Orchard Road in Singapore
Orchard Road is a major shopping street in the city of Singapore which lies to the west of the Central Business District and turns to the Bras Basah Road as one turns to the east.
The road derives its name from the nutmeg, fruit and pepper orchard trees that lined the road in the 1830’s which still provide shade and shelter for tourists shopping at the malls and shops in the locality.
The road is elaborately decorated and lit up each year for Christmas.
Ngee Ann City is the largest shopping mall on the road and there are several malls and shops here including the Plaza Singapura with a Cineplex, the Wisma Atria which has an aquarium and a food court, the Paragon which is a high end shopping mall, the Hilton Singapore with a number of boutiques and more.
There are also several museums, restaurants and eateries situated on the street.