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Bright & Airy, Safari-Colonial Loft!

Singapore, Singapore
Entire loft hosted by Shu
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Our charming, lovely colonial Shophouse on Petain Road in the hip Jalan Besar neighbourhood is the perfect place to rest and relax while exploring the exciting area of Little India as it is situated on a calm, and elegant residential street! ;)


Centrally-located to many awesome eateries, hawker centres, food streets & local bars/cafes, it is just a short 5min walk to Farrer Park MRT station:). City Square Mall and the infamous 24-hour Mustafa Shopping Centre are also within a 3-5min stroll.

The space
*** Please Note ***: This listing is *NOT* for the entire shophouse but for our entire Safari-esque Colonial loft -- it's located on its own private floor (3rd floor back wing, up 2 flights of stairs -- no lift as we are a Conservation home:) and is ONE of the 5 private en-suite bathroom lofts in our Shophouse:).

Experience the eclectic charm of living in a refashioned and re-loved colonial-era Shophouse! High lofty ceilings, large private spacious apartments, and a separate common living & dining area on the ground floor. Our home is part of an iconic, beautifully-conserved Singaporean Shophouse row - home to the bustling, vibrant Jalan Besar.

Our large 400 sq ft apartment on the third floor, is inspired by the British-India Colonial era of yesteryear and exotic safari escapes. A beautiful antique four-post teak wood daybed and matching lounge area greets you as you enter -- perfect for taking in the morning light with a cup of coffee and some easy reading while planning your day:) Apart from all our original vintage furniture pieces that we've collected over the years (occupational hazard!), it also comes with extremely soft and clean bed linens for our lovely wicker queen bed set, freshly laundered sets of towels, an electric kettle, hair dryer, mini-bar fridge for storing any food items or drinks, as well as a 40" flat screen TV....with lo' and behold - Netflix!! (For all the traveling couch-potatoes out there who just want to enjoy a lazy night in with a movie and snacks..;))


A cosy meditative area by the windows has also been cleared for those who would like a separate corner to do their morning yoga deep breathing exercises while getting ready for the day's activities! :)


Please note that this loft apartment is on the third floor of the Shophouse up a flight of stairs, do take your time with carrying your luggage up as there is no rush and the steps are largely spaced out with landing foyers in between :) A pillow, and clean linens can also be prepared for our poster daybed that sleeps 1 pax should you be traveling with an extra companion (only someone who is shorter than 1.7m;)) -- otherwise, we are also able to provide a single foldaway bed upon request too.


Your Loft is fully self-contained and there will not be any sharing of space. It comes with:


- Localized Air-Conditioning
- Equipped with Unlimited High-Speed WiFi
- Ensuite Bathroom with Mirror, Towels and complimentary Shampoo & Shower gel
- High-Pressure Hot Water Shower
- Comfortable Living and Working Area
- Comfortable Sleep Environment and Quality Bedding
- Electric Kettle
- Hairdryer
- Complimentary Coffee/Tea sachets
- Iron & Ironing Board (*available in the common Ground floor area*)
- 40" Smart TV (*only Netflix programs*)
- Mini-Bar Fridge


We also have the following Shared facilities on the ground floor of the Shophouse:


1) Laundry area with Washer, Dryer, Iron, Clothes Hanging Stand + Complimentary Detergent so that you may have your long-awaited Laundry Day and recharge for the rest of your trip! ;)


2) Kitchen with Full Cooking Facilities + my Personal Collection of Dry Herbs and Spices + Sauces/Oils. Guests are allowed complimentary access to this for their own light cooking/food prep. Feel free to use as many utensils and dishes as you like, but please remember to wash them after use and return them to the common area.


3) A Lush and Eclectic Waiting Lobby/Entrance Foyer for all guests to enjoy with some of our curated memorabilia and books amidst lovely plants and foliage:D

Guest access
Your spacious loft is completely private and located on its own floor with its own en-suite bathroom, we have also provided some useful, basic necessities listed above.


The kitchen, iron, and laundry area is located on the common ground floor of the Shophouse, and we allow all our guests to use these free-of-charge as long as they return things to the way they are:).

Other things to note
• DO kindly provide a brief description of all persons staying in the apartment/your purpose in Singapore when inquiring. This will help speed up our booking selection process. ;)

• As I travel off-road for work, I might be without internet sometimes, please kindly remember to direct any questions you might have BEFORE/DURING YOUR STAY about our home or Check-in/out Instructions to our live-in House Manager Dolly (her number will be included in our email to you upon confirmation of the booking) first so that she can respond to you ASAP if anything:) If I’m around, I’m usually able to respond within the hour!☺

DO read through the detailed information about our space on the listing before inquiring/making a booking request so that you are completely up-to-date on what to expect in our home before confirming:)!

• For long-term staying guests, we are also able to organize a lovely cleaner who stays next door to come over and clean your apartment at her usual hourly rate.

• DO note that apart from the standard items we sometimes stock in our central fridge such as butter, olive oil, and sauces - the rest of the food and drink items belong to our other staying guests and are therefore not for general consumption. :)

• As we are an Airbnb home not a hotel, we appreciate your common courtesy and understanding to tidy up after yourselves before you leave! :)

We love sharing our home with you all, and we hope that you will enjoy our humble abode as we strive to fine tune how to make your stay an even better one! :D
Our charming, lovely colonial Shophouse on Petain Road in the hip Jalan Besar neighbourhood is the perfect place to rest and relax while exploring the exciting area of Little India as it is situated on a calm, and elegant residential street! ;)


Centrally-located to many awesome eateries, hawker centres, food streets & local bars/cafes, it is just a short 5min walk to Farrer Park MRT station:). City S…

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1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 couch

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Hair dryer
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Dryer
TV
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Recently voted as one of the hippest neighbourhoods to stay in Singapore, the hustle and bustle of Jalan Besar where we are means that everything is just a stone's throw away — from heaps of indie-cool hipster coffee joints/eateries next door and throngs of famous local food streets, to two large shopping malls 2mins walk away (one is open 24hours, and the other has an integrated MRT line within that takes you downtown in 2 stops) — this district is the ultimate foodie destination for locals and tourists-alike! We are situated along the quiet, Petain road row of elegant Shophouses, which means that solitude and rest are well within means as well for those who appreciate a comfortable respite in.
Recently voted as one of the hippest neighbourhoods to stay in Singapore, the hustle and bustle of Jalan Besar where we are means that everything is just a stone's throw away — from heaps of indie-cool hipster…

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Joined in June 2014
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Hi there, I'm Shu! ☺ A self-professed food-lover and design-aholic;) I believe in living well, laughing often and loving much thus my ardent quest for great food and conversation has led me on all sorts of travels around the world. Likewise, an undying thirst for design and all things beautiful always has me trying to bring the world back to our own doorstep in Singapore;)! As a guest, I appreciate the low-down and tips on unusual experiences and amazing food/drink joints that only locals know about;) I also make it a point to treat the homes I stay in with great care and respect, leaving everything as it was when I arrived - I believe the experience of staying in someone else's home is priceless and ought to be treated in kind☺ As a Host, I take great pride in keeping our Shophouse Enclave a truly unique and lovely experience for all our guests because what I love most about our home are the people we share it with!:) So if you are a design aficionado/food-lover/culture vulture, or just basically an easy-going person without major hangups looking for a home-away-from-home with great personality, do drop us a request as we would love to have you! If all else fails, just be nice and I'm sure we'll love you anyway;))
Hi there, I'm Shu! ☺ A self-professed food-lover and design-aholic;) I believe in living well, laughing often and loving much thus my ardent quest for great food and conversation h…
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*** Hi all!☺ As I am currently overseas and mostly on the road travelling for work, I have very limited access at the moment. If you do not hear back from me in good time (things can get pretty hectic around here:’)), please kindly *direct any questions* you might have BEFORE/DURING YOUR STAY about our home or Check-in/out Instructions to our amazing live-in House Manager *DOLLY* (her number will be included in our email to you upon confirmation of the booking) first so that she can respond to you ASAP if anything☺

Peace and Love, Shu ***

We are not staying in the Shophouse at the moment but all enquiries are welcome throughout and we'd be happy to help with suggestions on where to go and what to do (especially with our in-house food and drink aficionado!) to fully enjoy this locale and your holiday in Singapore:)!


You also have the option to self-check in or have either myself or someone else greet you upon arrival at the Shophouse, please do let us know which you would prefer. ;)
*** Hi all!☺ As I am currently overseas and mostly on the road travelling for work, I have very limited access at the moment. If you do not hear back from me in good time (things c…
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Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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