Whether you’re travelling with the folks, kids, or both, there’s fun for the whole family in Singapore.
Morning: Hotel Indigo
Set up camp at Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong.The hotel brims with nostalgic charm—be greeted by the refurbished façade of the former Joo Chiat police station, and décor inspired by the culture and heritage of the surrounding Joo Chiat/Katong neighbourhood, in the form of art murals along the walls of the lobby and your room. Make use of the hotel’s family-friendly amenities—the whole clan can take a dip in the rooftop infinity pool, or just relax poolside. Choose to stay in connecting rooms, so there’ll be tons of space for the family. Adding to that, the hotel is also a wheelchair-friendly and fully non-smoking property.
Afternoon: Peranakan appreciation
Get acquainted with Peranakan (of Straits-born, usually Chinese and Malay, culture) tradition in the historic neighbourhoods of Katong and Joo Chiat. Head to Rumah Bebe, where you can admire an array of Peranakan beadwork, embroidery and other trinkets in a multitude of vibrant colours. Then, make your way to a gem of Joo Chiat, The Intan—heritage house dedicated to conserving Peranakan culture. Sign yourselves up for a tour and a spot of tea with the Intan Signature Tea Experience, and wander through the carefully conserved antique house as you snack on a variety of Peranakan dishes and homemade kueh (bite-sized desserts). The tea tours can take place at any time of day, and are SGD 45 per person for a group of six. Book your tour via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (+65 6440 1148).
Evening: Traditional dining
End the day with some tantalising flavours at Quentin’s Eurasian Restaurant to savour the traditions of Eurasian cuisine, passed down from generations to chef Quentin Perreira. If you’re looking to spice things up, try their curry debal (devil’s curry, a traditional Eurasian dish of spicy curry flavoured with candlenuts and vinegar).