With endless shopping opportunities, mouth-watering arrays of delicious food, and iconic futuristic architecture, Singapore is a unique destination. Novotel Singapore on Stevens, Mercure Singapore on Stevens makes a perfect base for exploring the city’s wonders, with buses on the doorstep and the ultramodern metro system just a short walk away.
Singapore is internationally renowned as a shopper’s paradise, with choices ranging from local markets offering handmade crafts at bargain prices, and long-established department stores, to the highest of high-end boutiques.
Orchard Road, the legendary shopping and entertainment area, is just a 10-minute walk from Novotel Singapore on Stevens, Mercure Singapore on Stevens – or a quick trip on the hotel’s free shuttle bus. This bustling strip offers luxury brands, stylish homegrown labels as well as high street favourites. Visit landmark department stores like Robinsons, in business for over 150 years and renowned for their impeccable service.
If you’re in the mood for more retail therapy, head to Sentosa HarbourFront. As well as a vast choice of stylish bars and restaurants, and entertainment for the whole family, you’ll find Vivo City, Singapore’s biggest mall. It’s home to local and international boutiques, electronics retailers and lots more.
An exceptional melting pot of cultures, Singapore is the ultimate foodie destination. You’ll find everything from the famous “hawker food” street stalls – said to be the world’s best – to upmarket celebrity-chef fine dining establishments. Maxwell Food Centre is home to over 100 street food stalls offering a vast choice of delicious treats. And then there are enclaves like Little India and Chinatown, where you’ll be tempted by a wealth of hawkers and restaurants offering authentic regional cuisine.
When it’s time for a break from the urban buzz, Singapore Botanic Gardens is a quiet leafy retreat, only a walk away from Novotel Singapore on Stevens, Mercure Singapore on Stevens. The sprawling gardens are a UNESCO World Heritage site, home to over 60,000 plants, among them VIP orchids named for celebrities and dignitaries from Jackie Chan to Nelson Mandela. Established in 1859 in the style of an English garden, the park is a beloved picnic spot which regularly hosts open-air concerts by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
Gardens by the Bay is a park of a very different variety. You can’t miss the massive Supertrees – towering tree-shaped vertical gardens between nine and 16 storeys high. The suspended walkway between the trees offers a sweeping bird’s-eye view of the gardens, and in the evening there’s a spectacular sound and light show. The Cloud Forest features a 35-metre-tall mountain under a glass dome, shrouded in mist and home to the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.
For architecture buffs, Singapore offers a singular blend of the traditional and the ultramodern. There are still plenty of streets lined with original Chinese shophouses, painted in bright colours, and with their typical corridors and internal courtyards. The legendary Raffles Hotel is just one of many intact examples of colonial architecture.
Singapore is also home to some of the world’s most stunning and innovative contemporary buildings. The Marina Bay Sands® complex is a defining feature of the skyline – three sloping towers soaring 200 metres above the ground. They’re topped by the SkyPark®, a huge platform with lush gardens and a public observatory offering spectacular views of the city.
At Novotel Singapore on Stevens, Mercure Singapore on Stevens, we love our city – and we want you to get the most out of it. If you have any questions about shopping, dining or sightseeing, our reception staff are only too happy to help.
Orchard District, 28 Stevens Road, #01-01
Tel: +65 6491 6100
Fax: +65 6491 6085