Loves: Exploring the various houses in a quiet and unhurried fashion, as there is limited vehicular traffic along this road.
Our Advice: If you around Somerset area, take a short break from the incessant shopping and visit this quaint neighbourhood.
As you walk along the urban shopping malls on Orchard Road, keep a lookout for the sudden appearance of two-storey shophouses at an alley – this is Emerald Hill. Take a walk inside Emerald Hill Road and you can feel the beat of time slow down as you take in the beauty of and splendour of the neighbourhood.
In the early 1900s, wealthy Chinese and Straits-Chinese traders resided here in Chinese Baroque and Art Deco styled terraces. Watch for grand entrance gates, ornate friezes, and wooden window shutters. Then there are the trendy bars at Peranakan Place where you can sip on some cool cocktails and people-watch.
District: Orchard, Central
- Alight at Somerset MRT Station (NS23) and take Exit B or C
- Cross over to the small alley between Orchard Gateway@Emerald and Centrepoint
- Walk up the small alley until you reach Emerald Hill Road
Estimated walking distance: 200m
Operating Hours: All day
Recommended Duration: 1 hour