The city at night

Orchard Road after midnight - space

The best time to walk Orchard Road, really, is after midnight — when the pavements become the province of the teenage cyclists, the gungho rollerbladers and the cosying couples. The road itself is quieter once the buses stop running, enough that everyone turns to look when a Harley-Davidson triumvirate guns casually down the middle lane.

Oddly, there are always people taking photographs with the glittering buildings and peculiar street fixtures, from the mausoleum-like grandeur of Ngee Ann City to the quirky white statues in front of Paragon. I suppose night’s the best time to take such pictures without worrying about passersby walking into your shot.

For anyone looking for a post-midnight non-alcohol-oriented hangout, it turns out that the Coffee Club beside California Fitness along Orchard Road is a 24-hour joint, and the NYDC across the street outside Heeren seems to stay open pretty late too.

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1 Comment so far

  1. jer (unregistered) on December 31st, 2005 @ 9:56 am

    if you like mcds, you can always head to the one near Lido.

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