Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Park Regis Singapore @ Merchant Road - Eat Your Way Through Singapore's Heritage With Park Regis #sginsiders Heritage Food Trail

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Park Regis Singapore is an upscale brand offering quality accommodation and strategically located in the heart of the city. It is within walking distance to the happening night spots along the Singapore river. Even popular tourist attractions such as the main shopping precinct of Orchard Road and Sentosa Island are within easy access. The hotel is just a stone's throw away from Clarke Quay MRT Station, its prime position places itself within walking distances to Chinatown, Clarke Quay. Raffles City and Marina Bay as well, so that it acts as an ideal base for sightseeing activities and offers accessibility and convenience in exploring the city over the leisure weekends!

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This 4-star hotel offers 202 contemporary open-concept guestrooms, with a modern feel and tropical Australian touch accentuated with timber accents, full glass panels and a palette of warm colours, creating a warm cozy vibe for guests to indulge in the luxuries of this stellar hotel. The rooms also offer either an impressive view of the hotel's swimming pool and waterfall or a spectacular view of the city's night life for guests to soak in from the comforts of their beds.

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In line with the Singapore Bicentennial which celebrates the country's 700-year rich heritage, Park Regis Singapore recently launched a #sginsiders Staycation Package with prices starting from just S$218++ per night. Available from May to Oct 2019, the #sginsiders Staycation Package includes:
  • Complimentary access to #sginsiders Heritage Food Trail held every Saturday morning, 9.30am - 12.30pm (valued at S$99)
  • Complimentary use of e-scooter for 2 hours
  • Complimentary daily buffet breakfast for up to 2pax
  • Late Checkout until 3pm (subject to availability)
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Park Regis's annual #sginsiders trail is back with a culinary spin to take guests back in time though a unique guided walking tour around the vibrant hoods in the vicinity, where four famous homegrown food spots are featured, each with a unique story to tell. Held every Saturday at 9.30am, enjoy unique local food experiences during the #sginsiders Heritage Food Trail just a walk away from Park Regis, where you get to relish in a variety of local delights within Park Regis's neighbourhood at Chinatown, known to be home to Singapore's diverse heritage.

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The trail starts off at Hong Lim Market and Food Centre where guests get to enjoy the iconic Singapore Breakfast with the traditional Kaya Toast and a cup of Kopi/Teh.

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The flaky curry puffs from Tanglin Crispy Curry Puff are freshly made every day, and generously stuffed with a variety of fillings such as chicken, sardine and otah.

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Our second stop lands us at a 83-year-old Cantonese pastry shop Tong Heng, which is popular for its diamond-shaped 'Dan-Ta' (egg tarts).

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With over 80 years of experience to perfect their pastries and desserts, Tong Heng is known for their egg tarts and a wide range of other confectioneries.

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As we venture further into the hearts of Chinatown, we enter Mei Heong Yuen Dessert, a Singapore Chinatown Heritage Brand specialising in different varieties of traditional pastes and unique snow ice bowl.

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We got to try some of their popular flavours such as the local favourite Chendol Snow Ice and the Strawberry Mango Snow Ice.

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Lastly, the tour ends with a sweet and savoury delicacy at Lim Chee Guan, a stall started back 80 years in 1938 selling 'Bak Kwa' (dried barbequed meat).

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Not just a popular Chinese New Year Snack, the Bak Kwa can also be enjoyed at all times throughout the year! What better way to experience it than at this 80-year-old Singapore Bak Kwa Specialist store.

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"It is important for us to spotlight hawker culture in this food trail as it is a way of life for many locals across races, gender, and age, and reflects the identity of the nation. This is also our way of supporting Singapore's nomination of Hawker Culture for the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage," as shared by Jack Chua, General Manager of Park Regis Singapore. Considering Park Regis's close proximity to some of the country's most iconic food places, it is truly a great way to experience Singapore's rich multi-cultural history through food from a local perspective.

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When you’re done exploring for the day, you can look forward to more relaxations and comfort back at Park Regis with their great facilities and amenities such as a 25-metre outdoor lap pool with a waterfall feature, a well-equipped gym with a Bondi Book Corner, self-service Laundromat, e-scooters for rent, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

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The Melbourne room - a 72-sqm meeting room is also catered for corporate functions and events. This meeting space has a centrepiece view of the gorgeous cascading waterfall from the full glass windows. The meeting room also comes with built-in projector, a large screen, up-to-date visual equipments, as well as conference facilities available for hire.

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Renovated in Mar 2015, the refurbished hotel saw brand new additions to the hotel's facilities and upgrades on bedding items in all four room types. The rooms are so comfortable that you might find it pretty hard to say goodbye after your weekend getaway at Park Regis Singapore!

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As part of the #sginsiders Staycation Package, guests also get to enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet for up to 2 pax, which includes a scrumptious spread of scrambled eggs, french toasts, sausages, bacon, porridge and dim sum, as well as a station where eggs of your choice are made a la minute.

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Get your sightseeing on wheels covered with a complimentary 2-hours use of the e-scooter. Just hop onto one parked outside the entrance of the hotel, and go on an exhilarating ride to discover the best of Singapore.

For more information on the #sginsiders Staycation Package, visit http://www.parkregissingapore.com/specials/

Photos and words by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is a media invite.


Park Regis Singapore
23 Merchant Road
Singapore 058268
Tel: +65 68188888
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Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay (NE Line)

Directions:
1) Alight at Clarke Quay MRT station. Take Exit B. Cross the road. Turn right onto Merchant Road. Walk down Merchant Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]

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