Things to do in Orchard

12 Fun & Exciting Things To Do In Orchard Besides Shopping


Faruq Senin •  Dec 07, 2023

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 12 fun things to do in Orchard besides shopping! Follow us on

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1. Cool off and read a book at the IG-worthy library@Orchard

Library@orchard 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 these8 halal dessert spots in Singapore!

2. 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 more

P.S. Check out these7 indoor trampoline parks in Singapore!

3. 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!

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

Orchard Central roof

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

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P.S. Love art-jamming? Check out these 6 art jamming studios in Singapore!

6. Challenge yourself to an escape room

Escape rooms at Orchard Road

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

P.S. Planning a brunch date with friends? Be sure tocheck out The Tree Cafe at The Cathay!

8. Go cosmic bowling at 313@Somerset

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 313@Somerset. 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, 313@Somerset, 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, 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, renting a room to sing karaoke, playing some board games or streaming Netflix and shows. At the same time, 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 to 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

10. Visit Pirate Land Playground

Orchard road isn't just fun for adults, the little ones can get in on the fun too! Located at Centrepoint Mall, Pirate Land is an indoor playground in the heart of Orchard Road. New play areas have also been added to the playground since it relocated from the 3rd floor to the 4th floor. You can take your kids to Pirate Land to play in the ball pit, mini trampolines, pretend cooking and much more! There's even a foam board and arts and crafts area for your kids to unleash their creative side.

Pirate LandPrice: Below 2 years old; $15.90 | 2 years old and above; $28.90

Address: 176 Orchard Road The Centrepoint #04-08/09/10/11 Singapore 238843

Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 10:30AM-8PM | Sat-Sun; 10:30AM-9PM


11. Visit the Apple Store

If playgrounds are for kids, this one's for adults! Although you wouldn't be visiting the Apple Store unless you're buying a new device, visiting one is part of the experience in and of itself. The two floors is exciting to explore. It's been argued that Apple products in Singapore are a little more affordable than they are overseas (many travellers visit the country just for the products!), so maybe a little shopping is due?

Apple StoreAddress: 270 Orchard Road Singapore, 238857

Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-10PM

12. Snowboard, Surf or Skate at Trifecta

Experience adrenaline-pumping sports right in the heart of the city! Trifecta is a huge sports arena dedicated to 3 sports: Snowboarding, Surfing and Skating. Their state-of-the-art arenas have huge waves that you can catch, or experience snowboarding or skiing without committing to an international trip! There is also a free-to-use skate bowl for both skateboards and surfskates. Trifecta offers classes for first-timers, or if you're a seasoned pro, go ahead and join their open sessions to practice your moves! There is also a shop and a cafe inside too.

PS: Learn more about what they have to offer here!

Address: Mon-Sun (7AM - 12AM)

Opening hours: 10A Exeter Road (Right beside the Somerset Skate Park and Somerset MRT Station)

Heading to Orchard for some shopping? Check out these top things to do in Orchard besides shopping - from bowling to trampoline and more!