Foodies can choose either a Hainanese- or Hokkien-themed walking tour and cooking class.
Singapore residents wanting to check out smart new lodgings downtown should consider The Clan Hotel, which has just rolled out an experiential stay package with an emphasis on hands-on activities. Available for bookings until December 25, 2021, The Clan Uncovers: Craft and Cook includes a curated itinerary and a two-night stay in a Master Series Premier Room. Staycationers will get to enjoy meals at the in-house Qin restaurant, use the property’s 30th-floor gym and outdoor pool, and explore the surroundings through a Local Precinct Tour offered on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Most importantly, guests who book this package get to choose between a trio of immersive activities lasting about three hours each. Those with a knack for crafts can opt for a sandal-making workshop with independent brand Shoe Artistry, which uses sustainable vegetable-tanned leather and natural rubber soles to create its footwear. Meanwhile, gourmands will want to embark on one of two excursions (run by Let’s Go Tour) that delve into the culinary heritage of the Lion City’s Chinese immigrant communities.
Discover Hainan involves a visit to the Hainan Singapore Association to learn about the aspirations and achievements of the early Hainanese arrivals, as well as the adversity they faced, and then a cultural cooking experience to create beloved dishes like Hainanese chicken rice, kueh yi bua — glutinous rice flour cakes with a palm sugar–laced filling of coconut, sesame, and ginger — and old-school Hainanese pork chop. The other option is a mini walking tour to the Hokkien temple behind Crawford Lane, followed by a chef-led masterclass in Hokkien cuisine to make specialties like Fuzhou red wine chicken and stir-fried rice cakes.
Priced at S$1,048 nett, the package also includes daily breakfast for two at Qin restaurant plus a one-way limousine transfer. Other perks range from a four-course dinner (also at Qin) with a complimentary “concoction of the day” for two to late checkout until 4 p.m. Guests will also receive an umbrella from The Clan as a departure gift. The package can be booked up to Christmas Day for stays until December 30, 2021.
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