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Heritage hotel honours its history

Award-winning architecture firm WOHA has transformed a historic 1930’s building into a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Singapore’s heritage district.

21 Carpenter is a 48-key property located between Clarke Quay and Chinatown, a vibrant hub in one of the island’s oldest neighbourhoods. The hotel is in the old Chye Hua Seng Wee Kee building, a former remittance house where the nation’s early immigrants came to send money back to families overseas. These transfers were often accompanied by poetic letters written by specialist writers and some of the messages are embedded in the building’s facade.

The cosy rooms and spacious suites pay homage to the site’s storied past, seamlessly blending original features such as repurposed 1930s Chengal hardwood with custom-made furniture and striking calligraphy art.

Exquisite dining experiences are presented at Kee’s, a bistro headed by Michelin-starred chef Andrew Walsh. The modern menu features European and pan-Asian dishes. For relaxing vibes, the rooftop infinity pool and lounge provide panoramic views of Singapore’s futuristic skyline.

For more details and bookings, please contact Asian Trails Singapore.

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