Fort Canning Park
Located on a hill, Fort Canning Park is one of Singapore's most historic landmarks. It has witnessed Singapore's golden age, when Malay Kings ruled from its peak, and watched as the island transformed into a vibrant trading trading port in the 19th century. During World War II, the hill was instrumental in Singapore's war efforts with numerous military buildings located there. One of these buildings was the Fort Canning Bunker or Battle Box, where the decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese was made by the British. Many artefacts from Singapore's colourful history have survived on the hill and are still visible today.
Newton Food Centre
Newton Food Centre, also widely known in Singapore as Newton Circus is a place for you to eat like the locals do. Remember to order the famous chilli crab and barbecued seafood, and sample a veritable slew of other local delicacies while you're there!
Grand Park Orchard Hotel
270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857
Orchard Road is a shopper's haven and cosmopolitan playground set among a lush, tropical landscape that is ubiquitous in this Garden City. Spanning 2.2km, this swanky boulevard boasts International designer labels, fast fashion, department stores, restaurants and food courts, multiplex cinemas and entertainment pockets to please any taste or budget. Beautifully landscaped with flowers and greenery, walk down the pedestrian mall, and take a well-deserved rest under the the historic angsana trees that grace the sidewalks.
Singapore Botanic Garden
Within a 10-min walking distance, the 150-year old Singapore Botanic Gardens which was ranked number 1 out of 291 must-visit Singapore attractions in 2011 by TripAdvisor, is five minutes away from Orchard Road. With the National Orchid Garden as the main attraction with more than 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids, this Garden showcases diverse botanical and horticultural attractions with a rich history and a plant collection of worldwide significance, including three cores boasting heritage, tourist attractions and an educational and discovery zone.
National Museum of Singapore
Merely a few minutes away, the National Museum of Singapore is not only the nation’s oldest museum, it is also one of Singapore’s most prominent national monuments and an architectural marvel boasting a breathtaking 11-metre high glass passage that enables you to tour the modern building through the old building. Home to innovative festivals and events all year round, it is the custodian of 10 National Treasures, and exhibits that largely reflect the rich history of Singapore and Asia.
- 30 minutes’ drive from Changi International Airport
- 10 minutes’ drive to the Central Business District, Raffles Place, One Raffles Quay and Marina Bay area
- 10 minutes’ drive to Suntec City Convention Centre and City Hall
- 5 minutes’ walk to the nearest MRT (subway) stations: Orchard and Somerset stations
- 1 minute walk to the nearest bus stop
Grand Park Orchard’s prime location on Singapore’s famed retail mecca is every shopper’s dream come true. International designer labels, trendy fashion brands and department stores, upscale restaurants and stylish food courts, luxurious multiplex cinemas and diverse entertainment pockets – you will find all these and more at the doorstep of this chic fashion-inspired hotel in Singapore.
The Orchard Road experience is a lifestyle experience. Today, Orchard Road is one of Singapore’s biggest tourist draws.
Grand Park Orchard in Singapore offers complimentary hotel shuttle service that connects to Orchard Road shopping belt, major MRT stations and Central Business District are provided at frequent intervals daily.
A cosmopolitan medley of contrasts where history and modernity coincides, and where East meets West to create a multicultural kaleidoscope - Singapore captivates with world-class shopping, fine gastronomy, remarkable entertainment and a sound business infrastructure.
Singapore is home to a collage of communities, cultures and religions, each accompanied by a rich heritage co-existing harmoniously. Merely minutes away by taxi or MRT, a cultural heritage trail beckons in the ethnic enclave of Little India along Serangoon Road. Authentically local, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple and gaily painted shophouses line the streets while more shopping awaits at Mustafa - Singapore’s only 24-hour shopping complex offering a mammoth assortment of goods and services, ranging from CDs to cameras, gold-blend tea to pure gold jewellery. Take the opportunity to experience Singapore’s diverse ethnology in ethnic enclaves including Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Joo Chiat and Katong.
A thriving ecosystem of nature and wildlife is also embedded within this urban oasis. Take time to discover the rich flora and fauna of this Garden City at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. More than 150 years old, the three-core lush sprawling grounds boast an array of botanical and horticultural attractions including the Ginger Garden, Evolution Garden, Coolhouse and Children’s Garden, complete with an extensive plant collection of worldwide significance. Nature lovers may delve into earth’s hidden treasures in landscaped gardens, nature reserves, rainforests and wetlands scattered across the island. Wildlife enthusiasts may zip down to the Mandai Zoo, Night Safari or Jurong Bird Park for a close-up encounter with some of the world’s rarest species. There is something for everyone.
Don’t forget to visit Singapore’s popular island resort – Sentosa. Easily accessible by car, MRT or cable car, Sentosa offers a rich variety of experiences, recreation and entertainment for visitors. From pristine beaches, the Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon to Sentosa Luge & Skyride and Universal Studios theme park, there are plenty to do. Just days and nights can be spent at the two integrated resorts alone. Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands both feature world class casinos and a multitude of entertainment pleasures. These are truly massive complexes that never sleep.
Also within the precinct is Singapore’s latest hot spot – Dempsey Hill, a revamped colonial neighbourhood comprising 18 blocks of old world charm and real world comfort. Bustling with world-class dining and bars, and exquisite antique furniture set amidst lush greenery, Dempsey is the perfect antidote for claustrophobic souls and the hyperactive. If you would like to revive your creative endeavours, Singapore’s arts scene is brimming with museums, art galleries, and many more. Explore the National Museum, visit the Singapore Art Museum or catch a musical at the Esplanade at your leisure.