The Orchard Road is to Singapore is what the Champs Elysees is to Paris or Fifth Avenue is to New York, however, the most famous shopping street in Asia was an area with nutmeg plantations, pepper farms and fruit orchards in the 1850s.
In 1903, Cold Storage, the first supermarket of Singapore opened in Orchard Road, where The Centrepoint mall is now located.
Tang, the first local department store opened in 1958 in Orchard Road, changing completely the area and attracting hotels, cinemas, and more malls.
Today, Orchard Road is the main shopping street of Singapore and is considered the most famous shopping street in Asia.
In its 2.2 km long, you can find absolutely everything you want: best shopping malls and department stores, amazing hotels and delicious food from al around the world.
Orchard MRT, Somerset MRT, and Dhoby Ghaut MRT stations connect the street with the rest of city.