Well-positioned in the heart of Chinatown, The Scarlet Singapore not only indulges you with a personalized boutique hotel experience, it is also a gateway to Singapore’s rich heritage and mouthwatering local delights. Come stay with us, and explore the many sights and wonders in close proximity to The Scarlet Singapore.
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- Keong Saik
- Tanjong Pagar & Duxton
- Ann Siang Hill & Telok Ayer
Well-positioned in the heart of Chinatown, The Scarlet Singapore brings the best of this historic old town right to your doorstep. Whether you are a culture lover, eager to learn new things, or a seasoned traveller looking for an authentic experience, Chinatown is definitely not-to-be-missed. Foodies will also fall in love with this place with its many tasty offerings from famous hawker stalls, Michelin-star eatery Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, and popular dessert house Mei Heong Yuen Dessert.
Keong Saik is home to hipster cafes, trendy restaurants and bars like Potato Head Folk, and authentic hawker-styled eateries such as Kok Sen. The latter has even found its way on the Singapore Michelin's Bib Gourmand list in both 2016 and 2017. Despite its fun, trendier side, Keong Saik Road still retains that elegant old-school charm, and is ranked among the top 10 travel destinations in Asia in Lonely Planet's 2017 Best in Asia list. The Scarlet Singapore, located nearby, offers visitors easy access to this iconic destination.
A bustling Central Business District, Tanjong Pagar is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in Singapore, juxtaposed with rows of beautifully restored shophouses refurbished into commercial offices, specialty shops and restaurants. Duxton, part of Tanjong Pagar, is also buzzing with some of Singapore’s most chic restaurants and cafes today.
Located around the corner from The Scarlet Singapore, Telok Ayer Street was once the main landing site for early Chinese immigrants as it was along the coast. Chinese immigrants soon congregated in the area including Ann Siang Hill and it was designated as a Chinese district in 1822. Some of the heritage shophouses in these two districts were homes to Chinese clans and private associations. Now all but a handful remain.
Places of Interest
- Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
- URA Singapore City Gallery
- Thian Hock Keng Temple
- Sri Mariamman Temple
- Chinatown Heritage Centre
- The Tintin Shop at Chinatown
Built in 2007, the richly designed Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is just a stone’s throw away from The Scarlet Singapore. Inspired by the Buddhist Mandala and luxurious decorative style of the Tang dynasty, it is impossible to miss the S$75 million landmark with its red lacquer timber frames and green windows. Its main attraction, the Buddha Tooth Relic, is housed in a giant gold stupa on the fourth storey.
Address: 288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840
Opening Hours: Daily, 7am - 7pm
Steps away from The Scarlet Singapore, the Gallery spans over the first three floors of the Urban Redevelopment Authority building on Maxwell Road, and was first opened in 1999. It features one of the world’s largest architectural models, the Central Area Model, offering visitors an exclusive bird’s eye view of Singapore’s central area, which comes alive with sensational audio-visuals. Visitors will be enthralled to discover the physical transformation of Singapore from a fishing village to the metropolitan city she is today through its 10 thematic areas and interactive exhibits.
Address: 45 Maxwell Road, The URA Centre, Singapore 069118
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9am - 5pm
Gazetted as a National Monument in 1973, Thian Hock Keng Temple is the oldest and most traditional Chinese temple in Singapore. Built in 1842 by skilled craftsmen from China, the magnificent architecture was constructed without a single nail. This architectural masterpiece has won several awards, including an honourable mention in the 2001 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation Building.
Address: 158 Telok Ayer Street, 068613
Opening Hours: Daily, 7.30am – 5.30pm
Located within walking distance from The Scarlet Singapore, this National Monument is Singapore’s first Hindu temple. Built in 1827, the elaborately decorated temple is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman, known for her healing powers. Travellers visiting in October or November will also be able to observe the Theemithi (fire walking ceremony) held annually at the temple.
Address: 244 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058793
Opening Hours: Daily, 5.30am – 12noon & 6pm - 9pm
Situated in three beautifully-restored shophouses on Pagoda Street, Chinatown Heritage Centre carefully recreated the original interiors of these shophouse, offering visitors a glimpse into the lives of these pioneers. Visitors can look forward to the multi-sensory tours led by its early resident-characters such as the Samsui woman and trishaw rider.
Address: 48 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059207
Opening Hours: Daily, 9am - 8pm
Admission Charges apply
Located next to the Chinese Heritage Museum, a short distance from The Scarlet Singapore, is the largest official Tintin-themed shop in Asia. Visitors will be delighted by its comprehensive range of Tintin merchandise, from post cards and colouring books to T-shirts and limited edition resin figurines. A life-sized Captain Haddock statue greets you at the entrance as you embark on an exciting shopping adventure with Tintin and his friends.
Address: 28 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059188
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am - 9pm
- Chinatown Point
- China Square Central
- Tanjong Pagar Centre
A leisurely 10-mintue walk from The Scarlet Singapore, the oriental-themed shopping mall offers shoppers a myriad range of dining and retail experience. From grocery shopping at NTUC Fairprice, to buying exquisite watches at luxury watch retailer Cortina, Chinatown Point is a shopping paradise for all shoppers. Those on the lookout for good bargains can also check out Daiso, a store where all its products are priced at an affordable $2.
Address: 133 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059413
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am - 10pm
Located a short distance from The Scarlet Singapore, China Square Central consists of a commercial office tower and rows of heritage shophouses refurnished and remodeled into offices, shops, and restaurants. It is a well-known haven for toy collectors and if you are in the area on Sunday, do check out its Sunday flea market which showcases an interesting selection of collectible toys and antiques.
Address: 18 Cross Street, Singapore 048423
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am - 10pm
A short walk from The Scarlet Singapore, the $3.2 billion mixed-use development is currently the tallest building in Singapore with its gargantuan height of 290m. Offering a wide range of causal and upscale dining options, it is an excellent place to enjoy a relaxing dinner at the end of the day. If you are a fan of Japanese cuisine, do check out the Japan Rail Café, Singapore’s first travel-themed café that sells authentic Japan railway passes.
Address: 1 Wallich Street, Singapore 078881
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am - 10pm
- Maxwell Food Centre
- Amoy Street Food Centre
- Chinatown Complex Food Centre
- Tong Heng
- Chinatown Food Street
A trip to the tiny red dot is not complete without savouring Singapore’s unofficial “national dish” chicken rice. Located across The Scarlet Singapore, Maxwell Food Centre is a hawker food paradise, and home to one of the best chicken rice stalls in Singapore – Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice. Reach before noon to beat the queue if you want a taste of this flavourful dish. Other must-try stalls are Tanglin Crispy Curry Puff, Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake and Zhen Zhen Porridge, just to name a few.
Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069184
Opening Hours: Daily, 8am – 2am
*Operational hours differ from stall to stall
One of the most popular hawker centres in Singapore, this two-storey building is a foodie’s heaven. Not only is it inundated with a wide range of affordable hawker delights, four of the stalls have also made it to the Michelin's Bib Gourmand list in 2017. They are Hong Kee Beef Noodle, A Noodle Story, J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff, and Hoo Kee Bak Chang. The traditional Hokkien bak changs (savoury glutinous rice dumplings) from Hoo Kee Bak Chang are to die for. From The Scarlet Singapore, stroll through Ann Siang Hill Park connector and reach Amoy Street Food Centre in just 10 minutes.
Address: 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 7am – 4pm
*Operational hours differ from stall to stall
Conveniently located within walking distance from The Scarlet Singapore, Chinatown Complex Food Centre is the largest hawker centre in Singapore with over 260 food stalls. Enjoy the world's cheapest Michelin-star meal at the famous Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, or indulge yourself at other popular stalls such as Zhao Ji Clay Pot Rice and Seng Kee 119 Steamed Fish Head. You will definitely be spoilt for choice with its extensive range of delectable hawker fare.
Address: 335 Smith Street, Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: Daily, 6am – 10pm
* Operational hours differ from stall to stall
Situated around the corner from The Scarlet Singapore is one of Singapore's oldest pastry shops, Tong Heng. With over 90 years of history, the family business has since passed on to the third-generation. Today, all their pastries are still handmade and freshly baked daily. Their original and coconut egg tarts are extremely popular and sell by the thousands each day.
Address: 285 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058833
Opening Hours: Daily, 9am – 10pm
Flanked by two rows of colourful shophouses, this popular alfresco dining spot covers half of Smith Street in Chinatown. Besides serving some of the most iconic street food in Singapore, the food stalls are also designed to replicate the nostalgic style of street hawker stalls in the olden days. Enjoy a mouthwatering feast of many Singapore’s famous street food such as fried oyster omelette, char kway teow (stir-fried noodles), satays (barbecued meat skewers) and Hokkien mee, all at one place.
Address: Smith Street, Singapore 058938
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 11pm
- Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
- Rhubarb Le Restaurant
- The Blue Ginger
- Burnt Ends
- Man Man Unagi Restaurant
The renowned 30-year-old stall has been awarded the Bib Gourmand consecutively in 2016 and 2017. Its fragrant chicken rice has not only won the hearts (and stomachs) of many international celebrities such as Chow Yun Fatt and Chef Anthony Bourdain, it has also been deemed better than Gordon Ramsay’s version in the Hawker Heroes Challenge in 2013. Simply walk across from The Scarlet Singapore, and enjoy one of the best chicken rice in Singapore!
Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street, Maxwell Food Centre, #01-10/11, Singapore 069184
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11am – 4pm
Helmed by Chef Paul Longworth, this French restaurant has been awarded one Michelin star in both 2016 and 2017. Expect a modern twist on sophisticated, classic French cuisine, paired with a thoughtfully curated French wine list. Take a 5-minute walk from The Scarlet Singapore, and enjoy an intimate, fine dining experience. Reservation is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Address: 3 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089589
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 12noon – 2.15pm & 6.30pm – 9.30pm; Saturday, 6pm -10pm
Located within a short distance from The Scarlet Singapore, the 22-year-old Peranakan restaurant made its debut on the Singapore Michelin Guide's Bib Gourmand list this year. As Peranakans are descendants of early Chinese migrants who married local Malays, Peranakan cuisine is a flavourful combination of Chinese and Malay cooking techniques and ingredients. Its signature dishes include Ayam Buah Keluak, Sambal Terong Goreng and Durian Chendol.
Address: 97 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088518
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 12noon – 3pm & 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Mentioned in the Michelin Guide and placed tenth in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2017, Burnt Ends is a must-visit for all meat lovers. To ensure only the freshest and tastiest ingredients are served, this modern Australian-style barbecue restaurant offers diners a seasonal menu and a specially selected wine list. Take a short stroll down from The Scarlet Singapore and sink your teeth into those tantalising, juicy meats.
Address: 20 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088391
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 6pm – 12am;
Friday to Saturday, 11.45am – 2pm & 6pm – 12am
Located a 10-mintue walk from The Scarlet Singapore, Meta is known for its contemporary and innovative dishes, and was awarded one Michelin star in 2017. Opened in 2016 by Korean Chef Sun Kim, a protégé of the renowned Chef Tetsuya Wakuda, Meta offers classic French-inspired cuisine with an Asian twist that are visually stunning, inspiring both your taste buds and sight.
Address: 9 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089117
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 12noon – 2pm & 6pm – 11pm
Opened in October 2016, Man Man is one of the first three Japanese eateries to be awarded a Bib Gourmand in Singapore. The restaurant specialises in Nagoya-style grilled Japanese eel, also known as unagi. The delicious homemade gravy adds a layer of sweetness to the lightly caramelised crispy unagi skin, an impeccable combination with the pearly Japanese grain. The restaurant is in walking distance from The Scarlet Singapore, making it easy for visitors to arrive early to enjoy perfectly grilled unagi as Man Man does not accept reservation.
Address: 1 Keong Saik Road, #01-01, Singapore 089109
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11.30am – 3pm & 6pm – 10.30pm
Bars & Pubs
- Operation Dagger
- Jigger & Pony
- Employees Only
- Oxwell & Co
- Gem Bar
- Forest Darts Café & Pub
- Smith Street Taps & The Good Beer Company
A stone’s throw away from The Scarlet Singapore, this mysterious underground bar was voted the Best New Bar at the Singapore Bar Awards in 2015. Situated along a back alley at the junction of Club Street and Ann Siang Hill, visitors often missed the entrance of Operation Dagger as it has no obvious marking on the main door. Nevertheless, what awaits you beneath the flight of stairs is a wonderland of fascinating poisons. If you are an adventurous drinker, do check out The Egg, a drink made with salted egg yolk liqueur and vanilla as its main ingredients.
Address: 7 Ann Siang Hill, #B1-01, Singapore 069791
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 6pm – 12am
Placed eighth in the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list in 2016, Jigger & Pony executes classic cocktails like Martini and Negroni perfectly, and also offers consumers fresh interpretations of these old classics. Have some quality bar bites to go along with the drinks while you are there. Its delectable steak tartare made from dry-aged grass-fed beef, and served with homemade spiced strawberry ketchup is a must-try. From The Scarlet Singapore, walk through Ann Siang Hill Park connector and reach Jigger & Pony in less than 10 minutes.
Address: 101 Amoy Street, Singapore 069921
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday, 6pm – 1am; Friday to Saturday, 6pm – 3am
This glammed up speakeasy-style restaurant and bar in Singapore is just as mesmerising as the award-winning, original Employees Only in New York City. Opened in 2016 by one of the original five partners of the original Employees Only, this outpost has quickly become a popular watering hole among the locals. Take a short stroll down from The Scarlet Singapore and be transported to a world of delicious cocktails and modern American fare.
Address: 112 Amoy Street, Singapore 069921
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 5pm – 1am; Saturday, 5pm – 2am; Sunday, 6pm – 1am
Opened by three British friends in 2013, this restaurant and bar is housed inside a beautifully restored three-storey shophouse, a 2-mintue walk from The Scarlet Singapore. Enjoy a few glasses of craft cocktails and specially curated Gin and Tonic selections on the first floor before heading up to the next level for some contemporary British classics like Fish & Chips and Oxwell Angus Beef Burger. Interestingly, all the herbs used in the cocktails are grown from their own rooftop garden.
Address: 5 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069688
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 12noon – 12am
Situated at the back of The Scarlet Singapore, the Gem Bar is a popular choice. With DJs spinning live music on the second floor and a good range of poisons to satisfy your soul, swing to the beats and have a jolly good time. This watering hole also serves up some delicious bar food. As the roads will be closed for Pedestrian Nights on Friday and Saturday evenings, expect a huge crowd gathered outdoor for some alfresco drinking and dining.
Address: 10 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069789
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday, 4pm – 1am; Friday, 4pm – 2am; Saturday, 5pm – 2am
True to its name, the interior of Forest Darts Café & Pub is duded with plenty of artificial plants draped across the walls and ceiling, creating a cosy “forest” ambience. It is one of the largest dedicated darts bar in Singapore where friends can have some drinks together and challenge one another to a game of darts. Try your hands on the electronic soft-tip dartboards as they are more interactive and exciting compared to the steel-tip ones.
Address: 45 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069719
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday, 4.30pm – 1am; Friday, 4.30pm – 2am; Saturday, 6pm -2am
Fancy pairing some craft beers with good local food? Then you definitely have to check out Smith Street Taps and The Good Beer Company, both located inside Chinatown Complex Food Centre. Besides offering craft beer on tap, both stalls also carry a good mix of exotic brews from all around the world such as the United States, Japan, Denmark and Germany. Realise your dreams of having a cold bottle of craft beer paired with mouthwatering satays or a plate of savoury char kway teow.
Smith Street Taps
Address: 335 Smith Street, #02-62, Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 6.30pm – 10.15pm
The Good Beer Company
Address: 335 Smith Street, #02-58, Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 6pm – 10pm