We ate, we shopped, we saw…Singapore! So after asking in a post ‘Is Singapore really boring?’ I’ve decided it’s not – well at least not for a long weekend, it could be a different story if you live there and have seen and done the cool areas to death.
For our four day Singapore fling we stayed in Chinatown at Hotel 1929. A series of old shophouses restored and converted into a boutique hotel, it was definitely cute but was not without its flaws – the rooms are TINY (though we came prepared for that) and the building is in need of some serious soundproofing – all night we heard the roar of cars hooning past and people yelling, screaming and partying literally til the sun came up!
That aside, the decor was retro modern, with a great chair collection in the lobby. The location was also fantastic – the street was lined with brightly painted shophouses and we could walk to other parts of Chinatown, including Ann Siang Road (perhaps my favourite spot of the trip)…
Would you mind sharing your travel details to Singapore from HCMC? I am living here with my husband as well and we are interested in a trip to Singapore as well. Thanks!
We flew on Tiger Airways and back on Jetstar (booked both online) – reason being that the timing just worked out to come back on Jetstar better than getting a return on Tiger – and somehow it was cheaper doing it this way too! We booked our hotel (Hotel 1929) through asiarooms.com Have a great trip!