Why Book a Hotel in Bugis or Kampong Glam, Singapore
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.
We are also a mobile self check-in property. The nearest public transport includes City Hall, Esplanade, Bencoolen, and Bugis MRT station.
Premium Loft Plus
Loft (with Balcony)
Loft Single (No Window)
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 ciy 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 service, rainfall shower with bath amenities, and free Wi-Fi.
Heritage Collection on Arab
This Javanese Chic hotel is situated at the heart of Kampong Glam. Historically home to many Muslims of Arab, Javanese, Boyanese and Bugis descents, the streets of Kampong Glam were poluated with businesses that specialised in spices, textiles and many more. Now, many consider the Malay conservation district to be the most vibrant among its peers, for it has successfully found a delicate balance between its youthful vibrancy – through its artistic diversity – and its historical heritage.
There are 6 room categories to choose from – wind down in either our Studio Single (No Window) Apartment or chill out in our Loft Apartment which comes with a private balcony overlooking Kampong Glam.
Activities in Bugis
Bugis is home to many rich cultural experiences, shopping spaces and amenities, luxurious spa services, and popular cafés.
If you’re looking for a shopping mall, you’ve come to the right place! Head over to Bugis Town—collectively formed by Bugis Junction, Bugis+, and Bugis Street Market—where you will find great fashion options, fun entertainment, and countless food offerings at the heart of the Bugis precinct.
Featuring the vibrant arts scene of Singapore, Bugis is the home to many street artists’ work that is loved by both locals and tourists.
Pose for share-worthy photos in front of murals and street art at Haji Lane, Arab Street, Gelam Gallary and more, to spruce up your Instagram feed!
Bugis is the hotspot for endless trendy and quaint cafes that are perfect to lounge in on your rest days.
Indulge in the aesthetics of freshly brewed coffee and mouth-watering desserts at many of the café options in Bugis where you can have an enjoyable conversation with your friends and loved ones.