Wondering how the Fifth Avenue of New York or Oxford Road of London in Asia is like? The 2.2 kilometre metropolitan Orchard Road in Singapore is a must-visit for shopping, dining, and entertainment. You’ll be spoilt for choices!
A walk down Orchard Road is a pleasant experience in the midst of the busy and bustling city of Singapore. The whole avenue is home to dozens of malls, lifestyle cafés, restaurants, galleries, kid-friendly indoor playgrounds, and toy shops. You can also catch the amazingly talented street performance artists while exploring the busy street. Grab the opportunity to explore and enjoy the nation’s most famous and massive shopping district.
Orchard Road is located at the Central Area of Singapore. It is about 22 kilometres west of the Singapore Changi International Airport.
Opening Days and Hours
The majority of the shops and malls on Orchard Road are open from 10:00 to 22:00, from Sundays to Thursdays. Opening hours are extended from 10:00 to 23:00 every Friday to Saturday.
How to Get There
There are three major MRT train stations in the vicinity of Orchard Road. Alighting at either one of these stations: Orchard, Somerset and Dhoby Ghaut stations, will take you to your destination. For visitors who are traveling from the Singapore Changi International Airport, Orchard Road is accessible via a 30-minute drive in either a car or taxi.
Orchard Road is primarily a shopping hotspot in Singapore. It is a great place for shoppers, families with children, young couples, and also visitors who like to enjoy a vibrant side of the city.
Time to Spend
Visitors will spend at least a day in this shopper’s paradise hunting for trendy accessories, shoes, cosmetics, or sampling a wide variety of food.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The Great Singapore Sale is annually held every June to August. This is the best time to get your high quality brands in Orchard Road at discounted prices. Other than that, the incredible Christmas Light-up decoration attracts thousand of visitors to Orchard Road from November to December every year.
Visitors can find all types of food choices along Orchard Road. Food courts are easily located in shopping malls for you to enjoy meals at reasonably affordable prices. Mid-range and gourmet restaurants are available to cater for those who enjoy casual or fine dining.
The Battle Box, National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Art Museum are nearby attractions. All of them are approximately 1.5 kilometres away from Orchard Road, or about a 20-minute walk. Singapore Botanic Gardens is also nearby at about 2.5 kilometres away.
Choices for mid-range and luxury hotels are aplenty in Orchard Road and visitors get to select whether they like to check into a colonial or modern style accommodation. YMCA International House that comes with dorm rooms is suitable for visitors who are looking for budget-friendly accommodations.