Housed in a charming conserved colonial building previously occupied by the British Army, The Barracks Hotel, located within idyllic Sentosa, invites you to Discover Singapore’s colonial past, cultural heartlands, and hawker culture through the hotel’s newly launched room package.
Offering two thematic trails – Colonial Architecture Tour and Cultural Gems – with five different itineraries, the Heritage Safari provides a tailored destination experience for a memorable escape in the Barracks Jeep.
Whether you are into history and culture, local fare and tradition, or simply looking to unwind and bond with your family and friends over an adventure, the Heritage Safari is crafted with care and stamped with The Barracks Hotel’s hallmark of thoughtful luxury, leaving you floating in nostalgia with an exquisite experience to tell beyond the heritage hideaway.
A Tailored Experience Fit for the British Colonial
To welcome you, the hotel has tied up with Joe’s Tailoring – a family-owned, bespoke tailoring house dedicated to bringing unparalleled craft, comfort, fit and quality to every garment made by their team of local cutters and tailors, to offer each person a personalised safari shirt, complete with customisable name mono, buttons, thread colour, and barracks embroidery. This personalised fitting experience will take place at Joe’s Tailor x The Barracks Hotel Private Room, located within Joe’s Tailoring.
From the Barracks scent that greets one as you walk through the door to the interior fitted with antique suitcases and safari shirts, and the drinks menu where you can choose from prosecco or The Barracks Hotel’s signature tea blend, 1904, to sip and savour while getting fitted, the Barracks Hotel experience comes to life through every stage of the sartorial journey.
Colonial Architecture Tour
The fully guided tour will take you to a few key spots including Fort Siloso, Mount Imbiah, Seletar Estate, Gillman Barracks, and Dempsey Hill where they will learn more about the evolution of this area over the years – from a nutmeg plantation to military barracks, and to the retail and dining destination it is today.
Exploring these historical sites in a jeep, which was the main mode of transport for British soldiers back in the day, makes for a truly memorable experience.
Round off a day of discovery with a gastronomic three-course dining experience at Tamarind Hill, a renowned Thai restaurant housed in a restored colonial manor at Labrador Nature Reserve.
This theme, offering four different itineraries, traces Singapore’s multicultural heritage through the city’s ethnic enclaves – guests can choose from one of the four walking tours in Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Katong or Tiong Bahru.
Led by Tour East, the Chinatown tour includes a private Chinese tea appreciation workshop with food pairing at Tea Chapter, while the Kampong Glam tour offers you the opportunity to create your own batik masterpiece using traditional and modern tools. Foodies would enjoy exploring the Joo Chiat and Katong district, peppered with culinary surprises – witness the art of popiah skin making and try your hands at assembling your own popiah.
Be sure to save some stomach space as the walking tour culminates with a visit to a Peranakan chef’s house, where you will get to indulge in an array of authentic Peranakan delicacies, and learn some of her secret recipes.
If you are keen on picking up basic photography skills, opt for the Tiong Bahru tour, led by a professional photographer who will share tips on how to capture great angles while taking you around the picturesque neighbourhood to explore its rich history.
The Heritage Safari room package is priced at $2988 nett for a 2-nights stay in a Premier Room and $3588 nett for a 2-nights stay in a Suite. Bookings must be made minimum 7 days in advance.
Both room packages include:
- Choice of Heritage Safari itinerary with meal included
- Transfer experience in the Barracks Jeep (maximum of 3 pax per trip; subject to change depending on weather condition).
- Personalised fitting experience at Joe’s Tailor x The Barracks Hotel Private Room.
- Personalised safari shirt complete with customisable name mono and barracks embroidery (no cancellation if the shirts have already been made by Joe’s Tailor; change of only one date will be allowed; 100% cancellation fee will be charged without giving at least 3 days prior notice).
- Arrival gift of chocolate truffles and prosecco
- Daily breakfast at The Living Room; evening canape; and The Barracks signature cocktails
Packages are available for booking here.