Local Attractions

Want to soak up everything Singapore has to offer? Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay is conveniently located close to both Marina Bay and Chinatown, as well as other interesting tourist areas like Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, and the famous Orchard Road shopping belt.

In addition to our friendly concierge and reception staff – available 24/7 to recommend the best attractions and things to do – we feature a virtual concierge that can help you plan your explorations and a Handy Phone and brochure with tips on how to experience Singapore like a local.

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  • Explore Singapore In 24 Hours Or Less

    Singapore's Changi Airport is one of the best in the world, but if you have a long layover, get out of the airport to explore. With just 24 hours to explore this little island state, we have narrowed it down to these key sites to give you…
    more info

    Explore Singapore In 24 Hours Or Less

  • CLARKE QUAY

    Just a short walk from the hotel, Clarke Quay is a bustling and vibrant district with a wonderful diversity, colour, lifestyle and culture featuring some of the top restaurants, clubs, bistros, and live entertainment venues Singapore, making it the ‘sole of the city’. In addition to…
    more info

    CLARKE QUAY

  • THE SINGAPORE RIVER

    The Singapore River is the perfect way to see Singapore's rise from a quiet fishing village to a modern metropolis. Learn about the history and importance of the Singapore River in Singapore's growth as you ride in a traditional bumboat that starts from Clarke Quay Jetty, passing by…
    more info

    THE SINGAPORE RIVER

  • CHINATOWN

    Explore the bustling and historical district of Chinatown in Singapore – where one can find souvenirs, antiques, gems and historical artefacts. The fastest way to acquaint one’s self with Chinatown is to go on a walking tour along the streets filled with interesting shops and stalls.…
    more info

    CHINATOWN

  • ORCHARD ROAD

    Hailed as one of the best shopping districts in regions, Orchard Road is home to over 33 shopping malls and departmental stores – a total shopper’s haven! Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay is located just 5 minutes away from the shopping mecca, which makes it a good base for the shopaholics.…
    more info

    ORCHARD ROAD

  • MARINA BAY

    Marina Bay is home to the quintessential modern day Singapore skyline - take a walk around the bay area and admire the magnificent view around you, with iconic architecture like the Helix Bridge, Art Science Museum, Esplanade and the Merlion all in one place. This place is beautiful…
    more info

    MARINA BAY

  • GARDENS BY THE BAY

    Boasting the largest columnless glasshouse and tallest indoor waterfall in the world, Gardens by the Bay and its cloud forest are the perfect place to enjoy Singapore's reputation as a clean, green, garden city while escaping the stifling humidity. When night falls, venture to the…
    more info

    GARDENS BY THE BAY

  • THE ESPLANADE

    On the opposite side of the Gardens by The Bay, you can't miss the spiky domed durian-like Esplanade, an arts centre where you may chance upon free local performances in the evenings and on weekends. Walk over the Jubilee Bridge to the famous Merlion statue and take in the view of…
    more info

    THE ESPLANADE

  • SENTOSA

    Known as “Singapore’s Most Exciting Playground,” Sentosa Island has something for everyone. There are beautiful beaches, laid back waterfront restaurants and cafés, water parks and thrill rides, the world-class S.E.A Aquarium and championship-level golf at Sentosa Golf Club. You…
    more info

    SENTOSA

  • HARBOURFRONT

    Located adjacent to the Singapore Cruise Centre and VivoCity – Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle destination – Harbourfront offers a lively shopping experience with three stories of shopping and dining, including everything from sporting goods, electronics and fashion to toys,…
    more info

    HARBOURFRONT

  • CITY HALL

    One of Singapore’s National Monuments is the City Hall, which was built on 1929 and was originally called as the Municipal Building. Located in Saint Andrew’s Road in downtown Singapore and near Marina Bay, it is directly opposite the historical Padang and just beside the Supreme Court.…
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    CITY HALL

  • SUNTEC CITY

    This expansive shopping, dining and entertainment destination features 360 retail outlets over four floors with brand name boutiques, department stores and plenty of restaurants, along with a movie theatre and video arcade. Anchor stores include electronics store Harvey Norman. …
    more info

    SUNTEC CITY

  • BUGIS STREET

    A favourite among budget shoppers and bargain lovers, this bustling market features avenues and alleyways lined with more than 600 shops selling trendy fashion items, CDs, souvenirs, t-shirts, shoes, jewellery, trinkets and more at wallet-friendly prices. The colourful storefronts,…
    more info

    BUGIS STREET

  • LITTLE INDIA

    From its rich culture to the splendid shopping, this dynamic historic area is a vivid showcase of Singapore’s Indian community. You’ll find plenty of bargains and great food along its streets and alleys, along with flower garland vendors, modern restaurants and a marvellous blend of…
    more info

    LITTLE INDIA

  • HAJI LANE

    Haji Lane Singapore has two ethnic districts that reflect its population - Kampong Glam is the Arab section and Malay Quarter is where old and new come together in one hip area. A whole hodgepodge of things can be found here - traditional fabric shops sit next to colourful graffiti…
    more info

    HAJI LANE

  • THIAN HOCK KENG TEMPLE

    For a sense of Singapore's multicultural living, head instead to Chinatown and take a stroll along Telok Ayer Street, unique for its collection of various religious buildings all along one stretch of road - Buddhist temples sit next to Muslim…
    more info

    THIAN HOCK KENG TEMPLE

Back to attractions

Explore Singapore In 24 Hours Or Less

Singapore's Changi Airport is one of the best in the world, but if you have a long layover, get out of the airport to explore. With just 24 hours to explore this little island state, we have narrowed it down to these key sites to give you a taste of Singapore's culture and history in a nutshell. 

The Singapore River is the perfect way to see Singapore's rise from a quiet fishing village to a modern metropolis. Learn about the history and importance of the Singapore River in Singapore's growth as you ride in a traditional bumboat that starts from Clarke Quay Jetty, passing by heritage landmarks like bridges, sculptures, and shophouses till you end up in the ultra-modern Marina Bay. You can choose to ride the Hop On / Hop Off bus which stops right in front of Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay if you prefer to see Singapore by land instead.

Marina Bay is home to the quintessential modern day Singapore skyline - take a walk around the bay area and admire the magnificent view around you, with iconic architecture like the Helix Bridge, Art Science Museum, Esplanade and the Merlion all in one place. This place is beautiful during the day but stunning at night when all the lights twinkle as dusk falls.

Gardens By The Bay and its domed greenhouses are the perfect place to enjoy Singapore's reputation as a clean, green, garden city while escaping the stifling humidity. When night falls, venture to the outdoor Supertree Grove, alien-like tree towers that are lit up against the night sky and city skyline with a mesmerizing light show. 

The Esplanade On the opposite side of the bay, you can't miss the spiky domed durian-like Esplanade, an arts centre where you may chance upon free local performances in the evenings and on weekends. Walk over the Jubilee Bridge to the famous Merlion statue and take in the view of the Marina Bay area, especially when the Marina Bay Sands puts on its laser light show at night. 

Haji Lane Singapore has several ethnic districts that reflect its population - Kampong Glam is the Arab and Malay quarter and where old and new comes together in one hip district. A whole hodgepodge of things can be found here - traditional fabric shops sit next to colourful graffiti walls, Middle eastern restaurants are found alongside cheap local coffeeshops. In particular, Haji Lane is the street to see and be seen on.

Thian Hock Keng Temple For a sense of Singapore's multicultural living, head instead to Chinatown and take a stroll along Telok Ayer Street, unique for its collection of various religious buildings all along one stretch of road - Buddhist temples sit next to Muslim mosques against a backdrop of skyscrapers from the surrounding Central Business District - a true reflection of Singapore's diversity. 

Clarke Quay And before you zip off to the airport again on this short layover, make a quick stopover in Liang Court, located right next door to Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay. It is famous for some excellent Japanese dining, as well as Singapore's first Kinokuniya bookstore. The Japanese supermarket Meidi-Ya is also a good place to pick up some quality Japanese snacks for your next flight.

Need a base to explore the old and new sides of Singapore in just 24 hours? Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay is well-located close to both Marina Bay and Chinatown, as well as other interesting tourist areas like Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, and the famous Orchard Road shopping belt just a few minutes away. They even have a virtual concierge who can help you plan your explorations and a handy phone and brochure with tips on how to experience Singapore like a local.

CLARKE QUAY

Just a short walk from the hotel, Clarke Quay is a bustling and vibrant district with a wonderful diversity, colour, lifestyle and culture featuring some of the top restaurants, clubs, bistros, and live entertainment venues Singapore, making it the ‘sole of the city’. In addition to this, Clarke Quay also offers a great array of shopping complexes and designer boutiques. Below is just a small sample of what Clarke Quay has to offer.

Zouk
A surreal mix of industrial and futuristic ambience, this nightclub is inspired by underground rave clubs and edgy refurbished warehouses in New York and Berlin. Accommodating up to 2,600 revellers, it features two floors with three bars, a dance floor surrounded by tables, and a concrete DJ console circled by plush VIP seating pods and a catwalk with an LED backdrop.

G-Max
For the adrenaline junkies, try the reverse bungee jump – guaranteed to increase any heartbeat!

Highlander
With a great outdoor alfresco dining area it’s a great opportunity to try a fantastic selection of foods representing the true taste of Scotland. There are also over 250 single malt whiskeys available by the glass, making it one of the most comprehensive selections in Asia.

Liang Court
Located directly underneath the hotel, this unique family mall is centrally located in the vicinity of Clarke Quay, along the Singapore River, offering a great shopping experience to both tourists and locals!

Peony-Jade Restaurant
The only modern Chinese restaurant at Clarke Quay, Peony-Jade Restaurant offers traditional Szechuan/Cantonese cuisines in a truly elegant and contemporary setting with its many windows offering wide-ranging views of the Singapore River.

Pump Room and Microbrewery
Located in the heart of Clarke Quay, it’s one of the top night spots, featuring one of Singapore’s best live Bands ‘Jive Talkin’ with its vibrant and funky repertoire of pop, rock and jazz. They perform every Tuesday – Sunday from 10.30pm. It’s an act not to be missed while at Clarke Quay.

QuaySide Seafood
Dine al fresco on Singapore’s first ever lilipad flooring with a stunning river view where you can literally dip your hands into the water! Serving Singapore’s classic all-time favourites Chilli/Black Pepper Crabs using only ‘live’ juicy and succulent Sri Lankan Crabs. Quayside Seafood offers a nice touch of modernity to its setting & service

Shiraz
Savour the taste of the finest Authentic Persian Cuisine in the heart of Clarke Quay.

THE SINGAPORE RIVER

The Singapore River is the perfect way to see Singapore's rise from a quiet fishing village to a modern metropolis. Learn about the history and importance of the Singapore River in Singapore's growth as you ride in a traditional bumboat that starts from Clarke Quay Jetty, passing by heritage landmarks like bridges, sculptures, and shophouses till you end up in the ultra-modern Marina Bay. You can choose to ride the Hop On / Hop Off bus which stops right in front of Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay if you prefer to see Singapore by land instead.

CHINATOWN

Explore the bustling and historical district of Chinatown in Singapore – where one can find souvenirs, antiques, gems and historical artefacts. The fastest way to acquaint one’s self with Chinatown is to go on a walking tour along the streets filled with interesting shops and stalls.  Here, you can find trinkets, Chinese silk, tailors, perfume and so much more.

For tourists to get familiarized and get an overview about Chinatown, they can visit the Chinatown Heritage Centre in Pagoda Street.  Local food delights are also available for feasting in Smith Street, which is also dubbed as the “food street” of Chinatown.

There are also a few temples located here, the most famous one is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. Opened on 2008, it is both a temple for worship and a museum that houses over a hundred different images of the Buddha and a Sacred Budda Tooth Relic in a stupa of 320kg of gold.

Ann Siang Hill and Club Street in Chinatown are filled with restaurants serving international cuisine and cool pubs to unwind and chill.

 This attraction is accessible via Downtown line – Chinatown Station.

ORCHARD ROAD

Hailed as one of the best shopping districts in regions, Orchard Road is home to over 33 shopping malls and departmental stores – a total shopper’s haven! Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay is located just 5 minutes away from the shopping mecca, which makes it a good base for the shopaholics.

 

Orchard Road caters to all kinds of shoppers.  For the high-end shoppers, you’d be spoilt for choice with the different designer brands that are available.  To name a few, there’s Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Gucci and lots more.  Affordable international brands can also be found along the bright district of Orchard such as Lacoste, Japanese brand’s Uniqlo and Muji, and just a few years ago, Swedish fashion label, H&M opened in the heart of Orchard Road.

 

Other popular malls in Orchard Road include ION Orchard, Paragon, Wisma Atria, Ngee Ann City, 313 @ Somerset and Plaza Singapura.

 

MARINA BAY

Marina Bay is home to the quintessential modern day Singapore skyline - take a walk around the bay area and admire the magnificent view around you, with iconic architecture like the Helix Bridge, Art Science Museum, Esplanade and the Merlion all in one place. This place is beautiful during the day but stunning at night when all the lights twinkle as dusk falls.

 

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is a multi-level shopping haven that features the most popular and exciting designers and brands from all over the world, attracting all shopaholics to this mighty shopping centre. Some of the brands that can be found here include YSL, Manchester United, Hermes, Ralph Lauren and more. The flagship Island Maison of Louis Vuitton is also located in one of the Crystal Pavilions facing the bay. It also has the ArtScience Museum where art and scientific exhibits are displayed for young and adult enthusiasts. Inside The Shoppes are two large theatres that feature world-class performances of all genre. Recent shows include multi awarded musicals The Lion King, Wicked, A Chorus Line and an ice-skating extravaganza, The Swan Lake.

 

From day to night, there are really lots of things to do here. Wonder Full, South East Asia’s Largest Light and Water Show, can be watched on the bay front for free every night. Be amazed with the different visual effects, lasers and water projections, accompanied by great music recorded by a 140-piece orchestra.

 

For partygoers, the hottest nightclubs can be found on the rooftop of Marina Bay Sands. CÉ LA VI Club Lounge and CÉ LA VI SKY BAR offer tourists great party music in a lively atmosphere.

 

There is also Marina Bay Sands Casino, which offers high-stakes gaming thrills 24 hours a day.

 

This attraction is accessible via Downtown line – Bayfront Station.

 

GARDENS BY THE BAY

Boasting the largest columnless glasshouse and tallest indoor waterfall in the world, Gardens by the Bay and its cloud forest are the perfect place to enjoy Singapore's reputation as a clean, green, garden city while escaping the stifling humidity. When night falls, venture to the outdoor Supertree Grove, alien-like tree towers that are lit up against the night sky and city skyline with a mesmerizing light show.

 

This attraction is accessible via Downtown line – Bayfront Station.

THE ESPLANADE

On the opposite side of the Gardens by The Bay, you can't miss the spiky domed durian-like Esplanade, an arts centre where you may chance upon free local performances in the evenings and on weekends. Walk over the Jubilee Bridge to the famous Merlion statue and take in the view of the Marina Bay area, especially when the Marina Bay Sands puts on its laser light show at night.

This attraction is accessible via Circle Line - Esplanade Station.

SENTOSA

Known as “Singapore’s Most Exciting Playground,” Sentosa Island has something for everyone. There are beautiful beaches, laid back waterfront restaurants and cafés, water parks and thrill rides, the world-class S.E.A Aquarium and championship-level golf at Sentosa Golf Club.

 

You can also live out your wildest Hollywood fantasies at Universal Studios Singapore, which features over 20 thrill rides, dazzling live shows and blockbuster-inspired attractions in seven themed zones. Experiences include Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey, Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON™, TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure™, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase and much, more.

 

This attraction is accessible via North-East Line - Harbourfront Station.

HARBOURFRONT

Located adjacent to the Singapore Cruise Centre and VivoCity – Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle destination – Harbourfront offers a lively shopping experience with three stories of shopping and dining, including everything from sporting goods, electronics and fashion to toys, gifts, food and drink and more.  

CITY HALL

One of Singapore’s National Monuments is the City Hall, which was built on 1929 and was originally called as the Municipal Building. Located in Saint Andrew’s Road in downtown Singapore and near Marina Bay, it is directly opposite the historical Padang and just beside the Supreme Court.

The Padang is a big open field where some of the most important events in Singapore, such as the F1 Concert, are held. It is also used as a sporting venue for football and cricket.

Near the City Hall are a few shopping malls such as Raffles City Shopping Centre and Marina Square.

There is also New Asia Bar, which is situated 71 floors high above the ground, which is also dubbed as one of the 50 best bars in the world.

SUNTEC CITY

This expansive shopping, dining and entertainment destination features 360 retail outlets over four floors with brand name boutiques, department stores and plenty of restaurants, along with a movie theatre and video arcade. Anchor stores include electronics store Harvey Norman.

Suntec City is also home to Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, a mixed meeting, convention and exhibition complex that is considered one of the world’s premier meetings and conference centres. Amenities include function rooms for small gatherings and up to 5,000 guests, exhibition space, a state-of-the-art concert venue, award-winning cuisine and fully tailored event planning.

BUGIS STREET

A favourite among budget shoppers and bargain lovers, this bustling market features avenues and alleyways lined with more than 600 shops selling trendy fashion items, CDs, souvenirs, t-shirts, shoes, jewellery, trinkets and more at wallet-friendly prices. The colourful storefronts, the energy of the crowd, and the aromas from the restaurants and bars come together to create a vibrant experience.

 

This attraction is accessible via Downtown line – Bugis Station.

LITTLE INDIA

From its rich culture to the splendid shopping, this dynamic historic area is a vivid showcase of Singapore’s Indian community. You’ll find plenty of bargains and great food along its streets and alleys, along with flower garland vendors, modern restaurants and a marvellous blend of Hindu and Chinese temples, mosques and churches.

 

This attraction is accessible via North-East Line – Little India Station.

HAJI LANE

Haji Lane Singapore has two ethnic districts that reflect its population - Kampong Glam is the Arab section and Malay Quarter is where old and new come together in one hip area. A whole hodgepodge of things can be found here - traditional fabric shops sit next to colourful graffiti walls, Middle Eastern restaurants are found alongside cheap local coffee shops. In particular, Haji Lane is the street to see and be seen on.

 

This attraction is accessible via Downtown line – Bugis Station.

THIAN HOCK KENG TEMPLE

For a sense of Singapore's multicultural living, head instead to Chinatown and take a stroll along Telok Ayer Street, unique for its collection of various religious buildings all along one stretch of road - Buddhist temples sit next to Muslim mosques against a backdrop of skyscrapers from the surrounding Central Business District - a true reflection of Singapore's diversity.

 

This attraction is accessible via Downtown line – Telok Ayer Station.