Whether you're a first-time guest or a prepared customer, Orchard Road, a 2.2km shopping belt, is the spot for retail treatment. Who'd have imagined that more than 150 years back, Orchard Road was only a little path lined with organic product plantations, nutmeg manors and pepper ranches. By the 1850s, these modest beginnings had changed. Individuals moved in, alongside outside peddler focuses, wet markets, graveyards, sanctuaries, and even an outdoors clothing bowl. It was just in 1903 that Orchard Road's shops sprung up, with Singapore's first general store, where The Centrepoint now stands. Today, Orchard Road is overloaded by impressive shopping malls, hotels and restaurants, choc-a-bloc with retail, food and entertainment choice for every budget and taste. Designer colorful threads, trendy fashion, big restaurants, ethnic wares, amazing art galleries and relaxed hangouts – you name it, Orchard Road has it.