11 cool hotels and stays off Singapore’s beaten path

Jul 18, 2017

CITY OUTSKIRTS

8. Naumi Liora

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A stay at Naumi Liora, a thoughtfully restored 1920s shophouse in Chinatown, lets you immerse in the illustrious and colourful history of the heritage enclave. Its original Chinese double-leaf doors open out onto a unique juxtaposition of hipster cafes, indie boutiques and historic temples. After a full day of exploration, light projections highlighting the hotel’s architecture welcome you back.

Where: 55 Keong Saik Road

How to get there: It’s about a five-minute walk from Outram MRT station

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9. The Sultan

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Once home to Malay royalty and Arab traders, the Kampong Glam neighbourhood is where eclectic boutiques, street murals and Middle-Eastern restaurants now converge. Set in a row of 10 conservation shophouses here is The Sultan, featuring 60 guest rooms of which no two are alike. The faithfully preserved external façade belies the modern creature comforts and luxurious amenities within.

Where: 101 Jalan Sultan

How to get there: Take a five-minute walk from Nicoll Highway MRT station

10. Wangz Hotel

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The urban oasis that is Wangz Hotel is located in Tiong Bahru, picked as one of the most hipster neighbourhoods in the world by Vogue magazine. Unique artworks scattered through the hotel reflect the locale’s arty vibe, where restored Art Deco buildings house trendy boutiques and Insta-friendly cafes. For authentic local hawker cuisine, Tiong Bahru market is but a five-minute walk away.

Where: 231 Outram Road

How to get there: Take a seven-minute walk from Outram Park MRT station

11. Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon

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Singapore’s first Hilton Garden Inn offers guests a relaxing stay in the bustling Little India enclave. Its vicinity boasts historic sites and temples, as well as shopping options from Tekka Centre, Singapore’s largest indoor wet market, to the 24-hour department store Mustafa Centre, both institutions in their own right. Wake up to the colourful view from your bay window, then unwind on a Suite Dreams by Serta bed after a day of sightseeing.

Where: 3 Belilios Road

How to get there: Alight at Little India MRT station and walk for about six minutes

Want to experience a stay at these hotels? Book your flights at www.singaporeair.com.

– BY MANDY LIM BEITLER

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