Every Saturday, guests get a special treat, with a half day tour around one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates, Tiong Bahru, which is just a 10-minute walk away from the hotel. The estate may be old, but it is undeniably one of Singapore’s hippest neighbourhoods.
The hotel’s Tiong Bahru Heritage Tour will take one to iconic sights such as Tiong Bahru Market packed with hawker stalls and plenty of local culinary delights, Qi Tian Gong Temple (齐$ر宫) that is dedicated to the Monkey God, and the Dancing Girl Sculpture in Seng Poh Garden. Guests can try their hand at Singapore’s ‘chope’ culture (where seats at food courts are reserved with packets of tissue paper), ordering drinks the local way (Teh-C is tea made with evaporated milk, and Kopi-O is coffee without milk), and drawing divination lots.
On the first Saturday of each month, guests can further immerse themselves in local culture with experiences specially curated by the hotel according to festivals and special occasions celebrated in Singapore.
Guests can get a head start on their New Year health resolutions with a tai chi class at sunrise or bake Lunar New Year goodies such as pineapple tarts in February for Chinese New Year.
The tour takes place every Saturday at 9am with compliments of the hotel. For more information, please call +65 6733 8800, email concierge. GCW@millenniumhotels.com or visit this link.