Also known as “The Lion City”, Singapore is home to a surprisingly massive number of attractions: luxurious hotels, top-notch nightlife spots, world-class zoos, beautifully-landscaped parks, deliciously cheap local hawker food and historical structures. This little island country has a lot to offer keen to find out more about our favourite spot in Singapore, here’s a sneak peek of Singapore’s top attraction – Clarke Quay:
Park Royal Hotel Clarke Quay
Park Hotel Clarke Quay is situated in the quaint side of Clarke Quay town, adjacent to Robertson Quay. The building’s façade is reminiscent of Singapore’s colonial past. This 10-storey hotel also offers 336 rooms and suites, with two restaurants serving both local and International cuisines. To cool off from the island’s heat, take a refreshing dip in the hotel’s outdoor pool and if swimming is your choice of cardio, you’re in luck. Park Hotel’s stunning 25-metre pool is excellent for getting some laps in.
Comfort is key at Park Hotel, and it is guaranteed to exceed your expectations. The standard rooms aren’t as spacious as the deluxe suites, but don’t fret – they’re still just as cosy. To get a bang for your buck( think daily canapes and cocktails) you can upgrade to a Club Premier Room! The Park Hotel provides top-notch service, with a team of service staff that will cater to your every need.
The hype revolving around Clarke Quay is your one-way ticket to experience the fantastic nightlife of Singapore, but there’s so much more to Clarke Quay than chic bars, clubs and fancy restaurants – it’s also home to Singapore’s key attractions. Brace yourselves, because you’re about to be in for a real treat.
Asian Civilisations Museum
If you don’t feel like lounging around your hotel pool all day, head down to the Asian Civilisations Museum. This museum is home to exhibits from all over Asia – you’ll find Ancient Asian artefacts from as early as the 4th century here. Social media didn’t exist back then, but everyone certainly lived life to the fullest. Kudos to the pioneers!
Fort Canning Park
Located behind Clarke Quay’s array of restaurants is where you’ll find Singapore’s hidden gem – Fort Canning Park. Escape the bustling city and take a leisurely stroll in this historical Singaporean landmark. The tunnels in Fort Canning were built to evade the wrath of the Japanese army back in the Second World War. But all is forgiven now and names of the unsung heroes are erected along the walls of Fort Canning Park. Did you also know that this popular spot acts as a backdrop for wedding photoshoots?
G-Max Reverse Bungy
If you’re not a museum or history buff, but you love a good adrenaline rush, Clarke Quay has got you covered. Thrill seekers, make sure you check out the G-Max Reverse Bungy in Clarke Quay. This giant 5-seater slingshot will launch you up to 60 feet in the air and knock your socks off (literally). The G-Max Reverse Bungy is popular amongst locals and tourists alike – and if you decide to get on this ride at night, you might be lucky enough to witness Singapore’s stunning city skyline if your eyes are screwed up in terror!
Singapore River Cruise
Hop on the Singapore River Cruise to relive this tiny island’s journey from a small trading port to a metropolitan city with a thriving economy. The shophouses along the Quays have been restored to their former glory and you can even catch a glimpse of the landing site of Sir Stamford Raffles (where he first stepped onto the island).
Cocobolo Poolside Bar & Grill
What’s better than a few cocktails and a barbeque session to end the night? Cocobolo, a poolside bar and grill on the second level of Park Hotel Clarke Quay is your go-to! This dining option is a carnivore’s haven, with reasonably-priced BBQ buffets that will tickle your taste buds. It’s time to load up on those proteins and if you’ve got a sweet-tooth – make sure you dig into the Asian-inspired desserts at the corner of the buffet spread.
From river cruises to historical parks and museums, Singapore makes for a unique Southeast Asian destination compared to the rest of its counterparts. Haven’t travelled to this little island country yet? You officially have an excuse to start packing ASAP. If you’re on a Southeast Asian tour, make sure you add Singapore to your itinerary and if you love a good discount, book your vacation with ENTERTAINER getaways on your ENTERTAINER App to enjoy up to 60% off hotel rates! Simply launch your ENTERTAINER app and click on the ‘Travel’ tab to start booking!