Know your roots: Here’s a staycation that takes you on a heritage trail

Staycations are great if you can’t afford to get away but want a break from it all. To make you feel like you’re not in Kansas (we mean Singapore) anymore, InterContinental Singapore has recently launched a Heritage “Indulgence” package that includes a half-day Peranakan Heritage trail (you’ll get to see see the Peranakan Museum, Spice Garden and a traditional Peranakan home)—perfect for culture buffs and for those who want to escape the concrete jungle. 

Of course, you’ll be staying at the hotel’s signature Peranakan-inspired Shophouse Club Room or Suite for two to complete the experience. There’s complimentary access to the exclusive Club InterContinental, free Wi-Fi and a cute limited edition lion plushie (suited in a custom-designed batik outfit, no less) as a souvenir. Complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails are part of the package, and, if you’re lucky, you’ll get to check out at 4pm (subject to availability). 

The package is priced from $1000 per night; visit the hotel’s website or call 6825-1000 for more info.