While many of us just want to hop on a plane and fly overseas without a care in the world, not all of us are actually prepared to do that right now. Even with Singapore slowly reopening its borders and forming Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) with other countries, many are still skeptical about overseas travel for leisure at this point in time. Then there’s also some of us who really want to but our bank account isn’t ready for a trip to the UK or anywhere outside of Singapore for that matter. So for now, why not check out places in Singapore that can make you feel like you’re overseas without actually having to do PCR tests, book a flight out and break the bank?
Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan
Missing Thailand? Check out the Garden Lavish Suite at Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan (Bugis area). The suite is decked out in Thai-inspired décor and even comes with its own private indoor hydro bath and private outdoor garden.
Tip: There are special offers available for last minute bookings (save up to 15%), early bird bookings (save up to 20% when you book at least 30 days in advance) and even for those who are looking to stay longer than two nights (save up to 18%).
Address: 33 Jalan Sultan, Singapore 198965
Love the iconic Japanese brand MUJI? This hotel will be right up your alley. While it is actually a hotel by one of China’s biggest multi-brand hotel chain management groups (Huazhu Hotels Group Ltd.) and not the actual MUJI chain of hotels, it shares strikingly similar minimalist characteristics. Located just three-minute walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, it makes it very convenient to get around. There are 2 types of rooms at Ji Hotel, Superior and Deluxe. Not much of a difference between the two apart from the Deluxe room being more spacious. The best part about the rooms? 65′ TV with cable channels, free WiFi, complimentary mini bar and a traditional tea set for you to brew your own tea.
FYI: Because of the design of the bathroom, it’s perhaps more suited for a romantic staycay rather than a family one.
Address: 11 Penang Lane, Singapore 238485
Much like its name, the entire hotel’s main colour scheme revolves around monochromatic colours (black and white). It’s set in historical shop houses and designed so modern and sleek – a harmony of the past and present.
Apart from heading to Hotel Mono for a staycation, you can also consider going there for a workcation as well. There are private rooms available for 4, 6 or 9 hour bookings.
Tip: There are these promotions to look out for – 45% off (valid till 31st Dec 2021), early bird (book 14 days in advance and enjoy 20% off all rooms).
Address: 18 Mosque Street, Singapore 059498
The Great Madras
This hotel takes you on a whole different kind of trip, it’s almost as if you’re entering a book or transported to the inside of a brilliant and creative mind. The fusion of colours and character really brings this place alive. Apart from private rooms, there’s also the option of a mixed/all-female hostel rooms here.
Address: 28 Madras Street, Singapore 208422
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa
If there’s an upcoming special occasion and you’re in the mood to splurge, take a look at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa’s couple suite with direct access to the infinity lap pool and jacuzzi or the one bedroom villa with its own private plunge pool. Reminiscent of Bali, your room to the pool in just seconds!
Address: 1 Larkhill Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099394