Known world over as Singapore’s prestigious shopping district, Orchard Road is the place to be for all shopaholics. But did you know it is not only for shopping? Here is a list of places you can go.
1. Emerald Hill Road
A beautiful street that was once home to Chinese and Malay immigrants remains frozen since the 1900s. if you love baroque architecture and art deco, this is a must-visit walk for you.
2. Singapore Art Museum
The Singapore Art Museum is quite a spectacle. It is situated in relative proximity to Grand Park Orchard and is home to 8,000 pieces of art both Singaporean and South Asian; modern and contemporary.
3. National Museum of Singapore
There are many 5-star hotels in Orchard Road and there is also the National Museum of Singapore which is the oldest museum in the country. It was reopened to the public after a 3-year renovation in 2006 and has collections in an area of 18,400 sq. m.
4. Fort Canning Park
Right in the heart of Singapore is the green Fort Canning Park. It’s great for a time of relaxation and walking under the trees as well as an underground tunnel complex harkening back to WWII.
5. The Istana
Formerly the government house, the Istana was built in 1867 by the first governor of Singapore. It is a masterclass in neo-Palladian Anglo-Indian architecture.