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5 Best Staycation Ideas So Good, You'll Forget You're Still In Singapore


You don't even have to leave the island. 

 

You can still enjoy a relaxing getaway without putting up with the hassle of getting on a plane and clearing the lines at the airport. 

 

1. Wanderlust  

wanderlust hotel

This four-storey boutique hotel has only 29 rooms and each floor in the hotel features a different theme for its rooms -- from the single-coloured Pantone rooms named after song titles to origami and pop art-inspired rooms. The top floor hosts Whimsical loft rooms where you'll find a giant typewriter (pictured), a forest tree stuffed with friendly creatures, or a floor-to-ceiling rocket with friendly aliens (among other things). There's no telling what you'll find in yours!

Enjoy a 15% discount if you make your booking at least 21 days in advance or a 10% discount for bookings made 14 days in advance. 

Things to do in the area:

Located in Little India, Wanderlust is a stone's throw away from all the sights and sounds (and scents) of this unique ethnic enclave. You can visit Mustafa Centre or even Tekka Centre if you're feeling adventurous. It is also easy to get to the Arab Street area from the hotel. 

2 Dickson Road

 

2. D'Kranji Farm Resort 

Tucked away in Kranji countryside, this resort is the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Family Suite, the biggest villa here, has two bedrooms and can host around eight people, and the Executive Villa even has its own jacuzzi and steam room. Talk about luxury within nature! Within the resort, there's a cafe for breakfast, a seafood restaurant for lunch and dinner, and a beer garden for drinks until 1 am. You can also try your hands at prawn fishing, visit the Swiftlet Garden Museum or hit the spa

In line with the Great Singapore Sale, the resort is offering a one-night stay in a Standard Villa for $150, which includes breakfast for two and rental of two bikes for the entire duration of your stay.

Things to do in the area:

Get to know the farming cluster in Kranji and find out how you can go farm-hopping here. There's a shuttle bus that stops at six venues in the area (including the D'Kranji Farm Resort and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve) for your convenience. Experience the only authentic farmers’ market in Singapore at the quarterly Kranji Countryside Farmers' Market where you can get fresh local produce and artisanal food. 

If you're looking to venture out even further, you can also visit the Kranji War Memorial and even the Singapore Zoo

Neo Tiew Lane 2

 

3. M Hotel Singapore 

M hotel

Looking for or an urban getaway in the heart of the city? M Hotel's newly renovated Deluxe, Premier and Club rooms are just what you need for that well-deserved rest and rejuvenation with comfortable soft mattresses, and choice of micro-fabric or goose feather pillows and duvet covers. Go ahead and pamper yourself with all-day refreshment, evening canapés with wine and private breakfast area when you book a Club Room. And don't miss the happy hour at J Bar on Level 9 from 5 pm to 8 pm with drinks from as low as $5.80!

From now till end of June 2016, enjoy room rates from $160 onwards on weekends and selected weekdays. The Millennium Saver deal also offers a discount of up to 25% from now till September 4.

Things to do in the area:

The hotel's central location makes it easy to get to almost anywhere and but you should also keep a look out for opportunities to visit the Tangoing Pagar Old Railway Station nearby when it is open to public. 

81 Anson Road

 

4. The Sultan 

Made up of ten conservation shophouses, the Sultan's beautifully restored architectural features include tall columns, wide arcs, and full-length shuttered windows embodying Kampong Glam’s rich heritage. With a total of 64 rooms, take your pick from eight different types of room, whether you're looking for a cozy single room or a spacious loft. In the evening, head down to the SingJazz Club for live performances by local, regional and international acts. 

Don't miss the affordable rates starting from $136 for a double room.

Things to do in the area:

Kampong Glam is a vibrant emblem of Singapore’s heritage, and was home to the Arab and Malay communities. Discover traces of it today as you explore Arab Street and its surroundings. Don't miss the chance to visit the Malay Heritage Centre and keep and eye out for events at the nearby Aliwal Arts Centre.

101 Jalan Sultan

 

5. The Club 

the club hotel

Housed in a 19th -century colonial  building, The Club hotel has 20 luxurious rooms, including two spacious Club Suites with  balcony overlooking the Ann Siang Hill. And you'll never out of food options with four F&B venues -- Tiger’s Milk, B28, The Disgruntled Chef, Mr & Mrs Maxwell’s). For a unique opportunity to sample the best Latin American cuisine, head over to Tiger’s Milk, Singapore's first Peruvian rooftop bar,  and whisky aficionados will love B28; home to a collection of more than 200 different Scottish Single Malts.
 
Plan a weekend getaway and enjoy one night accommodation at The Club from $165 with free breakfast for two till 31st July 2016. Or sign up for The Club Signature package to enjoy a $240 rate for a Standard Room or $360 for a Club Suite (includes 20% discount at all F&B outlets in the hotel).

Things to do in the area: 

Explore the vibrant nightlife Club Street and Ann Siang Road after dark or roam around Chinatown in the day. And discover what Keong Saik Road has to offer with its art deco shophouses while you're at it. 

28 Ann Siang Road

 

By Muneerah Bee, June 2016 

 

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