Bugis and Kampong Glam are one of the few neighbourhoods in Singapore that have retained their rich cultural heritage.
The clusters of colourful shophouses are a testament to their history that dates back to the 1800s. ‘Kampong’ means village, while ‘Glam’ refers to the cajeput trees that once filled Bugis Street. The Bugis area, where Bugis Junction is located, is named after the Bugis, a Malay sub-group with origins in South Sulawesi (Celebes) in Indonesia, and once well known for their seafaring and warring skills. In the 1820s, a treaty was signed to provide funds to bring the Muslim community to this area. The Masjid Sultan was then built for the people and today, it is one of the biggest landmarks within the district.
Book a Unique Stay in a Heritage Shophouse
If you’re looking for an alternative staycation or hotels near Bugis, we are a boutique hotel housed within refurbished heritage shophouses, located in cultural districts around central Singapore, including City Hall (Bugis) and Kampong Glam. You will be spoilt for choice with the selection of local delicacies and activities at your doorstep.
The nearest public transport includes City Hall, Esplanade, Bencoolen, and Bugis MRT station.
Heritage Collection on Seah
Newly refurbished and reopened in May 2021, Heritage Collection on Seah specialises in only loft apartments. This means that all units have high ceilings and a unique two-floor setup, a rare find in Singapore. The bedroom is located on the upper loft for privacy, with the kitchenette, dining space and ensuite bathroom below.
Our Premium Loft Plus is the most popular category as it is spacious and has floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing for a ton of natural light and unblocked city views. Our standard Lofts are the most affordable and will provide you with a fuss-free experience of this unique apartment layout. Selected apartments also have a skylight window.
All rooms come with an ensuite bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette, complimentary in-building laundry facilities, rainfall shower with bath amenities, and free Wi-Fi.
Heritage Collection Kampong Glam