Orchard Road in Bukit Timah is the ultimate shopping destination in Singapore and covers over 2 kilometres, which means a lot of malls and a lot of boutiques. It would be easy to spend over a day here if you wanted to check them all out. The area is so popular with the locals that its name has be shortened to simply Orchard – a moniker that it also shared with ... More>MRT /Subway station that is located under this street. In the olden days this area used to be filled with fruit trees, and although the avenue is still tree-lined in parts, you can’t see really see many traces of what was once a residential area, although the Thai embassy used to be the King of Siam’s residence on the island. The list of shopping centres in the area is too long to mention, but notable malls include ION, Tangs, Centrepoint and Orchard Central. There are plenty of hotel in Orchard, some even on the famous road itself, like the Hilton Singapore, Marriott, St Regis and Holiday Inn. Bukit Timah is located near the centre of Singapore city, and is the tallest hill on the island. It is one of the largest green spaces and is very popular both for its hiking trails and viewpoint.