Capella Singapore is revealing Singapore’s local treasures with art walks, culture trips, wet markets, and more.
Diving into a new local activities is a great way to invigorate your holiday or business trip, make it more memorable, and turn a trip into an adventure.
Providing the opportunity to explore and discover cultures is a concept that Capella Singapore, perched on the resort island of Sentosa, has put at the heart of its hospitality. To that end, the stunning, five-star luxury property has developed Capella Curates to charm and delight.
Put together by the resort’s team of Capella Culturists, these carefully selected activities take participants into the ‘real’ Singapore on itineraries guaranteed to inspire, engage and entertain.
A Peranakan Way of Life
Step back in time on a journey through local history. Featuring an exclusive tour of the Peranakan Private Museum at the Straits Enclave and a stroll through Koon Seng Peranakan House, the tour immerses guests in the unique culture’s daily lives and traditions in a celebration of fascination and wonder.
The tour is followed by a guided walk through Katong, famous for its rows of colorful shophouses and excellent restaurants. It concludes with a feast of local delicacies, including Katong Laksa, a chili-laden noodle soup, and handfuls of Nyonya Kuehs bite-sized sweet treats and cakes beloved by Peranakans.
The Untamed Paths
One of the Capella Culturists’ favorite projects, Untamed Paths, was put together to be a physical challenge to guests as well as intellectually informative. Striking out into the intertidal zone, guests discover an area bursting with marine ecosystems usually concealed beneath the waves and invisible to all but expert eyes.
Untamed Paths will leave guests with a greater understanding of marine ecology and coastal geology. Guests who really pay attention will leave the maritime safari able to identify several underwater species and boast that they know the difference between echinoderms and cephalopods.
Mornings at the Wet Market
The Singaporean marketplace is a popular location for locals to meet, hang out and build friendships. The convivial atmosphere at Tiong Bahru Market, a popular spot for Capella Culturists and locals alike, is no different.
And who better to lead you on this foody expedition than one of Capella’s skillful chefs? Taking time out from the kitchen, members of the culinary team show guests how to pick out local produce, discern quality, and decide on the best ingredients to make a dish sing.
After filling up their baskets, the team finishes the experience by preparing and serving an incredible three-course lunch at Chef’s Table at Capella Singapore, using the produce bought earlier that day.
A Walk on the Art Side
Designed with art lovers in mind, this amble through Singapore’s bustling laneways is a parade through the locale’s best street art. Expert guides help guests understand the work that goes into the striking murals and better appreciate this less well-known side of modern Singapore.
Even culture vultures can’t survive on art alone, and A Walk on the Art Side also includes detours into some hidden gastronomic gems at hawker centers in Race Course Road, Tekka Market and Chinatown. Here, hungry guests satisfy their palates sampling local delicacies and regional dishes like Popiah, Chwee Kueh, and Roti Prata.
Yngvar Stray, General Manager of Capella Singapore, said, “Crafting the perfect stay and creating unforgettable memories for our guests has always been at the heart of what we do here at Capella Singapore. As we look forward to welcoming our guests both locally and overseas, we are pleased to share these carefully crafted experiences that we hope will give our guests a peek into Singapore’s rich culture, vibrant heritage, and diverse wildlife.”
The Capella Curates are available for guests staying at Capella Singapore, and reservations can be made via our Capella Culturists. More information on the new Capella Curates can be found here.
Article sponsored by Capella Singapore.
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