Orchard Road

Street in 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 and lounges. A showcase for the material delights of capitalism, Orchard Rd also possesses a few sights of cultural interest, including Emerald Hill Road, where a credit card is not required.