Orchard Road is Singapore’s answer to London’ Bond Street or Tokyo’s Ginza . Arguably, Singapore’s original retail therapy precinct, it still commands a worldwide reputation. Stretching 2.5km in central Singapore, it now boasts top brands in shopping, luxury hotels and swanky malls. Stroll southwards from the top end of Orchard Road at Tanglin Road. Pass by the gleaming Orchard Ion, Tangs Department Store, a beloved household name and Southeast Asia’s first Apple store.
Gaze at The Istana, the office of the President of Singapore, sited near Clemenceau Avenue and if you are lucky, you may glimpse the changing of the guards or allowed into the palatial grounds on special occasions.