Off into Singapore and the Hotel Indigo, Katong, Singapore
Summer Premium Adventures
In this Summer Premium Adventure (Warning: Long!)
- In the Summertime when the weather is hot…
- Off to Heathrow, British Airways Galleries North Lounge
- BA762 London Heathrow to Oslo – A321neo (EuroTraveller)
- Oslo Airport, OSL Lounge
- AY914 Oslo to Helsinki, Business Class
- Helsinki Airport lounging
- QR302 Helsinki to Doha (Business Class)
- Doha Lounge Stop Part 1
- QR946 Doha to Singapore (QSuites)
- Hotel Indigo, Katong, Singapore
- Exploring Hawker Markets
- Intercontinental, Bugis, Singapore
- Orchids Everywhere – The National Orchid Garden
- Off to Changi featuring the Singapore Pokemon Centre
- Scoot TR604 Singapore to Bangkok
- Dream Hotel, Bangkok
- Exploring the Wats.
- Fooding in Bangkok (Or Regrets. I have a few)
- Back to the airport
- Qatar Airways Lounge, Bangkok Airport
- QR388 Bangkok to Doha (QSuites)
- A Doha Long layover Part 2
- QR105 Doha to Oslo
- Back at Oslo Airport
- BA767 Oslo to London Heathrow (EuroTraveller)
- Always Curious
Arriving into Changi, I exited the plane and pondered exactly where in Changi I was. Because this wasn’t Terminal 3… and it didn’t look like Terminal 2.
The Green Mermaid is never far away.
Yep. It seems in the years I was here last, Qatar Airways has moved to Terminal 1.
With a long hike to immigration ahead, I got in some exercise walking to immigration. Thankfully, there was no queue – and I was seen to straight away.
My landing card was taken, and passport stamped. With those formalities complete – I was in Singapore.
There was a short wait for luggage, but eventually – my bag spat out. With it in hand – I was on my way through to customs control.
I was waved through – and into the paradise and shopping mall that is Singapore Changi.
My travel took me past the Jewel, and the water feature. And yes. It is over the top. Because this is Changi.
Welcome to Singapore. I’m sure a value version of this will turn up in KLIA soon enough during the next refurbishment.
I was onto my next problem of the day – how the heck would I get to the hotel. I could do a taxi, or I could catch a rideshare (as public transport to where I was staying was a little sparse.. And I had no transit card at that point).
In the past, this would have been an Uber ride. With Uber gone from Singapore, it’s time to get used to riding with Grab.
A quick download of the app, a few taps and syncing to my PayPal account – and I was good to go. A few taps later – I followed the directions in the app, and a driver turned up.
It was then down the ECP and into Katong. A short enough drive, but with the luggage I had… not one I would attempt on public transport.
So welcome to a new hotel brand for me – well within the IHG Group – the Hotel Indigo.
Hotel Indigo Katong
Entering the hotel, I was greeted by the front desk staff. I was welcomed as an IHG Platinum member, and a welcome drink of tea was offered.
The hotel… could be described as one for the Instagram lovers, with a lot of Chinese influence, yet modern hints.
None the less, with all the formalities completed, it was time to head upstairs. A nice high room had been assigned. Let’s see what sort of room I have.
At t £103 for the night, it s a nice high room, with many many urbanist/hipster touches.
And most importantly – the air conditioning was lovely and chilly.
Yes, I could deal with this.
The bed was pretty comfortable to sleep and relax in, whilst the sofa also made for a great place to relax and offload pictures in.
In terms of amenities, a welcome sight is a Nespresso machine, along with a plunge filter coffee option. TWG teas also make an appearance here for the high end-look.
Moving into the bathroom… which was near the windows of the world to see. And to see in too.
Whilst some places insist on small amenity bottles, the Hotel Indigo went for larger type bottles. This I approve of in a few ways as 1) fewer refills during a stay 2) there’s’ a lot more incentive to take these home and use them fully.
A nice touch to say the least.
As for the view from the room…
The hotel has an pool on the top deck – an infinity pool. Whilst I didn’t go for a dip – it seemed well patronised.
Check out was a simple process, with the front desk staff checking everything. With no further charges, I was thanked and allowed on my way.
Overall: Not a bad property at all if your love is Instagram. If you want to stay there as a hotel – it’s a pretty good property to stay at – if a little distant from downtown Singapore. Expect to pay in Taxis, Grab or learn to use the local public transport. If the price is right, this hotel is a good bet.
With that – it was time to switch hotel. But we’ll get onto that later – let’s talk about food. And more importantly – hawkers markets
Next: Exploring food and Hawkers Markets in Singapore
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