Known as Asia's most famous shopping street, this 2.2km-long boulevard is the retail and entertainment hub of Singapore with iconic shopping malls, restaurants, hotels and a host of dining and entertainment options to suit every taste and budget.
Arguably Asia’s most famous shopping street, this 2.2km-long stretch of sprawling malls is a hub of retail therapy, gastronomic indulgence and exciting entertainment – a far cry from its humble origins as a lane of nutmeg, pepper and fruit orchards that gave it its name. When people began moving into the district in the 1850s, the street became lined with outdoor hawker centres, wet markets, temples and cemeteries. In 1903, shops started to spring up – including Singapore’s first supermarket, where The Centrepoint (thecentrepoint.fraserscentrepointmalls.com) currently stands – and the boulevard’s reputation as a shopping destination continued to grow. Today, Orchard Road is not only a paradise for shoppers seeking the latest fashion and technology; it is the island’s central gathering spot, home to an ever-growing assortment of restaurants, bars, events and entertainment for all ages.
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