As leisure travel is still on the backburner, staycays have become our respite from the daily grind, and playing tourist in our own backyard is now a form of homegrown adventure.
AMOY’s Heritage Explorer staycation package gives you the best of both worlds – a luxe retreat in boutique hotel settings, plus a deluge of activities around the precinct to keep you occupied throughout your stay.
From tea appreciation workshops to museum tours, you won’t have to Netflix your day away as your staycay itinerary will be packed with unique things to do. Here’s what you can expect:
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Those who get their daily kopi from hawker stalls will know that the taste of traditional coffee is hard to replicate at home – even with a coffee machine. It requires a slew of knowledge ranging from the type of beans used, equipment needed to various roasting and grinding techniques.
If you’re interested in learning the craft so you can impress your guests or brew your own without heading to a kopitiam, the Traditional Coffee Workshop by Nanyang Old Coffee will let you try your hand at making your very own cuppa. You’ll also get to delve into the history and culture of coffee-making while indulging in a variety of hawker delights.
To sign up, reserve a timeslot at the front office during your stay at AMOY – slots are available on a first come first serve basis. AMOY guests get to enjoy 10% off the workshop prices.
Price: $25.20 for workshop with local snacks (U.P. $28), $28.80 for workshop with local meals (U.P. $32)
Address: 268 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058817
Opening hours: 7AM-6.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 6221 6973
Nanyang Old Coffee website
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For those who aren’t familiar with the Telok Ayer area, AMOYis adjoined to one of Singapore’s oldest Chinese temple, Fuk Tak Chi Museum. Whether you’re a history buff or are looking for a unique cultural experience, the complimentary Fuk Tak Chi Museum Private Tour is like a time machine whisking you back to the olden days.
The quaint building dates back all the way to 1820, where Cantonese and Hakka immigrants gave thanks to the deity, Tua Pek Kong, for a safe journey to Singapore. Within the museum, you’ll get a glimpse of how life in Chinatown was like back then for immigrants and our ancestors’ generation, with rich stories told through accompanying artifacts on display.
*Note: Museum is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. AMOY will be providing further updates on the reopening as the situation develops.
Fuk Tak Chi Museum Private Tour
Duration: 15 minutes
Address: 76 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048464
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
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You’ll also be able to immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Chinatown with a Mural Walk through the precinct from Chinatown, Telok Ayer, Ann Siang to Club Street.
Part of the tour takes you through the alleys featuring vibrant street art while explaining the history behind each showcase. Plus, these murals also make ‘Gram-worthy photo spots for you and your staycay companion to take advantage of.
Foodies will be glad to know that part of the tour includes visits to local F&B outlets, providing new additions to your list of makan haunts. Do note that the Mural Walk is subject to weather conditions and limited to a maximum of two couples a day. To ensure a slot for the tour, book ASAP upon checking in at AMOY’s Front Office.
Duration: 45 min – 1 hour
Premium Chirashi ($48)
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What’s a staycay without going all-out with good food and indulgence? Transport yourself to the Land of the Rising Sun with some fresh seafood at JIN Fine Dining, AMOY’s in-house Japanese restaurant. You’ll be glad to know that hotel guests get to enjoy 30% off all items on the menu, giving you good reason to order even more dishes.
Apart from classic Japanese dishes like Aburi Chirashi ($30) and an Assorted Sushi Platter ($58), you can also opt for their 7-course omakase experience that starts from $120++/pax.
Address: 76 Telok Ayer Street, AMOY, Singapore 048464
Opening hours: 11.30AM-2.30PM, 6PM-10PM (Daily)
Telephone: 6536 6258
JIN Fine Dining website
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Live the tai tai life you’ve always dreamed of through the Tea Appreciation Workshop by Tea Chapter, a local tea house specialising in traditional tea practices.
Apart from sipping on different types of tea – ranging from black and floral to oolong – while you HTHT with your girlfriends, you’ll also get to learn the intricate art of brewing, and the characteristics of different tea leaves so you can bring home a new skill and niche knowledge to impress your friends.
The workshop also comes with complimentary Chinese desserts like Lychee Tea Jelly and Osmanthus Tea Jelly to enjoy along with the tea. Like the rest of the staycation package activities, reservations are to be made at AMOY’s Front Office during your stay, and slots are available on a first come first serve basis.
Price: $40/pax (minimum two pax per booking)
*Slots subject to availability
Address: 9 Neil Road, Singapore 088808
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 11AM-9PM | Fri – Sat 11AM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6226 1175
Tea Chapter website
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After getting your daytime itinerary covered, enjoy a well-deserved snooze within the AMOY rooms, thoughtfully designed to include heritage accents with gorgeous furniture including traditional Chinese stools and grand porcelain basins. AMOY sets out to recreate the living experience of the early Chinese settlers, with a modern and contemporary twist.
If you’re a returning guest, you’d be thrilled to learn that no two rooms are alike, in terms of layout and furnishings. So you’ll always have new details to keep your eyes peeled for.
To add to the royal treatment, hotel guests get to wake up to free breakfast and embark on an adventure-filled day without having to rush – with complimentary late check-out at 4PM.
These special experiences are part of AMOY’s Heritage Explorer staycation package, available from now till 30th June 2021. To make sure you never miss out on future staycation deals and activity packages, sign up for a Far East Hospitality membership to unlock exclusive perks.
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AMOY is a CBD hidden gem nestled within Telok Ayer, away from the hustle and bustle. It’s also surrounded by rich cultural heritage spots that take you back to the slower-paced yesteryears, allowing you to relax and enjoy a time of zen. The itinerary of their staycation packages will ensure that you get a good mix of rest and relaxation plus enriching activities.
Address: 76 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048464
Telephone: 6580 2888
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