Fernloft® (Singapore), Chinatown
Fernloft® (Singapore) Chinatown is strategically located in the most exotic neighborhood of Singapore. Surrounded by the rich traditions amidst the modern landscape, you will find the best of old and new world at your doorstep.
STEP BACK IN TIME
This traditional neighborhood offers a glimpse of life of the mid- 1950s in bustling Singapore. Chinatown is where Singapore's earliest immigrants lived. One can still witness the rich local traditions, where you get to mingle in the colourful alleys with famous street hawkers selling exotic snacks, traditional storytellers, opera singers and even fortune tellers!
Admire the meticulously restored shop houses and stroll along the streets where anything from antiques to modern electronics can be found. No more walking long distances back to your hostel with heavy shopping bags!
ACCESSIBILITY AND AMENITIES
The Chinese name of Chinatown actually means Water Buffalo Riverway, once known for its reliance on river taxis and bullock carts to get around; Chinatown is now serviced by modern transport services such as the local subway (the MRT or Mass Rapid Transit), air-conditioned buses and taxis a-plenty.
We are accessible by three subway stations - Chinatown MRT Station (NE4) ,Outram Park MRT Station (NE3), Tanjong Pagar Station (EW15) which are all within walking distances to our hostel. Many public buses also provide cheap alternative access to Orchard Road and around the island. For the more adventurous, catch a ride in a trishaw and relive the past! Amenities also abound in this quaint neighbourhood. You will easily find a range of 24-hr banking services, shopping centres, local pubs, restaurants, cheap hawker food centres, 24-hr convenience shops and traditional Chinese medical halls/clinics.
Finding food in Chinatown is never easier. An endless choice of eateries - from traditional local cuisine to western Contemporary fare - awaits you! Among the popular choices are the Maxwell Food Court, Chinatown Market and the FoodbAlley at Smith Street. Prices range from the incredibly low at the street stalls to medium and high at the 5-star restaurants
SIGHTS TO SEE
The view from our hostel shows the famous Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum. This new temple is a living cultural
monument in the heart of Chinatown and is famous worldwide because it houses the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic in a
magnificent Relic Stupa made of 420kg of gold donated by devotees.
A stone's throw away from us are the other historical temples of various religious and cultural significance. Chinatown also Houses some of the oldest buildings in Singapore. The Jamae Mosque (at 218 South Bridge Road) is one of Singapore's oldest mosques, built in the 1830s by Tamil Muslims and boasts an Indian-architectural style.
There are Free shuttle /Skytrain to get to Terminal 2 from the other Terminals.
From Changi Airport Station (CG2) , alight at Tanjong Pagar (EW15). SG$2.10 , Approximately 35 mins
Taking the Exit B, Walk along Maxwell Road till you come to a cross junction.
We are just across the road.
If you are taking a taxi, it will cost approximately SGD 20.00. ( Please pay according to meter ). Other Charges like midnight or airport charges excluded.
BY AIRPORT SHUTTLE
The airport shuttle will be SGD$ 9.00(adult), SGD$6.00 (Child below 12 yrs) . The counter is open 24-hours daily. Please approach the Ground Transport Desk at the Arrival Halls for bookings. (Time depends on how many passengers and their routes). They depart every half hour before midnight.
Just inform them u are going to Fernloft Chinatown, Blk 5 Banda Street and they will drop u at our doorstep!
- Terminal 1 - Tel: (65) 6543 1985
- Terminal 2 - Tel: (65) 6546 1646
- Terminal 3 - Tel: (65) 6241 3818 (Main booking hotline)
We can arrange shuttle for group from SGD$70 /trip onwards ( 13 seaters or bigger) . Please email us for more informations.
– Cash only. Weekend and peak charges may applies
12-Bedded Mixed Dorm - $22 per person/per bed
6-Bedded femaleDorm - $25 per person/per bed
Security access pass
Free WIFI/free unlimited internet
Free use of guest lounge with LCD TV
Free daily breakfast (coffee/tea/toast)
Free use of iron/ironing board
Ionized Air-conditioned rooms
Free use of security locker
Free local calls
Late check out at 12pm
Towel rental (S$2.00 per towel + S$2.00 refundable deposit)
Printing services (S$0.20 black and white/ S$0.40 full colour - per page)
IDD card for sale (S$10.00 per card)
Padlocks (S$3.00 per piece)
Power adaptors (S$1.00 per adaptor + S$1.00 refundable deposit)
Free tours booking service
Discounted attraction tickets
Free inter-hostel transfers (enquire at front desk for available locations.
Subject to availability)
Things to Note / Operation Hours
Reception timing: 9AM-11:30PM check-in after the said timing kindly email Fernloft directly to make the necessary arrangements Age restriction: We do not accept children of less than 12years old in our dormitory unless it is booked exclusively for your guests only.
Fernloft® (Singapore) @ Chinatown
Location: Blk 5 Banda Street #02-92, Singapore 050005
Hotline: +65 6323 3221 / +65 9838 6718
Fax: +65 6323 3221