A Dose Of Retail Therapy
Singapore is one of Asia’s shopping Mecca and Orchard Road is its sanctuary where the shopping devout congregate for a religious experience of a different kind. Take a stroll down Orchard Road and you will not be disappointed. Catch the latest in high fashion, high tech gizmos and the best souvenir deals to bring back home to family and friends. Singapore’s most famous road is a mile-long stretch of unadulterated retail therapy with seasonal promotions and discounts. Lined up with sprawling shopping centres, thousands of retail outlets and a hodge-podge of the finest brand names available. A ‘short’ three-hour visit could be a daunting task for the weak at heart. Orchard Road is 5 to 8 minutes away by train from Fairmont Singapore.
(Take the train (Red Line) at City Hall MRT Station towards the direction of Jurong East/Woodlands to reach bustling Orchard Road. You may choose to alight at Dhoby Ghaut, Somerset or Orchard station to begin your shopping ‘pilgrimage’).
Visual History Unfolds
Drop by at the Images of Singapore at Sentosa Island for an interesting crash course on Singapore’s historic and colourful past. Spend a relaxing afternoon within this state-of-the-art museum filled with life-size figures, animatronics, special effects and rare artifacts that detail multi-faceted culture and humble beginnings of this progressive island nation. The trip from the hotel to Sentosa by train will take approximately 20 to 25 minutes. For additional details on Sentosa, please approach or contact our Concierge.
To reach Images of Singapore at Sentosa, proceed to City Hall MRT station located approximately 50 metres from the hotel lobby and take the train (Red Line) towards Jurong East/Woodlands area and alight at the next stop (Dhoby Ghaut station). Walk towards the North East Line (NEL) direction (50 metres away) and take the train to HarbourFront station. Disembark at HarbourFront and proceed to the third level of Vivo City (Singapore’s largest shopping mall) and take the monorail train to enter Sentosa Island.
From Carefree To Arty Farty
Guests and travellers who are more inclined to run around town with no plans in mind may climb onto a big yellow ‘Duck’ at Suntec City Convention Centre for a fun-filled land and sea tour of the historical landmarks along the Singapore River, and around the civic district and Marina Bay. The artistic ‘culture vultures’ on the other hand may take a 10-minute leisure walk from the hotel to the National Museum along Stamford Road. This chic and stylish enclave of modern art and cultural artifacts is walking distance from the shopping arteries of heart-thumping Orchard Road where visitors will find an intriguing array of wining and dining options for lunch, dinner and all- night long grub. A visit to the Esplanade would also be ideal to catch internationally renowned and local stage plays, artistic performances and concerts.
To reach the big yellow ‘Ducks’, simply take a leisure-paced 500-metre walk down the air- conditioned confines of One Raffles Link to Suntec City Convention Centre, Singapore’s own Silicon Valley and where the world’s largest fountain may be found.
Tickets are sold inside Suntec City Mall from 9:30 am to 7pm daily: Adult $33SGD, Children (4 to 12 years old) $17SGD, Toddlers (1 to 3 years old) Rides Free
Full charter is also available for a maximum of 31 persons at $550SGD.