Orchard Road


1° 17' 55.3956" N, 103° 50' 50.7516" E
General info: 

Orchard Road is the top spot when it comes to shopping and entertainment in Singapore. It is also a major attraction for those admiring architecture of this part of the world. On Orchard Roead and the surrounding streets you can see many buildings from the Victorian era, witnessing the colonial past of Singapore. One of those is the Goodwood Park Hotel, opened in 1900.

The architecture in the Orchard Road is truly impressive, but the fact is that most of the tourists are here for shopping. All the major retailers have at least one shop in this street, ranging from upscale luxury vendors to the stores with fairly affordable items.

Probably the most famous shopping mall in the Orchard Road area is DFS Galleria, a duty-free shop, where high-quality goods are offered on lower prices than in other places. Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Bvlgari, and many others have their stores here. The mall isn’t located exactly on the Orchard Road, but on the Scotts Road, nearby.

Getting there: 

The Orchard Road boulevard is located near the Fort Canning Park, in an area with many major city attractions (National Museum of Singapore, for example). There are several bus stations on the road, but ‘Dhoby Ghaut’ and ‘Delfi Orchard’ are the most popular.


The boulevard is over 2 kilometers long and there are dozens of different shops and restaurants. The prices vary but are generally not at the lowest end of Singapore.

You might be interested in

Helsinki Cathedral is probably the most recognized landmark of Helsinki.

The largest Red Light district in Amsterdam is De Wallen, located in the very center of the city. The area has plenty of brothels, sex shops, cabarets, and cabins rented by prostitutes.

The Nine Streets is the main shopping area and the fashion heart of Amsterdam. The area has something for every seeker of retail therapy, whether you're a second-hand bargain-hound or a high-end label-lover.

When a venue is considered one of the best of its kind, then it’s most likely worth visiting. That is the case with Concertgebouw, the biggest and the most important concert hall in Amsterdam.

The Leidseplein is one of the crowdiest squares in Amsterdam. It is the city’s center of entertainment. There dozens of cafés, bars, restaurants, theaters, casinos, and coffee shops nearby.

This is clearly the coolest bar in Helsinki. Helsinki does not have many tall buildings so once you come here, you will have a great view over Helsinki in almost any direction.

Interesting places nearby

Another modern-day wonder of architecture in Singapore is ArtScience Museum. It is a part of the Marina Bay Sands district and one of its main attractions since the day it opened, in 2011.

The Chinatown in Singapore is the name of a district with predominately Chinese cultural influence. The area is a myriad of various architectural styles, ranging from baroque to Victorian, all with a touch of Chinese culture.

Sentosa Island is a resort getaway just 500m off the Singapore coast. The island is literally packed with activities&attractions planned to give visitors a break from routines.