A gleaming cultural metropolis known to be a melting pot, Singapore makes for a unique travel destination. Skyscrapers sit harmoniously among regal-looking heritage buildings that date as far back as the early 1900s, whose architecture styles tell tales of the city’s colonial associations with the British.
Singapore is often called the ‘The Garden City’ for its constant stream of manicured tree-lined streets and bushes sprouting beautiful flowers, Singapore is a wonderland for fans of all things sunny, green and natural. It is in this glorious intersection of modernity and nature that Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore is located.
Transportation is user-friendly, with a vast network of buses, trains and taxis constantly available. Travel to MacRitchie Reservoir where ancient rainforests are home to monkeys and the Greater Racket-tailed Drongos, and where muddy wetlands teem with freshwater crustaceans and giant lizards. Or, visit Kranji, filled with farms that sell their locally grown goats milk, vegetables and fruit. If you plan to stay in central Singapore, escape to the Singapore Botanic Gardens - recently named one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
For culture vultures, a vast smattering of museums and temples sit just a short 10-minute walk away from the serviced residence. Visit Little India where colourful temples and spicy, sweet culinary treats can be found, or walk among local and contemporary art at the National Museum or Singapore Art Museum.
A 10-minute drive away is Mustafa Shopping Centre, a 24-hour shopping mall located at the edge of Little India that stocks everything from spices to gold, electronic gadgets to sportswear. Another shopping haven is Orchard Road, where a slew of shopping malls decked with high street and designer labels are found, just two train stops away from the Dhoby Ghaut train station near the residence.
For food, be spoilt for choice at the range of culinary offerings available in the vicinity, from Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan known for its famed char siew pau (baked BBQ pork buns) to incredible brunch fare from cafés dotting the area. Worth travelling for is the nationwide favourite chili crab, which are steamed crabs tossed in a sticky, sweet, mildly spicy sauce found mostly along the East Coast of Singapore, along with Lagoon Food Village, where a diverse range of food stalls reside. Here, find a heady mix of flavours and dishes inspired by Singapore’s multi-ethnic cuisines.
After a day of rich exploration, retire to Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore. The serviced residence is fitted with apartments in a variety of sizes to cater to the individual traveller or groups. Choose from a range of apartment types, from studios to generously spacious two-bedroom apartments.