Top Choice Viewpoint in Orchard Road


Observation deck on Level 56 of the ION Orchard complex. Last entry 5.30pm.
Palace in Orchard Road


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 (8.30a…
Architecture in Orchard Road

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. Special mentions go to No 56 (one of the earliest buildings here, built in 190…
Museum in Orchard Road

Istana Heritage Gallery

If your visit to Singapore doesn't coincide with one of the five days per year the Istana opens to the public (or you don't have time to spend hours queuing on one of those days), you can now take a peek behind the …
Museum in Orchard Road

Cathay Gallery

Film and nostalgia buffs will appreciate this pocket-sized silver-screen museum, housed in Singapore's first high-rise building. The displays trace the history of the Loke family, early pioneers in film production a…
Street in Orchard Road

Orchard Road

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 tourists, lured here by the shopping centres, nightspots, restaurants, bars an…
Gate in Orchard Road

Istana Entrance Gateway

The heavily guarded gates to Istana, home of Singapore's president. Changing of Guards Ceremony, a throwback to the colonial British era, happens here once a month (check website for dates).