6 Creative Hideouts Rich in Heritage & Architecture in Singapore

6 Creative Hideouts Rich in Heritage & Architecture in Singapore

Check out these heritage sites, creative spaces, and even an urban farm at The City Ramble Design Trails in Singapore on 10 and 11 March 2018!

If you are a true blue Singaporean, you will know the Helix Bridge, the Esplanade and the majestic ship-shaped swimming pool at Marina Bay Sands. These famous, cutting-edge architectural structures are just some of  Singapore’s most recognisable structures.

However, there are still many undiscovered artistic hideouts rich in architecture, history and culture, which we often overlook in our daily life. If you are looking to get your creative juices flowing, check out these 6 cool spots featured at the City Ramble Design Trails on 10 and 11 Mar 2018.

Citizen Farm

With tranquil surroundings and bountiful nature, Citizen Farm is the place to go for city dwellers to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Smacked in the heart of Singapore, Citizen Farm is an edible urban farm with mini humble gardens that cultivate vegetables, mushrooms and other local fresh produce of the finest quality.

Using only robust and sustainable urban farming, Insectta is one of their interesting farming systems used to harvest larvaes for both animal and HUMAN consumption. Daredevils, you can have a try at these 100% clean and fat-free ‘food’.

Even better, if you are heading down to City Ramble Design Trails, take a look at Big Tiny, a tiny house on wheels that is hosted on rural land.

The Mill

Nestled amongst the old industrial buildings in Redhill, The Mill stands out due to its fortified Gothic tower and post-industrial American architectural design with 2.4m tall windows. Built as a dynamic creative hub that houses the creative colony, the architect has cleverly designed 6m high double volume ceilings to allow room for ideas to run wild.

Funan Showsuite

Dubbed as Singapore’s creative intersection, Funan Showsuite is a cosy lifestyle mall in town integrated with Grade-A offices and a serviced residence. Activities such as creative maker workshops, interactive exhibitions and design ateliers which bring technopreneurs and creatives together, are often held. With natural light wood furnishings that complement the vibrant hues of some of its furniture, the overall layout presents an uplighting and calming effect on visitors.

The Warehouse Hotel

Hotels are a dime a dozen in Singapore but have you heard of The Warehouse Hotel, an 1895 godown (warehouse) hotel in the vibrant neighbourhood of Robertson Quay? Reopened as of January 2017, the beautifully restored Warehouse Hotel is now a stylish 37-room boutique hotel rich in local heritage and culture – from its specially curated local specialities and craft cocktails to its exquisite oriental furniture. Modern, contemporary louvre windows, alongside copper wall pieces and rustic industrial furnishings, perfectly juxtaposes old with new.

Goh Loo Club

The simple and traditional Chinese-style design with a mural wall painting that features the past Chinese dignitaries makes the 112-year-old Goh Loo Club an Instagrammable icon. It was a gathering place for the local Chinese community and has undergone a 16-month renovation while preserving its heritage and cultural significance. Now a private space that holds lifestyle events and arts and cultural activities, Goh Loo Club charges S$1,000 per entry.

The Quadrant

If you talk about heritage gems in Singapore, you can never miss out The Quadrant, one of the oldest buildings in the Central Business District built in 1936. Similar to Goh Loo Club, the Quadrant is a perennial favourite among creative techies due to its rich heritage value and historical charm.

The original iron-traction gate lifts in The Quadrant is one of the last few that still exists in Singapore!

Do you want to find out more about these six creative spots in Singapore? Shophouse & Co could bring you on a fun, interactive tour around these spots at The City Ramble Design Trails on 10 and 11 March 2018. This ticketed event with two different trails – The City Ramble Heritage and The City Ramble Process, will take you to different venues. Be prepared to explore untold stories of Singapore and engage in deep discussions with the creatives in just one single event! Visit www.thecityramble.com for more details.

The City Ramble Design Trails
Date: 10 and 11 Mar 2018

1. The City Ramble Heritage
Time: 10am and 2pm
Price: S$70 per pax
Venues: The Quadrant@Cecil, Goh Loo Club, The Warehouse Hotel

2. The City Ramble Process
Time: 11am to 6pm (last admission at 5pm)
Price: S$20 per pax
Venues: Citizen Farm, The Mill, Funan Showsuite

Information extracted from press release issued by SCRIPTD Media for Singapore Design Week 2018

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