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Emerald Hill

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Orchard Road
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Address: Off Orchard Road, Singapore, Singapore
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Emerald hill

Absolutely worth visiting. Just beautifully renovated colonial style houses and nice calm athmosphere in the middle of the big city.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Vantaa, Finland
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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Absolutely worth visiting. Just beautifully renovated colonial style houses and nice calm athmosphere in the middle of the big city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

If you're in the neighborhood and you appreciate architecture, this is an interesting and surprising treat! Colorful and lush.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place is up the hill by the Orchard Road near to Centre Point and Somerset MRT. Half of the Peranakan houses already turned into the Bar and food place. Do take a walk up and enjoy the view and try out the traditional food while enjoying the alcoholic drinks here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

You'll enjoy wandering along the front of the buildings on Emerald Hill (mid-way down Orchard Road) if you know a little bit about Peranakan culture because then you understand the strange architecture, colours, fittings, etc. This is a strange little informal community where owners have enjoyed retaining the old look and colours of Singapore's past. None of the buildings are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Quite close to Busy orchard road high rise buildings you can come here for a nice walk for some Traditional glance of Singapore which you dont get to see being a tourist

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Bang Tao Beach, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We walked a block away from Orchard Rd and there was this old part of Singapore that has been beautifully preserved. The city disappears and here you are in this little oasis that is truly a magnificent little gem that you just must see. Tranquil and cool on top of the hill, it is a great reflection of the old... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Fun experience, nice surroundings. Had a pitcher of sangria and did some people watching. Peranakan classic architectural styled buildings. Nearby upscale shopping. Area was beautifully decorated for Christmas.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Emerald Hill Road is a gem. You leave the hustle and bustle of commercial Orchard Road and turn it a brick paved lane surrounded by colourful and beautifully preserved Peranakan shop houses. The road is a perfect spot for photography...and you can always stop at Ice Cold Beer on the way down again if the weather is a tad warm... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Go back in time when The Paranakans used to live and work up this hilly street right off busy Orchard rd. My Grandfather actually did (I just found out) Take a leisure walk up the brick paved roads with your camera and capture first hand these preserved but transformed shops where the shop owners lived above their shops with their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Its pretty road totally different than rest of the city. Its next to orchard rodad which makes great contras, worth visit if you are near.

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Orchard Road
Shopping is a national pastime for Singaporeans, and after a visit to Orchard Road it’s easy to see why. This seemingly endless boulevard boasts a dizzying selection of shopping centres. From bargain basement foragers to designer label big-spenders, there is something for everyone. For those just browsing, there are countless restaurants, food courts, and cinemas, as well as the odd street entertainer to keep you amused. Most of the malls are connected by underground walkways, offering a break from the sun on a hot day. Bring a credit card and some comfortable shoes, and plunge into the excitement.
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