Size & Population: 1 Sq km with an estimated 1,600 residents.
About: The Orchard area has three sub-zones; Tanglin, Boulevard and Somerset.
History: Orchard Road was named after the many nutmegs plantations, fruit orchards and pepper farms that used to line the street in the 1830’s. Takashimaya’s current location used to be a Chinese cemetery. In the 1840s there were no houses south of Orchard Road. As the city developed and progress inland from the Padang area, plantations along Orchard Road gave way to houses (mainly bungalows) in Scotts and Tanglin Road. Commercial development sprouted up in the area in the early 1900s and it soon became the shopping hub of Singapore.