Summer Ideas: Welcome to The Orchard Rd Singapore | SG Summer, Summer Ideas & Tips


It’s probably costly to visit and indulge in Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa, but the Orchard Road in Singapore is where anyone can simply enjoy – without the need for so much cash. The Orchard Road is a 2.2 kilometer-long street and is known as the retail and entertainment hub of Singapore. Other than being a major tourist attraction, it is also the most popular shopping community in the city-state. The surrounding area is known as Orchard partly because the MRT station that serves the vicinity is also called as such.

During 1846, the cluster of houses reached Tank Road and with one major sight during this period as Dr. Jun tending his garden, which promoted the road’s name. He had a garden and plantation at the corner of what is now Scotts Road and Orchard Road.

Some of the landmarks here today are The Istana, which reside at Orchard Road’s southern end. The Nibong palms can be seen near its entrance, with a signage that reads: “As the nibong is a mangrovepalm, this site must have once been a mangrove swamp.” This actually lead many to believe Orchard Road was once a muddy swamp and these palms are remnants of that past.

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