Winner for Singapore Tourism Awards 2008
- BEST ACCOMMODATION EXPERIENCE -
Singapore Tourism Board
Right in the heart of Chinatown, a gracious tradition lives on in The Inn at Temple Street. Singapore's heritage hotel. Occupying 5 beautifully restored shophouses along Temple Street, this Singapore hotel brings to you years of tradition in warm and generous hospitality, with modern luxury that is fresh and welcoming. (Google Map)
Preserving much of its heritage, the unique architecture of The Inn at Temple Street reflects the rich cultural traditions of the East. With a setting reminiscent of the Straits Chinese trading houses that once dominated Chinatown, The Inn at Temple Street Hotel Singapore exudes charm and character, promising the comforts of a Straits China home while you are away on business or pleasure.
It was as a labourer that one young Chinese migrant first started out here, carrying sacks of produce at the old harbour and later labouring for a spice trading company. With much thrift and toil, the late Kho Beng Kang became the region's largest trader of nutmeg, earning him the title "The Nutmeg King".
The sons of the late Senior Kho carry on the legacy as owners of The Inn at Temple Street. Today, the hotel, restored to its former glory, reflects the sentiments of the old spice merchant, depicting the typical trades of the early Chinese migrants who first settled here.