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What you should know about Harbourfront

Harbourfront is a busy, modern commercial center with huge malls, active nightlife and nice views across the bay. Much of the area has been redeveloped in recent years and further overhauls are in the pipeline. Traditional industrial buildings have been given a new lease of life as popular nightclubs and trendy restaurants, lending an urban vibe to the district. Harbourfront is also the gateway to some of Singapore’s most popular tourist spots, such as Sentosa Island and Mount Faber.

Hotels in Harbourfront

Harbourfront hotels can be relied on to provide a good standard of accommodation, with a number of mid-range offerings with ratings ranging from 2 to 4 stars. Luxury hotels in Harbourfront tend to cluster around the Bay and offer important extras such as free airport shuttle services. The aptly named Harbour Ville and Bay hotels are good options, with spacious rooms, daily housekeeping, fitness facilities, and luggage storage available to all guests. For those on tighter budgets, there are some good hotels deals in the Harbourfront area. The Fragrance Hotel, for example, provides an affordable no-frills alternative which maintains high standards of cleanliness and service.

Things to see in Harbourfront

Home to Singapore’s largest shopping center, Harbourfront is a modern commercial district packed with shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. The spirit of the neighborhood is epitomized by the revived St James Power Station. Built in 1927, this coal-fired power plant was deserted in the 1970s. At the start of the 21st century, it underwent a significant refurbishment and is now an impressive nightlife hub. Harbourfront also serves as a key access point to some of Singapore’s major tourist attractions. Head for the cable car station to be transported to Sentosa Island—a popular local holiday spot. With a sheltered beach stretching for more than a mile, two high-quality golf courses, and a spectacular butterfly park, Sentosa lives up to its Malay meaning of “peace and tranquility.” The cable car station is also a good starting point for climbing Mount Faber. Standing 344 feet tall, the summit gives fabulous panoramic views over the Central Business District.

Good for families

The sheer range of reasonably priced, good-quality hotels in Harbourfront makes it an attractive location for families. The neighborhood is safe and friendly, with good transport links and lots going on for all age groups. Harbourfront is a good base for exploring Singapore, giving access to a range of indoor and outdoor activities. Children and adults alike can get some fresh air and exercise by hiking up Mount Faber or exploring the nearby islands. Teenagers will enjoy shopping in the HarbourFront Centre and VivoCity—Singapore’s two largest shopping malls. Grown-ups, meanwhile, will enjoy the range of restaurants, bars and nightclubs available.

How to get to Harbourfront

Harbourfront is a central transport hub with good rail, road, and water links. The easiest way to get to Harbourfront from Changi Airport is to take the subway, known locally as the MRT. The East-West line will get you into the center of town. From there, switch onto the North-East line and get off at Harbourfront MRT station. The neighborhood also boasts a large bus interchange, with numerous buses available to get to other districts in Singapore. HabourFront Ferry Terminal is the main point of access by boat, with ferries shuttling to and from the nearby islands.

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