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8 Fun & Exciting Things To Do In Orchard Besides Shopping

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Faruq Senin  •  Dec 22, 2020

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The year-end festive season is here! That means many of you might be shopping for presents for loved ones or taking advantage of the year-end sales at Orchard Road. Spending a full day in the area? We've rounded up these 8 fun things to do in Orchard besides shopping!
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 $25 (adult) and $17 (child) (see the full price listing on their website) Website | Facebook | Instagram P.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 ourultimate 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: Daily; 11AM-9PM, closed on PH Address: 277 Orchard Road #04-11 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858 Website P.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: Daily; 11AM-10PM Address: 181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896 Website P.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 anart 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. There's also a birthday special where you can enjoy a 1-for-1 deal! Each painting session comes with 1 free drink.Disclaimer: Do note that Arteastiq is not halal-certified and sells alcoholic beverages. We recommend that you visit at your own discretion. Price: $48 Website Facebook P.S. Love art-jamming? Check out these 6 art jamming studios in Singapore!
6. Challenge yourself to an escape room
Credit: Lockdown Escape on FacebookLooking 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 outmore about them in our escape rooms article!
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 Website P.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:Mon-Thu; 10AM-1AM, Fri-Sun,10AM-3AMAddress: 313 Orchard Road, #03-27, [email protected], Singapore 238895 Website So, if you're heading to Orchard soon and looking for more to do than just shopping, be sure to check out these 8 exciting activities that you can do with friends or family! SHARE this with your loved ones and let them know 🤗