Orchard Road is regarded as Singapore's consumer nirvana and is replete with a stretch of towering malls. From the quirky Tanglin Mall to the imposing edifice of Ngee Ann City and the upscale Paragon, visitors can spend several days here without shopping in the same mall twice. Restaurants and hotels line the street, making it easy for travelers to find accommodation and a wide variety of sumptuous cuisine.
Despite the district's sophisticated buildings and shrines, there are still many remnants from the past that serve as a reminder that this area was, in the 19th century, an orchard teeming with nutmeg and pepper. Just at the southern end of the road is the beautiful Istana that is highlighted with Nibong palms, while the Botanic Gardens on the northern side serve as the perfect escape for visitors who wish to break away from the fast-paced lifestyle of the city. Orchard Road is an excellent place that offers a wide variety of activities and attractions for visitors of all sorts.