Orchard Road

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Shop till you drop for the world’s most popular brands at Singapore's premier retail and entertainment strip.

Orchard Road comprises of 2.2 kilometres of prime shopping territory. Its name comes from the fact that it once led to the city-state's plantations and orchards. Today, visitors are more likely to be seen plucking designer clothes off the shelves. Shopping centres and huge department stores invite tourists and locals alike to splash their cash. There is also an abundance of other attractions – cinemas, restaurants and hotels, not to mention the official residence of the most important figure in the country.

Take your pick from Orchard Road's 22 shopping centres. DFS Galleria is extremely popular among tourists due to its duty-free incentive. Here you’ll find some of the biggest luxury brand names in the world. It's a rare opportunity to purchase such items at such low prices. Ngee Ann City is the biggest shopping centre on Orchard Road, selling branded boutique products, as well as a mind-boggling amount of books (many are available in English). Orchard Central is the tallest shopping centre to be found here, while Lucky Plaza is notorious for the influx of shoppers that it enjoys every Sunday.

When you're tired of shopping, stay in the area to enjoy the ample entertainment. Get an alfresco coffee or beer and watch other shoppers hurry by. Dine at the 900-seat food court at Wisma Atria, or eat at Scotts Shopping Centre, where Singapore's first ever food court is located. Watch a film at the cinema at Plaza Singapura. Or head to Orchard Towers to go clubbing.

Also, make sure that you see the Istana; this is the official residence of the president of Singapore and a superb example of Singapore's colonial architecture. Watch the swans on the lake and take photos of the huge Japanese cannon that stands on the lawn.

Orchard Road is in central Singapore. Walk from your accommodation or take the MRT to the Orchard station. Buses also serve the area. Most stores are open daily. Even if one or two are closed, it's likely that you'll be able to find what you're looking for elsewhere.

Top things to do in Orchard Road

Top 10 Hotels Near Orchard Road

Mandarin Orchard Singapore (SG Clean)
Mandarin Orchard Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
333 Orchard Road, Singapore
Fully refundable
The price is S$233 per night from 4 Jan to 4 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Orchard, this luxury hotel is steps away from The Paragon and Orchard Road. Robertson Quay and Singapore Botanic Gardens are also within 2 miles (3 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (981 reviews)
"Overall is very good but the renovation noise was disturbing. Why the renovation continued even up to 10pm?"

Reviewed on 24 Jul,2021

Mandarin Orchard Singapore (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square, Singapore
The price is S$320 per night from 3 Jan to 3 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Singapore hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Marina Square and Suntec City. Singapore Flyer and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,382 reviews)
"sustainable touches - no more plastic bottled water - drink from the filtered tap. very lush and green landscaping on the dining areas. peppermint restaurant service could keep up during breakfast peak hour which is fantastic. portman bar has a nice chill vibe. great that the restaurant uses own ..."

Reviewed on 19 Nov,2021

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore (SG Clean)
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$377 per night from 4 Jan to 4 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Orchard, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Orchard Road and Singapore Botanic Gardens. Merlion and Singapore Flyer are also within 3 mi (5 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (987 reviews)
"Nothing to dislike"

Reviewed on 23 Nov,2021

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Orchard Road Hotel Deals

M Social Singapore (SG Clean)
M Social Singapore (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
90 Robertson Quay, Singapore
The price is S$222 per night from 5 Jan to 5 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
M Social Singapore (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square, Singapore
The price is S$320 per night from 3 Jan to 3 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore (SG Clean)
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore
The price is S$377 per night from 4 Jan to 4 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Mandarin Orchard Singapore (SG Clean)
Mandarin Orchard Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
333 Orchard Road, Singapore
The price is S$233 per night from 4 Jan to 4 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Mandarin Orchard Singapore (SG Clean)
YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road (SG Clean)
YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
366 Orchard Road, Singapore
The price is S$230 per night from 3 Jan to 3 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore
The price is S$565 per night from 16 Dec to 16 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore (SG Clean)
Hilton Singapore (SG Clean)
Hilton Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
581 Orchard Road, Singapore
The price is S$388 per night from 21 Dec to 21 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Hilton Singapore (SG Clean)
The St. Regis Singapore (SG Clean)
The St. Regis Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
29 Tanglin Road, Singapore
The price is S$423 per night from 4 Jan to 4 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
The St. Regis Singapore (SG Clean)
JEN Singapore Orchardgateway by Shangri-La (SG Clean)
JEN Singapore Orchardgateway by Shangri-La (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
277 Orchard Road, Singapore
JEN Singapore Orchardgateway by Shangri-La (SG Clean)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.