towers is a mixed development comprising two buildings linked by an overhead bridge. Each building has a podium and a tower block. Situated at the junction of Orchard and Claymore Roads, this development forms an important nucleus in this predominantly hotel and shopping area. Shopping and entertainment areas are spread out within the two podia. Car-parking is provided on the 2nd to 8th floors of the rear podium. The front tower block is exclusively used for offices while the rear tower block consists of apartments.

Section of Orchard Towers, Singapore

During the day the building functions as a retail and office style building, but the building is best known as a landmark entertainment complex famously described as the "Four Floors of Whores" or simply the "Four Floors". Bars in the shopping mall include Ipanema, Harry's Bar, Top 5 (formerly known as Top 10) and Naughty Girl. The only country music bar in Singapore 'Country Jamboree' is located on the 2nd floor.

Orchard Towers and its nighttime inhabitants