Hangout @ Mt Emily
The Hangout @ Mt Emily is a distinctive budget hotel in Singapore that is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city and yet closed enough to experience the city’s vibrancy when needed.
Located up on a slope (hence the name Mount Emily), The Hangout @ Mt Emily is a budget hotel cum hostel rolled into one as it also offer dormitory rooms for backpackers. Smacked between two train stations; the Dhoby Ghaut Interchange MRT Station and Little India MRT Station, guests can access Orchard Road shopping strip and the Little India ethnic enclave easily.
A short 15-20 minute walk will bring hotel guests to either MRT stations in no time. Guests arriving at Changi Airport can also take trains from the Changi Airport MRT Station and arrive at Hangout @ Mt Emily in less than an hour.
Charms of Little India
Little India is one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods of Singapore, with an amazing history and prominent landmarks that attract lots of tourists.
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is located further ahead of Little India MRT station, and it is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Singapore. Dedicated to Goddess Kali, the temple has a main tower, the gopuram that is stacked with colorful miniature deities and mythical creatures and can be seen from afar.
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple is another old Hindu temple that visitors shouldn’t miss and is located on Serangoon Road near the Farrer Park MRT Station (NE8). This temple is dedicated to devotees who worship Lord Vishnu, one of the five primary forms of God in Hinduism. The temple interior is really worth seeing as there is a prominent statue of Lord Vishnu and its consorts, as well as intricate Hindu art covering the inner walls and ceiling.
Little India is not just all about temples but there is also a modern landmark that is synonymous with 24-hour shopping. The Mustafa Center is a 150,000 sq. ft shopping center that operates round-the-clock and is very popular with locals and tourists alike. Located on Syed Alwi Road, Mustafa offers everyday low prices on a mind-boggling range of merchandise like laptops, digital cameras, mobile phones, iPhones and iPads accessories, shoes, clothing, health supplements, perfumes, cosmetics, luggage and even gold jewelery.
If you are suffering from jet lag or simply can’t sleep at night, window shopping in the sprawling Mustafa Center could be a good exercise to tune your body to the new time zone.
Electronics, Gadgets and IT Appliances Galore
Sim Lim Square is a well-known shopping haven for gadgets and IT buffs who are looking for good bargains. It is only 10-minute by foot from Hangout @ Mt Emily Hotel, and it is definitely worth a visit if you need to buy the latest digital cameras, laptops, motherboards, graphics cards, media players, Playstations and Xbox.
However, it is advisable for first-time visitors to take your time to walk around and compare prices. There are more than 100 shops in Sim Lim Square, so competition is rife and hence you need to shop around for the best offer.
Exciting Orchard Road Shopping
The best thing about Hangout @ Mt Emily Hotel is its close proximity to the Orchard Road shopping strip. Guests can take the trains from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station and be shopping in the swanky Orchard Road malls in less than 10-minute.
Undisputedly, the glitziest and swankiest shopping mall in Orchard Road is none other than the ION Orchard Shopping Center. If you only have to time to visit one mall, make ION Orchard your only stop. The mall architecture itself is a marvel with a spectacular wavy glass frontage that comes “alive” at night by becoming a digital screen.
ION Orchard has six mega-duplex boutique stores that will wow sophisticated shoppers with brands like Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Prada, Dior, Giorgio Armani and D & G. There are also other high-street fashion brands like adidas, Aeropostale, Bershka, Fred Perry and Guess for the discerning shoppers.
Knightsbridge Shopping Center is a mall that oozes charm and mysticism with its facade wrapped in mysterious black, brown and gold hues. It houses the first and only Abercrombie & Fitch flagship store in Singapore with 4-storeys of retail space devoted to ladies and men’s fashion. Knightsbridge is also sometimes known as the “flagship mall” as it also houses flagship stores of Topshop, Tommy Hilfiger and Brooks Brothers.
Perfect Budget Hotel in Singapore’s City Center
Hangout @ Mt Emily offers not only the best hostel services and facilities in Singapore, but it is also perfectly situated near all the important landmarks and attractions that the city center has to offer. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and they cater to the basic needs of the budget traveler.
Rooms are from USD$90 – USD$120 per night at Agoda.com
Hangout @ Mt Emily Hotel is not your run-of-the-mill budget hotel in Singapore. It has cool hangout corners like the lounge with pool table to encourage interaction with fellow travelers. It also has a dedicated patio for smokers who can relax and mix with other hotel guests at the same time.
PCs with high-speed Internet access are also available FREE for use at the cozy cyber lounge.
Wireless Internet access (complimentary) is available in all the rooms.
- Attached Showers (not for dormitory)
- Common Hot Water Dispenser
- Common Microwave Oven
- Self-Service Laundry Facility
- Baggage Lockers
- Complimentary Tea / Coffee at Lounge
- Printing / Fax / Photocopy Service
Address: 10A Upper Wilkie Road Singapore 228119
Contact number: +65 6438 5588
Hotel Website: www.hangouthotels.com/singapore
Nearest MRT Stations: Dhoby Ghaut Interchange MRT Station (NS24/NE6/CC1) and Little India MRT Station (NE7)