Local Guide: Explore Orchard Road

Singapore’s most famous road is full of shopping and dining options.

Welcome to Orchard Road – the bustling shopping and dining destination that Singaporeans and tourists alike flock to. With an endless array of shops and eateries, deciding what to do in this vibrant area can be tricky. Here’s our local guide to exploring Orchard Road. From trendy fashion pieces at ALDO to savoury hotpot at COCA, we’ve curated a list of the best spots for your next day out. So gather your friends and family, and get ready to eat, browse and feast to your heart’s content.

Browse through the latest trends at ALDO

a pair of Aldo sandals
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Looking for bags, accessories or footwear? Make a stop at ALDO, a brand that brings you both quality yet cutting-edge pieces every season. When you shop here, you’re browsing through the latest trends in the fashion capitals of the world – London, Milan, New York, Paris, and Tokyo – for ALDO’s dedicated team of buyers and stylists keeps to date on the hottest styles, to ensure that you’ll be one of the first to sport these trendy looks. 

ALDO is located at 2 Orchard Turn, #B2-20, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801.

Pick the perfect outfit for your staycation at YACHT 21

the interior of the Yacht 21 clothing store
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Having a wardrobe full of summer-friendly outfits is important when you live in Singapore (or for that matter, anywhere near the equator). Pop by YACHT 21, which offers urban resort wear made of lightweight and breathable materials such as denim, cotton, and poplin, with designs that are inspired by wanderlust. Fashion and functionality for the upcoming weekends – checked.

YACHT 21 is located at 501 Orchard Road #02-09, Wheelock Place, 238880.

Add to your wardrobe of activewear at ASICS

a pair of Asics running shoes
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Calling all activewear lovers! Head over to ASICS, and browse through their collection of athletic gear that runs the gamut from shoes for your upcoming race, to tights for your next Yoga class, and even caps for your next day out at the golf course. You might just leave with a few new outfits to add to your sportswear stash.

ASICS is located at 290 Orchard Road, #04-10, Paragon, Singapore 238859.

Warm your soul with a hearty hotpot at COCA

a table filled with hotpot and a variety of dishes
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Tuck into a hearty seafood hotpot at COCA, which mom and pop would definitely approve of. The restaurant marries authentic Thai fare with the traditional yet familiar elements of Cantonese cuisine, resulting in distinctive flavours that will leave you wanting more. Be sure to try their Flaming Huadiao Phoenix Pot, complemented with an endless array of hotpot ingredients for a sumptuous meal.

COCA is located at 391 Orchard Road, #04-23, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872.

Delight in a savoury bowl of ramen (and more) at Tsuta Japanese Dining

a sumptuous bowl of Michelin-starred crab Tonkotsu ramen
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Worked up an appetite from a day spent trawling through the many malls? Head over to Tsuta Japanese Dining where a sumptious dinner awaits. The star of the show here is definitely the ramen – it’s the world’s first Michelin-starred ramen for four consecutive years for a reason – and you’ll have various broths, such as shoyu, shio, tonkotsu, crab and tori paitan to choose from. You’ll also find other types of Japanese delicacies ranging from rice bowls to maki rolls and grilled meats on the menu – be prepared to be spoilt for choice here!  

Tsuta Japanese Dining is located at 313 Orchard Rd, #01-17, 313@somerset, Singapore 238895.

Indulge in frozen yoghurt at llaollao

a cup of frozen yogurt from llaollao
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End the day with a sweet treat from Spanish froyo giant llaollao. Indulge in the sanum, which is their signature offering. You’ll get to choose three layers of fresh seasonal fruit, two crunchy toppings, and a sauce, and they’ll all be carefully put together with natural frozen yogurt for the perfect post-dinner indulgence. It’s equally delicious and Instagram-worthy.  

llaollao is located at 435 Orchard Rd, #B1-64A, Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877.



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