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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 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 Fusion in Orchard Road


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 …
Top Choice Viewpoint in Orchard Road


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


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…
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…
Clothing in Orchard Road

In Good Company

One of Singapore's most lauded home-grown fashion labels has experienced a spectacular rise, just three years since the design house opened its flagship store in Orchard Rd’s swanky ION mall. All white interiors wit…
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…
International in Orchard Road

Gordon Grill

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