Many exciting experiences await to be uncovered and rediscovered here at home — all you need is a little imagination. Take a look at some of Singapore most renowned districts where you can indulge in the iconic, explore with fresh eyes, and seek out new nooks and crannies.
Amidst its maze of eateries and speakeasies, this bustling multicultural neighbourhood hides its own stash of lesser-known gems. Discover surprising bites of history and culture from the centre of it all at Sofitel Singapore City Centre. First, head down to 1 Neil Road and visit Jinrikisha Station, a former rickshaw license registration office in 1904. This historic building was once representative of Tanjong Pagar, and now stands as a majestic reminder of the many rickshaw pullers who used to ply Singapore’s streets.
For more Instagram-worthy snaps, venture into Amoy Street Food Centre to spot vibrant art murals painted by students and staff of Singapore’s Anglo Chinese (ACS) Schools. These include striking renderings of our nation’s past, including the old ACS shophouse and a Samsui woman.
Round off your explorations with a taste of Korea at Tanjong Pagar’s ‘Little Korea Town’, or treat yourself to fine Parisian classics at Brasserie Gavroche, an elegant French restaurant housed in a conservation shophouse on Tras Street.
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The birthplace of modern Singapore, this district captivates with more than its collection of museums, protected parks, and memorial sites. Start your adventures by hitting the bicycle paths along Bencoolen Street for a heart-pumping trail through the heart of Singapore. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, challenge yourself to a multi-sensory gourmet journey in complete darkness at NOX - Dine in Dark. Or double the thrill by attempting to unearth the elusive Yorimichi Yakitori Bar, a quaint izakaya with an entrance concealed behind a wall in Golden Mile Tower.
No trip to the Civic District is complete without a taste of local heritage. Make a stopover at Lau Pa Sat for more scrumptious bites and breath-taking architecture. You’ll want to have your camera ready for the clock tower that crowns this national monument, as you savour local favourites like Hainanese Chicken Rice and ice-cold Tiger Beer. Get the most out of your Civic District experience with a stay at our stunning, strategically located accommodations, including Fairmont Singapore and SO/ Singapore.
An escape to Singapore’s island of fun probably feels most like a getaway, especially if you complete it with a luxurious stay at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa. There are plenty of hidden worlds that don’t feel like Singapore at Sentosa if you search hard enough. Invisible even to Google Maps is Tanjong Rimau beach and its secret caves. This deserted beach is known to have a host of wildlife and marine creatures you can easily spot along the coastline, including crabs and starfish!
At dusk, stroll Quayside Isle for stunning views of a yacht-peppered marina, or take an enchanting journey through the tree-lined Allanbrooke Road. Finish the day by pampering yourself with an unforgettable dinner at table65, an acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant that presents Instagram-worthy dishes, visual projections, and even levitating creations.