The heart of Singapore's CBD - Raffles Place is well-known for being the financial hub of Asia today, with towering skyscrapers bordering eachother, to pockets of exclusive high-rise residents, and the colonial designed hawker centre of choice for tourists - Lau Pa Sat. Adjacent to the beautifully designed Lau Pa Sat is Boon Tat Street - which shuts down at night to accomodate a line of eager satay vendors and a seating area for the lively late night crowd. In this area you will find numerous health food cafes such as coffee shops, poke bowls, and salad places that cater to the masses of the CBD office workers. There are also some local eateries that offer local food at reasonable prices.
The Fullerton Hotel
The Fullerton Hotel is a luxury stay reigning the title of five stars. It is the definition of being right at the core of downtown and has one of the best views, located picturesquely at the mouth of the river. In earlier days, it was known as the Fullerton Building and as the General Post Office Building.
The one true national icon of Singapore - a mythical creature that is half lion and half fish. The story of the Merlion comes from Singapore's modest beginning as a fishing village - thus the fish-like body, its head represents the founding name of the country - Singapura, translating to 'lion city' in Malay.
Cavenagh Bridge resides in Central Singapore and crosses the Singapore River. The name was derived after William Orfeur Cavenagh, who was the final governor under British India reigns. It is the oldest bridge across the river, having been built in 1867 by Indian convicts - it now serves as a lively footpath.
Raffles Pl Stn Exit F(03031), Prudential Twr(03021)
Alight at Raffles Place MRT (Red line) and enjoy a walk amongst the skyscrapers, you can also take Exit H and take a 9 minute walk to visit the iconic Merlion located along Fullerton Road. Alternatively, take a taxi and drop off at 1 Fullerton Road.