BOUTIQUE HOTEL WANDERLUST IN LITTLE INDIA SINGAPORE

wanderlust (noun) \ˈwän-dər-ˌləst\ – an irresistibly strong desire or an impulse to travel far away and explore different places.

Wanderlust is a left-field and totally experimental boutique hotel set to draw madcap voyagers and curious travellers to its doorstep. Located in Little India – a bustling cultural enclave where Indian immigrants once settled, and the building was originally an old school built it 1920s. With four thematic levels of 29 rooms by award winning Singapore design agencies, each group was given full creative freedom. — Wanderlust

[ Official Wanderlust website | Facebook ]
MORE IMAGES FROM MY TWO-NIGHTS STAY AT WANDERLUST HOTEL

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An after hours photo of the Wanderlust facade after spending an entire day at the Marina Bay Sands.

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Industrial element theme at the lobby designed by ASYLUM with an interesting mix of furniture & texture.

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The Straits Times – Life! – Boutique hotelier Loh Lik Peng gave Chinatown a hip designer touch when he opened 1929 in 2003 and New Majestic Hotel in 2006. Now, he is hoping to do the same to Little India, Wanderlust (below), in Dickson Road. There are 29 rooms in the four-story building, which was previously Hong Wen School and later the Buddhist Welfare Association. But no fewer than four design firms got involved in its design.

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Upon checking in, hotel guests get a copy of the Wanderlust Itinerary booklet that contains useful information about the hotel and recommended travel hotspots in Singapore.

Level 2 – Eccentricity by :phunk Studio
Colours everything from the walls to the neon lights and the rainbow corridor leads to a outdoor deck with a customised mosaic-tiled jacuzzi.

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This was my room — one of 10 rooms on Level 2 are ‘capsule-like’ and playfully rendered in different hues. Incidentally “Pantone Cyan” is name of a song by “Why?” The mattress is soft perhaps too soft for my liking due to a nagging back discomfort. Room size is just nice if you’re traveling alone or with a partner.
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In each room there’s an LCD TV, a Philips iPod and iPhone docking entertainment system and for lovers of coffee, there’s a Nespresso Essenza coffeemaker!
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As soon you open the door, you’ll see how the shower and toilet have been neatly integrated into the two glass capsules and there’s still room for a wardrobe and a wash basin. Studio apartment redefined.
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The shower area is plenty big for one person (comfortably accommodates two), shower options include hand-held shower head (see Facebook album) or an amazing rain shower (see pic). Shower gels and shampoo made by KIEHL’S just in case it matters. The bed is elevated a notch to give you a sense of personal space.

Level 3 – Is it just Black and White by DP Architects
Walk across the black corridor and enter into the contrasting white rooms to discover Origami and Pop-Art works.

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There are 8 rooms on Level 3 that are inspired by paper, a mixture of Origami and Pop-Art.
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The coloured “strips” are active lights, cycles between blue, red, purple colour from memory.
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A view of the FLOWER room with a different bathroom design than PANTONE.
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This mono themed room is called DIRECTIONLESS.

Level 4 – Creature Comforts by fFurious
Get cosy with friendly monsters in each room that presents a different vibe and be assured of a fantasy-filled experience.

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Lobby Level – Industrial Glam by Asylum
A juxtaposition of the surrounding’s setting and contemporary design.

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Having French at Little India might sound like a dodgy idea, but not if it’s at Cocotte. If you’ve found Wanderlust, you won’t miss Cocotte (pronounced koh-kote). This intimate restaurant uses Le Creuset cookware to present some of their tasty traditional French fare (and perhaps up the ante on French authenticity). But fear not, the fare presented to us was hearty, honest and as colourful as the pots they were served in. — Luann Alphonso | August Man, Sept 2010

[ Official Restaurant Cocotte website | Facebook | Press Release | Reviews ]
MORE IMAGES FROM MY BREAKFAST MORNINGS AT COCOTTE RESTAURANT

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This boutique hotel deserves a two thumbs-up from me but I had to hold my Powershot G11 for this self-portrait against this Little India themed wallpaper. So yeah, TWO THUMBS-UP for WANDERLUST!

11 thoughts on “BOUTIQUE HOTEL WANDERLUST IN LITTLE INDIA SINGAPORE

  1. Love the post. I definitely like the Pantone Cyan room but wonder if I can sleep in that bright hue..hehehee. You have stepped up on a higher level, not only from your photography but also travel journalism!! Congrats.. I highly recommend other Tourism Agencies and Airlines to engage you as their Travel journalist! Posts are interesting, informative and fascinating!!!

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  2. I hope you did try the nasi briyani at Dunlop Street near Little India.

    Make your way there if you did not go.

    Bismillah Biryani Restaurant
    50 Dunlop Street
    Singapore 209379

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    1. Hi, thanks for the recommendation. I love Nasi Briyani and have had some really spicy ones lately (in Brunei, home cooked and only because we got the mixture wrong – haha). Our itinerary was pretty packed and none of us had opportunity to venture away from Wanderlust other than straight into our van. I like Little India very much (there aren’t places in Singapore that I don’t enjoy visiting given the luxury of time)

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      1. Good to know that you like nasi briyani, it’s suppose to be spicy (^_^).

        I do hope that you come down to makan at the Dunlop Street nasi briyani if you are back in Singapore.

        Little India is a great place for makan too, yeah it’s bad not to have the time to explore.

        Cheers.

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      2. Hello, I really like the room inspired by paper, a mixture of Origami and Pop-Art, is there any way to create the same interior at home? Do you know some adresses? Thank you in advance

        PS : I am also fan of G11, but these pictures are also nice because of the talent of the holder of the camera. So Well done!

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