• 30 minutes’ drive from Changi International Airport
• 5 minutes’ walk to nearest MRT (subway) station: Clarke Quay station
• 3 minutes’ walk to nearest bus stop: Outside UE Square, along Clemenceau Avenue
Complimentary hotel shuttle service that connects to major MRT stations, Orchard Road shopping belt and Central Business District are provided at frequent intervals daily.
Standing majestically near the mouth of the Singapore River where the foundations for modern Singapore were laid more than 150 years ago, Park Hotel Clarke Quay is located in one of the city-state’s most popular entertainment precincts – Clarke Quay. With a thriving kaleidoscope of restaurants, wine bars, entertainment spots and retailers, paint the town red with the assemblage of clubs, bars and lounges, immerse in some live entertainment venues or simply replenish your energy with late night dining. This popular barfly’s perch is also where you can have a meal at a floating restaurant converted from an anchored old tongkang (light wooden boat), take an idyllic bumboat cruise down the Singapore River, or dare yourself to be catapulted sky-high on Singapore’s first reverse bungy ride.
A leisurely jaunt around the hotel’s neighbourhood will allow you to unveil chic alfresco restaurants at the Robertson Quay / Mohamed Sultan Road area. If you’re game to explore the city on foot, put on some comfy walking shoes and you’ll realise that the ethnic enclave of Chinatown is really quite close by. Trawl the tourist shops along Pagoda Street for little souvenirs, visit the Chinatown Heritage Centre or sample local hawker favourites sold from retro-style pushcarts at Smith Street’s Chinatown Food Street.
For some serious shopping, head down to Orchard Road – Singapore’s premier shopping belt or the new downtown, Marina Bay. Both are merely minutes away from this Singapore River hotel.
For a sojourn from the urban jungle, hop over to the nearby Fort Canning Park – a tranquil green oasis steeped in history. From leisure walks to high-energy concerts, tranquil corners and monuments from Singapore’s past, the activities are aplenty at Fort Canning.
A cosmopolitan medley of contrasts where history and modernity coincides, where East meets West to create a multicultural kaleidoscope- Singapore captivates with world-class shopping, fine gastronomy, remarkable entertainment and a sound business infrastructure.
Singapore is home to a collage of communities, cultures and religions, each accompanied by a rich heritage and all co-existing harmoniously. Merely minutes away by taxi or MRT, a cultural heritage trail beckons in the ethnic enclave of Little India along Serangoon Road. Authentically local, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple and gaily painted shophouses line the streets whilst more shopping awaits at Mustafa, Singapore’s only 24-hour shopping complex offering a mammoth assortment of goods and services, ranging from CDs to cameras, gold-blend tea to pure gold jewellery. Take the opportunity to experience Singapore’s diverse ethnology in ethnic enclaves including Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Joo Chiat and Katong.
A thriving ecosystem of nature and wildlife is also embedded within this urban oasis. Take time to discover the rich flora and fauna of this Garden City at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. More than 150 years old, the three-core lush sprawling grounds boast an array of botanical and horticultural attractions including the Ginger Garden, Evolution Garden, Coolhouse and Children’s Garden, complete with an extensive plant collection of worldwide significance. Nature lovers may delve into earth’s hidden treasures in landscaped gardens, nature reserves, rainforests and wetlands scattered across the island. Wildlife enthusiasts may zip down to the Mandai Zoo, Night Safari or Jurong Bird Park for a close-up encounter with some of the world’s rarest species. There is something for everyone.
Don’t forget to visit Singapore’s popular island resort – Sentosa. Easily accessible by car, MRT or cable car, Sentosa offers a rich variety of experiences, recreation and entertainment to visitors. From pristine beaches, the Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon to Sentosa Luge & Skyride and the newly opened Universal Studios theme park, there are plenty to do. Just days and nights can be spent at the two integrated resorts alone. Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands both feature world class casinos and a multitude of entertainment options. These are truly massive complexes that never sleep.
Also within the precinct is Singapore’s latest hot spot – Dempsey Hill, a revamped colonial neighborhood comprising eighteen blocks of old world charm and real world comfort. Bustling with world-class dining and bars, and exquisite antique furniture set amidst lush greenery, Dempsey is the perfect antidote for claustrophobic souls and the hyperactive. If you would like to revive your creative endeavours, Singapore’s arts scene is brimming with museums, art galleries and many more. Explore the National Museum, visit the Singapore Art Museum or catch a musical at the Esplanade at your leisure.