One of the reasons why you should visit Orchard Central Mall is to experience Asia’s first, and the world’s tallest, indoor Via Ferrata.
Via Ferrata in Singapore
Taking up five storeys within the new Orchard Central mall starting from The Exchange @ Level 4, the Via Ferrata entails a fixed-protection climbing path made out of a system of cables along the wall.
Responding to the increasing mainstream popularity of traditionally elite adventure racing sports, BorderX hopes that this unique activity with robust safety mechanisms will provide any unskilled climber in Singapore the opportunity to reach the same heights as a skilled climber would.
“We see an increasing number of schools fielding student teams for adventure racing sports, as well as the average man on the street getting involved in active, thrill-seeking hobbies. By introducing Via Ferrata in a convenient locale like Orchard Central, we aim to provide a multitude of accessible climbing and play-at-height programmes for a wide audience range in Singapore,” said Mr Mohd Halil Ngah, Director, BorderX Pte Ltd.
Operating from Monday to Sunday, the Via Ferrata Wall is just one of the many new lifestyle experiences shoppers can look forward to at the new Orchard Central.
Coinciding with the unveiling of the new Via Ferrata wall, BorderX today launched the first prAna retail outlet in Asia, also located in Orchard Central right next to the climbing facility.
A popular American label that offers active lifestyle clothing, prAna is a highly environmentally conscious brand that is constantly looking for new ways to integrate sustainable materials and practices into its collections.
Specialising in sports, travels and yoga wear, prAna is currently only available in the US and Europe. With its new Orchard Central retail outlet, BorderX is the only prAna boutique in Asia.
The Via Ferrata Wall and the prAna retail store are both located on The Exchange @ Level 4, Orchard Central. Operating hours are from 11am till 11pm daily, with the last via ferrata trip beginning at 9pm.