The name of the street comes from the plantation that stood there up until the beginning of the 20th century, but was destroyed following a series of natural disasters.
In 1970 the glass buildings such as Plaza Singapura and the Mandarin Hotel laid their foundations, and with them the Orchard Road of today.
Istana, The Presidential Palace
You can combine your visit to Orchard Road with a walk to Istana (palace in Malay). This palace was constructed in 1867 for the British governor, and is currently the residence of the president of Singapore.
To get there, you should get off at the Dhoby Ghaut MRT stop and walking up Orchard Road, take Edinburgh Road on the right-hand side.
Exploring Orchard Road is something all travellers to Singapore should do.
A good place to make a stop on the way is Istana Park, where you can stop for a drink at one of the most beautiful bars in the city.