New Singapore Visitor Centre to open opposite Somerset MRT

New Singapore Visitor Centre to open opposite Somerset MRT

SINGAPORE - A new Singapore Visitor Centre in a two-storey conserved Peranakan shophouse opposite Somerset MRT along Orchard Road will open on Tuesday.

It will replace the current visitor centre located at the junction of Cairnhill Road and Orchard Road, which will close on Tuesday.

The centre will provide more services, including selling arts and entertainment tickets, on top of existing tours, accommodation and attractions booking options. It will also house a retail space that offers locally-designed souvenirs.

A key feature of the new centre is the use of technology to help visitors explore more of Singapore.

Besides two large screens that display a variety of places of interest and events in Singapore. there are four interactive information kiosks that allow visitors to first browse and select places to explore, before putting them together in a digital itinerary. This personalised itinerary can then be printed immediately or emailed to the visitor's smartphones.

Complimentary Wi-fi will also be available.

The second level of the centre is an event space that will open in the second quarter of the year.

klim@sph.com.sg

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