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Novena is a planning area located within the Central Region of Singapore. Novena is bounded by Toa Payoh to the north, Bukit Timah to the west, Tanglin to the south and Kallang to the east. While Novena is not classified as a "new town" by the Housing and Development Board (HDB), the estate of Whampoa within the subzone of Balestier constitutes part of the Kallang/Whampoa New Town. Tan Tock Seng Hospital, set up by philanthropist Tan Tock Seng in 1844, is one of the oldest and busiest hospitals in Singapore, is located in this area.
Novena and its associated roads, buildings and Mass Rapid Transit station are named after Novena Church (canonically the Church of Saint Alphonsus Liguori) located in the area. The current premises of the church were owned by a wealthy Chinese businessman, Wee Kah Kiat. The premises were bought over by the Redemptorist priests in 1948 where a small church dedicated to Our Mother of Perpetual Help named the Church of Saint Alphonsus was built in May 1950. According to tradition, the novenas to Our Lady of Perpetual Help began in January 1949 and were heavily publicised and instantaneously became widespread in 1951 as intended by Pope Pius XI.
Single journeys on the Singapore MRT are available for around SGD 1-2, although the most economical option is to purchase an EZ-link card (SGD 12, with SGD 7 of balance and SGD 5 being a refundable deposit). The cost for your MRT trip will range from 60 cents to SGD 1.50, depending on how far you want to travel. You can top-up up to SGD 100 and take multiple trips via MRT and public bus until the value runs out. Orchard Road, the main shopping hub of the country, can be accessed via three main stops on the Singapore MRT network. Orchard MRT is at the most northerly point on the road, while Somerset MRT is at the centre. The area can also be accessed via Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station which connects with the East-West Line (green), North-South Line (red) and the North East Line (purple).
Undoubtedly one of the main attractions near Novena, Orchard Road is a flurry of lively activity, contemporary architecture and bright lights. A shopping lover’s heaven, this road is one of the most famous areas in the whole of Asia and offers everything from top designer brands to local hawkers and discount electronics. Not just for shoppers, Orchard Road is also home to state of the art cinema complexes, the world’s largest indoor rock climbing wall and a whole host of events and festivals.
This 158-year-old garden is the perfect contrast to Singapore’s busy streets and contemporary skyscrapers, with tropical plants and beautiful flora open for the public to admire. Honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the gardens are one of the most popular attractions in Singapore for those who appreciate some time in nature. Popular sites include the National Orchid Garden, the Rainforest and the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. By 2018, the Gardens will have an additional 18 hectares of developed land, known as the Gardens’ Learning Forest.
One of the top attractions in Singapore, Fort Canning Green is a spectacular green space near Novena. The park is popular amongst both locals and tourists, and it is not uncommon to see nearby residents exercising, walking or enjoying a picnic in the area. For tourists, Fort Canning Green offers an unlikely glimpse into Singapore’s colonial history, with artefacts and information dotted around the park for anybody to explore. On a sunny day, Fort Canning Green is the perfect place to be.
Hotel Royal is located in area/city Novena. There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as United Square Mall within 0.28 km, and Velocity at Novena Square within 0.33 km. From business event to corporate gathering, Hotel Royal provides complete services and facilities that you and your colleagues need. Have fun with various entertaining facilities for you and the whole family at Hotel Royal, wonderful accommodation for your family holiday.
Oasia Hotel Novena, Singapore is located in area/city Balestier. There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Novena Medical Centre within 0.08 km, and Square 2 within 0.09 km. Be ready to get an unforgettable stay experience with its exclusive service, completed by a full range of facilities to cater all your needs. The hotel’s fitness centre is a must-try during your stay here. Have an enjoyable and relaxing day at the pool, whether you’re travelling solo or with your loved ones.
Days Hotel Singapore At Zhongshan Park is a hotel in a good neighbourhood, which is located at Balestier. Not only well positioned, but Days Hotel Singapore At Zhongshan Park is also one of hotels near the following Zhongshan Mall within 0.1 km and Burmese Buddhist Temple within 0.17 km. From a business event to the corporate gathering, Days Hotel Singapore At Zhongshan Park provides complete services and facilities that you and your colleagues need.
Fragrance Hotel - Oasis is located in area/city Balestier. There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Balestier Market and Food Centre within 0.12 km, and Zhongshan Mall within 0.21 km. For you, travellers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Fragrance Hotel - Oasis is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.