Happy Weekend everyone! Looking for places to spend that two precious days at?
Singapore might be a very small country, but still, there are lots of areas to explore over here, each with its own charm and character!
For something different from the usual suspects like Orchard Road and East Coast Road, how about spending some time exploring a few of the trendy districts which have become popular among the hip crowd?
Below, we feature some of our favourite hangout spots… do share your favourite places with us too!
Ann Siang Hill & Club Street
Near Chinatown, there is a quaint little area of shophouses. This is Ann Siang Hill and Club Street. In the past, the shophouses were used for traditional Chinese clan associations and exclusive social clubs, but the area has since been transformed into a great hangout location. Soak in the charming atmosphere and take in the beautiful architecture which is a great mix of old and new.
Ann Siang Hill is a bustling row of restaurants, bars, cafes, concept stores and boutiques. An excellent place to chill at after work!
As this area also comprises of businesses, especially those in the creative line, it is a favourite hangout spot of young working professionals.
What can be found here: Quirky shops selling clothes, furniture and jewellery, restaurants, cafes and drinking holes housed in elegantly restored shophouses.
Spend some time at: The Little Drom Store, Shots, Woods in the Books
In recent years, Haji Lane has been drawing in the younger crowds. Located at the Kampong Glam neighbourhood, this alleyway of pre-war shophouses is home to a variety of home-grown independent boutiques.
It is in the heart of the Muslim quarter, but there’s a distinctly different vibe here. For those who are sick of shopping at the typical gigantic malls, Haji Lane attracts those gravitating to a more original aesthetic. From clothing and interior decorations, ice cream parlours, and even tarot card readings, this is the perfect place to while away a lazy afternoon.
What can be found here: Local boutiques by young entrepreneurs, vintage shops and exotic restaurants and cafes.
Spend some time at: The Blog Shop, Pluck, Straits Record, Café Le Caire, Salad Shop.
A short distance away from Orchard Road, you can find the lush, quiet settings of Dempsey Hill. It is a small mini-precinct and within its 18 blocks, you can find diverse cuisines, chic boutiques, a farmer’s market, art spaces and wellness facilities.
Dempsey Hill was a former military stronghold, the site of the British army barracks and the Central Manpower Base of Singapore (CMPB) where men reported for military service. Now, it has become one of the city’s top lifestyle destinations as a result of a hip cluster of wining and dining establishments moving in.
So if you want to dine while immersed in an old world charm experience, Dempsey Hill, with its conserved colonial black-and-white buildings, is the place to be.
What can be found here: Wining and dining establishments , lifestyle retail shops, art galleries and beauty parlours.
Spend some time at: The White Rabbit, Jones the Grocer, Tippling Club, The Museum of Contemporary Arts.
Capri by Fraser is also a great place to hang out with your friends and family!
Take a look at our facilities:
- 127sqm Treat Suites with spa facilities including private baths with TVs
- Steam Room & Sauna
- 20-metre Outdoor Pool with Hydro Treadmill
- 38sqm Gym with pool view (24-hours)
- Themed Laundrette Rooms on every floor (24-hours): Wii/Kinect, iPad Reading Room, Mini IT Lounge, Boxing Room and Foosball Room
And our dining establishments:
- Caprilicious (all-day dining @ Level 1 withbuffet breakfast, semi-buffet lunch, a la cartedinner, and 24-hour room service)
- Delite (deli @ Level 1 serving grab & gowraps, sandwiches, salads, powershakes &premium coffee/tea
- Drinx (bar @ Level 1) & Ripples (poolside bar@ Level 2 serving international beers & ciders)
So book a stay with us today and let us show you a fun weekend!