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10 Fun and Free Activities to do in Orchard Road

By: LINH TRAN
December 2018

1. Visit the rooftop garden at Orchard Central

2. Take in the view of the City

3. Take a walk in Fort Canning Park

4. Museum-hopping within ION Orchard

5. Admire the shop-front houses in Emerald Hill

6. Visit the Botanic Gardens

7. Work up some sweat at the skate park

8. Visit the famous National Library of Singapore

9. Visit a cinematic museum

10. Try delicious cheese sample at Jason’s

Orchard Road is synonymous with shopping paradise in Singapore, but there is actually a lot more than this here. In fact, you don’t even have a spend a dime to enjoy your whole day in the heart of Singapore.

1. Visit the rooftop garden at Orchard Central

Head to levels 11 and 12 of Orchard Central, you will find yourself lost in a charming roof garden overlooking the city along with little waterfalls. This is where you can enjoy a sense of peace and quiet atmosphere, which is hard to find in this busy city-life area.

2. Take in the view of the City
Scenic view from 55th floor of ION Orchard
If you are a fan of shopping, you will know the famous ION Orchard. Besides the varieties of shops they provide, if you head to the 55th floor of the mall, you will able to look at the whole incredible and gorgeous Singapore.
3. Take a walk in Fort Canning Park

If the busy city-life is suffocating you, head to the Brahs Basah side and take a chilling hike at tranquil Fort Canning Park. This park is littered with historic war-related sights.

4. Museum-hopping within ION Orchard

Opera Gallery, one of the most well-known art galleries in Singapore, is located in ION Orchard. There are tons of art pieces from famous artists that would surprise you.

5. Admire the shop-front houses in Emerald Hill

Different from those enormous shopping malls along Orchard Road, the beautifully preserved traditional shophouses in Emerald Hill exposes a charming look of the culture.

6. Visit the Botanic Gardens

This national garden is ideal for those who seek the tranquillity to escape from the high-speed flow of city life.

7. Work up some sweat at the skate park

If you feel like walking along Orchard Road isn’t enough for your daily workout, try to do some fun workout at the skate part opposite 313 Somerset. You will able to join in energized and entertaining skating practices.

8. Visit the famous National Library of Singapore

Orchard Road does not only have entertaining places, but even the quietest and “a-lot-of-people-think-is-boring” place has a unique beauty, such as National Library of Singapore on Orchard Road. This library looks insanely fashionable with crazily undulating shelves and designer chair. Take a rest from shopping, come here and chill out with a book!

9. Visit a cinematic museum

Indeed, Singapore does have a museum that showcases all the vintage posters, cameras, antique camera chairs, and other epic move merchandises.

10. Try delicious cheese sample at Jason’s

If you are a huge fan of cheese, you wouldn’t want to miss this. Jason’s has a cheese room that allows you to try out a delicious assortment of cheese across the globe.