Located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore is a cosmopolitan city home to a collage of communities, cultures and religions. The city-state is 710 square kilometres and inhabited by five million people from four major communities; Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian. The rich culture is largely influenced by the four major communities, with each offering a different perspective of life in Singapore in terms of culture, religion, food and history.
Discover Singapore's diverse neighbourhoods and immerse in the food culture and history this island has to offer. With 6 Singapore hotels located across the island, take your time to discover the crooks and crankies of this island during your stay at our hotels.
Start your day with freshly roasted coffee or artisan teas at The Coffee Belt. Indulge in contemporary Cantonese cuisine paired with artisanal cocktails at Mitzo Restaurant and Bar or modern European classics at Tablescape at Grand Park City Hall. Whet your appetite with inspiring flavours from around Europe at PORTA, or grilled gourmet delights at Cocobolo Poolside Bar & Grill, both at Park Hotel Clarke Quay. For meat lovers, The Carvery serves up roast to perfection premium meats. Have authentic Thai flavours at Blue Jasmine at Park Hotel Farrer Park or heirloom dishes at Folklore, Destination Singapore Beach Road, which celebrates tales of Singapore's heritage through food. To wind down the day, jive to the music with a cocktail in hand at Bar Canary or Aqua Luna.
You can also experience the rich Singapore street food flavours at local hawker centres. ABC Brickworks Food Centre next door to Park Hotel Alexandra serves up local favourites like Fried Hokkien Mee, stir fried noodles in prawn and pork bone broth. Have a taste of authentic food at Tekka Market and Food Centre near to Park Hotel Farrer Park and savour local delights like Briyani,rice flavoured with Indian herbs and spices with meat or Indian Rojak, a range of ingredients served wtih a sweet and piquant dipping sauce.
Start off your vacation with a shopping trip if you are staying at Grand Park Orchard, located along the major shopping belt in Orchard. If shopping is not for you, visit heritage landmarks like National Museum of Singapore or National Gallery Singapore near Grand Park City Hall, which embodies harmoniouis integration of century-old conservation shophouses and contemporary architecture style. For an alternative way to take in the sights of Singapore, take a bumboat ride along Singapore River near Park Hotel Clarke Quay.Visit Little India or Tekka Market located near Park Hotel Farrer Park. or go on a heritage trail at Kampong Glam near Destination Singapore Beach Road, a Malay enclave which was formerly a sea port town. Thereafter, indulge in the nation's hobby - eating! Head to hawker centres located near our hotels and witness the cultures within Singapore co-existing in the form of food.
Besides exploring neighbourhoods near the hotels, be ready for an adventure around the city.
Discover the garden city’s rich flora and fauna at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay or take a trip to Mandai Zoo, Night Safari or Jurong Bird Park for a close-up encounter with wildlife. Ride on a cable-car to Sentosa, Singapore’s popular island resort offering a rich variety of recreation and entertainment experiences from beaches, to the Luge & Skyride and Universal Studios theme park.
The city was known as Temasek ("Sea Town") when the first settlements were established from 1298-1299 AD. During the 14th century, Sang Nila Utama, a Prince from Palembang was out on a hunting trip when he caught sight of an animal he had never seen before - a lion. He then founded this small but strategically-located city where the animal had been spotted, naming it “The Lion City” or Singapura, from the Sanskrit words “simha” (lion) and “pura” (city).
The weather in Singapore is typically hot and humid. The best time to visit would be from January to March and July to October where the amount of rainfall is lower.