No visit to Singapore is complete without a trip to Orchard Road for shopping. With its world-class malls and endless retail options, this district is truly a must-visit for shopaholics and discerning fashionistas.
If you’re looking to indulge in all that this bustling district has to offer in a single day or just looking for the lowdown on late-night activities, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our 24-hour guide to Orchard Road.
10am: Brunch at PS Café
Spend your morning fuelling up with a laid-back brunch at PS Café. With its warmly-lit interior and cosy ambience, this beloved café is the perfect destination on a lazy morning.
Dig into Western-style comfort food with the café’s signature dishes like eggs benedict, the PS Big Breakfast and truffle fries with grated parmesan. You may also want to save space in your belly for their dark chocolate cake, served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
12noon: Retail Therapy
Beat the afternoon heat—and walk off that post-brunch food coma—with a shopping spree at the many iconic malls along Orchard Road.
Start with ION Orchard, which houses flagship, concept and lifestyle stores from a host of luxury and international fashion brands. Whether you’re looking for luxury apparel from Gucci, handbags from Prada or the latest street wear from Zara, you’re bound to find a worthwhile purchase at ION Orchard.
Next, head across the road to TANGS. This massive department stocks everything from homeware to cosmetics and fashion, alongside local products like scented candles from To Be Calm and delicious sauces from Shermay’s Singapore Fine Food.
If you’re in the mood to peruse more local wares, head to Design Orchard—our local craftsmen’s passions and inspirations are on full display here. Admire the beautiful jewellery from Eden + Elie, pamper yourself by purchasing the natural skincare products from RE:ERTH and exude individuality with the bespoke scents from The Lab Fragrances.
Orchard Road is home to various cafes where you can take a break from your shopping spree. Swing by Coffee Academics and lounge on their tatami mats, or opt for an alfresco coffee while people-watching at Oriole Cofee + Bar.
4pm: Book browsing at library@orchard
Spend the late afternoon browsing the book collection and taking a break from shopping at library@orchard.
Located on the third and fourth floors of Orchard Gateway, this quiet space is replete with a vast array of reading material, from science fiction novels to magazines and academic works.
If you’re looking to show off your inner bookwork on Instagram, there’re tons of great spots to snap a quick shot. The stairs connecting level 3 to level 4 give a great vantage point of the library’s collection.
6pm: Hang out at 313@somerset
A popular weekend haunt, 313 Somerset boasts a range of trendy cafes and street fashion galore. We recommend dropping by Love, Bonito — a local fashion brand— to peruse their trendy threads, followed by a visit to K Bowling Club.
Besides the neon lights and party music to accompany your session, this themed bowling alley also boasts darts, pool tables and a cocktail bar.
9pm: Drinks at Manhattan
With a number nine spot on the list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars in 2022, Manhattan is a must-visit for alcohol aficionados.
With its old-world décor, sophisticated vibes and tipples, this swanky watering hole makes for an unforgettable night out. The cocktails here are inspired by celebrities and pop legends from New York, with drinks like Peas And Love, a Yoko Ono-inspired cocktail made with gin, lime, basil, green peas and cucumber cordial.
12midnight: Late night Karaoke
If you’re sleepless in Singapore, you can sing your heart out at Candy K-Bar Family Karaoke, which opens until the wee hours of the morning. The space boasts a range of themed rooms for groups of all sizes, which makes this a great option if you happen to be up late with other night owls.
6am: Breakfast at Killiney Kopitiam
As the sun rises on the Lion City, treat yourself to a breakfast of champs with classic fare at Killiney Kopitiam.
This beloved chain of restaurants got its start as one of Singapore’s oldest eateries and has been feeding hungry locals since 1919. We suggest opting for the establishment’s beloved breakfast combination of kaya (a traditional jam made from coconut and eggs) toast, soft boiled eggs and a cup of kopi (local coffee).