Orchard Road is a 2.2 kilometre-long boulevard that is the retail and entertainment of Singapore.
It is a huge tourist attraction, in addition to being the most popular shopping enclave in the city-state.
Often, the surrounding area is known simply as Orchard, partly because the MRT station that serves the vicinity is named Orchard MRT.
The Orchard Planning Area is one of 55 urban planning areas as specified by the Urban Redevelopment Authority and is a commercial district.
It is part of the Central Region and Singapore's central business district, the Central Area.
Orchard Road underwent a $40 million revamp in 2009, with the addition of new street lamps, planter boxes, urban green rooms, street tiling and flower totem poles, which have since been removed.