Symbolised by the exquisite Sultan Mosque, Arab Street area has always been synonymous with Malay and Muslim culture in Singapore. In addition to the gorgeous Masjid Sultan Mosque, the area is filled with indie boutiques, restored shop-houses, restaurants and bars, and streets arts (not a common sight in Singapore) - that attracts anyone from buskers to tourists to families.
Kampong Glam Cafe - Taking up the entire corner of Bussorah Street and Baghdad Street, offers great nasi padang, nasi lemak, roti kirai and mee rebus.
Bambu - Indonesian and Thai flavours combined in a beautiful Peranakan setting.
Beirut Grill - A unique "Arabian" food in the Arab Street area.
The Crostini Bar - European style on Haji Lane, a casual and intimate restaurant that offers European cuisine. Arab street and its surrounding lanes has very much established itself as not a trendy area, but one with great dining options, whether you are having traditional Malay cuisine with generations old recipes, or a juicy burger, it's all in Kampong Glam.
In addition to the new trendy hangouts, Arab Street celebrates its colourful heritage. Rather than just one road, Arab Street actually refers to the area including Bussorah Street, Haji and Bali lanes and Muscat Street. A highly recommended area to visit.
Opening Hours: 12:00 -20:00 (Daily)
From Lavender MRT to Bugis MRT: 5mins (1 stop)
From Hotel YAN to Arab Street by car: 8mins
Art Science Museum
The museum's structure is meant to symbolise the welcoming hand of Singapore with 10 fingers. The tip of each 'finger' filters in natural light to showcase exhibits in the best light. There are 21 galleries spread over three storeys with a total floor space of about 50,000 sq. ft. Catch the world-class touring exhibitions at this premier exhibition space.
Opening Hours : 10:00 - 19:00 (Daily)
From Lavender MRT to Bayfront MRT : 17mins (10mins walk)
From Hotel YAN to Art Science Museum by car : 15mins
Botanic Garden is opened daily from 5am to midnight with free admission. Except for the National Orchid Garden, it has an entrance fee. It boasts the world's largest Orchid display with over 60,000 plants and orchids. Singapore Botanic Gardens' sprawling grounds are perfect for picnicking, jogging or escaping the city buzz. A treasure trove for plant lovers, or those who simply want to have a good time outdoors!
Opening Hours : 05:00 - Midnight (Daily)
From Farrer Park MRT to Botanic Gardens MRT : 20mins (21mins walk)
From Hotel YAN to Botanic Gardens by car : 16mins
Bugis Junction is just located above the Bugis MRT Station that features
Singapore's first glass-covered, air-conditioned shopping streets amidst a
nostalgic architectural setting.
It is located in the heart of Singapore's Civic and Cultural District. Bugis Junction enjoys direct connectivity to the Bugis MRT Station and is well served by major public bus routes. It also has Singapore's first and only
air-conditioned sky-lit shopping streets flanked by charming historic
shophouses, representing a showcase of new and old-world integration. Bugis Junction is directly connected by an overhead link bridge to Bugis, providing a wider range of retail, food and beverage (F&B) and entertainment offerings to the hungry shoppers.
There are many restaurants and food outlets such as New Bugis Food Village, Swensen's, Eighteen Chefs, Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Long John Silver's, Wong Kok Char Chan Teng, QQ Noodle House, Nando's, Seoul Garden, Hood Bar and Cafe, Sakae Sushi, Sawadee Thai Cuisine, Sankai Japanese Restaurant and many more... Opening Hours : 11:00 - 22:00 (Daily)
There are also numerous shopping malls to bargain stores, souvenir shops and a taste for every shopper. Shops like BHG, Challenger, Godiva, Akihabara, Chocoolate, Iora, Charles& Keith... and many more small retail shops.
You will definitely enjoy shopping in Bugis Junction, a touch of historical charm while serving the needs of modern shopper!
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 22:00 (Daily)
From Lavender MRT to Bugis MRT: 5mins (1 stop)
From Hotel YAN to Bugis Junction by car: 10mins
Bugis Street Market is one of the biggest and cheapest places to shop in Singapore! Many of the little trinkets here such as souvenir key chains, postcards, and stationary are available from as little as S$1 shirts and t-shirts from S$5, sunglasses and hats from S$2, shoes from S$15 and a pair of jeans just S$10.
Bugis Street Market - A shopping hub, fine dining and trendy cafes and bars which stay open long hours into the night, can be found just next to the new malls of Bugis MRT Station. It has plenty of eating options to keep hungry shoppers satisfied.
Look out for the excellent fresh juice bar towards the centre (banana, coconut, pineapple, melon etc S$2), and there are a few other stalls selling fried snacks, satay and the odd noodle stalls. Albert Centre - a hawker centre just at the back lane serves full meals from around S$3.50
A true budget shopping place in Singapore! With shops from Bugis Street and beyond, you are spoiled for choice!
Opening Hours : 11:00 - 22:00 (Daily)
From Lavender MRT to Bugis MRT : 5mins (1 stop)
From Hotel YAN to Bugis Street by car : 13mins
The area of Singapore's Chinatown took shape in the 1830's when large amounts of Chinese immagrated from Southern China to Singapore. The old Chinatown history is famous for the government run Opium den as well as the illegal gambling house and brothels. Today, Chinatown has developed into an excellent area for tourists and locals with vibrant feel and plentyof attractions, and a great range of Chinese cuisine and other Asian restaurants to choose from.
Chinatown is now a bustling mix of old and new, filled with traditional shops and markets as well as cool stores and cafes along Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street and Sago Street.
For food lovers, try 'char kway teow' (stir-fried noodles) and local delicacies at Chinatown food street, a row of hawkers stalls, shophouses, restaurants and kiosks along Smith Street.
For trendier tastes, chic restaurants and bars are in Nei Road, Duxton Road and Keong Saik Road. Buy souvenirs in Pagoda Street, 'bak kwa' (barbecued meat) in New Bridge Road or traditional Chinese medicine in South Bridge Road. Chinatown is where Hindu temples and mosques sit right next to Chinese temples. Sri Mariamman Temple and Jamae Mosque are on South Bridge Road, as is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.
The vibe is electric in Club Street, and Ann Siang Road on Friday & Saturday nights when locals and expats head down for dinner and drinks. Explore Chinatown at night, when it is at its best!
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 22:00 (Daily)
From Farrer Park MRT to Chinatown MRT: 15mins
From Hotel YAN to Chinatown by car: 11mins
Things that you can do at Clarke Quay........ Experience the thrill - G-Max Reverse Bungy-Singapore's first ever bungy, offers some great views of the city. It is launched skywards at 200kms to a height of 60meters. For the less adventurous, you may take a jog along the Singapore River, Visit the Asian Civilisation Museum, enjoy the greenery and learn about history in Fort Canning Park. Or you may also like to take the river cruise that will take you out to Marina Bay and Waterfront. Or tuck into Brizo's crab buffet. Renowed for its' crab buffet, Brizo Restaurant and Bar in Park Hotel Clarke Quay offers a buffet with irresistable crab delicacies comprising of a total of 22 types of crab dishes and 26 kinds of seafood. The Brizo Signature Chilli Crab and X.O. Steamed Crab in Egg White is a must try!
Some recommended Night life spots in Clarke Quay and Riverside - all a short walk from Clarke Quay MRT station. Zouk, Trace Club, The Chupitos Bar, The Crazy Elephant, Attica, Beer Market, China One Shiffle Bistro Bar and Bar Opiume.
Opening Hour : 22:00 - 04:00 (Daily)
Something more cultural than nightlife and shopping is our 100-year-old Chinese Temple - Hong San See Temple. Located on Mohamed Sultan Road, the temple is comprised of a series of buildings, courtyards and statues, making for a tranquil place of worship for Buddhists, as well as an interesting photo-op for the ever-growing number of tourists who pass by.
You may also watch the spectacular Laser Show from Boat Quay. Head towards the North Bridge Road that crosses the river near Clarke Quay station. The Laser Show is every day at 8pm and 9.30pm. The magnificient view might just be one of your most memorable experience!
Fom Farrer Park MRT to Clarke Quay MRT : 40mins
From Hotel YAN to Clarke Quay by car : 13mins
Catch a non-stop line-up of world-class performances at Singapore's premier arts centre. A slew of cafes, restaurants, retail outlets and shops support the throngs of theatre and concert goers that have made this one of the busiest and architecturally captivating, performing arts centres in the region. Enjoy the architecture and history of Esplanade as well as its contribution to Singapore's art scence.
Opening Hours : 08:00 - 2230 (Daily)
From Farrer Park MRT to Esplanade MRT : 16mins
From Hotel YAN to The Esplanade by car : 12mins
Gardens By The Bay
The massive supertrees are between nine to 16 storeys tall. Walk on the suspended walkway between two supertrees to enjoy a bird's eye view of the gardens. In the evening, catch the sky show of choreographed lights and sounds at the Garden Rhapsody amidst the Supertrees. Head to Bay East Garden for the perfect picnic setting with lush lawns and tropical palm trees. From the waterfront promenade, you will see a picturesque view of the city skyline. You will be fascinated by the natural beauty of the gardens. The gardens lit up at night almost feel surreal. It's like walking on Pandora (the planet from Avatar).
Unique to Gardens by the Bay is the Cloud Forest and The Flower Dome. Enjoy a cool leisure stroll through the Gardens and be immersed in the natural beauties of flowers and plants from the Mediterranean and semi-ard regions
Dine in style at a range of eateries across the gardens, from casual cafes to posh restaurants, all with interiors designed to reflect the splendour of Gardens by the Bay.
Opening Hours : 09:00 - 21:00 (Daily)
From Farrer Park MRT to BayFront MRT : 29mins (10mins walk)
From Hotel YAN to Gardens by the Bay by car : 15mins
Lau Pa Sat
This beautifully restored cast iron heritage site was Singapore's first wet market that dates back over 150years ago to the time of Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore. Today, Lau Pa Sat market offers local and international cuisines. This Rebuilt Victorian covered hawker centre in the Central Business District (CBD) area, has over 150 Recommendations!
From a mix of local hawker fare and regional Asian food, Costa Rican, Filippino food, and many more, as well as retail kiosks and shops selling a range of quaint and interesting bargains.
Delight yourself in an ice-cold beer and enjoy a plate of Hainanese chicken rice as you revel in the elegant old-world charm of Singapore's loveliest food court.
Opening Hours: 24 hours (Daily)
From Hotel YAN to Lau Pa Sat Market by car: 15mins
Immerse yourself in this rich culture, vivid colours and great bargains in Little India. Pick up a bargain or feast on great food in the streets and alleys of historic Little India. This most vibrant and colourful part of Singapore houses several spectacular temples and bustling shops selling everything from gold jewellery, to Hindi music CDs, cheap clothing and souvenirs.
The restaurants of Race Course Road are popular with locals and visitors alike who flock here in search of good Indian cuisine and quality curry dish - Fish Head Curry. The very popular Muthu's Curry or Banana Leaf Apolo is highly recommended.
When thinking of food in Little India, Tekka Market is the first place that often comes to mind. This large market immerses you in the sights and smell of Little India. Indian food both North and South dominates the scene in Tekka Centre, which will leave you spoilt for choice if you're craving for some spice. Tekka Centre also sells hardware tools, religious paraphernalia, kitchen utensils, electronics and watches. A casual top or baggy pants just cost below S$10.00.
Across the street of Serangoon Road, there is a Little India Arcade. This cluster of 1920s shophouses has been well conserved and contains dozens of shops selling everything Indian, such as saris and spices, Ayurvedic medicine and traditional sweets like jalebi and gulab jamun.
There are many colourful little shops that line the street, selling bangle bracelets, sandalwood incense and Bollywood CDs. Look out for Parrot astrology fortune tellers for just S$5.00. The parrot fortune tellers who use a trained parakeet to select a tarot card and tell your fortune. It's a vanishing art, so it's your luck if you see one and worth trying!
There are many beautiful historic temples to visit in Little India. Most notable Hindu temples - the Srinivasa Perumal Temple and Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple both situated along Serangoon Road. Visitors are allowed to go inside the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple and see the statues and carvings of the Hindu deities up close. (Remember to take off your shoes). You may like to consider leaving an offering for the elephant-headed God Ganesha - he's "the remover of obstacles" and will make your travel smoother. Photography (No Flash) is permitted inside the temple. Be mindful and respectful of the worshipers there. Around the temple grounds you will find many vendors selling flowers and offerings for prayers. Enjoy the history of Singapore in this historic Little India. With its beautiful temples, exotic markets and delicious food, Singapore's Little India neighbourhood is not to be missed!
Opening Hours: 06:00 - 21:00 (Daily)
From Hotel YAN to Little India by walk: 10-15mins
From Hotel YAN to Little India by car : 6mins
Nearest MRT - Farrer Park MRT
Mustafa Shopping Centre
Mustafa Centre is an iconic landmark in the heart of Little India that's a pure shopping heaven for bargain-hunters. From cheap electronics to cosmetics, luxury watches, jewelleries, silks and saris, curry, spice, groceries, supplements, perfume, luggage and everything nice!
Electronics Goods such as Apple, Canon, HP and Phillips. Jewellery and Watches includes Casio, Bvlgari, Swatch, Tissot and Tag Heuer. Health and Beauty - Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Maybeline and L'Oreal.
Mustafa Centre is located in the heart of Little India, so there is a good mix of cuisine to choose from. The more popular restaurant - Banana Leaf, Sagar Ratna, Delhi Restaurant, Mustafa Cafe.
Sagar Ratna - situated just across from Mustafa Centre, serves Southern Indian Cuisine. It's a vegetarian restaurant with set meals and individual dishes at very reasonable prices. The spicy lentil soup is one of the signature dishes at this popular and casual eatery.
Delhi Restaurant - located within walking distance at Race Course Road, Delhi Restaurant is an upmarket award winning restaurant with a great selection of North Indian food on the menu.
There are vegetarian and meat dishes to choose from and a free poppadum and mint drop served with every Kingfisher beer.
Mustafa Cafe is on the ground floor of the mall, and offers a mix of Western and Asian food. Menu items include burgers, Indian curry, biryani and Singapore style noodles. The cafe is open 24hrs with most meals priced quite cheaply. There is a set lunch option available and a long list of drinks including sweet Indian Tea and Coffee.
The mall is open 24 hours, a great place to visit any time of the day! Last minute shopping for items, souvenirs or almost anything you needed. In addition to retail therapy, you can also arrange air travel, hotel reservations and exchange foreign currency at the Mustafa Centre. Worth spending time in this place and shop to your heart's content for the best bargain in town.
Opening Hours: 24 hours open daily
From Hotel YAN to Mustafa Centre by walk: 10-15mins
National Museum Singapore
The museum hosts a dynamic range of events through the year - from art installations and festivals to performances and film screenings, in addition to presenting exhibitions involving historically and culturally important collections of artefacts. The National Museum of Singapore tells you the intriguing story of this country in a manner that is both fun and rewarding, a place you will gain so much more in knowledge and be immersed in the rich history and culture of Singapore!
Opening Hours : 10:00 - 19:00 (Daily)
From Lavender MRT to City Hall MRT : 7mins (11mins walk)
From Hotel YAN to National Museum Singapore by car : 12mins
The road is over two kilometers long and there are three MRT stops here : Doby Ghaut, Orchard and Somerset.
Enjoy walking and shopping between the malls which is really entertaining! Along the stretch of Orchard Road, there are many shopping malls. Being ION Orchard, Far East Plaza, Wisma Atria, Lucky Plaza, Ngee Ann City(Takashimaya), Paragon Shopping Centre, Cineleisure Orchard, The Centrepoint, Orchard Central and Plaza Singapura.
ION Orchard - is a magnet for luxury good lovers, with a ream of impressive extravagant brand names lining the polished marble mall. Top brands include Louis Vuitton, Bling King Harry Winston, Miu Miu, Cartier, Prada and YSL. There are plenty of fine dining restaurants and food options that awaits your appetite! Opening Hours : 10:00 - 23:00 (Daily)
Ngee Ann City (Takashimaya) - is a shopping centre landmark on Orchard Road, having delivered brand names, book stores, beauty parlours and restaurants. Designer labels are aplenty including Cartier, Hugo Boss, Dior and Gucci. Also represented are trendy European high street brands such as Zara, Mango, Ted Baker and many more Japanese brands. For food lovers, there are lots of choices with a world selection of food and beverages to offer. Opening Hours : 10:00 - 21:30 (Daily)
Far East Plaza - on Orchard Road, is one of Singapore's older shopping complexes attracting young hipsters looking for something different. Fashion shops are on the casual and fashionable side. Tourists tend to visit more for the discounts available on items such as camera and CDs. Accessories are also a great buy here, especially custom made bags, belts and jewellery. There are also a range of branded electronic goods on sale. Remember that bargaining is expected at this mall. Dining here is quite easy going. Food is mostly Asian with a heavy focus on Chinese. Most of the restaurants are inexpensive and open for brunch, lunch or dinner. There are also a number of coffee shops, cafes and the usual fast food outlets around the area. Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 (Daily)
There are just too many shopping malls along Orchard Road. Head down to the pulse of the city, Orchard Road, for endless shopping and entertainment options. You will certainly find something you like and worth buying!
From Lavender MRT to Orchard MRT: 22mins
From Hotel YAN to Orchard Road by car: 10mins
Raffles City Shopping Centre
It is right in the heart of Singapore, with perfect connectivity. This mall is linked to the underground MRT station-City Hall MRT, which is also one of the interchange to reach the North, West and East of Singapore, etc. The Raffles City shopping mall is mostly filled with high end designer label.
At the basement, it is filled with supermarkets, bakeries, restaurants and convenience stores, lots of souvenirs and places to eat. The restaurants promise a great gathering place for family, friends and colleagues for a day out, and the various kiosks provide fuss-free and affordable meals for quick takeaways, desserts and drinks.
Look out for Riverside Grilled Fish (B1-06/07), WHEAT (B1-78) - WHEAT's most popular item is grilled salmon soba (S$10.00) with a huge slab of fresh, sweet salmon on soba tossed in a specially made Japanese sauce.
Andong Zzimdak (B1-44F) - Korean dish served in a huge plate with plentiful of ingredients of chicken, vegetables marinated in a ganjang korean soy based spicy sauce.
Teppei Daidokoro (B1-56), Milk & Honey - Antisan Yogurt and Dessert Bar (B1-70)
Barcook (B2-17) - Barcook Bakery is famed for its Raisin Cream Cheese Bun.
Indulge in delicacies at Raffles City Shopping Centre and enjoy the great variety of retail shops and eateries. Definitely a lovely place for meals and meaningful gathering!
Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 (Daily)
From Lavender MRT to City Hall MRT: 11mins
From Hotel YAN to Raffles City Shopping Centre by car: 10mins
Sentosa Island offers a variety of attractions including theme parks, hotels, spa, casino and meeting & incentive venues. Other highlights include the Madame Tussauds Singapore, S.E.A Aquarium, Trick Eye Museum, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, Sentosa Merlion and Floating Bridge at Siloso Beach. Some thrilling adventures include MegaZip Park Adventure, Sentosa 4D Adventure Land, Universal Studios Singapore, Adventure Cove Waterpark and Wave House Sentosa. Or simply enjoy the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network and Tiger Sky Tower.
From world class attractions to thrilling theme park rides, there is something fun for everyone at Sentosa Island. Experience the laidback vibes of chic cafes and restaurants, located along the waterfront stretch of Quayside Isle fo Sentosa Island. Or soak up the sun, sand and sea while at the beaches of Sentosa Island.
The state of Fun is within easy reach for both locals and visitors here. The island is just 15minutes away from the city centre, so hop on a short monorail ride from VivoCity or the scenic cable car rides from Harbourfront for spectacular views of Sentosa and the city. There's just so much to do and see on this island!
Opening Hours :
07:00 - 22:00 (Mondays to Thursday)
07:00 - Midnight (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays)
From Farrer Park MRT to HarbourFront MRT : 20mins (4mins walk to Sentosa Station)
From Hotel YAN to Sentosa Station by car : 23mins
The Singapore Flyer not only offers you stunning views of the city, but is one of the city's most recognisable architectural icons. Step into one of the 28 fully air-conditioned glass capsules, and be transported on a 30-minute journey of stunning day and night scenes!
While basking in the allure of luxury, style and comfort of the Flyer, you'll get a panoramic view of the Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Integrated Resort, Collyer Quay, Raffles Place, The Fullerton Singapore, Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay, the Merlion Park, the Asian Civilization Museum, a popular night life line-up which includes Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay; Fort Canning Park and the Floating Stadium.
Certainly a must to visit the Singapore Food Trail back on the ground! A unique 1960s themed food street offering famous local fare and delicacies. Besides the popular Chicken Rice, Fried Hokkien Noodle, Fried Carrot Cake and Satay, you can also try out other local delights such as Fried Oyster, Omelette, Prawn Noodle, Barbecue Seafood and Beef Noodles. There is also a number of food outlets in this place, such as Seafood Paradise, Ya Kun Kaya Toast and authentic Indian Restaurant. Or take part in the funfilled activities there, from a flight simulator ride to relaxing in a fish spa. Have an unforgettable time spent and bring back good memories!
Opening Hours : 08:30 - 22:30 (Daily)
From Farrer Park MRT to Promenade MRT : 20mins
From Hotel YAN to Singapore Flyer by car : 10mins
Universal Studios Singapore
Go beyond the screen and ride the Movies at Universal Studios Singapore. Movie amusement park with sets and rides on themes from Hollywood to Sci-fi, plus live entertainment. Experience cutting-edge, rides, shows and attractions based on your favourite blockbuster films and television series, including Puss in Boots, Giant Journey, Battlestar Galactica : Transformers. Some of the Thrill Ride : The Ultimate 3D Battle, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, Sesame Street and more....
It is a not to be missed all-action experience aboard the world's tallest dwelling roller coasters. Enter the thrilling world of movie magic as you Ride the Movies on roller coasters, and other movie themed attractions. Be dazzled and delighted by an immersive entertainment experience that brings the silver screen to life! Aside from the thrilling rides, you'll find all your favourite cartoon characters at Universal Singapore. Snap a selfie with Shrek and Puss in Boots in Far Far Away Land, or join the Madagascar Boogie! with Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria and more.
There are several fine cuisine in Universal Studio Singapore. Savour food to match the occasion with electic options ranging from "dim sum" Chinese delights at Hollywood China Bistro, an Egyptian-themed buffet at Oasis Spice Cafe, fragrant flavours of Southeast Asia at Marty's Casa, Del Wild Food Court and much more. Each food offers an array of vegetarian option and several are halal-certified.
There is just so much to see and do at this Universal Studios Singapore!
Opening Hours : 10:00 - 19:00 (Daily)
From Farrer Park MRT to HarbourFront MRT : 30mins (5mins walk to Sentosa Station)
From Hotel YAN to Sentosa Station by car : 20mins
VivoCity Shopping Centre
A great place to walk, shop, relax and eat! Besides being well known for its open space design concept and retail shops, VivoCity also boasts a myraid of dining options ranging from family-friendly restaurants to big eateries and mini food stalls. There are all sorts from European to Asian, the British pub, food court and movie theater!
The selection of shops and lifestyle choices is excellent, from branded to large well known shops. Filled with many interesting shops like Daiso, Mitju, Tangs, Zara, Sephora, Nike and many more.
Whether you're seeking retail therapy or refreshing entertainment for kids, you'll find it all at VivoCity. Enjoy the fun-filled Happy Paddle Boats at Level 3 Sky Park! Kids will be entertained by the open air playground at Level 2. Or hop on the Mini Express Train at S$6.00 per ride and enjoy a scenic ride and marvel at picturesque views of the sea along the 310 meter waterfront Promenade at VivoCity.
Vivocity is conveniently linked to Sentosa (an Island Resort). You can catch the monorail to the Island for more family fun after a round of shopping!
Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 (Daily)
From Farrer Park MRT to Harbour Front MRT: 20mins
From Hotel YAN to VivoCity by car: 15mins
Singapore Zoo & Night Safari
Enjoy viewing the white tiger, pygmy hippos, elephant, polar bear and many more interesting animals, You may even get up real close with some of these wildlife and more at Singapore Zoo.
Amazing zoo fun for young kids and adults. There are plenty of activities from Breakfast with Orang Utans, to being a ranger, farm education, wet play and many great shows. Little ones can enjoy a never-ending list of fun activities such as feeding and petting goats or go on a pony ride. Have a splashing good time in our watery playground and head over to the Pet's Corner to see rabbits, chicks and more pint-sized furry friends. Definitely a good place worth visiting and spending wonderful moments together.
Opening Hours : 08:30 - 18:00 (Daily)
NIGHT SAFARI - The night safari is the world's first nocturnal zoo and is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Singapore. Embark on a fascinating journey throught the wildlife nightlife night park with an exciting tram ride, interesting trails and viewing platforms to see wildlife habitats and exhibits, real up close animal encounters! Don't miss the creatures of the Night Show, a crowd-pleasing live show. The antics of the binturong, civet and more are awesome, particularly the otter and its cute recycling habits.
For food lovers, from chilli crab to satay, Hainanese chicken rice and more, indulge in Singapore's best loved local delights in the captivating setting of the village-themed restaurant - Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant.
Opening Hours : 19:30 - Midnight (Daily)
From Lavender MRT to Singapore Zoo MRT : 56mins (5mins walk)
From Hotel YAN to Singapore Zoo/Night Safari by car : 40mins
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
The temple is based on Tang Dynasty architecture and built to house the tooth relic of Buddha. There are 4 levels to explore with very nice ambience. The Bell tower of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is installed on the second level. Buddhist Culture Museum and Relic Chamber is at Level 3. At the ground level directly below the bell tower is a statue of Kshitigarbha Bodhisattra. The bell is rang every morning and evening. The deep resonating sound of the bell is believe to penetrate the Dharma realm and bring enlightenment to all sentient beings that hear it. Take the time to explore every floor of this beautiful temple, relaxed and calm atmosphere.
Other highlights include the Eminent Sangha Museum, a theatre that holds cultural performances, talks and films screenings.
If you're looking for a little quiet contemplation amid Chinatown's hubbub, the roof garden, with its pagoda and Buddha prayer wheel, offers tranquil hideaway.
Opening Hours: 07:00 - 19:00 (Daily)
From Lavender MRT to Tanjong Pagar MRT : 46mins
From Hotel YAN to Buddha Tooth Relic Temple by car : 13 mins
Though serving aquatic trade is no longer Boat Quay's primary role, the shophouses on it have been carefully conserved and now house various bars, pubs and restaurants.
Today, Boat Quay has been transformed, once filled with cargo boats and hawker stalls, its streets are now lined with tables and riverside bars and restaurants in perfectly restored beautiful shophouses. Bumboats which once carried cargo now contain tourists, bringing them a journey into their past. Do enjoy the scenic ride in a taxi river boat along the Singapore River.
There are lots of pubs, restaurants, night clubs, people selling curios and tattoo parlours. Enjoy the night view of restaurants and pubs that line the Singapore River.
Among the mainstays and the seafood restaurants, a new wave of bars has kicked off a golden age for the iconic belt of shophouses. At Boat Quay, interesting pubs and bars to visit, such as The Penny Black, Dallas Restaurant and Bar, Charlie's Tapas, Grill and Bar, RedDot Brew House and The Spiffy Dapper.
The night is alive with music and time to unwind with friends and loved ones. Dine by the river and enjoy the ambience of the cozy restaurants, relax in casual gathering with friends or a memorable romantic date!
Opening Hours: 18:00 - 0200 (Daily)
From Farrer Park MRT to Clarke Quay MRT: 40mins
From Hotel YAN to Boat Quay: 14mins
153 Tyrwhitt Road (Coffee Shop)
A small, cozy, inexpensive coffee shop that offers great meals and refreshments, a common meeting place for people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to gather and have a meal. Local Drinks - Coffee (KOPI) and Tea (TEH) cost between the price range of S$1.00 to S$1.70
With Singapore's rich history and background, we shall introduce you to the most authentic traditional coffee (kopi) and tea (teh).
Interesting Local Drinks:
Coffee (KOPI) (Local Terms):
KOPI O - meaning Coffee with sugar
KOPI - Coffee + Sugar + Condensed Milk
KOPI C - Coffee + Sugar + Evaporated Milk
KOPI PENG - Coffee + Sugar + Condensed Milk + Ice cubes
KOPI O KOSONG - Coffee without sugar and milk
Tea (TEH) (Local Terms):
TEH O - meaning Tea with sugar
TEH - Tea + Sugar + Condensed Milk
TEH C - Tea + Sugar + Evaporated Milk
TEH PENG - Tea + Sugar + Condensed Milk + Ice cubes
TEH TARIK - Tea + Sugar + Condensed Milk + Specially pulled to give a frothy top
Specialty Drinks :
MILO (a popular malt and chocolate drink)
MILO DINOSAUR - Milo + Ice cubes + Topped with Milo powder
Savour the distinctive quality of the Roast Meat and the local delights in this coffee shop. Just opposite of Hotel YAN, a truly roast meat gem found in Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore!
Opening Hours : 08:00 - 22:00 (Daily)
Address : 153 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207566
From Hotel YAN to 153 Tyrwhitt Road Coffee Shop by walk : 1min
Jalan Besar Swimming Complex
It has good opening hours from Monday - Sunday, and Public Holidays (08:00 - 21:30), except Wednesday from (14:30 - 21:30).
Admission Fee for Adults is S$1.00 per entry, and Children is S$0.50 per entry (on Weekdays)
Admission Fee for Adults is S$1.30 per entry, and Children is S$0.60 per entry (on Weekends)
Foreigners of All Ages is S$1.30 per entry (Weekdays), S$1.70 per entry (Weekends)
There are 3 great pools :
1) Olympic sized pool is a fantastic choice for people who want to get fit.
2) Adult pool is smaller and shallower, but still provide a good workout.
3) Children's Play Pool/Kiddy Pool with slides and stuff for the children to play with.
A great option if you need a break from sight-seeing and shopping, only 3mins walk from Hotel YAN.
It is cheap and easy! A great place to unwind, go for a dip, or relax in the evening sun!
Address : 100 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207542
From Hotel YAN to Jalan Besar Swimming Complex by walk : 3mins
The Tiramisu Hero
Some of the recommendations :
Momma Hero Tiramisu - This is one of their signature MommaHero Tiramisu.
It is sealed in a jar to retain the cake's moistness and goodness. Perfect for parties and gatherings.
Capacity 150ml (Cost S$7.50 -S$9.50)
Ham and Cheese Wrap - Rolled with ham and cheese melted in a warm toasty wrap and topped with chef's secret sauce. A tasty meal that cost S$9.80
Baked Cheese Chicken- It is specially served with portobello mushroom and fresh garden vegetables.
The oven baked boneless chicken is very tender and the melted cheese accentuated the flavour. (Cost S19.00)
Truffle Salmon Cold Pasta - Fresh flavours of salmon, truffle oil and ebiko, served with cold pasta giving a a balanced and refreshing taste. A perfect choice in our humid Singapore.
Cafe Latte - beautifully brewed cost S$5.50
The Tiramisu Hero is also known for their selection of delicious tiramisu served in a jar, with flavours ranging from baileys (alcoholic) to spectacular (spiced cinnamon) to durian.
You can either order these from their online store/website or make a trip to the cafe in person to get some.
The whimsical cafe even set aside little retail corners around the cafe selling many lovely items.
With a brightly lit interior, the casual and spacious cafe is definitely worth visiting and chilling out over a cuppa.
Enjoy their quality of food and drinks, a really nice place to relax!
Opening Hours : 11:00 - 22:00 (Daily) Closed on Wednesday
Address : 121 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207548
From Hotel YAN to The Tiramisu Hero by walk : 4 mins
Chye Seng Huat Coffee Bar
They are well known for their coffee. Its building exterior and name is pretty deceiving.
A hidden gem in the run-down hardware shop - it is indeed a very hip coffee bar!
The CSHH Coffee Bar resides within Chye Seng Huat Hardware. Its 360-degree view of the bar provides one with an intimate coffee experience with the baristas, as you watch them meticulously prepare your beverage. In addition to the coffee bar, it also features a coffee school and a private coffee tasting room.
CSHH Cafe also offers an all-day menu, plus a variety of baked awesome food.
CSHH serves their Caffe Latte in regular and small size cups that cost S$4.00 and S$5.50.
There are a different range of coffee beans to choose from. At the counter, there are also a variety of delicious muffins and cakes available. The buttery sweet Chocolate Almond muffin is most popular.
Some Recommendations :
Ham Omelette (S$8.50), Salami Sandwich (S$10.00), Smoked Salmon Sandwich (S$11.00),
French Toast with banana and strawberry (S$7.50), or simply enjoy a Pancake Stack (S$10.00) with a cuppa.
The Huat Breakfast (S$17.00) - (A whole juicy sausage, baked potato, moist scrambled egg, ham and crunchy bacon). A classic brunch item.
Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich (S$13.00) - (The steak slices is well flavored topped with melted cheese and served fresh from the oven with a well toasted bread).
The Cod Fish (S$19.00) - Fresh tender Cod Fish is well served with special seasoning.
Chye Seng Huat Coffee Bar is a great place to chill out with a cup of aroma coffee and delicious cake.
Be fully immersed in the coffee bar, and enjoy watching how the Berista enthusiastically prepares every cup of beverage.
The ambience and the passion of the staff is just fascinating!
Opening Hours :
09:00 - 19:00 (Tuesday - Friday) (Closed on Monday)
09:00 - 22:00 (Saturday & Sunday)
Address : 150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207563
From Hotel YAN to Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee Bar by walk : 2mins