This four-star hotel is central to the city’s main business and tourist locations – it’s a 15-minute drive from Changi International Airport, the Central Business District and Singapore’s main shopping boulevard, Orchard Road. While the hotel might not offer top-notch luxury, the rooms, especially the family rooms, are spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated with vibrant motifs and colours that reflect the strong Peranakan heritage of its neighbourhood. Take the time to explore the area – Joo Chiat and Katong are foodie hotspots and home to iconic local culinary establishments such as old-school coffee shop Chin Mee Chin and Five Star Hainanese Chicken Rice.

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A residential area for mostly wealthy Peranakans and Eurasians at the turn of the 20th century, the Joo Chiat and Katong estates are some of the most underrated tourist spots in Singapore. Rows of well-conserved pre-war, double-storeyed shophouses with intricate ceramic tiles and colourful facades give the area a unique charm.

25 Marine Parade, Singapore

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