The Fullerton Singapore

A day at The Fullerton …

The Fullerton Singapore overlooking Cavenagh bridge at dusk

The Fullerton Singapore overlooking Cavenagh bridge at dusk

It is always such a pleasure staying at Heritage Hotels worldwide and in Singapore with its many historic buildings I chose to stay at the Fullerton Hotel. I enjoy walking around the area around Singapore River as this was where it all began – where once a military fort Fullerton stood soon to be replaced by government buildings. The area quickly flourished and new buildings appeared such was the Fullerton opened in 1928 which became The Singapore Post Office and Exchange building. The Fullerton overlooking the Anderson and Cavenagh bridges, dominates the city’s skyline complete with its own Lighthouse on its rooftop with its beacon guiding all ships entering the harbour. It then housed not only Singapore General Post Office but also the Ministry of Finance and Board of Trade. Taken over by the Sino Land Company The Fullerton was fully restored blending harmoniously with past traditions and that of modern style. It opened its door as the Fullerton Heritage Hotel in 2001. The main entrance opens up with an impressive hall adorned with classical Doric Palladian style pillars surrounded by lovely courtyards on either sides which served as a lounge and tea room. Walking around the covered atrium lobby with its majestic columns is like being ushered into the past yet with a 21st century contemporary feel to it. After a long flight from Europe to arrive in Singapore “the gateway to Asia” what a joy to find myself immersed in a nice and welcoming atmosphere such as finding this lovely platter in my room …

My welcome platter at The Loft Suite Fullerton Singapore

My welcome platter at The Loft Suite Fullerton Singapore

A nice surprise to see my Loft Suite opens up to a nice terrace embellished with classical Doric columns with views over the Marina …

Terrace balcony of the Loft Suite

Terrace balcony of the Loft Suite

My gourmet journey Fullerton style begins with an early buffet breakfast at the Town Restaurant along the Singapore River with lovely views of the Heritage Park where Raffles first landed …

Breakfast at the Town Restaurant, overlooking Singapore River

Breakfast at the Town Restaurant, overlooking Singapore River

After my morning walk discovering the old quarters of Singapore, time for lunch at the wonderful rooftop Lighthouse restaurant for an Italian intermezzo delight orchestrated by Diego Martinelli former chef to Bulgari Resort Bali. A delicious baked scallops in their own shells with truffles to begin with …

Foccacia bread with salt grains and rosemary.  Baked Scallop in their own shell with garlic butter and truffles

Foccacia bread with salt grains and rosemary. Baked Scallop in their own shell with garlic butter and truffles

The culinary wonderland continues with hand rolled egg taglioni pasta marsala sauce, goose liver and summer truffles, Diego’s signature dish …

Taglioni pasta marsala sauce, goose liver and truffles

Taglioni marsala sauce, goose liver and truffles

Followed by a mouthwatering lavender flavoured ice cream and fruits to wrap it all up !

Coffee Viennoise and Lavender ice cream with fruits

Coffee Viennoise and Lavender ice cream with fruits

Conveniently located, The Fullerton Hotel has a small underground passage that leads to One Fullerton dining waterfront and a short walk to the famous Merlion. As the sun sets I walked back to The Fullerton passing through the Heritage Gallery located next to The Courtyard. The lovely gallery showcasing the rich heritage and history of the hotel features a displays of old photographs and philatelic materials dating back to 1932 with some highlights such as two 19th century red pillar post boxes. Then time to relax at The Straits Club Executive Lounge …

Scones and tea at the Executive Lounge

Scones and tea at the Executive Lounge

Here at the Post Bar while enjoying the irresistible Grand Mojito …

Grand Mojito at the Post Bar

Grand Mojito at the Post Bar

My gourmet walk with The Fullerton ends with another last glimpse of the rooftop terrace of the Lighthouse restaurant at dusk ….

The rooftop Lighthouse restaurant

The rooftop Lighthouse restaurant

Before retiring to my wonderful Loft Suite …

The Lounge and Bedroom Loft Suite

The Lounge and Bedroom Loft Suite

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    • Yes, it is always nice to visit a place where there are still wonderful heritage buildings that have been well preserved while keeping up with new trends 🙂

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