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Top Choice Bar in Orchard Road

Manhattan

Step back in time to the golden age of fine drinking at this handsome Mad Men–esque bar, where long-forgotten cocktails come back to life. Grouped by eras of New York, the drinks menu is ever changing; however, wais…
Top Choice Chinese in Orchard Road

Paradise Dynasty

Preened staffers in headsets whisk you into this svelte dumpling den, passing a glassed-in kitchen where Chinese chefs stretch their noodles and steam their buns. Skip the novelty-flavoured xiao long bao (soup dumpl…
Top Choice Bar in Orchard Road

Other Room

You'll find this hidden drinking house, a throwback to a bygone era, behind a secret door in the Singapore Marriott lobby – ring the doorbell for entry. Peruse the 50-page drinks menu and settle in for a night to re…
Top Choice 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…
Top Choice Italian in Orchard Road

Buona Terra

This intimate, linen-lined Italian is one of Singapore's unsung glories. In the kitchen is young Lombard chef Denis Lucchi, who turns exceptional ingredients into elegant, modern dishes, like seared duck liver with …
Top Choice Fusion in Orchard Road

Iggy’s

Iggy's refined, sleek design promises something special, and with a large picture window drawing your eye to the magic happening in the kitchen, you can take a peek. Head chef Aitor Jeronimo Orive delivers with his …
Gifts & Souvenirs in Orchard Road

Naiise

Looking for unique and inspiring tokens of your time in Singapore? Put this sprawling, designer haven on your list. Cheeky postcards, fun local food prints, candy-shaped cushions and even nasi lemak tea are availabl…
International in Orchard Road

Gordon Grill

With its old-world charm – complete with crisp linens – and its famed steaks, Gordon Grill, housed inside a colonial-era hotel, is a step back in time compared with ultramodern Orchard Rd. It's as much an experience…
Shoes in Orchard Road

Pedder On Scotts

Even if you're not in the market for high-end heels and bags, Pedder On Scotts thrills with its creative, whimsical items. The store hand picks only the most unique pieces from leading designers, and displays them i…
Mall in Orchard Road

ION Orchard Mall

Rising directly above Orchard MRT station, futuristic ION is the cream of Orchard Rd malls. Basement floors focus on mere-mortal high-street labels like Zara and Uniqlo, while upper-floor tenants read like the index…