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Top 5 things in Orchard Road in Singapore – where best to go and what to do

Singapore’s Orchard Road presents a world of opportunities for those of all ages to take pleasure in what the area is well known for. Have a look at the top 5 attractions in and around Orchard Road.

1

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Considered an ideal spot for family picnics, educational trips and plenty of sightseeing, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is your “go to” destination in case you want to get away from it all. Open daily from 5 am to midnight, the Gardens which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site affords a remarkable journey through some of the finest tropical flora on the planet. For starters, look to exploring over 300 species of plant life as part of the Rainforest Trek but not before having called by The Flower Trail where a wealth of information concerning flowering plants can be learnt and understood.

2

BOUNCE Singapore

This trampoline park found down Grange Road must not be excluded at any cost, especially if travelling with kids. Kids of all ages will find BOUNCE Singapore a splendid way to have a whale of a time and an adrenaline rush will more or less be guaranteed by the time one enters. Give your kids the chance to ascend The Wall or have them run across vertical walls. Also, this attraction allows for parents to accompany their toddlers on the Free Jumping Area which comprises 28 interconnected trampolines. This way, even adults can join in on one almighty bounce

3

National Museum of Singapore

Having opened its doorway way back in 1849 as the Raffles Library and Museum, the National Museum of Singapore marries the old with the new; paving the way for travellers like yourself to treasure, admire and be inspired of the country’s history, its current status and that of the world. Only a 10 minutes’ drive from many Orchard Road hotels in the area such as Grand Park Orchard, this museum conducts varying programmes and exhibitions which bring to light the brilliance of Singapore’s culture and its people. A guided tour ought to suit you fine but be sure to tour the exterior of the museum which pays a glowing tribute to the colonial influences that still remain here.

4

Fort Canning Park

Once the site of where battles were fought and Malaysian royalty presided, Fort Canning Park is now at the heart of many a musical performance, picnics and stunning lawns & pathways; the latter which details Singapore’s history in more than one way. The Maritime Corner must be called at for here one may uncover as to how the country evolved from a trading post to a maritime hub. Further on, one will find the Battle Box which once functioned as a World War II underground military complex. Stage performances are also held amidst large gatherings and if lucky, you may be privileged enough to be seated in the company of the finest thespians in the country.

5

Great World Shopping Mall

Staying true to its name, this shopping mall is well worth your time and energy for more than being a chance to pick out your favourite brands, the premises is a lifestyle destination. Open from 10 am to 10 pm on all days, the 6-storey mall features leading names ranging from Gucci, Marks & Spencer, Food Junction, Zara, Uniqlo and Cold Storage.

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