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9 Fun & Exciting Things To Do In Orchard Besides Shopping

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Faruq Senin •  Jul 16, 2022

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Orchard Road in Singapore is filled with fun things to do! With so many dining and shopping options in the cards, you might not be aware of the lesser conventional things to do during your visit to this bustling area. 😊 Spending a full day in the area? We've rounded up these 9 fun things to do in Orchard besides shopping! Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://bit.ly/3LnFN1F

1. Bounce on trampolines

Need an outlet to release stress? Have a go at bouncing on trampolines at BOUNCE Singapore! Located at Cineleisure Orchard, this facility has a slew of trampolines, obstacle courses and other fun sections for you to tackle. Catering to both adults and kids, it's a great spot for some family-friendly fun or fun with friends! Price: From $26.90 (adult) and $21.90 (student) (see the full price listing on their website) Website | Facebook | Instagram | Find out moreP.S. Check out these 7 indoor trampoline parks in Singapore!

2. Explore Emerald Hill

Often overlooked by visitors, Emerald Hill is a charming conservation area behind The Centrepoint and Midpoint Orchard. Admire the beauty of the colourful heritage Peranakan shophouses here and snap photos with them! The intricate details of the shophouses also reflect the cross-cultural influences of Singapore back in the day. A walk through this estate is a peaceful respite from bustling Orchard. P.S. Feeling hungry? Check out our ultimate halal food guide to Orchard!

3. Cool off and read a book at the IG-worthy [email protected]

[email protected] is not your typical library. It is not all about the range of books, but also the sleek interior design and rustic concept here! Its outstanding white walls perfectly juxtaposes the curvature of shelves, giving it that futuristic vibe. Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-9PM | Closed on PH Address: 277 Orchard Road #04-11 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858 WebsiteP.S. Cool down after a day of shopping with these 8 halal dessert spots in Singapore!

4. Admire the view from Orchard Central's rooftop garden

Credit: Orchard Central on Facebook After a day of shopping and savouring the yummy halal food at Orchard Road, time to unwind and rest your weary feet at Orchard Central's rooftop garden! As the garden is located on the 11th and 12th storeys of Orchard Central, you'll also get to enjoy a panoramic view of Orchard here 😆Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10PM Address: 181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896 WebsiteP.S. Love Japanese food? You'll love Sora Boru's Japanese curry, chirashi bowls and more!

5. Go art jamming at Arteastiq

If you find yourself needing a creative outlet while in Orchard, head over to Arteastiq! Combining both "art" and "tea" (hence, the name!), it's both a spot for tea and an art jam studio. Their concept is all about social interaction while expressing your creativity on a blank canvas. Enjoy their various discounts and packages for groups or get a party deal when you hold a bridal shower or birthdays. Disclaimer: Do note that Arteastiq is not halal-certified and sells alcoholic beverages. We recommend that you visit at your own discretion. Price: From $48 Website Facebook | Find out moreP.S. Love art-jamming? Check out these 6 art jamming studios in Singapore!

6. Challenge yourself to an escape room

Credit: Lockdown Escape on Facebook Looking to do something fun indoors with your group of friends? Heading to an escape room in Singapore is always a great idea 😄 Not only are they a whole lot of fun, escape rooms are also a great way to bond with your loved ones. The good news is that there are 3 escape rooms in Orchard! Head over to Captivate Escape Rooms for escape rooms created by professional puzzle designers or enter exciting and thrilling rooms at Trapped Escape Room. For a more family-friendly escape room, Lockdown Escape at Orchard Gateway is perfect! Find out more about them in our escape rooms article! Find out more

7. Take a walk down memory lane at The Cathay Gallery

Are you a fan of vintage films? Then you'll love The Cathay Gallery! Have a peek into film memorabilia, antique cinema chairs, posters, cameras and more dating back to the 1930s. Plus, you'll also get to learn more about the history of Cathay cinemas and Singapore's film history as well as fun facts. The best part is that it's free! Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 2PM-6PM | Sat; 12PM-6PM (closed on Sun and PH) Address: #02-16, 2 Handy Rd, Singapore 229233 WebsiteP.S. Planning a brunch date with friends? Be sure to check out The Tree Cafe at The Cathay!

8. Go cosmic bowling at [email protected]

Bet you never knew that there's a spot for bowling in Orchard! For a dose of fun with your friends or family, head over to K Bowling Club at [email protected] What's even better is that this is Singapore's first cosmic bowling alley which means that there'll be lights and music when you bowl. Time to bowl with a twist at this spot! 😄 Disclaimer: Do note that K Bowling sells alcoholic beverages. We strongly recommend that you visit it at your own discretion. Price: from $11 per game per person Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-1PM Address: 313 Orchard Road, #03-27, [email protected], Singapore 238895 Website | Find out more

9. Play LAN and board games, sing karaoke and stream Netflix @ 82Soho Social House

If you're tired from walking around Orchard, come visit 82Soho Social House (also known as Kommune) at Orchard Gateway! 😃 Choose from multiple different experiences like playing LAN games on their super-fast computers, rent a room to sing karaoke, play some board games or stream Netflix and shows while you munch on Korean snacks and drinks from their snack selection by the entrance. The best part is that they're open till late on weekends so if you're exhausted from a night in town, you can unwind in one of their rooms where you can relax and chill with your friends and family! 😁Price: From $6/hour Opening hours: Sun-Thu; 11:30AM-11:30PM | Fri-Sat; 11:30AM-1AM Address:Orchard Gateway, Orchard Rd, #03-17 & 18 277, Singapore 238858 Website | Instagram So, if you're heading to Orchard soon and looking for more to do than just shopping, be sure to check out these 9 exciting activities that you can do with friends or family! SHARE this with your loved ones and let them know 😌