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voco Orchard Singapore

Local Area Guide

Located on the fringe of Orchard Road, enjoy a peaceful respite from the bustling, world-renowned shopping street while remaining steps away from shopping malls. Conveniently located near public transportation, get around the city with ease.

Don't leave without...

Known as a typically sunny destination, don't leave home without sunscreen and a hat. Also a good idea to pack some comfortable walking shoes for a morning stroll in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 163-year-old Singapore Botanic Gardens, a tropical garden only a short distance away. Visit Orchard Road for world-class shopping, where major malls carry both international and local brands.

Places to explore

Orchard Road

Step out right into Singapore's most famous shopping precinct. Adorned with malls and brands from across the globe, shop and dine to your heart's content. Start your retail journey at ION Orchard, with over 300 retail, F&B and entertainment options spread over eight levels, including luxury and high street fashion, all under one roof. Stroll down the street to Takashimaya and Paragon for more options and end your day off at Design Orchard, an incubation space for local brands.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

1.99 MI/ 3.2 KM away

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a 162-year-old tropical garden located at the fringe of Singapore's Orchard Road shopping district. It is one of three gardens, and the only tropical garden, to be honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights of the garden include Among its many attractions, the National Orchid Garden stands out as a crown jewel, showcasing the world's most extensive orchid display with a collection of more than 60,000 orchid plants.

National Gallery Singapore

2.55 MI/ 4.1 KM away

Housed in two iconic buildings - City Hall and the former Supreme Court, the National Gallery has been beautifully restored and transformed into the largest museum in Singapore. Today, it is one of the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art, showcasing over 9,000 pieces, including the works from some of Singapore’s most prominent local artists - Georgette Chen, Chen Chong Swee and Liu Kang.

Little India

2.55 MI/ 4.1 KM away

Dive into a riot of colour, fragrance, and flavour as you step into Little India. The air hangs heavy with the aroma of cardamom, turmeric, and sizzling samosas, promising a culinary feast to come. Wander through the Little India Arcade, a treasure trove of trinkets and textiles. Silk scarves shimmer in the sunlight, silver jewellery dangles like miniature constellations, and colourful saris beckon with their whispered promises of elegance.

Marina Bay Sands

2.92 MI/ 4.7 KM away

Marina Bay Sands stands as an iconic marvel on the Singapore skyline, where luxury, entertainment, and architectural brilliance meet. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, a luxurious retail haven for the avid shopper, features a collection of over 170 boutiques housing the world's most prestigious brands. The ArtScience Museum, with its distinctive lotus-inspired architecture, celebrates the intersection of art and science, hosting exhibitions that inspire and provoke thought.

Kampong Glam - Haji Lane

2.98 MI/ 4.8 KM away

In the heart of Kampong Glam, Singapore, lies Haji Lane – a vibrant kaleidoscope of indie charm and cultural fusion. This narrow, winding street showcases colourful shophouses with captivating street art, transforming it into an open-air art gallery. Beyond the visual feast, a treasure trove of independent boutiques awaits the discovery of unique fashion finds, handcrafted jewellery, and edgy streetwear and homeware. So, put on your comfortable shoes, and let your curiosity guide you.


3.48 MI/ 5.6 KM away

Stroll along the lively streets of Chinatown, where you can encounter an array of shophouses adorned with colourful facades and intricate architectural details. Bargain hunters can explore the vibrant street stalls, where traditional trinkets, souvenirs, and Chinese herbs are aplenty. One cannot miss the Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore's oldest Hindu temple, as well as the majestic Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, which houses a sacred tooth of the Buddha himself.

Gardens by the Bay

3.79 MI/ 6.1 KM away

A city icon and a must-visit for nature lovers, explore over 101 hectares of distinct spaces, comprising three waterfront gardens – Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. Visit also the two conservatories: the Flower Dome, the largest glass greenhouse in the world, and the Cloud Forest - home to the world's tallest indoor waterfall. This oasis of lush greenery has won multiple accolades since it opened in 2012 and continues to be listed as one of Singapore's most popular tourist attractions.

Sentosa Island

5.53 MI/ 8.9 KM away

Singapore's playground island, Sentosa wows with sun-kissed beaches, and a myriad of attractions and adventures. Pristine sand beckons at Siloso and Palawan Beach, where the adventurous can also enjoy water sports like kayaking and paddleboarding. Hike through Imbiah Hill's verdant trails, discover hidden gems like Butterfly Park and Sentosa Nature Discovery, or take a relaxing Sentosa Cable Car ride. A great option for rest and relaxation, adrenaline-pumping thrills, or family-friendly fun.

Universal Studios Singapore

5.65 MI/ 9.1 KM away

Universal Studios Singapore, nestled on Sentosa Island, offers seven themed zones packed with movie magic for all ages. Meet beloved characters, enjoy themed dining, and let the magic sweep you away. This isn't just a theme park – it's a journey into cinematic dreams, perfect for thrill-seekers, movie buffs, and anyone with a touch of childlike wonder. So, pack your excitement and prepare for an unforgettable escapade as you spend a day here.

Jewel Changi Airport

15.6 MI/ 25.1 KM away

Jewel Changi Airport isn't just an airport; it's a breathtaking oasis of nature and entertainment. Catch the iconic Rain Vortex, the world's tallest indoor waterfall cascading through five levels of lush greenery. Surrounding it is the Shiseido Forest Valley, a five-story vertical garden brimming with exotic plants and winding walking paths. Whether you're passing through Changi Airport on a layover or planning a dedicated trip, Jewel is sure to leave you mesmerised and eager to return.