Singapore, also known as “Little Red Dot”, is a bustling city that is filled with a rich history with beautiful sights to admire and adventures to embark on.
Orchard Road is Singapore’s epicentre of shopping. With a range from luxury retail to world-class international cuisines, it is famous for being a shopping precinct that provides an unforgettable experience in a retail and dining paradise. Be sure to take a break and enjoy a bout of artistic immersion at the ION Art Gallery.
Directions: Take the complimentary shuttle bus service provided (check departure timings with our Concierge team). Alternatively, take a leisurely 10 minute stroll from the Hotel’s doorstep to Botanic Gardens.
Being the first UNESCO Heritage Site in Singapore, Botanic Gardens is a definite stop when you visit Singapore. Fawn over the beautiful wildlife present amidst the wide species of flowers grown. Be sure to check out the various attractions and their opening hours prior to your visit.
Directions: Take the complimentary shuttle bus service provided (check departure timings with our Concierge team). Alternatively, take a leisurely 20 minute stroll from the Hotel’s doorstep to Botanic Gardens.
Little India is Singapore’s most vibrant district. Fill your tummy with local fares, or authentic dishes from various parts of India and visit the renowned Sri Sriniyasa Perumal Temple. Be sure to drop by Mustafa Centre that is open 24-hours a day for a unique market style shopping experience!
Directions: Take a 10-minute walk to Stevens MRT followed by a 5-minute train ride from Stevens MRT to Little India MRT for 2 stops.
Chinatown is one of Singapore’s most cultural-rich and heritage-rich area. Soak up the bustle along a long stretch of shophouses, selling everything from silk to beautiful ornaments. Whilst there, be sure to taste the fragrant traditional food fare and visit the iconic 4-storey Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.
Directions: Take a 10-minute walk to Stevens MRT and a 17-minute train ride from Stevens MRT to Chinatown MRT for 9 stops.
Kampong Glam has an eclectic blend of history, culture and trendy lifestyle scene. Bask in the heritage as you pick up traditional wares or handmade perfumes. Or, explore the colourful lanes of multi-label stores, quirky boutiques and hip bars and cafes. It will also be a great time to taste the delectable local delicacies.
Directions: Take 10-minute walk to Stevens MRT followed by a 10-minute train ride from Stevens MRT to Bugis MRT for 4 stops. Upon reaching, take a 10-minute walk to Kampong Glam.
Take a breath-taking trip down memory lane as you hike along Singapore’s oldest reservoir. A gateway to Singapore’s nature reserves, the MacRitchie Reservoir Park is a popular spot for nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts. With hiking trails, kayaks and canoes for rent, it is also a great place for both land or water recreational activities.
Directions: Take a 12-minute bus ride for 11 stops on Bus 132 from Novotel Mercure @ Stevens bus stop right outside the hotel.
Fort Canning hill, formerly known as Government Hill, is an iconic hilltop landmark that has witnessed many of Singapore’s historical milestones. Featuring 9 historical gardens and a 2.5km walking trail, appreciate the ancient artefacts, rich heritage and simple tranquility that Fort Canning Hill offers for its adventurers.
Directions: Take a 10-minute walk to Far East Plaza followed by a 11-minute bus ride for 4 stops on Bus 143 to After Haw Par Glass Tower. Upon reaching, take a 2-minute walk towards the entrance of Fort Canning Park.
Home to plenty of natural biodiversity, explore the varieties of flora and fauna that can be found in the park of Bukit Timah Hill Nature Reserve. The visitor’s centre exhibition gallery includes interactive touchscreens, informative forest ecology and tree-spotting displays, as well as, two majestic Sumatran tiger replica centrepieces.
Directions: Take a 10-minute walk to Stevens MRT Station followed by a 10-minute train ride towards Bukit Panjang to Beauty World. Upon reaching, take a 8-minute walk to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Previously known as Pulau Sakijang Bendera, Saint John’s Island is one of the Southern islands in Singapore. This popular day-trip destination houses a secret beach with clear waters and white sands, one of the country’s many beautiful offshore islands.
Directions: Take a 15-minute walk to Orchard MRT Station followed by a 13-minute train ride for 7 stops to Marina South Pier MRT Station. Upon reaching, Marina South Pier is a 2-minute walk from the MRT Station, where you may purchase a boat ticket to St. John’s Island.
Hiding behind the bustle of Chinatown, lies a nine-hectare belt of greenery perched atop a 45m-tall knoll. Built in 1898 to supply drinking water to Chinatown, Pearl’s Hill Reservoir provides a relaxing time under the trees as well as a therapeutic walk uncovering relics from colonial times.
Directions: Take a 10-minute walk to Far East Plaza followed by a 11-minute bus-ride for 4 stops on Bus 143 to After Haw Par Glass Tower. Upon reaching, take a 2-minute walk towards the entrance of Fort Canning Park.