Little India is one of Singapore’s oldest ethnic enclaves and culturally vibrant districts. You could spend days trawling its maze of colourful alleyways exploring coffee shops, hawker centres, fabric tailors, beautiful temples, heritage museums and more.
But before you go out armed with a camera ready to snap and an empty stomach for all the good food, you’ll need a place to rest and recuperate your energy for the next day. Whether you’re a tourist or a local on a staycation, we think the Citadines Rochor should be on the top of your list. Here’s why:
A Bird’s Eye View of Little India
One of the charms of Singapore’s Little India is its architecture that has been largely unchanged since colonial times. Juxtaposed between its bohemian side streets and rows of shophouses are many Hindu temples with intricate carvings.
As one of the tallest buildings in thearea, the Citadines Rochor offers an unobstructed view of the district — allowing you to observe the hustle and bustle of the city and take in the sights in the comfort of your hotel room. And if you manage to snag a stay during celebrations like Deepavali, the streets are adorned with decorative lights for an even prettier sight.
Modern Amenities for a Comfortable Stay
Citadines Rochor offers all the modern amenities a traveller could ask for. From studios to lofts and one-bedroom apartments, every traveller is accommodated for whether you’re here for business or on a family vacation.
Not only are the rooms beautifully furnished, each has a living area and an en suite bathroom, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows for a grand view. A peaceful resident’s lounge is available for some alone-time outside your room, and an inviting 25m-long outdoor swimming pool for a refreshing dip. A 24-hour laundrette and fitness corner round off the impressive list of amenities.
And if you’re feeling lazy, situated just underneath the hotel is Tekka Place! A modern mall with a plethora of retail shops and restaurants catering to both international and local cuisine.
A Stone’s Throw From Popular Attractions
Shopaholics will enjoy the popular 24-hour Mustafa Centre, just a short walk away from the Citadines Rochor. You can get lost in its mazy levels for hours and find everything from quirky souvenirs, to rare tidbits, gold jewellery and luxury watches.
Also close at hand is local haunt and foodie favourite Tekka Centre where you can savour local Indian cuisine and more from the endless variety of hawkers. Keep a lookout for nasi briyani, roti prata and soup tulang to name a few!
Getting to the Citadines Rochor is also easy — located near three Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations, travellers can easily get to the hotel and around the rest of Singapore in little time.
It takes just one-minute to walk to the Rochor MRT station (Downtown Line), five-minutes to Little India MRT station (North-east Line) and seven-minutes to Jalan Besar MRT station (Downtown Line). Tekka Centre bus stop is also just a two-minute walk away, giving you access to bus services 131, 147, 166, 23, 857.
For business travellers, the Central Business District and Marina Bay Financial Centre is just a 10-minute drive away.
Book Your Stay Near Little India Today
Little India is truly a treasure trove of things to explore and do. No matter who you are or what type of holiday you prefer, there’s something for every vacationer.
Cultural connoisseurs will love making a pilgrimage to the ornate Hindu temples and delving into the history of the area at the Indian Heritage Centre. Retail lovers will adore the maze of side streets with glittering goldsmiths, endless textile shops and flower shops selling the freshest souvenirs and garlands — and if that’s not enough, the 24-hour Mustafa Centre will surely satisfy retail therapy needs. Foodies? Be spoilt with both affordable and fine-dining options for all the Indian cuisine you can eat.
That said, exploring Little India is much easier when you book a nearby hotel to make your stay more comfortable. You can’t go wrong with the Citadines Rochor. Book your future stay and have a great trip!