STAY: Village Hotel Katong – Singapore [Far East Hospitality] (JAX, Dec 2015)

Experiencing the charm of Peranakan neighborhood of Katong in the island-city state that bridges history, cultures, and comfort.

There’s always a road less traveled even in a sprawling city such as Singapore. While the architectural feats of this island city-state fascinate millions every year, this time, a little change of scenery to another neighborhood showed me that Singapore is more than just a modern metropolitan.

The verdant Katong is a charming neighborhood with a long history for hundreds of years. Katong was once filled with plantations and estates owned by wealthy Europeans and Asians settlers which we can still see the latter preserved almost everywhere in the vicinity. Additionally, all of this made Katong an area rich in both Peranakan and Eurasian heritages.

Katong was once filled with plantations and estates owned by wealthy Europeans and Asians settlers which we can still see the latter preserved almost everywhere in the vicinity.

In the light of preserving this legacy and to bring everyone to see a completely different Singaporean experience, Village Hotel Katong introduces itself as a bridge of history, cultures, and comfort.

VH Katong (2)

Situated conveniently on both Marine Parade Road on the southern part of it and East Coast Road from the north side, Village Hotel Katong offers a strategic advantage for those who wish to scour the area, to shop or dine, and for any lovers of nature and culture.

The hotel itself is across the street from Parkway Parade shopping mall and a short walk to the East Coast Park and the beach. Meanwhile from the East Coast Road, heading to Joo Chiat Road has never been this easy, especially to find out more about the street’s beautiful shophouses and restaurants.

Aside from serving as Katong’s best hub for such adventure, Village Hotel Katong presents itself as an envoy of Peranakan culture where patrons can witness artistic finesse around the hotel, from the lobby and up to each of its 229 rooms.

Premier Peranakan Room
Superior Twin Room

The main highlight should be given to Village Hotel Katong’s design of the room. With different colors representing different types of room; each of it actually bears beautiful similarity from the silver backdrops, intricate Peranakan motifs found from the carpets, drapes, and also the artworks.

The Peranakan Club for example, possesses this harmony between space, comfort, and its esthetic aspects. The warm blue color enlightens many parts of the room but retains the balance with this homely atmosphere that makes the room feels luxuriously relaxing.

In addition to the hotel’s comprehensive facilities such as the swimming pool, gym, meeting rooms, the Peranakan lounge for club rooms, and the halal-certified Katong Kitchen as the all-day dining; the whole establishment is made complete with a shopping arcade connected directly to the hotel.

Village Hotel Katong Gym
Katong Kitchen Resto

In order to make the staying experience more memorable, Village Hotel Katong also prepares complimentary shuttle services.

Firstly, for the business travelers, the hotel provides a dedicated one-way shuttle from the hotel to the industrial and business areas around Bedok, Kaki Bukit, Ubi, Tai Seng, and also Changi.

Secondly for everyone, a complimentary airport shuttle is available every day, departing from the hotel every 90 minutes from as early as 5am to as late as 12:30 a.m.

By providing such services in addition to the hotel’s strategic and comfort values, Village Hotel Katong is seriously vying to become the frontrunner of hospitality right from the heart of this historic neighborhood. The charming Katong area with all of its uniqueness and rich legacy is now made complete with this one jewel that is ready to welcome you anytime.


Village Hotel Katong

25 Marine Parade Road, Singapore
T: +65.6344.2200



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Photos are courtesy of Village Hotel Katong



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