: Singapore Heritage District : :
Also often referred to as the Colonial District, the Heritage District
is the area between Orchard Road on the west and Financial District
(aka Central Business District) to the east. So named because of
the large number of impressive colonial buildings and churches built
by the British in the mid 1800's - just at the height of their empire
building days. A good number of the buildings are churches or old
government buildings and all have been lovingly preserved and/or
restored to their former glory giving the area an unmistakable aura.
Visitors wishing to explore Singapore couldn't be more centrally
located. From either Bencoolen Street or Victoria Street it's an
easy walk south to Bras Basah Road and then to the City Hall MRT
- or if you don't mind you can walk another 15 minutes and you'll
find yourself in Chinatown. Turn around to the north towards Rochor
Road and you are immediately at Bugis Junction. Cross over Ophir
Road and within 2-3 minutes you are in Little India. Shopaholics
need not despair, Orchard Road is as close as the Dhoby Ghaut MRT.
Being an "in-between area" the hotels in this area offer
suburb value for money and are very adept at catering to both businessmen
needing to be near the central business district and tourists wanting
to be near Heritage District. FYI, in order to remain objective,
hotels are listed in alphabetical order, we don't favor any hotel
for any reason.