For my husband’s 65th birthday, we decided on a few days R & R in Singapore, as we had been lucky enough to pick up a great airfare.
We stayed at the Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park and were so glad we did. It is in an awesome location, away from the high prices and touristy area of Orchard Road, but a free shuttle service to go there if you wanted too. There is a free shuttle to the fantastic Novena Shopping Mall, which has great shopping and good restaurants and the MRT station. With our trusty MRT Tourist Pass in hand, we hopped on and off the wonderful MRT system to go anywhere we wanted to go.
There is a terrific neighbourhood Hawker centre, the Balestier Market which is literally across the road from the hotel. It has great local dishes with local prices and the hardest decision is to choose a favourite – mine were the chicken wings, which were fantastic.
But, you don’t need to venture far from the hotel to have a good time. We can thoroughly recommend the Starker Bistro, at the side of the hotel, overlooking the beautiful Zhongshan Park, which has ponds and fairly lights where lots of local families come out to walk and play. Don’t go past the lychee beer at Starker Bistro at the end of long day sightseeing or shopping!!!
For an authentic Singapore experience, walk across the road to the Sing Hon Loong Bakery, for a taste of traditional Singapore. We also loved our breakfast at Toast Box on the ground floor, with traditional kava toast and coffee.
We packed so much into a few days and the hotel staff were always helpful, giving us tips and tricks on which station to get off for different points of interest or where we should go. By using the hotel shuttle and our MRT Tourist Pass we travelled north to the border, south to Universal Studios, shopping centres, had high tea and then come home at night to a friendly smile and a lychee beer!!
The hotel has everything you need, beautiful rooms, with possibly the best bed we have ever slept on and we would always recommend Days Hotel if you are going to Singapore. Thanks to our WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham ownership, we had an awesome holiday that didn’t break the bank!!!!
Joy & Mark,
Wyndham Timeshare Owner
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