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    Hotels in Tanjong Pagar

    Tanjong Pagar is located in Singapore and is a historic town located within the Central Business District of Singapore. The name literally means “cape of stakes”, originally reflecting the fishing village that was located here. Some of famous tourist attractions include The Tanjong Plaza Market, Chinatown, Asian Civilizations Museum and Pulau Ubin. End your day at some of the best hotels in Tanjong Pagar.


    Best Hotels in Tanjong Pagar

    Looking for the best hotels in Tanjong Pagar for your holiday references? Don’t worry, we already have it covered for you! For those of you that first learned about Tanjong Pagar, let’s learn a little bit about it more.

    Tanjong Pagar in Malay means "cape of stakes’", a name which reflects its origins as a fishing village situated on a former promontory. It has been surmised that the name was inspired by the presence of kelongs (offshore palisade fishing traps constructed using wooden stakes and cross pieces) set up along the stretch of coast from the village of Tanjong Malang to what is now Tanjong Pagar. It is possibly a corruption of the earlier name Tanjong Passar, a road which led from South Bridge Road to the fishing village and which appeared in George Drumgoole Coleman's 1836 Map of the Town.

    A far more picturesque account of the naming of this part of the coast emerges from the realm of local legend. According to the Malay Annals, there was a time when the villages along the coast of Singapore suffered from vicious attacks from shoals of swordfish. On the advice of a particularly astute boy named Hang Nadim, the Sri Maharajah built a barricade of banana stems along the coast, which successfully trapped the attacking fish by their snouts as they leapt from the waters.

    The original name for Tanjong Pagar is also said to be Salinter, a fishing village. When the Tanjong Pagar Dock Company (1864) was formed due to the growth of shipping activities in the 1850s, wharves were built. Tanjong is "cape", and Pagar means "fence" or enclosed space, i.e. wharf where ships are moored. Tanjong Pagar probably refers to the location of PSA Gate 3 near Victoria Dock. Around Tanjong Pagar were mangrove swamps which were filled in with earth from Mount Palmer and other nearby small hills for extension of the wharves up to Telok Blangah. Tanjong Pagar Road is known as tan jiong pa kat in Hokkien (Min Nan), which is phonetic.

    For many years, Tanjong Pagar, located between the docks and the town, was an enclave for the thousands of Chinese and Indian dock workers who had migrated to Singapore from the mid-19th century. With all the traffic between the docks and the town, Tanjong Pagar was also lucrative ground for rickshaw pullers awaiting clients. So prevalent was their presence that in 1904, the government established a Jinricksha Station at the junction of Tanjong Pagar Road and Neil Road. From the time the docks began operations in 1864, land values in Tanjong Pagar rose, attracting wealthy Chinese and Arab traders to buy real estate there.

    The proliferation of impoverished workers led to overcrowding, pollution and social problems such as opium smoking and prostitution. Tanjong Pagar generally deteriorated into an inner-city ghetto. By World War II, Tanjong Pagar was a predominantly working-class Hokkien area with an Indian minority. In the mid-1980s, Tanjong Pagar became the first area in Singapore to be gazetted under the government's conservation plan. When the conservation project was completed, many of the area's shophouses were restored to their original appearance. But although a few traces of the old Tanjong Pagar remain as an old swimming pool, the odd street cobbler and the face of Tanjong Pagar has changed. Today, Tanjong Pagar has become a fashionable district, filled with thriving businesses, cafés, bars and restaurants.

    No wonder, people prefer to look for the best hotels in Tanjong Pagar to spend their staycation in Singapore.

    How to Get There

    By Train

    Single journeys on the Singapore MRT are available for around SGD 1-2, although the most economical option is to purchase an EZ-link card (SGD 12, with SGD 7 of balance and SGD 5 being a refundable deposit). The cost for your MRT trip will range from 60 cents to SGD 1.50, depending on how far you want to travel. You can top-up up to SGD 100 and take multiple trips via MRT and public bus until the value runs out. Tanjong Pagar MRT station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the East West Line in Downtown Core, Singapore. This station primarily serves the business district along Robinson Road and Shenton Way. It sits at the Tanjong Pagar area, alongside the Anson Road, Robinson Road and Cecil Street area.

    Tourist Attractions

    Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market

    Straightforward hawker market with a variety of Asian cooked food stalls, along with ample seating.


    Chinatown is one of Singapore's most colourful quarters. Shopping aficionados will have a lot of fun here, mainly on Trengganu Street lined with traditional shophouses. In-between boutiques you can get your strength back at one of the local restaurants or food stalls.

    Asian Civilisations Museum

    The vast Asian Civilisations Museum is the only museum to feature the four major cultures that have shaped Singapore. The striking pieces on display come from India, Southeast Asia and China. Muslim culture is also magnificently celebrated here.

    Central Catchment Nature Reserve

    10 % of the primary forest that once covered a large part of the island of Singapore has been saved through the creation of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. You can explore this unique ecosystem on the trails and bridges in MacRitchie Reservoir Park and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

    Pulau Ubin

    North of the main island of Singapore lies the tiny island of Pulau Ubin, far from the modern urban world. Water comes from a well here, and generators supply electricity. Take a ride on a mountain bike to explore its pastoral charm and traditional villages.

    Best Hotels in Tanjong Pagar

    After you learn about the history of Tanjong Pagar, how to get there, and some tourist attractions nearby, now let’s move on to the list of the best hotels in Tanjong Pagar for your holiday. Have you prepared which weekend or public holiday in Singapore that you will spend for your next staycation?

    Eighteen By Three Cabins

    Location: 3 Stanley Street , Tanjong Pagar, Central Business District, Singapore, 068722

    The first recommended hotel in Tanjong Pagar is Eighteen by Three Cabins. There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Al-Abrar Mosque within 0.07 km, and Thian Hock Keng Temple within 0.12 km. Eighteen By Three Cabins is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortable at the same time. For you, travellers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Eighteen By Three Cabins is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

    Eighteen by Three Cabins is a 2-star hotel, so it can be considered as one of the cheap hotels in Singapore that is located in Tanjong Pagar. It has 18 cabins (yes, they called it “cabin”) that are ready to welcome you and spoil you on your resting time. Here, you can also suit the room according to your budget and needs. If it’s not a problem, you can pick for the Single Room with Shared Bathroom. It is actually a pretty neat room and very suitable if you travel all by yourself. The other room option is the Attic Cabin, which is a little bit larger and has a work desk too. If you are a business traveller, the work desk will be very convenient for you.

    You will also get the basic room amenities, like air conditioning in every room, WiFi connection, and free breakfast. There is also a shared area where you can have your basic breakfast with menus like bread, boiled eggs, and sausage. You can make tea and coffee to start your day too! Anyway, keep in mind that this first recommended hotel in Tanjong Pagar is a non-smoking property.

    Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore

    Location: 100 Peck Seah Street, Tanjong Pagar, Central Business District, Singapore, 079333

    Your next hotel in Tanjong Pagar is Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore by Far East Hospitality. It is a 4-star hotel surrounded by so many attractions. There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Tanjong Pagar MRT Station within 0.16 km, and Singapore City Gallery within 0.42 km. The hotel’s fitness centre is a must-try during your stay here. Have an enjoyable and relaxing day at the infinity pool, whether you’re travelling solo or with your loved ones. The 24-hour front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

    The rooms here are quite spacious. The size of the rooms are between 23 sqm to 54 sqm. The largest room, which has 54 sqm size, is the Suite Room that can accommodate 2 people. As a suite, it has a separated area between the living room and the bedroom. Besides all of the basic privileges, you can get other special treatments if you pick for the Suite Room, like the access to the Club Lounge. If the Suite Room is too much for you, you can pick for the Superior Room or Deluxe Room. Both of them have floor to ceiling windows that will make you enjoy Singapore’s view outside easily. It is very suitable for those of you that plan for a romantic staycation.

    Savour your favourite dishes with special cuisines from Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore exclusively for you. Several dining options are available for you, including the Italian restaurant called OSO Ristorante. Crave for some drinks and bar bites? Visit the Cin Cin Bar!

    Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore is a hotel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hotel's guests. Enjoy luxurious treats and an incomparable experience by staying at Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore. It is guaranteed that you will really enjoy your stay at this hotel in Tanjong Pagar.

    SO/ Singapore

    Location: 35 Robinson Road, Singapore, Tanjong Pagar, Central Business District, Singapore, 068876

    SO/ Singapore is a hotel in Tanjong Pagar that is also one of the famous hotels in Singapore. Not only well positioned but SO/ Singapore is also one of the hotels near the following Thian Hock Keng Temple within 241 m and Telok Ayer MRT Station within 270 m. The highest quality service accompanying its extensive facilities will make you get the ultimate holiday experience. This hotel in Tanjong Pagar will spoil you with its luxurious room selections, the on-site restaurants and bars, and all their facilities like the swimming pool.

    There are 5 categories of rooms in total in this hotel in Tanjong Pagar. All of the rooms have similar design, with the dominance of white and grey for the room’s color tones that increase the luxurious sense of the rooms, and its clean white sheet on the bed for your good night’s sleep. The total of the rooms in SO/ Singapore is 134 rooms and suites. The most basic room is the SO/ Cosy, with 24 sqm for the size and the basic in-room amenities like the free WiFi connection and the Nespresso machine. Looking for something special for your romantic staycation? You can pick the SO/ Lofty Suite. It is larger (the size of the room is 85 sqm) and it has an Italian Bisazza Spa bathtub that can fit two people. The Italian Bisazza Spa bathtub is also available at the SO/ VIP Suite.

    Take a peek on the gastronomy journey that this hotel in Tanjong Pagar offers you. There are SO/ Lobby and Lounge, a bar called 1927, and Xperience Restaurant. Of course, all of them are worth trying.

    Finally, you have reached the end of the best hotels in Tanjong Pagar list. Hope one of them steals your heart and finally becomes your final option! By the way, if you want a great deal for your hotel booking, don’t forget to check for the ongoing hotel promotion in Singapore.

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