There’s so much to see in Singapore and you’re in the best spot to explore it all! Right smack in the city centre, Park Regis Singapore is an ideal sightseeing base for travellers who wish to discover Singapore given a limited span of time. Just put on a pair of comfortable footwear and you’re ready to go!
1. CLARKE QUAY
5 minutes’ walk
Famously known as the entertainment hub of Singapore, a bustling enclave of hip restaurants and bars along the Singapore River, Clarke Quay is right across the hotel, connected via a pedestrian overhead bridge. Be it a formal meal from Asian to International cuisine or simply a glass of two to unwind for the day, Clarke Quay has all it takes to make your Singapore experience more enjoyable.
Tip: Best time to visit is just before the sun sets and look out for Happy Hour deals from 5 – 7pm!
2. CHINATOWN HERITAGE CENTRE
7 minutes’ walk
Being one of the earliest settlements in Singapore, Chinatown has a rich history and culture which dates back to the 1819s. The stories behind this historic district are relived at Chinatown Heritage Centre which also offer glimpses of the living quarters of the ancestors of Singapore.
Tip: Along the rows of shophouses where Chinatown Heritage Centre is located, grab some Singapore souvenirs for your loved ones back home!
3. BOAT QUAY
8 minutes’ walk
A popular hangout among tourists and the affluent working adults, Boat Quay is a thriving nightspot lined with restaurants and bars along the southern bank of the Singapore River. The heritage of Singapore remains prominent in a perfect blend between the row of traditional shophouses against the skyscrapers of a cosmopolitan city.
Tip: Make advance booking for an alfresco sitting to get the best views of the Singapore River!
4. NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE
12 minutes’ walk
Housed within the beautifully restored former Supreme Court and City Hall historical buildings, the National Gallery is the largest visual arts gallery home to a collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art pieces. The museum hosts interactive sessions such as guided tours, artist talks and creative learning environment for visitors to gain deeper understanding of the works as well as hands-on workshops to create your own modern art pieces.
Tip: Allocate at least half a day because there is just too much good stuff here!
5. ROBERTSON QUAY
12 minutes’ walk
Located at the northern banks of the Singapore River, Robertson Quay is the latest development of charming F&B establishments along the river, right after Clarke Quay and Boat Quay. Surrounded mostly by modern residential buildings, the precinct is less touristy and perfect if you enjoy tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD crowd.
Tip: Look out for Alkaff Bridge (more famously known as ‘rainbow bridge’) and take a selfie to mark your presence at one of the landmarks of the Singapore River!
6. BUDDHA TOOTH RELIC TEMPLE
13 minutes’ walk
Situated within the cultural district of Chinatown, the majestic Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is home to an array of sacred relics and revered artefacts of the Buddha with the highlight being the display of the left canine tooth of the Buddha housed under a giant stupa made from 320 kg of gold. The temple is open to all visitors who wish to gain more insights into Buddhism.
Tip: As a matter of respect, do wear covered clothing and strictly no non-vegetarian food and pets within the premises.
7. ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM
13 minutes’ walk
The Asian Civilisations Museum exhibits artistic heritage of Asia which presents historical connection between the cultures of Asia, especially ancestral cultures of Singaporeans. The museum is split into 2 main sections – the permanent gallery showcases paraphernalia of trade, religious exhibits, including fashion and texture displays. The special exhibitions bring about magnificent objects from around the world to exhibit in Singapore.
Tip: Try to spot the statue of the Founder of Modern Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles!
8. MERLION PARK
15 minutes’ walk
Known for its mythical appearance of a lion’s head and the body of a fish, the Merlion is the mascot of Singapore, said to be a symbol of luck, spurting a constant flow of good fortune to the Central Business District of Singapore. Located at the picturesque Marina Bay, the Merlion Park is a landmark of Singapore not to be missed and many tourists love taking quirky selfies with our national icon!
Tip: Check out our article “Cover 6 key attractions in Singapore within a 6km scenic run along the Singapore River” to find out other attractions within the Marina Bay area!
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About Park Regis Singapore:
Strategically located in the heart of Singapore’s main entertainment district, alongside the Singapore River and within close proximity to the CBD, Park Regis Singapore offers 202 modernly designed guestrooms that promise to enchant with thoughtful design elements and innovative technology. The contemporary rooms with timber and glass accents and a warm colour palette extends beyond to the hotel’s common areas.
All guest rooms boast either the natural park views or the hotel’s stunning 25-metre outdoor swimming pool with a cascading waterfall or the bustling entertainment hubs of the nearby Clarke Quay and Boat Quay as well as the cultural district of Chinatown. Signature Quay rooms offer direct pool access and also feature a private alcove. The hotel also offers a diverse range of facilities that include a fully equipped meeting room, well-appointed gym and a self-service laundromat.
The hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi internet access for the comfort and ease of connectivity to all guests. Those travelling on business can also enjoy the full suite of secretarial services and complimentary usage of the iMac work station.
Remember to Book Direct at www.parkregissingapore.com to get exclusive hotel benefits during your stay!