Near the Hotel

Conventions and Exhibitions

For the executive traveller, the Downtown Core and Central Business District are just minutes away from our city centre hotel. Within easy reach too are Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre and Marina Bay Sands, premier venues for large-scale meetings and exhibitions.

Never be late for your appointments in the commercial and financial hubs of either Raffles Place or the Marina Bay Financial Centre, which are both merely five minutes away by public transport.

Arts & Culture

Depicting rice grains, our hotel’s logo unveiled following our hotel’s major revamp in 2010, pays tribute to Bras Basah, a transliteration of the Malay term “beras” meaning “harvested rice” and “basah” which means “wet”.

Bras Basah’s rich heritage is yours to discover right from our hotel’s doorstep. Take a museum tour nearby that covers the National Museum, Singapore Art Museum, Peranakan Museum and Singapore Philatelic Museum. Showcasing Singapore’s multicultural tapestry, spend leisurely hours enriching your minds, while losing yourselves within the beautiful historic architecture of these galleries.

Not to be missed is the iconic Esplanade – Theatres By The Bay, which features many prominent international and local performances and exhibitions, as well as Singapore’s only public library dedicated to the Arts.

Leisure & Sightseeing

Shutterbugs can capture postcard-perfect photos of the city’s oldest churches such as St. Andrew’s Cathedral at City Hall and St. Joseph’s Church along Victoria Street, or go home with treasured images of the world-renowned Merlion and Civilian War Memorial, fondly known by locals as the “Chopsticks”. If you prefer to reconnect with nature, be surprised how close the historic Fort Canning Park is, nestled on a hill rich in history, flora and fauna.

For an enchanting evening of food and entertainment, walk over to CHIJMES opposite our hotel. Once a nurturing ground for students, the beautiful courtyards of this former convent school are now are filled with restaurants and watering holes. This hotel is near Clarke Quay and Boat Quay so guests can enjoy an exciting nightlife by the waterfront at Boat Quay and Clarke Quay, as bumboats chug down the Singapore River.


The hotel is near Millennia Walk, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Marina Square, and Bugis Junction so you can fill your luggage bags with chic fashion finds. Even with little time to spare, you can still shop to your heart’s content at nearby Bugis Village, the locals’ favourite haunt for affordable yet fashionable styles. Moreover, Singapore’s most famous shopping belt, Orchard Road, is only a five-minute train ride away.


Raffles Hospital, located along Victoria Street, is equipped with a 24-Hour Emergency and Specialist Clinics that meet a wide variety of medical needs, such as obstetrics and gynaecology, cardiology, oncology and orthopaedics.

Getting Around

With Singapore boasting a world-class public transport network, getting to any destination, whether within the city centre or in the suburbs, is a breeze.

Public bus stops can be found at multiple locales around Carlton Hotel; just five-minutes’ walk from our doorstep are several Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations: City Hall interchange, Esplanade Station and Bras Basah Station

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