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Whether you are a culture enthusiast, arts lover, connoisseur of fine food or seeking a sustainable stay, there’s something for everyone at The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts, known for its fabled city hotels designed for business and pleasure.  

As we enter 2020, here are 20 reasons to experience the brand’s full suite of offerings whether in The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore or The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, each located in the heart of the cities’ bustling Central Business Districts. 

For the History Aficionados 
 

Step Back in Time at The Fullerton Heritage Precinct  

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Historically significant buildings abound in The Fullerton Heritage precinct, a world-class waterfront development located in the heart of Singapore’s city centre. These include The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, a former General Post Office which is now a 400-room hotel and National Monument; The Clifford Pier, an eponymous dining destination in The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore which occupies the space of the historic landing point of Singapore’s forefathers and immigrants; as well as historic landmarks including The Fullerton Waterboat House and Customs House; and other contemporary and stylish buildings which offer sophisticated dining experiences.  

Complimentary Heritage Tours  

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History lovers will relish the opportunity to delve into the vibrant heritage and culture of both Singapore and Sydney. Complimentary heritage tours at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney every Friday and Saturday offer locals and visitors alike the opportunity to take a trip down memory lane as they learn about the iconic General Post Office building’s intricate stonework and listen to tales of the early phone exchange. In Singapore, the Fullerton Monument Tour conducted at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore tells the story of the Fullerton Building which has witnessed the transformation of Singapore from a colonial outpost to a first-world metropolis, while the Maritime Journey Tour offered at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore uncovers stories of Singapore’s development into a port city. 

Mark Australia Day in the Historic Heart of Sydney  

Celebrate Australia Day in the heart of Sydney with a decadent brunch buffet at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney on 26 January. Head to The Place to indulge in your favourite Australian dishes, including Riverina beef rib roast and Byron Bay Berkshire pork belly served from live carving stations, as well as Cone Bay Ocean barramundi, Port Lincoln black mussels, traditional meat pies and plenty of lamingtons and pavlova to go around.   

Singapore Heritage Festival  

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Enjoy heritage trails, open houses, performances and historic tales from 17 April to 3 May during the Singapore Heritage Festival. Over in The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, highlights include acclaimed photographer Marjorie Doggett’s exhibition displaying vintage street scenes of Singapore, and guest chef and cookbook author Eric Low’s presentation of Chinese cuisine at Town Restaurant. Renowned Singapore performing group TENG Ensemble will also present their unique repertoire of “East meets West” music in the fifth edition of Where the River Always Flows. 

 

For the Culture Enthusiast   

Sights and Sounds of the Sydney Festival

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Fans of culture and the arts will flock to Sydney from 8 - 26 January when the Sydney Festival takes over the city at venues including the Town Hall, Sydney Opera House and City Recital Hall. Thanks to its location in the heart of the city, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is the ideal venue from which to enjoy it all. 
 
Celebrate the Lunar New Year  

From 25 January - 8 February, The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts will welcome the Year of the Rat during Lunar New Year in Singapore with skilful culinary creations at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s Jade restaurant, as well as special lion and dragon dance performances at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore on 25 January.     If you are Down Under, join the inaugural Lunar New Year celebrations at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney with a traditional ‘Mei Hua Zhuang’ lion dance performance on 25 January, and revel in the festive atmosphere with themed cocktails at The Bar. Chinatown’s celebrations are located just 15 minutes from the hotel on foot, or via the new light rail network.  

City of Lights

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Experience Singapore and Sydney in a new light with an exciting line-up of events that will illuminate both cities throughout the year.  Singapore’s Light to Night Festival will transform the Lion City from 10 - 19 January with installations including an optical maze at the Padang, a live-action escape game experience at the National Gallery Singapore, musical performances and Art X Social – a food street with delicious offerings from local F&B entrepreneurs, live music performances and games.  
 
From 6 - 29 March, make post-dinner plans to begin an immersive tour of the iconic i Light Singapore, a sustainable light art festival which will showcase an array of sustainable Instagram-worthy installations in and around Marina Bay.  Later in the year, watch Sydney transform into a canvas for dazzling light installations and projections during Vivid Sydney, Sydney’s annual festival of light, music and ideas. Enjoy special dining options and themed cocktails at The Bar at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, before taking a walk to see nearby attractions such as the Sydney Opera House, The Royal Botanic Garden and Darling Harbour adorned in bright lights.    

Festive Fireworks

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The Lion City is renowned for its scintillating fireworks displays, and during celebrations such as New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year, National Day and the Formula 1 Grand Prix, there’s no better vantage point than your guest room balcony at The Fullerton Hotels Singapore. 

Accessible Art  

Key cultural destinations are just minutes away from The Fullerton Hotels Singapore. Immerse yourself in more than 8,000 works of art at the National Gallery Singapore, fascinating historic artefacts at the Asian Civilisations Museum and future-focused installations at the ArtScience Museum.  
 
Also within walking distance of The Fullerton Heritage precinct is the sixth edition of the Singapore Biennale which runs until March 2020, showcasing the creativity of 77 artists from Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond.     If you are staying at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, take a short walk to the Sydney Opera House to enjoy spectacular performances, or visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art to enjoy the latest exhibitions.  

 

For the Adventure Seeker

Experience the Great Sydney Outdoors

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Thrill seekers can head to Sydney Harbour, located just a short walk from The Fullerton Hotel Sydney. Go on a guided climb to the top of the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour, or enjoy the adrenaline rush of a jet boating experience across the spectacular harbour waters. If you are looking for a scenic day trip outside of Sydney, experience the magic of the Blue Mountains which offers bushwalking tracks, wildlife parks and all that nature has to offer.

Front Row Views at the Formula 1 Grand Prix

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From 18 - 20 September, Singapore will once again host the highly-anticipated Formula 1 Grand Prix night race. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, conveniently located a few steps from the track’s exhilarating hairpin turn, is perfectly placed to offer unparalleled views of the trackside action. Enjoy lively pre- and post-race parties at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore. 

Take a Spin through Singapore in a Sidecar

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See Singapore from a different perspective as you explore the city on a sidecar tour in a handrestored vintage Vespa - one of the bespoke Fullerton Experiences that The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts’ hotel guests can enjoy. 

 

For the Foodies and Cocktail Lovers 

Food, Glorious Food

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Famous for its diverse and dynamic dining – from street food to seafood, fine dining and local desserts – Singapore is a gourmand’s delight. A focal point for waterfront fine dining, upscale shopping and entertainment, The Fullerton Heritage precinct alone is home to more than 30 restaurants, cafes and bars serving everything from local Singaporean favourites to Michelinstarred cuisine.  

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Be sure to schedule a stop at The Clifford Pier, a unique dining destination that blends the pier’s hawker history with luxe décor that pays tribute to its colonial past. The daily Fullerton Afternoon Tea and weekend Heritage Dim Sum Brunch are firm favourites amongst both locals and visitors.

Teatime at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney  

Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with all the trimmings including freshly baked scones and sweet and savoury options such as Lobster Cornet a l'Oriental, duck rillettes in sesame bun and smoked salmon mille-feuille with caviar, chocolate moelleux, pecan maple tart or a pandan lamington. Choose your tipple of choice from an extensive TWG tea menu or enjoy a champagne or a signature Sydney Sling cocktail, in the grand historic surrounds of The Bar at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney. 

Sample the World’s Finest Gins - with a Fine View to Match  

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The new Gin Parlour at the Bay, located at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, boasts stunning Marina Bay views which set the stage for a memorable alfresco evening. A collection of more than 160 top-shelf gins are available to be enjoyed neat, with tonic or in a cocktail concoction.  

Master Authentic Singaporean Flavours in a Custom Cooking Class

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Learn how to recreate iconic Singaporean dishes including Satay, Popiah and Hainanese Chicken Rice – in a dedicated heritage cooking class led by a Fullerton chef. 

For the Eco-conscious Traveller

Eco-friendly Initiatives  

The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts is perfect for the eco-conscious traveller. While at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, visit the herb garden where fresh greens are harvested daily for creative cocktails, garnishes and dishes served in the hotel.
 
The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts’ commitment to sustainable initiatives, such as the exclusion of single-use plastics across its hotels in Singapore and Sydney, will provide you with further peace of mind. An in-room tablet, which allows guests to browse and request the hotel’s services at the touch of a button, is another of the digital sustainable initiatives in place.  
 
Taste the Future with a Plant-based Menu

Savour a taste of sustainable living with “Taste the Future”, a new five-course plant-based menu at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s Jade restaurant which features re-imagined versions of classic Chinese dishes – all without meat, eggs or dairy

 

For the Staycationer  

Meet Me under the GPO Clock!

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Sydneysiders looking for a quick weekend escape can uncover a different side of the city at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney. From real-life stories of the Sydney General Post Office building’s history, to exploring the lively laneways of The Rocks district nearby and unearthing Sydney’s latest bars, boutiques and bays, there’s plenty to enjoy as you create postcard perfect memories with The Fullerton Hotel Sydney.  

Staycation by the Bay

In Singapore, the heart-of-the-city locations of The Fullerton Hotel and The Fullerton Bay Hotel make both properties the perfect choice for a staycation with your family. Enjoy being in the thick of the Marina Bay action as you explore the Fullerton Heritage precinct’s nearby attractions including Gardens by the Bay, local museums and more. When it’s time to unwind, pamper yourself at the award-winning Fullerton Spa or relax by the stunning pools at either hotel.  

Book an advance stay directly with The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts to enjoy up to 25 percent off the Best Available Rates across all three properties with the Advance Purchase Special offer. For more information on bookings, inclusions and pricing, visit: www.fullertonhotels.com  
 
 

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9 January 2020
Wow what a great article, never knew half the amazing things here from the Fullerton Hotel Group.
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7 January 2020
Some of the events not to miss that are highly rated on my charts include within walking distance of The Fullerton Heritage precinct is the sixth edition of the Singapore Biennale which runs until March 2020, showcasing the creativity of 77 artists from Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond. Then from 6 - 29 March 2020, make post-dinner plans to begin an immersive tour of the iconic i Light Singapore, a sustainable light art festival which will showcase an array of sustainable Instagram-worthy installations in and around Marina Bay.
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