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What you should know about Bugis Village

Bold, brash and colorful, Bugis Village is unapologetically commercial. Stores and cafes spill out onto the street, and gaggles of teenagers come here to shop for affordable fashion must-haves. The area is not just known for its shopping however. Peel back the façade a little, and you will find a spiritual hub, home to a mixture of mosques and temples. Within easy reach of the city’s business areas and tourist attractions, Bugis Village is a great place to experience all sides of Singapore.

Hotels in Bugis Village

Bugis Village hotels range from the backpacker digs you might expect in such an area to plusher 5-star options. Visitors to the Commercial Business District, which is located just a few minutes’ walk away, can find luxury hotels in Bugis Village to suit their needs. The elegant colonial luxury of the Intercontinental Singapore and the modern finish of Village Hotel offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy the high life on the doorstep of one of the island’s most buoyant districts. Travelers on a budget should check out Plush Pods, which provides basic accommodation in Bugis Village at extremely affordable prices.

Things to see in Bugis Village

Shopping is the main activity in Bugis Village, whose streets heave with bargain stores and tourist paraphernalia. Not to be missed are the refurbished shophouses of Kampong Glam, which combine modern IT shops, hip cafes and traditional businesses. Bargain hunters will want to check out Sungei Road Thieves Market and take the opportunity to haggle for undiscovered treasures. The area also houses some of Singapore’s most important temples and mosques, which reflects the religious diversity of Singapore. Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho is a particularly interesting example. Dedicated to Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, it is believed that the Goddess dispenses useful advice on visitors’ dilemmas and has the capacity to make wishes come true. The island’s two most important mosques are found in Bugis Village. The largest, Sultan Mosque, is easily recognizable thanks to its golden domes. Hajjimah Fatimah Mosque, on the other hand, combines traditional Malay Muslim and colonial British architecture.

Good for business travelers and groups

Bugis Village hotel reviews comment on its combination of commerce and religion, reflecting Singapore’s diverse and occasionally conflicted interests. Business travelers who want to be conveniently close to the Financial District, while enjoying a taste of Singapore’s vibrant spirit, will find some good options here. Lone travelers and groups on a tight budget will also find reasonable accommodation and good hotel deals in Bugis Village. The area is slowly gentrifying, and trendy art galleries and hipster cafes have started popping up amongst the more traditional businesses. This regeneration is attracting a younger, trendier crowd of locals and tourists as the neighborhood prospers.

How to get to Bugis Village

Bugis Village has its own stop on the MRT underground train system, linking it directly to Singapore’s public transport network. On arrival at Changi Airport, the entry point to the island by air, travelers can hop on the East West line which will take them directly to Bugis MRT station. The area is also served by the SMRT bus network, the nearest stop being Victoria Street, opposite Bugis Junction. Coming by car is a possibility, with public parking available in a number of areas including Bugis Junction, Bugis+ and the Albert Centre Market and Food Center.

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