Fragrance Hotel – Selegie
Fragrance Hotel Selegie couldn’t be better located on Selegie Road with a 7-minute walk from the Little India MRT Station (NE7).
Fragrance Hotel Selegie is strategically located with the Little India cultural district to the North, Bugis shopping area on the East and tip of Orchard shopping belt on the South.
For visitors arriving at Changi Airport, you can travel on the Green MRT Line (East-West) that has the least transfers, then alight at Bugis MRT Station (EW12) and take an easy 12-minute walk to Selegie Fragrance Hotel.
Yoga in Tranquility at Fort Canning Park
A good way to start the morning would be taking a 25-minute hike from Fragrance Hotel Selegie to Fort Canning Park which is rear of National Museum of Singapore at the end of Selegie road.
Located on a small hill, Fort Canning Park is more than it seems and is one of Singapore’s most historical places. The hill was such an important place that it was used for; burial grounds of ancient Malay Kings, a bustling trading post during 19th century, residence ground for Sir Stamford Raffles’s first home and as a military fort during World War II.
Not so imposing these days and only 200ft high, the gorgeous lawns and aged tall trees are the perfect place to do your yoga exercise in peace.
Electronics & High Street Fashion Galore
If you step out from Fragrance Hotel Selegie and walk for about 5-minute along Rochor Road, you will see a 6-storey building with blue glass facade. That is Sim Lim Square, Singapore’s largest computer and electronics mall for geeks and computer DIY enthusiasts.
Sim Lim Square is the IT Mecca where visitors can buy IT gadgets and computer parts like digital cameras, camcorders, laptops, LCD monitors, computer motherboards and memory, network storage, multi-function printers, Xbox, Playstations, Nintendo, media players, etc.
Because there are more than 100 stores competing for the same customers, prices can be competitive and usual practice is to bargain and ask for free gifts if you are buying big ticket items like laptops or high-end DSLRs.
Ladies can dump their men at Sim Lim Square while they head for Bugis Junction and Bugis+ (formerly Iluma) shopping malls. Well-known brands like Calvin Klein, Sephora, Dorothy Perkins, Levi’s, Esprit, Aeropostale, Bershka, Pull&Bear, Mango, Uniqlo and Lowry’s Farm from Japan can all be found at these two modern shopping malls.
If high street fashion is not your cup of tea, then head to Bugis Street which is just beside Bugis+ shopping mall. Bugis Street is the largest street-style shopping in Singapore with many hole-in-wall stalls selling cheap Korean and Japanese fashion, Cosplay costumes and even sex toys!
Walking Down Singapore’s Memory Lane
Nothing can beat the “walking down the memory lane” experience in National Museum of Singapore to see how Singapore morphed itself from a sleepy fishing village to the modern city it is today.
National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore featuring Neo-Palladian and Renaissance architecture with a prominent dome, covered by 3,000 pieces of fish-scaled tiles at the front of the building. The Free guided tours (exclude entrance fees) in the museum are a good way to skim through Singapore’s history in an hour if you are hard pressed for time.
The National Museum of Singapore is conveniently located at the foot of Fort Canning Park, next to YMCA International House along Stamford Road.
24-Hour Shopping Paradise in Little India
The 24-hour shopping mall, Mustafa Center on Syed Alwi Road has become a shopping pilgrimage for guests to Singapore mainly because of the bargains to be had.
Whatever you can think of, you could probably buy it at Mustafa Shopping Center. Gold jewellery, textile, clothing , toys, health supplements, LCD TVs, laptops, printers, digital cameras, mobile phones, iPhones, iPads, Apple accessories, coffee makers, are just some of the bargains you can find.
Guests can also have fun exploring Little India’s labyrinth of lanes, restored Pre-War shop houses containing authentic India restaurants, Indian textiles and goldsmiths while on the way to Mustafa Center.
Affordable Hotel with Excellent Location
The Fragrance Hotel Selegie is one of the very rare budget hotels with a rooftop swimming pool that you can do some tanning in the sunny Singapore while enjoying the splendid city skyline at the same time. The hotel is also equipped with an in-house cafe where breakfast and light meals are served.
Wireless Internet access (charges apply) is available in all the rooms
- LCD TV with Cable Channels
- Laundry Service / Dry Cleaning
- Coffee / Tea Making Facilities
- Hair Dryer
- Complimentary Beverages
- Luggage Storage
- Tour Desk
- Rooftop Pool
Address: 183 Selegie Road Singapore 188329
Contact number: +65 6337 7888
Hotel Website: www.fragrancehotel.com
Nearest MRT Station: Little India MRT Station (NE7) and 12-minute walk from Bugis MRT Station (EW12)