To celebrate its first anniversary on Sep 28, 2023, Hotel Telegraph has curated a series of activities for guests to immerse themselves in Singapore’s heritage and culture.
Located at 35 Robinson Road in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, Hotel Telegraph seeks to introduce locals and tourists alike to the rich but forgotten stories of Singapore.
Discover Singapore With a Fresh Set of Eyes
Working with a local historian, the hotel aims to initiate heritage tours that pay homage to our country’s beginnings. As part of this initiative, Hotel Telegraph invites guests to embark on an intriguing walking tour to surrounding places steeped in nostalgia. The route for travellers begins at the hotel’s 1927 building, which survived bombings from World War II, before continuing to the Civilian War Memorial, passing through Lau Pa Sat, Cavenagh Bridge, and Esplanade Park.
Those keen to explore further can embark on alternative routes towards the nearby Chinatown, which include historical landmarks such as the 1903 Jinrikisha Station and Yueh Hai Ching Temple — one of Singapore’s oldest Taoist temples, built 128 years ago.
Meanwhile, travellers keen to experience the multicultural melting pot of Singapore will find Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, and Masjid Jamae a stone’s throw away from Hotel Telegraph too. Guests will have the opportunity to see how the many different ethnic communities within Singapore have existed peacefully among one another for decades while learning about their different religious beliefs and practices.
Visit a Local Microbrewery in a Historic Building
While Tiger Beer has long been known to visitors as the Singapore beer, Hotel Telegraph is eager to show both locals and tourists the teeming food and beverage scene in the city by showcasing an up-and-coming craft beer brand. Working with Lion Brewery Co, the hotel will take the heritage tour group on an educational microbrewery tour at the brewlab, which is also located in a heritage building. Built in 1928, the art deco style building used to house printing and book binding businesses on the ground level with residences above.
At the end of the tour, guests will also have the chance to savour six refreshing craft beers, brewed perfectly for the Southeast Asian climate.
Exciting Upcoming Happenings
In the future, Hotel Telegraph will also be hosting a Singapore Sling masterclass, where guests will be given the opportunity to learn how to mix and shake their very own cocktail using local ingredients.
The hotel’s 1927 Rooftop bar offers guests a further opportunity to experience Singapore as they soak in the one-of-a-kind view surrounded by central Singapore’s towering skyscrapers, a stark but impressive contrast from each of the sites visited during the tour.
“We want our guests to regain an appreciation for our Island state. We often take for granted how far Singapore has come. Hotel Telegraph wants to remind Singaporeans of the abundance of history that exists within our Island City. With many heritage buildings being used as hotels or bars, we would like to highlight the immense growth that Singapore has made from its once humble beginnings.” Garry Chan, General Manager of Hotel Telegraph.
The heritage tours and activities are available as add-on options during visitor stays. To learn more about Hotel Telegraph and or to do bookings,
please visit: Hotel Telegraph.