Emerald Hill Road
Take time out from your shopping to wander up frangipani-scented Emerald Hill Rd, graced with some of Singapore's finest terrace houses....
Famous by name, Orchard Rd was once lined with nutmeg and pepper plantations. Today it's the domain of Singapore's elite and well-heeled...
Ice Cold Beer
One thing you can be sure of here is that your beer will be ice cold – served in -3°C glasses from ice tanks, it's positively chilly....
The stunning but dark atmosphere at this eatery is so moody you just want to nurse sake all night. Thankfully, the food will lift your...
Orchard Rd · interesting places nearby
The grand, whitewashed, neoclassical home of Singapore's president, set in 16 hectares of grounds, was built by the British between 1867 and 1869 as Government House, and is open to visitors five times a year: on Labour Day (1 May), a chosen date before National Day (7 August), Chinese New Year (January or February), Diwali (October or November) and Hari Raya Puasa (or Eid-ul Fitr, the festival marking the end of Ramadan; dates vary). Check website to confirm.
Only on these days will you get the chance to stroll past the nine-hole golf course, through the beautiful terraced gardens and into some of the reception rooms. Bring your passport and get here early, the queue builds quickly. The rest of the time, the closest you'll get are the heavily guarded gates on Orchard Rd.