The Barracks Hotel, a charming conserved colonial building previously occupied by the British Army, invites guests to retreat into tranquillity and explore Singapore’s storied past with its newly launched Heritage Safari – Colonial Architecture Tour, and Cultural Gems.
The Colonial Architecture Tour lets guests explore the colonial black-and-white buildings that were once home to the British armed forces in the 1800s, and historical sites including Fort Siloso, Mount Imbiah, Seletar Estate, Gillman Barracks, and Dempsey Hill, all while riding in the Barracks Jeep, the main mode of transport for British soldiers back in the day. At the end of the day, guests can indulge in a three-course dining experience at Tamarind Hill, a renowned Thai restaurant housed in a restored colonial manor at Labrador Nature Reserve.
Cultural Gems traces Singapore’s multicultural heritage through the city’s ethnic enclaves, where guests can choose from one of four walking tours in Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Katong or Tiong Bahru, led by Tour East.
The Chinatown tour includes a private tea appreciation workshop with food pairing at Tea Chapter, while the Kampong Glam tour offers guests the opportunity to create their own batik masterpiece using traditional and modern tools.
At Katong, foodies can witness the art of popiah skin-making and assemble their own popiah; thereafter, visit a Peranakan chef’s house to enjoy an array of Peranakan delicacies. Lastly, the Tiong Bahru tour is ideal for those keen on picking up basic photography skills. Led by a professional photographer, guests will gain photography tips while exploring the neighbourhood and its history.
Collaborating with Joe’s Tailoring, a family-owned, bespoke tailoring house, each guest receives a personalised safari shirt, complete with customisable name monogram, buttons, thread colour, and barracks embroidery. The fitting experience is accompanied by a choice of Prosecco or The Barracks Hotel’s signature tea blend, 1904.
The Heritage Safari package offers a two nights’ stay in a premier room or a suite, and includes the tour experience, daily breakfast at The Living Room, and more.
Visit https://www.thebarrackshotel.com.sg/deals for details.