Written by Claire Hillsmith in January 2014
Have you ever thought about staying in a serviced apartment? Exploring Singapore can be fascinating and made much easier when you can retreat to a home-away-from-home after a busy day being a tourist. With plenty of welcoming apartments to choose from that allow you some extra space, serviced apartments are a smart choice in accommodation.
A holiday may call for five star luxury hotels with room service or spa treatments but if they aren’t on your priority list, staying in serviced apartments in Singapore can make your holiday much more exciting. Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard provide their guests with vibrant surroundings and the opportunity to be pampered in their own private space. In the surrounding area you will find the shopping paradise of Orchard Road, home to over 22 shopping malls, including the Tanglin and Centrepoint. Excite your taste buds with a vast array of cuisines, watch a performance in one of the mall’s foyers or catch the latest film at Cathay Cineplex.
Staying in Ascott Raffles Place Serviced Residences sets you close to a wide selection of Singapore’s gourmet restaurants in Marina Bay, an area that boasts a combination of luxury shopping malls, small boutiques and endless dining opportunities. Explore world-famous collections at the ArtScience Museum or marvel at a bird’s eye view of the city from the Singapore Flyer before enjoying a high quality dinner at one of the many restaurants within Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore Hotel. Sample Cantonese cuisine at Summer Pavilion or try the award-winning Sunday champagne brunch at Greenhouse, both of which are housed within the Ritz-Carlton.
Take a stroll over to Telok Ayer Market, colloquially known as Lau Pa Sat for a market-style meal where you’ll find such delicacies as Singapore’s signature dishes, chilli or black pepper crab, as well as local favourite, chicken rice. A must-try is the deliciously rich Laksa, packed full of flavour with its coconut based curry soup containing noodles and an array of herbs and spices.
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Singapore is in the perfect location for discovering the city as it is close to Bugis MRT Station that connects you to the heart of the city in minutes. The nearby Bugis & Arab Street thoroughfares are a great place to search for the latest fashions and are a trendy spot for Singapore teens, as well as a must-see for any visitors to the area.
Once you’ve finished shopping, why not travel further afield and find out what else there is to see in Singapore. Singapore Night Safari and Singapore Zoo are both two top attractions with the zoo homing over 2,800 animals in a rainforest environment and the Night Safari providing a different perspective with a look into the lives of nocturnal creatures. Learn the stories of prisoners from World War II at the Changhi Chapel & Museum or discover over 10,000 types of plants at Singapore Botanic Gardens.