Perak Hotel is one of the many budget hotels in Singapore’s Little India district, the ethnic enclave that is a heady hodgepodge of Indian culture, intriguing markets and tantalizing tastes.
Perak Hotel is also strategically located within a 10-minute walking distance to both Little India MRT Station (NE7) and the Bugis MRT Station (EW12). Travelers arriving at Changi Airport can take the direct train (Green Line) and alight at Bugis MRT station to walk to the hotel, all less than an hour.
The famous 24-hour Mustafa Shopping Center is also just 10-minute by foot from Perak Hotel. Encompassed by a number of significant tourist highlights, Perak Hotel is the ideal base to jumpstart your vacation in Singapore.
Price: US$100 – US$140 per room night.
Exciting Shopping and Dining in Little India
If you’re looking for cheap henna tattoos, traditional Indian apparel and tantalizing budget cuisine all in one spot, the Tekka Food Center and Market is the place to explore. The upper level of the complex houses an abundance of shops that sell traditional Indian clothing including Punjabi suits, costumes and exquisite Saris. The ground floor serves as a hawker center and a wet market, where you can have a glass of Teh Tarik (pulled-tea) and Roti Prata (India pancake); and buy some fresh produce like fruits.
For great bargains on electronics like IT gadgets, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, laptops and computer parts, Sim Lim Square is a great choice. Sometimes referred to as SLS, this 6-storey complex is located on 1 Rochor Canal Rd and is just a stone throw (5-minute walk) from Perak Hotel. As there are more than 150 shops, competition here can be rife, hence do shop around for best bargains and free gifts.
The Mustafa Center (on Syed Alwi Road) is the only 24-hour shopping center in Singapore and is geared towards those that love to shop in the early morning or simply at any time of day. Mustafa Center stocks virtually everything you can imagine from clothes, shoes, groceries to computers, gold jewelry and electronics. And if you are short on local currency, you can head for the 24-hour money changers inside Mustafa shopping center.
For a relaxed lunch or dinner that won’t tear a hole in your pocket, try the rooftop restaurant “Kebabs & Curries” at Mustafa Center. The restaurant serves a Maharajah-worthy spread of Tandoori meats, Curries, Naan, Kebabs and Briyanis. Prices are very reasonable and portions are huge enough for a hearty meal. Best thing is you can come back here for supper if you can’t get enough of the spices and aroma as the restaurant closes at 1am daily.
Inspiring Worship Houses near Perak Hotel
Within close proximity (7-minute walk) of the Perak hotel is the fascinating Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, which features an inviting ambiance flourished with fine sculptures and vivid artwork. The building is constructed in South Indian Tamil temple design, and is devoted to the Hindu goddess Kali. Being one of the oldest temples in Singapore, the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple was constructed by Indian pioneers and beautifully restored in the late 1980’s, which added eight main domes and a distinctive gate tower.
The Abdul Gaffoor Mosque (on Dunlop Street) clearly signifies the populous Indian Muslim community in Singapore, and located just round the corner from Perak Hotel. Built in 1907, this original wooden structure has been renovated many times over throughout the years and now features Saracen and Roman pillars and is carved with Moorish and South Indian grandeur. Abdul Gaffoor Mosque is now regarded as a national monument and is visited by many Singaporeans and tourists alike.
Budget Hotel to Explore Little India and Bugis
The exclusive 35-room Perak Hotel occupies a restored shop house set in the charming district of Little India. It is also within walking distance to the historic Bugis area where Chinese temples, Arab Street and national museums can be found.
Perak Hotel features a number of room categories from standard single to deluxe rooms that caters to even the most discerning travelers.
All rooms at the budget Perak Hotel comes with attached bathroom and air-conditioning. Also guests need not worry about food as Perak Hotel is surrounded by many eateries serving cheap and savory Indian cuisine. A tour desk is also available at reception for booking of guided tours.
Free Wi-Fi Internet access is available only at lobby.
- Color TV
- Safe Deposit Box
- Laundry Service / Dry Cleaning
- Coffee / Tea Making Facilities
- Currency Exchange
- Business Center
- Tour Desk
Address: 12 Perak Road Singapore 208133
Contact Number: +65 6299 7733
Hotel Website: www.peraklodge.net
Nearest MRT Stations: Little India MRT Station (NE7) and Bugis MRT Station (EW12)