6 October 2020. Discover five Instagram-worthy spots in Tanjong Pagar, as shared by Sofitel Singapore City Centre’s Chief Concierge, Azman Mansor - plus a bonus spot!
The next time you’re in the historic Tanjong Pagar district, grab your cameras and walk through the vibrant multicultural precinct and discover an area that has been transformed from a fishing town to the fashionable and bustling district it is today.
Stretching from Duxton Hill to Cantonment Road, Tanjong Pagar became the first area in Singapore to be gazetted under the government's conservation plan. When the conservation project was completed, many of the area's shophouses were restored to their original appearance. Snap a piece of history as you take a leisurely stroll around.
Soaring above the skyline of Tanjong Pagar, Pinnacle@Duxton is a testament to the nation’s innovative approach to urban planning and public housing. A housing project that was completed in 2009 and built on the site of Singapore’s oldest Housing Development Board (HDB) blocks, its design and construction both revitalises the area and commemorates its historical significance. The best view of Pinnacle@Duxton can be shot from the pool at Sofitel Singapore City Centre. Cap your staycation with a dip in the 30-metre pool with the towering icon as your backdrop.
While it may seem strange that a food centre would be part of an Instagram-worthy article, the truth is, Singaporeans love their street food. Previously a wet market in 1929 selling fresh produce, the Maxwell Food Centre we know today houses some of the finest Singaporean street food and even the Michelin-rated hawker stall Tian Tian Hainanese chicken rice. From oyster cakes, to chicken rice and banana fritters, be sure to order your favourites and snap that Insta-worthy photo!
Just further down towards the end of Tanjong Pagar are historic temples and traditional medicinal halls sitting alongside bold new bars and trendy lifestyle shops. You can spend an entire day in Chinatown exploring the old and new in this cultural area that was once an enclave for the Chinese immigrant population. The sights and sound change throughout the day so I highly recommended setting aside a full day to thoroughly soak in the atmosphere.
If comfort and style is more up your alley, have a cup of coffee or gather with friends for a leisurely afternoon tea at 1864 Lobby Lounge located on level 5 of Sofitel Singapore City Centre. Seated around the lobby are social distancing AmBEARssadors that the hotel has recruited to not only remind guests to keep maintain their distance but they also make friendly company and love to be present in your photos, how beary nice!
Step into a world of refinement, where relaxation reigns and culinary delights abound at Club Millésime. Usually reserved as an exclusive lounge for guests who book the club rooms at Sofitel Singapore City Centre, the hotel has launched a new premium afternoon tea experience with an ensemble of sweet and savoury delights paired with champagne. You can now gain access to Club Millésime located on level 6 of Sofitel Singapore City Centre when you book the afternoon tea experience for two.
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