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Top 5 Things to Do in Orchard Road Singapore that Does Not Include Shopping – Discover a Multitude of Activities!

The Orchard Road in Singapore might come across as that place with endless swirl of shopping destinations. But that's not all that. Find out five things you can do in Orchard Road besides shopping by reading this article.

1

Be Lost in a Haven of Books

While your loved ones are out there in Orchard Road shopping to their heart's content, why not take a peek at one of the classiest libraries in Singapore! You can find this mini-getaway right at Orchard Gateway. Recently revamped, it is the perfect place to seek out solitude for a few glorious hours away from the bustling crowds. The extremely modern designs of the sleek and curvy shelves bathed in white is a picture-worthy sight. True to that sentiment, it is indeed a popular hotspot for photographers, with the many nooks and corners of this captivating library space.

2

Climb Your Way to the Top – Literally!

For the rock climbing enthusiasts who are stuck at Orchard Road while your family is on a shopping spree, set your sights on Via Ferrata, the tallest indoor climbing wall in Singapore. You do not have to seek it out since it's almost impossible to miss out, rising through the five floors of Orchard Central. Climbing this wall would definitely contribute to your daily workout session. Even if you aren't a pro at climbing walls, fear not, as there will be guides who will help you. With all the required precautions in place to ensure a safe climbing session, do keep in mind to enjoy the panoramic view during your journey up the wall.

3

Experience Urban Farming

While your folks are shopping over at the SCAPE Mall, sneak over to its rooftop for the ultimate gardening experience! Here, you can observe a variety of plants being maintained by the sole use of hydroponics, where plants are grown without soil. Only the minerals and nutrients in the water and the direct sunlight on the rooftop help these plants to thrive. The harvest from these plants is sold to nearby Orchard Road hotels the likes of Grand Park Orchard which results in the availability of more nutritious dishes. This farm is built and maintained by Comcrop, which targets to increase the percentage of the country's locally grown produce.

4

Play like a Kid Again!

Located just next to SCAPE Mall is a place that would make you revisit your childhood! The BOUNCE Singapore is the place to have the time of your life with its massive indoor urban playground. With 28 interconnected trampolines spread over a large area of 24,000 square feet, you will be able to enjoy a maddeningly fun time bouncing about with your loved ones! Each ticket is valid for 60 minutes, and you can extend the time with additional charge. It is the ultimate playground that brings all your childhood fantasies to life. You will also be mesmerised by the colourful patterns lining the walls and the trampolines in this place.

5

Make Your Taste Buds Dance

Singapore is quite popular for its abundance of delicacies that stems up from a multitude of cuisines from all parts of the world. After all the activities you did instead of shopping in Orchard Street, it will be a given that you have the urge to stomach something delicious. From Michelin-starred restaurants to humble street food carts, delicious bites will wave at you from all sides of the street. If you're up for it, dine at someplace that offers delicacies of which you have yet to experience and taste.

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