Thursday, July 30, 2009

Celebrate Singapore National Day. Book at Fort Canning Lodge

If you’re planning to fly to Singapore to celebrate National Day, then you’re in for a special treat. From August 8 to August 10, 2009, Fort Canning Lodge is offering a special “National Day Package” if you book the hotel’s Superior Room during the promo period.

The “National Day Package” is inclusive of daily breakfast, 2 launderette tokens, Internet usage, daily newspapers, “Singapore Sling” welcome drinks, free on-site parking, and special buffet lunch discounts at the hotel’s in-house restaurant The Coffee House. The hotel also gives you the option of late check-out until 2PM, subject to room availability.

Package rate is SGD 88.00/night and subject to 10% service charge and government tax.

Superior Rooms at Fort Canning Lodge come with air-conditioning, single/twin beds, colored TV, private showers, in-room safes, and hairdryers. Rooms are also equipped with water and energy-saving devices, as well as safety devices for heat and smoke detection. Electronic keycards are given to ensure your privacy, as well as the security of all hotel rooms and floors.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fly To Singapore and Get Great Discounts When you Book at Fort Canning Lodge

Singapore is fast becoming a city known for its entertainment and nightlife. If you’re looking into checking out the Singapore scene this August, then book your stay at Fort Canning Lodge.

On August 2 and August 5, Fort Canning Lodge is giving discounted rates if you book the hotel’s Superior Room and/or Executive Room. Rooms at the hotel all come with air-conditioning, private showers, colored TV, hair dryers, and room safes. They are also equipped with safety and energy-saving devices for your security and peace of mind. For your privacy, the hotel will provide you with electronic keycards for secure access to your room and other hotel floors.

Fort Canning Lodge is located near Orchard Road and is owned and managed by the YWCA of Singapore. The hotel is just a stone’s throw away from various shopping and entertainment sites, so enjoying the luxuries of Singapore is a cinch. If you’re in Singapore for business, the Singapore Hotel has function rooms, exhibition halls and business facilities that should cater to your every business need.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Celebrate National Day at Harbour Ville Hotel Singapore

National Day in Singapore will be exciting and eventful this year. Dazzling fireworks and colorful parades await those who are anticipating the occasion this coming August 9, and Harbour Ville Hotel Singapore will not be left behind in treating its guests extra special during the long weekend.

From August 7 to 10, 2009, the Singapore hotel is offering guests some big discounts and other perks with its National Day promo. With the attractive new deal, guests that make a minimum two-night reservation for the hotel's Standard Queen accommodations for two persons will pay only the discounted rate of SGD160 net and get two hours of free Internet usage, daily breakfast (except on Sundays), and the option to upgrade to Superior Rooms for an additional SGD10 per room night.

A convenient base for those looking forward to the fireworks display and parade this August, Harbour Ville Hotel is a business and economy class accommodation located just minutes away from local attractions and the Central Business District of Singapore. It provides comfortable yet elegant guest rooms at very reasonable rates, all of which come complete with modern amenities such as air conditioning, private toilet and bath, cable TV, Internet access, coffee and tea-making facilities, and telephone with IDD.

Facilities and services of the boutique hotel in Singapore include a mini gym room, housekeeping services, free parking, laundry and dry cleaning, and the in-house Snack Cafe, which serves freshly prepared breakfast and brewed coffee or tea daily, among many others.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Revisit Singapore’s Colorful Past at Fort Canning

Fort Canning Park is one of the most prominent parks in Singapore. It is widely regarded as the cultural and artistic hub in the industrial city-state. Previously called Bukit Larangan, which means “Forbidden Hill” in Malay, the park is reminiscent of Singapore’s rich colonial past. Remnants of ancient fortresses and other relics have recently been unearthed, affirming earlier suggestions that the hill used to serve as a final resting place of Malay kings. In World War I, Fort Canning was used as a strategic military base.

The tiny patch of land that is Fort Canning Park offers tourists relaxation and interesting discoveries amidst the busy and modern city-state. With a history dating back up to 700 years, a day’s tour in Fort Canning is sure to leave visitors awestruck and nostalgic of the not so distant past.

Aside from interesting historic sites like the 14th Century Walk, the Fort Gate, the tomb of revered Temasek leader Iskandar Syah, an archaeological site, and Parit Singapura (“Moat of Singapore”), tourists can also enjoy relaxing views of Singapore River, which used to be an important trade channel for ancient Singapore and where the Singapore Stone once stood.

Other must-see places at Fort Canning Hill include the Spice Garden, a botanical garden proposed by Nathaniel Wallich in 1882. The Raffles Terrace, which housed a long line of governors, provided magnificent views of the township in the 19th century. The Battle Box is another place sure to rouse the interest of bold explorers. Found nine meters underground, it used to be a big military operations complex operated by the Malaya Command Headquarters.

Fort Canning Park allows for various activities like bird watching, dining, exercise, and guided tours. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna – a true sanctuary for the city dweller. The park also forms a sloped bowl for outdoor events like concerts and cultural shows. Bands like Muse and Beastie Boys have given performances at the park, which has also hosted Singfest and WOMAD, the largest music festival in Singapore. The venue can accommodate up to 10,000 people.

The park has also become a popular venue for garden weddings. It is located close to the Registry of Marriages so the sight of ceremonies and receptions is also commonplace at Fort Canning Park. The hill also houses the Singapore Dance Theater and Flutes at the Fort. Park management hosts the Heritage & Nature Guided Walk to accompany tourists in revisiting Singapore’s colorful past. The free guided tours begin at the courtyard, Fort Canning Center, and last for one to two hours.

Visitors wishing to establish closer communion to nature, culture, and history also have the option to reserve accommodations within the complex. One accommodation provider is the Fort Canning Lodge, which also gives access to the commercial district along Orchard Road. The hotel offers mid-priced yet elegant accommodations to leisure and business travelers. For more information on Singapore accommodations, visit