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Plan a Staycation to Remember at Amoy

A staycation in AMOY is a sojourn in a living museum that’s full of character and soul

"Yes, this temple-turned-museum is the main entrance of AMOY!" - The TripZilla Team

Amoy Boutique Hotel

76 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 048464

Hotel: +65 6580 2888 / info.amoy@fareast.com.sg
Reservations: +65 6881 8888 / reseasy@fareast.com.sg

Our Staycation Highlights:
● The attentive staff who go the extra mile for all guests
● The modern comforts with a touch of tradition and history
● The unbeatable location near the CBD and historic districts

Step into Immense Culture

The Hotel

To enter the hotel, we stepped over the threshold of Fuk Tak Chi Temple along Telok Ayer Street. Yes, this temple-turned-museum is the main entrance of AMOY! We were greeted by artefacts that showcase the history of Singapore’s early Chinese immigrants.Right beyond this is AMOY but the museum never quite ends, spilling into the hotel decor and design, from the lobby and into the rooms. This building that is now a hotel used to be old shophouses, each with a unique architectural layout. This means that no two rooms in AMOY are the same. AMOY is nestled in the historic district of Chinatown, steps away from Telok Ayer MRT station and framed by skyscrapers that are part of Singapore's CBD. Delve deeper and you'll find quirky cafes, exclusive speakeasies and maybe even a cool barber along a quiet alleyway.

"Plenty of iconic attractions are within walking distance but we recommend taking your explorations beyond it."

Your Room Choices

There are several interesting features about the rooms in AMOY. In line with the hotel’s heritage theme, the rooms are named after common Chinese surnames such as Huang (黄), Wang (汪) and Chen (陈). Different antiques are on sale in each room, such as a boxed abacus or a rack with paint brushes.

Double Deluxe Room

The Double Deluxe Room we stayed in exceeded our expectations. Our room was divided into two sections: the sink, bathroom and shower beside the door, and the desk and queen-sized bed down some stepsWe could draw the curtains, breathe in the warm air and gaze at the vibrantly painted shophouses in the opposite building. Feels like the good ol’ days! A nice touch was the porcelain basin and a little cushion on the bed with an oriental design. Our room also had a beautiful teapot set on display and sale. AMOY sure knows how to weave in a nice dose of traditional touches to their rooms! 

Cosy Single Room

AMOY’s Cosy Single rooms come in various layouts but with the same in-room amenities. Modern comforts are in order, such as a coffee machine, in-room safe, hair dryer and iron. On the table, there’s an iPhone dock and an alarm clock with USB ports we could charge our electronics with. Complementing the chic vibe of the room are some nostalgic oriental touches. A modern white opium bed – the kind used in opium dens back in the days –  takes the centre stage, and on the wooden table lies a book about old postcards. 

Stuff to do in the Hotel

The exploration begins when you step into AMOY.

At the top of your list of places to visit should be Fuk Tak Chi Temple and JIN Fine Dining. Wrap the staycation experience with the little things that count, like the historical elements tucked within the hotel and the unparalleled hospitality of the staff.

  • Delve into the history of Fuk Tak Chi Temple

    Guests staying in AMOY should take the opportunity to immerse themselves in the historically-rich Fuk Tak Chi Temple at the doorstep of the hotel. Built in the 1820s, Fuk Tak Chi Temple was initially a shrine dedicated to Tua Pek Kong, a Chinese deity. It also served as a social meeting point for migrants and headquartered a welfare association for the Cantonese and Hakka communities. This temple opened as a street museum in 1998 and it features artefacts that were collected from former residents of the nearby Chinatown area. A fascinating display in the centre of this little museum is a miniature model of the temple itself and its surroundings as they were in the 1800s.

  • Enjoy the company of the hotel staff

    Ask previous guests what they love most about AMOY and chances are, they’ll mention the incredible hospitality they received from the hotel staff. The lovely thing about staying in a small boutique hotel is the intimate setting it affords. The staff at AMOY went to great lengths for us – they gave us food recommendations, tips on visiting attractions, and even walked us to the nearby wanton noodles stall when we asked for directions. It doesn’t stop there. We’ve read that the staff would slip handwritten notes to their guests and sometimes even pack Tau Sa Piah (bean paste pastry) for those who are checking out! 

  • Have authentic Japanese food in JIN Fine Dining

    This Japanese restaurant housed within AMOY’s premises offers sushi, seafood, noodles, and all sorts of Japanese food. Fresh ingredients are championed; some are even specially flown all the way from Japan! Run by Chef Thomas Kok, a pioneer Japanese chef in Singapore, JIN Fine Dining can satisfy even food connoisseurs with a refined palate. Try their set lunches or an omakase meal if you like pleasant surprises

  • Have breakfast at Dean & Deluca

    AMOY has paired up with DEAN & DELUCA to deliver a wider variety of breakfast options for their guests. Hailing from New York, DEAN & DELUCA embodies the tastes and trends of its parent city. The 55 seater cafe in Far East Square, one of their three outlets in Singapore, offers all-day breakfast, salads, sandwiches and quiches that will tantalise your senses. Breakfast awaits just 50 metres away from AMOY! Featured in their gourmet selections are Grilled Ancho Chicken, Pan Seared Salmon and Slow Roasted Beef. We indulged in their Salmon Benedict and topped that off with a Rainbow Cake – a divine start to the day! After breakfast, you can browse their gourmet selections of food products such as condiments and spreads on sale.

Other Great Things in the Area

One of the selling points of AMOY is its great location. It is in close proximity to cultural attractions such as Thian Hock Keng Temple, Buddha Relic Temple & Museum and Sri Mariamman Temple. Walk towards Singapore River and you’ll find the Merlion Park, Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands. Within a five-minute walk from AMOY are also two famous eateries, Lau Pa Sat and Maxwell food centre. To top it off, the Tanjong Pagar historic district nearby is a paradise for hipsters who love unique cafes, bars and restaurants.

  • Views Take in panoramic views from the skybridge at Pinnacle@Duxton

    The 50th floor skybridge of Pinnacle@Duxton is open to the public and offers stunning city views, especially during sunset. This iconic landmark that is linked by seven towers is also the world’s tallest public housing development. Admire the award-winning architecture as you make your way to it. To access the skybridge, look for the kiosk at Level 1 of Block 1G. There is a S$6 fee and a CEPAS card (e.g. EZ-Link card) is required for entry. 

  • Eateries Try the famous Nam Seng Wanton Mee

    Just a stone’s throw away from AMOY is Nam Seng Noodle House, which has been around since the 1950s. This place offers six Cantonese dishes and is most famous for their Wanton noodles. Thin and springy noodles, soft char siew and succulent dumplings… this might just be the best Wanton Mee you’ve ever tasted. Another recommendation on the menu is the Venison Hor Fun. Don’t forget to say hi to Madam Leong behind the counter!  

  • Cafés Indulge in Peranakan fare in Chong Wen Ge Café

    Part of the Thian Hock Keng Temple complex is a quaint cafe that is little-known, even to ubiquitous cafe-hoppers. Chong Wen Ge Cafe serves Peranakan favourites like Nonya Curry Chicken Rice set, Laksa and Mee Siam. For those who only have room for munchies, try their assortment of nonya kueh such as Kueh Lapis, Kueh Talam and Lemper Udang. Beside the cafe is a Peranakan Tile Gallery which houses over 20,000 tiles, and within the same building is the Singapore Musical Box Museum. You can sit indoors, surrounded by a hodgepodge of colourful tiles, or outdoors under the pavilion.

What People are sayiung

  • “I look around and realise that every single feature in the room is well chosen, and perhaps more importantly, functions effectively.” 

    - Arnold Teja

  • “I liked the clean oriental design that manages a chic modern feel without being too kitschy”

    - The Occasional Traveller

  • “I loved everything from the fancy washbasin, the lovely goodnight note someone put on my pillow while I was out for dinner, to the really comfortable bedroom slippers.” 

    - Working With Grace


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