Blimey, it seems that the quaint neighbourhood of Jalan Besar is back on the radar guys! What a great new thing this is! With the increasing streams of cool hipster bars, cafes and coffee joints, all of which kindle back the sparks of soul that were long lost from this town. Indeed, Jalan Besar was once a sleepy monotonous town that has now undergone a complete 180o makeover. Today, it is becoming one of the liveliest neighbourhoods in Singapore. That’s why there are so many best hotels in Singapore that are included on the hotels in Jalan Besar list. Hot on the heels of Tiong Bahru, this town is steadily sealing its name and status as a splendid ‘lepak’ spot for foodies at heart.
Long before Jalan Besar was covered by swamps and rural patches, inhabited by wildlife, including ducks, snakes, fishes, birds and mud lobsters, this land was full of snipes that made it a favourite hunting ground. Slowly, this land was left to wither to its fate. But not until then, in the 1880s, did Jalan Besar emerge. Jalan Besar means ‘Large Road’ in Malay which was taken after a big road was constructed from the nipah land. Instead of being large, it is more of a ‘Main Road’, that’s the only one connecting Kallang and Rochor. Meanwhile, local Hoklos once called it ‘kam kong ka poh thai tu long’ which meant ‘the slaughter pig depot in Kampong Kapor’, referring to the abattoir in the vicinity.
While all these have long gone, time is still standing in pockets of this historic town with all the peculiar streets bearing the names of World War I British generals and admirals, for instance, Tyrwhitt, Kitchener and Foch. Later in 1923, the first amusement park called New World Amusement Park was built. People from all walks of life came seeking excitement like cabaret girls, opera shows, striptease and boxing matches, after a hard day’s work. Soon after a few decades operating, this park was shut down in 1987 as the business gradually overwhelmed by the rising shopping centres, discos and televisions in particular.
Despite a significant change of Jalan Besar, Singaporeans and tourists alike are still able to appreciate the juxtaposition of the old and new, as you can still spot some heritage sites and interesting newly developed landmarks at the same time. Get yourself ready to discover every nook and cranny of this neighbourhood!
Now, are you going to Jalan Besar and looking for a hotel in Jalan Besar for this weekend or any upcoming public holiday in Singapore?
The criss-cross of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) throughout Singapore makes it even easier for locals and tourists to reach Jalan Besar. Within this town, it nestled an underground station called Jalan Besar MRT Station (DT22) along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3. This station is also near Rochor Station (DT13). Depending on your destination, you will have to either decide the two main exits, Exit A or Exit B at this station. Oh and if you are here, don’t miss out the chance to have a glimpse of the artworks in the transit named ‘A Kaleidoscope World’ by Lydia Wong.
There is one official bus stop at Jalan Besar MRT Station which is at the Exit A, labelled as 07529. Several bus routes are 64, 65, 130, 139, 147 and 857. Also, some other nearby bus stations like 07231 at Kitchener Road before Tai Hoe Hotel, 07319 at Jalan Besar after Allenby Road, 07419 Jalan Besar at the opposite of Veerasamy Road and 07331 Kitchener Road after King George’s Ave. Below is the list of bus routes: 21, 21A, 23, 64-67, 125, 130 and 141.
Nearby taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located at Weld Road at Exit A, and Jalan Besar at Exit B. Don’t hail taxis other than at the official stands. Else, book beforehand. This is extremely a lifesaver especially during rainy days, festive seasons and daily rush hours which begin from 6.00 am to 9.30 pm and from 6.00pm to midnight. But bearing in mind that booking fees are applied.
This 8,000 sq ft property, Xcape Singapore will get you blown away with over 11 exciting theme games and 52 thrilling game chambers across five outlets at the city centre! Within the vicinity of Jalan Besar, Xcape Singapore is the first, the largest and the most popular ever reality room escape game provider in Singapore. This place is so overloaded with awesomeness. Dying to try them out? Come and experience them yourselves!
City Square Mall
This mall might pass you like any other neighbourhood mall, but City Square Mall has more than meets the eye! With 700,000 sq ft, this mall is the very first eco-mall in Singapore from which it was built with eco-friendly structures from scratch. From a rooftop that collects rainwater and has light sensors to regulate electrical lighting to high-efficiency air-conditioners that use less electricity and recycle its condensed water, all are built with environmental sustainability in mind. Offering a wide array of services, activities, lifestyle decorations and even cuisines, this mall is indeed a wonder!
A Walmart-esque mall here in Singapore? This is so not a joke! Mustafa Centre is a famous mega mall that sells almost everything with over 300,000 items. From jewellery to clothes, gadgets to stationary, food to medicines and cosmetics to toiletries, all are under one roof! What’s even more interesting is that you are also able to purchase flight tickets, tour packages and even visa services! Oh, what a blissful shopping experience it will be! Come and swing by this mall at any time of the day and any day of the week since this mall is at your service 24/7!
A buzzing of vibrant Indian culture, Little India of Singapore truly lives up to its name. A walk down the Serangoon Road and other neighbouring streets will indeed be a walk to remember with its awe-inspiring traditional aesthetics. Indulge yourself in the harmonious blend of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, pulsing in the core of this 200-year-old enclave. Little India of Singapore is truly a culture splendour!
Bored of the usual old eateries? Your search will end here! The Refinery is a three-level establishment which on the first floor is a yakitori restaurants where you can get the best mouth-watering meat skewers, on the second is home to a stunning speakeasy bar and lastly a craft workshop on the third floor for creative minds to make wonders. Three-in-one excitement? What else could you ask for?
See? There are so many tourist attractions around Jalan Besar that make it best for you if you choose a hotel in Jalan Besar for your next holiday. Now, let’s take a look at the recommended hotels in Jalan Besar.
Here are some hotels in Jalan Besar we recommend for you. You can just suit it to your budget and need and go book it on Traveloka!
Location: 383 Jalan Besar, Jalan Besar, Kallang, Singapore, 209001
Definitely worth the stay with this 3-star Kam Leng Hotel which is near Jalan Besar’s excitement. With a wide array of amenities like restaurant, bar, laundry service, parking and even tours, are an absolute complement to make your stay here even more comfortable and enjoyable. It is one of the recommended hotels in Jalan Besar with a strong characteristic on its building.
This hotel has been standing tall since 1927 and was established by a mysterious owner. Even now it is still a mystery. Tourists love to stay here because of the nostalgic feeling this hotel owns. Here, you can experience the real heritage of Singapore.
Kam Leng Hotel has 70 guest rooms that are divided into 4 categories. The categories are Cabin Queen Room, Standard Room, Superior Queen, and Executive Queen. The smallest room is the Cabin Queen Room. It is enough for two people. In fact, all of the rooms here can only accommodate two people. The largest room is the Executive Queen that has the size between 17 to 20 sqm. The other unique thing about this hotel is that all of the rooms feel quite modern with the choice of pastel color for its decorations. The pastel color helps bring a soothing mood.
The in-room amenities here are quite complete too. You can get a free WiFi connection, LCD TV with cable channels in each room, an in-room safe, mini fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, and air conditioning. In the bathroom, you can have the complimentary shampoo, bath gel, bath mat, towel, and toilet roll. The hotel will also offer you the wake up call service and dry cleaning and laundry service.
The most important thing is: you can stay here and enjoy all the amenities with just an affordable price!
Location: 230 Jalan Besar, Jalan Besar, Kallang, Singapore, 208906
Another praise-worthy hotel in Jalan Besar is Hotel NuVe Stellar. It has a very unique building that will be really easy to spot when you look for it on the street. This 3-star hotel is very close to City Square Mall. For those of you that use public transportation, this hotel is also close to Jalan Besar MRT Station. Only 10 minutes walk from the hotel, you can stroll at Little India.
Hotel NuVe Stellar is considered as a boutique hotel. Even though it is only a 3-star hotel, you will find that the hotel rooms are lavish and unique. Some of the rooms even have the bathtub, in case you love to soak yourself for a good me-time. There are Superior Queen, Deluxe King, Deluxe Twin, Premier King, Premier King with Bathtub, and Stellar Room with Bathtub. With this many types of rooms with each specification, you can pick one that suits your needs.
Not only are the rooms very comfortable, you will also love other facilities from this hotel. Let’s start with the in-room amenities: the mini bar, complete bath amenities, flat screen TV, hair dryer, in room safe, slippers, coffee and tea making facilities, bottled water, and kettle. You can also loan some games from the hotel and play all day long! If you are hungry, you can just visit or order any food from the hotel’s restaurant.
Location: 407 Jalan Besar , Jalan Besar, Kallang, Singapore, 209012
There is a simple yet modern hotel in Jalan Besar called The Noble Hotel. It is a 3-star hotel with a very strategic location. Only around 300 metres away from the hotel, you can find the nearest station: the Bendemeer MRT Station. Around 400 metres away, you can find City Square Mall as your shopping centre option. Also, this hotel is surrounded by so many food stalls and local eateries. It will be a very pleasant place to stay, especially if you love to browse Singapore’s street food.
Staying in this hotel in Jalan Besar, you will find great service from the friendly staff. You can check their room selections as well. There are Deluxe Double, Deluxe Double with View, Deluxe Twin, Deluxe Twin with View, and Large Cabin Room with no window. Well, as a 3-star hotel, it really makes sense if the rooms are not that spacious. But it is actually very enough for you to have a good rest. The in-room amenities are more than enough too. There is a shower, air conditioning, TV, personal safe, mini bar, and of course the most important one is the WiFi connection to make you stay connected.
If you happen to search for any cheap hotels in Singapore that are included as a hotel in Jalan Besar, this one is a great one for you! This hotel is very great especially if you travel with one other person. If you travel in groups, you might need to be separated since all the rooms are only enough for two people for maximum.
Now, you have already read 3 recommended hotels in Jalan Besar for your trip or staycation Singapore moment with your loved ones. You can browse for more hotels in any other region, city, or even countries from Traveloka. Plus, don’t forget to use one of all available hotel promotions in Singapore that are changing frequently. Who doesn’t love the price cut on the room rates, right?
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