Singapore may be a little red dot, but you’ll be surprised that beyond the usual tourist attractions, there are many hidden gems waiting to be discovered! That is the reason why Park Regis Singapore recently developed #sginsiders,  a walking guide covering lifestyle spots in the Clarke Quay and Chinatown enclaves. These spots are within 15 minutes walking distance from the hotel and guests are able to go on a self-guided trail to explore the surroundings from a local perspective.

  1. Fun & Adventure: Battlebox at Fort Canning

It was an eye-opening experience to say the least, and one of the most interesting attractions I visited was Battlebox at Fort Canning. It used to be a WWII British underground command centre and it was here that the British decided to surrender Singapore to the Japanese. History buffs would be pleased to know that Battlebox is now a museum. If you’re interested in how Malaya and Singapore fell into the hands of the Japanese in WWII as well as how an underground command centre functioned during a war, this is the place for you.

 If shooting 60km up into the skies at 200km/h is your idea of fun, pop by G-Max Reverse Bungy for some adrenalin pumping action and catch a splendid view of the Singapore River while you’re at it! You could also play some board games at Settler’s Cafe or visit the weekend flea market at China Square Central (great for those of you who prefer tamer activites!).

2. Arts/Lifestyle: Matter Prints

For comfortable clothes that tell a story, Matter Prints at Pagoda Street will not disappoint. Matter Prints is a socially driven brand that champions alternative production models for textile artisans around the world. By supporting Matter Prints, you’ll make a difference to society. Doesn’t that sound meaningful? Happy shopping!

For other cultural activities, be sure to visit Chinatown, Peranakan Museum and Asian Civilisations Museum too.

3.  Nightlife: Hive by Wala Wala

I have always been a fan of Wala Wala for their fabulous live music. Hive is the sister outlet of Wala Wala at Holland Village, so if you’re staying at Park Regis, you can stroll over for a drink and get your live band fix in just 15 minutes! They open till 1am from Mondays to Saturdays and till midnight on Sundays.

Fancy a little club hopping? Be sure to check out the other cool nightspots such as 28 Hong Kong Street (named best bar in Asia!) and Timbre @Substation, all within walking distance from Park Regis Hotel.

Park Regis Hotel #sginsiders Weekend Package

In conjunction with the launch of the #sginsiders guide, Park Regis Hotel has introduced a new weekend package for local staycation lovers and travellers!

Available from S$199++, the package includes:

  • Complimentary room upgrade
  • Specially concocted Regis Insiders Mocktail for two
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Late checkout until 2pm
  • Complimentary two hours bicycle rental for up to two pax

Located in the heart of the Central Business District, Park Regis Singapore is a stone’s throw from Clarke Quay MRT and is popular among both business and leisure travellers alike. I loved the cozy open-concept room that came complete with a koala bear, true to the hotel’s Australian heritage.

I have another piece of good news. From October to December 2016, guests can also look forward to complimentary yoga sessions!

I don’t know about you, but that’s definitely the perfect way for me to start the day.

For more details about Park Regis Singapore and the #sginsiders guide, do check out their website here.