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Distance from hotel: 250m
CHIJMES (pronounced 'chimes') started as a convent girls' school and orphanage in 1854. The convent was closed in 1983 and declared a National Heritage Site. Today, CHIJMES is an attraction that offers an exciting dining, shopping, leisure and entertainment experience. CHIJMES Hall, the restored chapel, provides a spectacular backdrop for musicals, recitals and other theatrical performances. One of the last few cloistered convents in the world, the fine Gothic architecture offers a great photographic opportunity and is well worth a visit.

Distance from hotel: 1700m
Not all parts of Chinatown are Chinese though. The Al Abrar Mosque along Telok Ayer Street, and the Jamae Mosque and Sri Mariamman Temple along South Bridge Road lay witness to the harmonious racial and religious atmosphere in Singapore.

Clarke Quay
Distance from hotel: 1000m
Lying near the mouth of the Singapore River, the site of Clarke Quay was the centre of commerce during the late 19th century. Today, Clarke Quay is still buzzing with life and activity. The waterfront godowns now play host to a colorful kaleidoscope of restaurants, wine bars, entertainment spots and retail shops. The bustling market atmosphere of bygone days comes alive amidst the rows of charming shop houses, pushcarts, and five-foot-way merchants

Gardens By The Bay
Distance from hotel: 1800m
Stand in awe of the amazing Supertrees. These uniquely designed vertical gardens of 25 to 50-metres tall have large canopies that provide shade in the day and come alive with an exhilarating display of light and sound at night. Take a stroll along the OCBC Skyway, a 128-metre long walkway with a height of 22-metres that connects two Supertrees at the Supertree Grove, and take in a different view of the Gardens. Chill out at the 50-metre Supertree-top bistro and be captivated by the panoramic views of the Gardens as well as the surrounding Marina Bay area. While you are there, drop by the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest – two gigantic conservatries that are spectacular both from outside and inside.

Kampong Glam and Arab Street
Distance from hotel: 1100m
Nothing in Singapore beats Arab Street for bazaar-style shopping with true ethnic character. The street itself is a riot of colourful textiles from all over Asia, sold at very low prices. Here you can browse through hole-in-the-wall shops, haggle to your heart's content and come away with the most delightful purchases at bargain prices. The little streets in this area form the historical focal point of Muslim life in Singapore.

Little India
Distance from hotel: 1500m
Best seen on foot, Little India, located along Serangoon Road, is awash with the scents and sights of the subcontinent. Stroll along this road and the neighbouring alleyways to take in the quaint, old-fashioned shops selling spices, sarees, trinkets, Indian jewellery and daily products used by the average Indian household.

Merlion Park 
Distance from hotel: 850m
The Merlion - with a lion’s head and a fish’s body, is a national iconic of Singapore’s and a guardian to the island-state. The Merlion standing tall at 8.6 meters tall, weighing 70 tons, spouts water daily now resides at  the waterfront Merlion Park, tourist can take a breathtaking view of the Merlion against the scenic Marina Bay.

Raffles Hotel
Distance from hotel: 200m
Declared a National Monument in 1987, the hotel has grown from strength to strength. With its restoration and reopening in 1991, Raffles Hotel today stands as a jewel in the crown of Singapore's hospitality industry, renowned and loved for its inimitable style and unsurpassed excellence in service and facilities.

Distance from hotel: 5800m
Singapore's premier island resort getaway, it is hard to imagine that the island was once a fishing village that later became a British military fortress. Attractions found on the island include stunning beaches, a butterfly park and insect kingdom, a dolphin lagoon, a wax museum, an underwater aquarium and the musical fountain. The latest addition to the collection of entertainment on the island is Resorts World Sentosa, one of the two newly-opened Integrated Resorts in the city where the world-famous theme park, Universal Studios Singapore®, is also located.

Singapore Botanic Gardens
Distance from hotel: 4900m
Situated near Orchard Road, the 52-hectare Botanic Gardens possess an array of botanical and horticultural attractions with a rich history and a wonderful plant collection of worldwide significance. It also houses the National Orchid Garden, featuring some 60,000 orchid plants.

Singapore Flyer
Distance from hotel: 1000m
At a height of 165m, Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel (outside United States) and also one of Asia’s biggest tourist attractions. Also, each Singapore Flyer capsule is about the size of a bus and can carry up to 28 people. Passengers are able to walk around and enjoy the views outside without feeling any movement or vibration at all. In contrast, due to its reliance on gravity which helps in keeping its carriage balanced, the carrying capacity of the ferris wheel is usually limited to about 8 passengers. It promises more than just a view, but a panorama that captures Marina Bay’s skyline with a glimpse of neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia.

Singapore River Cruise
Distance from hotel: 1000m
Take a scenic tour down the Singapore River on a river cruise. Historically, this river served as a port for international commerce and trading activities. Today after a major clean-up in 1983, the river is a prime spot for tourists to enjoy the bustling nightlife and revisit the great historical significance.

Singapore Zoo / Night Safari
Distance from hotel: 13800m
Acclaimed by zoologists and tourists as one of the best zoos in the world, Singapore Zoo is set in 170 acres of parkland next to a lake. There are more than 1600 animals in residence and 170 different species, 50% of which are endangered species from South-East Asia. The Night Safari, opened in 1994, is the world's first and only night zoo, which provides a rare sight to see nocturnal animals in their active state.