Marina BayDec 31, 2020
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6 activities to try for your next vacation at The Fullerton Hotel

We were glad to be given a tour of the iconic 5-star The Fullerton Hotel by our super helpful guide, Joan, who gave us a deeper understanding of its rich history and heritage.

Many things have changed (as a result of the pandemic) and this was what happened:

Upon reaching the hotel, we were required to undergo the standard procedure of scanning the QR Code for contact tracing (now is the Trace Together app) and have our temperatures taken by the staff who is amazingly dressed in tuxedo.

Fullerton Bears are available at The Fullerton Shop

We noticed that Joan was wearing a lovely mask elegantly designed by the hotel, which can be purchased at one of the shops at the ground floor (not sure if this is sold out).

There are other nice souvenirs like the Fullerton Bears which are exclusively available only at this hotel and can make for nice souvenirs for your whole family.

The Fullerton Hotel Lobby Top View
Fullerton Hotel Lobby top view

The first thing we noticed upon reaching the lobby of the building, is the building’s rich history as seen from the bronze bust of the founder of Far East Organisation, Mr Ng Teng Fong, who played an important role to the history of Singapore’s progress.

The Fullerton Hotel exterior
The Fullerton Hotel exterior

Did you know that The Fullerton Hotel building used to be the Singapore’s General Post Office in the colonial era?

1. Visit the Heritage Gallery and mail out a postcard to yourself

Really old Post Box (still in service)

Check out the heritage walk and it’s interactive displays, know the history behind the Fullerton Building, and mail out a post card to yourself or your loved ones using the super old colonial era postbox which is still in service up till this day. Now that is a memorable experience!

2. Fullerton Heritage Guided Tour

The Fullerton Monument Tour
Photo Credits: The Fullerton Monument Tour (book here)

The Fullerton Heritage Guided Tour is one of the must do things for hotel guests (not sure if it has resumed at the point of this writing)

This complementary tour will bring you back in time to when the building once served as the General Post Office, and as a government building where former Singapore leaders like Mr Goh Keng Swee once worked in.

3. Afternoon tea at the hotel lobby and alfresco dining area

The Fullerton Hotel Lobby dining area
Hotel Lobby dining area

One of the pleasures in life is to be able to enjoy a slow afternoon sipping away a hot cup of tea with your friends at the hotel’s lobby or the hotel’s restaurant’s alfresco dining area by the Singapore River.

4. Order in-room dining (if you manage to get the room facing Marina Bay)

Make every cent of your stay count by experiencing this: Dining in the privacy of your own balcony

Balcony directly above F1 Singapore track
Balcony directly above F1 Singapore track

If you are lucky enough to land yourself one of the Straits Club Marina Bay View room (Joan tells us it is always sold out in advance during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix season as this room faces the track directly), the contrasting feel of the morning and night view of the Marina Bay will take your breath away as the city’s night lights lit up.

5. Take a dip or sunbathe by the outdoor pool

No visit to The Fullerton Hotel is ever complete without trying out its outdoor pool.

The Fullerton Hotel outdoor pool
Take a dip or sunbathe by the pool

With views overlooking the Singapore River set against the backdrop of the building’s iconic column structure and Singapore’s modern skyscraper skyline, your vacation will be full of memorable Instagrammable experiences.

6. Check out all the nearby tourist hotspots

The Fullerton Hotel’s central location means that you are within walking distance to many of Singapore’s most touristy hotspots and activities.

Merlion
Sir Stamford Raffles
Asian Civilisations Museum

Take advantage of this quick accessibility to check out all the neighbouring sights like The Asian Civilisations Museum, Sir Stamford Raffles Statue, Esplanade Park, the Merlion and many more.

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