Jalan Besar in Singapore seems like a most unlikely place for a quaint little boutique hotel. But there it stood, what was deemed an old Chinese shophouse building, now transformed into a hotel that Wong Kar Wai could have considered for the setting for one of his movies.
Well restored with many of the building's iconic features intact such as the spiralling staircase at the centre of the building as well as paintwork with the natural distressed look. Combined with beautiful vintage furniture and cute posters of Shanghai ladies in qi pao , I am transported back to the early 70s. Good that it kept its very Chinese name. Kind of nice to be reminded of one's Asian roots.