Bugis is one of the most exciting areas to explore within Singapore. It is home to many popular areas such as Haji Lane, Arab Street, and Kampong Glam, where you’ll find a plethora of eateries, bars, cafes, indie boutiques, novelty shops, street arts, barbers, and even nail salons.
When brisking through the Bugis Area, you’ll be able to check out many of Singapore’s iconic landmarks, including the National Library, Malay Heritage Center, National Design Center and Sultan Mosque.
Arab Street, located just outside the hotel, is Singapore’s veteran creative hub. It is also considered Singapore’s Muslim quarter, and at its heart situates the iconic Masjid Sultan Mosque.
The area is infused with the Arabian culture and you can find many restaurants that sell authentic Arabic Food, and shops that sell authentic Persian rugs, textiles, merchandise and snacks.
If you’re a shopaholic, Bugis is the perfect place for you. Within just 10 minutes of walking from the hotel, you’ll be able to reach central Bugis which contains the main shopping areas.
You could patronize the ever-popular Bugis Street, which catered to shoppers on a budget and is known for having many hidden treasures and delicious street food.
For a more contemporary experience, there is Bugis Junction and Bugis+ that even have their cinema on the top floor.
Foodies from around the world would appreciate the food scene within the Bugis area as its home to a wide variety of different cuisines.
At Arab Street, you can find Malay Cuisine at popular places such as Zam Zam, which serves Indian/Malay Food, and Hjh Maimunah, one of the most popular places to get your Nasi Padang fix. The area also contains plenty of Turkish, Egyptian and Arabic restaurants in the vicinity, and even an aviation-themed Japanese restaurant called Sushi Airways.
Alternately, you can visit Liang Seah Street to satiate your cravings for authentic Chinese food. Just a short 10-minute walk from the hotel and you can taste excellent meals from mala hotpots to fish head soup. Make sure not to miss out on the chance to check out the highly popular Ah Chew’s Dessert within the area for a taste of Singapore’s traditional desserts.
For a night of partying and drinks, Haji Lane is the place to go. Contrary to its name, Haji Lane comprises multiple lanes that contain many indie shops, fashion and apparel boutiques and an obscene number of bars.