Best Places to See in Singapore | We Recommend PARKROYAL COLLECTION

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There's no shortage of the best places to see in Singapore but sometimes, all we need is a trusted local companion to point you in the right direction. To help you enjoy the best the city has to offer, we have put together an insider guide for an authentic way to experience Singapore.

From Singapore's legendary nightclub to an indie bookstore and an authentic teahouse experience, read on for our picks of the city's best kept secrets; each with its own story to tell and conveniently located within the vicinity of PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore

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Books Actually

Books Actually - A haven for bookworms in search of obscure and critical works as well as Singapore literature. Bookworms in search of local literature have to look no further than Books Actually for a well-stocked collection of Singapore titles.

An independent bookstore specialising in Fiction and Literature, including obscure and critical works, serious readers can bask in the literary atmosphere and hipsters can shop for unique gifts like hand-stitched notebooks, stationery and literary trinkets.

Address 9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 168645 
Telephone +65 6222 9195

Opening Hours


Sundays and Mondays from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9:00am to 7:00pm


The Black Swan

Housed in a historic art deco building that was once the headquarters of Kwangtung Provincial Bank in Singapore. The Black Swan serves European bistro classics while The Powder Room, located in the mezzanine of the beautiful three-storey space is great for some late night tipples.

Enjoy European bistro classics from the Black Swan's Grand Café & Bar or head to the Powder Room, located in the mezzanine of the beautiful three-storey space for some intimate conversations paired with aged whiskies and craft cocktails.

Address 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704
Telephone +65 8181 3305

Opinion Hours



Mondays to Fridays from 11:30am to 11:30pm
Saturdays from 5:00pm to 11:30pm
Closed on Sundays


Wang San Yang Tea Merchant

If you’re a tea aficionado, particularly traditional Chinese teas with health benefits, Wang San Yang is a convenient one-stop shop if you wish to buy tea varieties and exquisite tea sets. They even provide tea demonstration service and introduction of the various tea concepts to their customers at the retail store.

Address Blk 531 Upper Cross Street, #01-61, Hong Lim Complex, Singapore 050531  
Telephone +65 6532 2707
Opening Hours Mondays to Saturdays from 10:00am to 8:00pm
Sundays from 10:00am to 7:00pm

Chew Kee Eating House

Chew Kee Eating House is a well known establishment that is famous for its Soya Sauce Chicken Noodles. With tender chicken strips cooked with a crispy roasted skin and springy noodles, Chew Kee Eating House's quality of food is sworn by the locals who visit the stall frequently for their fix of noodles.

Still hungry? Order a bowl of piping hot shrimp dumpling soup to go along with the tasty noodles. 

Address 8 Upper Cross Street, Singapore 058327 
Telephone +65 6222 0507

Opening Hours


Mondays to Fridays from 8:00am to 5:45pm
Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am to 6:00pm

Lim Chee Guan

Hankering for a mid-day snack? Try Lim Chee Guan's famous handmade bak kwa, a Chinese salty-sweet dried meat product similar to jerky that sees scores of people queuing up especially during Chinese New Year.

Address  203 New Bridge Road 
Telephone +65  6227 8302
Opening Hours Daily from 9:00am to 9:00pm