21 Carpenter stands at the crossroads of New Bridge Road and Carpenter Street, bridging historic Chinatown and vibrant Clarke Quay.
For centuries, it’s been a vital hub for traders and entrepreneurs who’ve made Singapore their home. To help you make the most of your stay here, we’ve thoughtfully crafted a guide featuring our personal recommendations for exploring the neighbourhood and beyond.
Clarke Quay & City Hall
Clarke Quay and City Hall stand out as two of Singapore’s most dynamic and multifaceted neighbourhoods, catering to a wide range of interests.
Hidden behind an unassuming 1960’s shophouse façade, 28HKS is a word-of-mouth venue for people who might appreciate the kind of venue that we enjoy ourselves: relaxing at the beginning, growing a tad louder as the night goes on. The drinks focus’ is on artisanal spirits and American-style craft cocktails.
28 Hongkong Street,
Neon Pigeon is a dynamic urban izakaya celebrated for its bold fusion of flavors, artistic presentations, and lively atmosphere that redefines Asian cuisine. Its spacious raw bar area invites guests to savor innovative cocktails while enjoying delectable dishes.
36 Carpenter Street, #01-01,
Discover the ultimate destination for artisanal men’s fashion and the city’s finest assortment of footwear. Decorum’s penthouse apartment-style retail space curates a carefully selected global collection of tailoring, clothing, accessories, and shoes.
23 New Bridge Road, #05-01
RVLT is a progressive gastro bar known for its delicious food and juicy, smashable wines. Led by the philosophy that everyone should eat and drink real, our food and wine program is all about quality, sustainability and natural produce.
38 Carpenter Street, Level 1,
Discover the captivating blend of history and nature at Fort Canning Park. Nestled in lush greenery, this tranquil oasis invites nature lovers and history buffs to explore its historical sites, providing a unique combination of arts, heritage, and nature experiences in the heart of downtown Singapore.
River Valley Road,
National Gallery Singapore is a leading visual arts institution that oversees the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art. Situated at the birthplace of modern Singapore, in the heart of the Civic District, the Gallery is housed in two national monuments—City Hall and the former Supreme Court—that have been beautifully restored and transformed.
1 St. Andrew’s Road,
Central Business District
The CBD is a vibrant hub of business, culture, and entertainment. From iconic landmarks like the Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay to world-class shopping and dining, there’s something to captivate visitors from twilight well into the late hours of the night.
Enter Catfish Izakaya, where dining transforms into a lively celebration of togetherness. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Japanese fusion cuisine while reveling in the mesmerizing crimson ambiance that awakens after sunset. Prepare for an exhilarating culinary journey that will set your taste buds dancing with delight.
5 Gemmill Lane,
Nestled in the heart of the financial district, Lau Pa Sat is Singapore’s most iconic hawker market, and the only one housed in a National Monument. It is a must-visit 24 hours food & retail destination for locals and visitors alike with a rich 129-year history.
Lau Pa Sat is also home to ‘Satay Street’ – the one and only destination in Singapore to truly immerse yourself in the most authentic street hawker experience, as you savor delectable grilled skewers under the stars, right on Boon Tat Street daily from 7 pm onwards.
18 Raffles Quay,
Employees Only Singapore has consistently ranked among Asia’s best bars and has garnered global recognition. A must-visit nighttime destination with a devoted international following, this iconic bar exudes old-world charm and is discreetly hidden behind a fortune teller’s facade. Beyond this intriguing entrance, guests can enjoy the sensual curves of the bar and an enchanting elevated dining room suitable for dinner, drinks, and dancing.
112 Amoy Street,
ArtScience Museum is a major cultural institution in Singapore that explores the intersection between art, science, technology and culture. To date, it has staged blockbuster exhibitions on major artists as well as specialised topics such as particle physics and space.
6 Bayfront Ave,
A national garden and premier horticultural attraction for local and international visitors, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore’s city centre is a showpiece of horticulture and garden artistry. Attractions include the now iconic Supertrees, and the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest cooled conservatories.
18 Marina Gardens Drive,
Orchard & Dempsey
Orchard and Dempsey are two of Singapore’s most popular tourist destinations, offering something for everyone. Orchard is a world-renowned shopping district, with a wide range of malls and boutiques to choose from. Meanwhile, Dempsey is a charming enclave of colonial-era buildings, now home to trendy cafes, restaurants, and art galleries.
In Good Company is a homegrown fashion label for women and men. Renown for their precise tailoring, their design approach centers on creating timeless pieces enriched with a creative and expressive touch.
2 Orchard Turn, #B1-06 ION Orchard,
Dive into a sweet spread of unlimited ice cream, whimsically interactive exhibits, and create everlasting memories in 25,000 sqft of space with 12 multi-sensory installations at Museum of Ice Cream.
Rediscover your inner child on a colourful journey that includes a vintage diner, a unicorn playground and the world’s largest sprinkle pool!
100 Loewen Road,
CANCHITA is a Peruvian restaurant, serving Peruvian and Latin American cuisine in the heart of Dempsey Hill. Be captivated with their charming event spaces, or sit among the lush greenery and enjoy fine foods prepared by their experienced chefs.
9A & 9B, Dempsey Road,
Established in 1859, the 82-hectare Gardens is a historical landmark in Singapore. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it stands as a premier tropical botanical institute, captivating locals and visitors with its rich botanical and horticultural legacy.
1 Cluny Road,
Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck masters the art of Peking Duck, preserving centuries-old imperial kitchen techniques. Our skilled chefs expertly roast and carve each duck at your table, combining modern chic with traditional aesthetics for an unforgettable dining experience in a warm, inviting ambiance.
290 Orchard Road,
Paragon Shopping Centre #05-42,
Contemporary gastronomy and refined Chinese culinary expertise with delectable Teochew specialties combined to create the fine dining experience at the award winning Crystal Jade Golden Palace. A celebration of the very finest ingredients and regional specialities with visionary culinary flair. Crystal Jade Golden Palace offers an unforgettable dining experience with a distinctive artistic sensibility and elegant ambiance.
290 Orchard Road,
Paragon Shopping Centre #05-22,