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For foodies: PARKROYAL on Pickering

Located right at the edge of the Chinatown precinct, PARKROYAL on Pickering is within walking distance of some of the best local cuisine that Singapore has to offer, including Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, one of the first two street food stalls in the world to be awarded a Michelin star.

Nearby, Hong Lim Food Centre and Maxwell Food Centre are beloved local haunts for outstanding renditions of local hawker delights. Ann Siang Hill and Club Street offer even more options with their rows of restaurants offering various international cuisines.

That said, the hotel’s restaurants have also been known to draw big crowds. PARKROYAL’s LIME restaurant is a favourite, especially on Sundays, for its lavish buffet spread serving fresh seafood and other dishes prepared on the spot by chefs at live cooking stations.

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For shopaholics: YOTEL Singapore

At the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore’s premier shopping street and lifestyle destination, is YOTEL Singapore, part of a compact luxury chain that draws inspiration from Japanese capsule hotels.

YOTEL Singapore is ideally placed for shopaholics, given the multitude of retail, dining and entertainment options within close walking distance. From designer threads and high street fashion to upscale restaurants and art galleries – you name it, and Orchard Road has it.

And for those looking for an interesting room service experience, YOTEL Singapore delivers amenities such as extra towels, water and food to your room by robots.

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For nature lovers: Villa Samadhi Singapore

Tucked away in a nature reserve, Villa Samadhi Singapore offers a peaceful abode less than 10 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the Central Business District.

Bring along your fitness gear to traverse the mangrove, coastal and forest trails in the surrounding area. And if you’re looking for more recreational activities, Sentosa island, where you’ll find some of Singapore’s most popular beaches and tourist attractions, is just a short trip away.

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For sports enthusiasts: Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore

Scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2018, Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore is expected to be a haven for local and overseas golf enthusiasts with not one, but two, renowned championship golf courses located within its compounds.

This 208-room and villa luxury resort will also boast multiple tennis courts, a spectacular sea view and several other sporting facilities. Its location is also close to Tanah Merah Coast Road, which has the first ever on-road dedicated bicycle lane – a 2m-wide stretch that’s 10km long.

As for meeting facilities, the hotel also offers a boardroom, meeting rooms, event lawns and a ballroom overlooking the golf course.

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For heritage lovers: Raffles Hotel

One of the most iconic hotels in the world, Raffles Hotel along Beach Road is a must-stay for any visitor seeking to be immersed in Singapore’s history and the grandeur of a bygone era.

One of the few remaining 19th century hotels in the world dating back to 1887, the hotel was named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore, and was billed by the British media as “the most magnificent establishment of its kind East of Suez” in 1904.

The hotel has played host to many a luminary – including Ernest Hemingway, Michael Jackson, Rudyard Kipling and even Queen Elizabeth II.

Though it has been closed since February 2017 for a major restoration project, this national monument is set to welcome guests back to its hallowed halls once again in mid-2018.

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For the culture vulture: The Vagabond Club

A modern reinterpretation of the classic Parisian salon, The Vagabond Club is where guests can come together to enjoy art, theatre and food whilst engaging in deep and convivial conversations.

This hotel is the only one in Singapore that has an artist-in-residence programme – guests can interact with the in-house artist over cocktails, with a live jazz quartet playing in the background.

Additionally, stage performances are held at the hotel’s bar from time to time, ranging from plays and poetry slams to comedy shows and even a cabaret dance. Artists from around the world can apply for residencies at the hotel, with many leaving something of their art at the end of their tenure.