Paris has the Champs-Elysees, New York has Fifth Avenue, and Singapore has Orchard Road. This 2.5km stretch of road is said to have the largest concentration of shopping malls in the world, and that's not hard to believe. It's all about brands here, and the newer and flashier the mall, the better. The area is also home to several high-end condos and world-class hotels. Within the malls and hotels you will find a wide variety of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, and most malls have a food court for a cheaper option. If you know where to look, it is possible to escape the air-conditioning and enjoy some alfresco refreshments - Emerald Hill and Cuppage Terrace are two hidden gems to hunt out.