Helping locals benefit from tourism

Experiencing local culture, crafts and cuisines will help support local businesses connected to PARKROYAL Hotels and Resorts’ new “All Things Local” program.

The local experiences range from a leather crafting workshop led by local atelier Crafune in Haji Lane, Singapore, and an immersive cocktail experience inspired by that city’s spice trading history.

All Things Local experiences can be booked in many places, including Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and Australia.

Camera IconPARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore. Credit: Supplied


PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore is in the historic Kampong Gelam precinct, famous for its interesting shops and Singapore’s narrowest street, Haji Lane.

And hotel guests can now:

Camera IconLeather crafting. Credit: Supplied

+ Visit the home of Jasmine Adams, who collects local kueh heritage culinary moulds used for shaping rice cakes.

+ Experience ketupat/bazhang leather crafting with local atelier Crafune on Haji Lane. They will make a leather coin pouch.

Until April 6, 2024, PARKROYAL on Beach Road’s All Things Local stay packages are priced from $S380 plus taxes and charges ($436++), which includes a one-night room stay with one activity of choice for two people.

Food is at the heart of Singaporean culture, and PARKROYAL on Beach Road features local flavours in the menu of its restaurant, Ginger. It even sells its sambal balado for $S8++ per jar.

Cocktails inspired by the district’s spice trade history are on the menu in the hotel’s Club 5 bar.

They include:

+ Beach Road: High Tide Swizzle. This tropical vodka sour references the time, before 1843, when Beach Road was on the city’s shoreline.

+ Arab Street: Merchant’s Old Fashioned. This spiced rum Old Fashioned includes spices that were once traded in open air markets in Singapore.

+ Bugis Junction: Pasar Malam Sipper. This rum sour is inspired by the spicy foods in a pasar malam (night market).

Camera IconHigh Tide Swizzle. Credit: Supplied



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+ Guests can spend the day in the historic Woodlands Homestead. They get close to former racehorse champions, and there is a private guided horse tour of the Living Legends horses.

+ There is also a craft beer tasting with Melbourne’s independently owned local craft brewer, Two Rupees.

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+ The hotel offers a tour of local craft beer creations and guided beer tastings.


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+ The hotel has a guided Aboriginal walk with a picnic lunch. They will hear Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, learn about indigenous languages, and how flora and fauna continue to influence indigenous culture.


Over the next two years, PARKROYAL will open several new properties in the region.

+ PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Jakarta, Indonesia, is due to open in the first quarter of 2024.

+ In Malaysia, PARKROYAL A’Famosa Melaka is set to open in the same period.

+ PARKROYAL Dalian, China, should open before the middle of 2024.

+ There are two properties due to open in the last part of 2025 — PARKROYAL Jakarta and PARKROYAL Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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