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This new boutique hotel in Katong is inspired by all things Peranakan

It's like stepping into a Peranakan home.

By Sarah Begum | Jul 13, 2016

  • This new boutique hotel in Katong is inspired by all things Peranakan
    Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong - Pavilion

Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless wowed us with its excellent concept of reflecting the history, culture and character of its neighborhood for its cool interiors. Now Singapore's getting its very own Hotel Indigo, which will be opening in the Katong area along East Coast Road.

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong took over one of Singapore's heritage buildings—the Joo Chiat Police Station—which was built in 1938. The 131-room hotel features design elements inspired by the culture of the Straits-born Chinese Peranakans and keeps the vintage charm of the Katong district across its 30 sq. meter guest rooms. The spa-inspired bathrooms in each guest room is stocked with aromatherapeutic toiletries from Biology Smart Skincare.

But if you're looking to stay active during your stay, you can work out at the 24-hour fitness center that's decked out with Technogym equipment, or take a dip in the infinity pool which overlooks Katong's cultural enclave.

The all-dining restaurant, Baba Chews Bar and Eatery, offers a range of both modern and traditional cuisine from the Straits of Malacca, Western favorites and local delights like the mouth-waterming ayam buah kelak (chicken brasied in a thick, spicy tamarind gravy with buah keluak nus) and foie gras tau kwa pau. If you're in need of a caffeine fix, they also offer coffee made from roasted beans from local specialty roaster, Common Man Coffee Coasters, and tea from TWG.

Check out the feature wall at their reception with a collage of Peranakan ceramic patterns and pop-art renditions on water jars...


Step into their Deluxe room with art murals of old-school communal lifestyle on walls...

Deluxe Room 
Once you're in, take a look at their multi-coloured bathroom...

Dine at their rustic Baba Chews Bar and Eatery...

Baba Chews Bar and Eatery
The hotel's pavillion even has a pop-up mama stall like the ones in the 1960s stacked with local artisan's crafts...
Here's the infinity pool with its never-ending view... 

Infinity Pool
Let that one sink in...

Infinity Pool

Their regular rates start from $280++. For more information, check out their website.


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