What is Bras Basah Bugis?

Bras Basah Bugis is a district in Singapore that has a rich history dating back to the 1800s. Victoria Hotel, A NuVe Group Collection is located within the historical district surrounded by vibrant events and art scenes all year round.

When Sir Stamford Raffles came to Singapore, He made Bras Basah Bugis the European part of town, with the aim of creating a multicultural community that was ideal for schools and places of worship. Sir Stamford Raffles’s vision led to the construction of many educational institutions and religious buildings, such as the former Convent for the Holy Infant Jesus (now known as CHIJMES), Tao Nan School (now the Peranakan Museum), Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, and Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple.

Many of these historic buildings in the district have been granted national monument status and are preserved for visitors and future generations to learn and explore. While visiting the old heritage buildings, don’t forget to admire the newer buildings as well such as the School of the Arts and the National Library as well. The mix of old and new shows how the past and the present can coexist in harmony!

Ready to explore what Bras Basah Bugis has to offer? We have curated a list of places you must visit while you are in the area!

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Victoria Hotel, A NuVe Group Collection is located conveniently on Victoria Street within Bras Basah Bugis District, perfect for exploring the district and Singapore!

Just minutes from City Hall, Bugis, Bras Basah, Esplanade, Bencoolen!

National Museum of Singapore

With history spanning over a century, Singapore’s oldest museum is filled with artefacts, stories and exhibitions about the nation’s rich and diverse past through permanent and special exhibitions chronicling its colonial origins to its modern-day achievements.

Distance from Victoria Hotel: ~ 9mins (700m)


In the 1850s, the former Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus and Caldwell House were established by the French sisters of the Congregation of the Holy Infant Jesus. Today, these historic buildings have been designated as National Monuments and house a variety of retail shops, restaurants, and bars. Despite their transformation into a bustling commercial area, the compounds retain their original charm and serve as a testament to the rich history of the area.

Distance from Victoria Hotel: ~ 3mins (190m)

Peranakan Museum

Over a century ago, the building began life as Tao Nan School, the first modern Chinese school in Singapore. Today, it stands as the first museum in the world dedicated to showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Peranakan people in Singapore and the Southeast Asia region. Visitors can explore the many artifacts and wares on display. Its impressive collection serves as a vital link to the past and a celebration of Peranakan culture for generations to come.

Distance from Victoria Hotel: ~ 8mins (600m)

Armenian Church

Singapore’s oldest Christian Church, the Armenian Apostolic Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, was constructed in the 1830s and remains a vibrant center for events, gatherings, and celebrations to this day.

Distance from Victoria Hotel: ~ 8mins (600m)

Saint Andrew’s Cathedral

With its rich history dating back to the 1830s, Saint Andrew’s Cathedral is Singapore’s oldest surviving Anglican place of worship. Today, it continues to hold a special place in the hearts of the Anglican community as the seat of the Anglican bishop of Singapore and an important center for Anglican worship. Steeped in tradition and graced with stunning architecture, the cathedral is a testament to the enduring strength and vitality of the Anglican faith in Singapore.

Distance from Victoria Hotel: ~ 9mins (700m)

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Cathedral of the Good Shepherd

Dating back to the 1820s, The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd stands as one of Singapore’s oldest and most treasured Catholic places of worship. It serves as the official seat of the local Roman Catholic archbishop and provides a spiritual haven for both the local and migrant Roman Catholic communities. Even today, the cathedral remains a beacon of hope and faith for all who visit its hallowed halls.

Distance from Victoria Hotel: ~ 3mins (230m)

Bugis Junction

The streets of Bugis Junction is an indoor mall incorporating the former street and shophouses of Malabar, Malay and Hylam Street. It is also connected to Bugis+ shopping mall via a link-bridge and together, it is one of the most popular and unique malls in Singapore with many local and international food, retail and entertainment offerings!

Distance from Victoria Hotel: ~ 5mins (450m)

Bugis Street

Bugis Street and Bugis village area has over 400 stores! The area is known to offer affordable fashion, souvenirs and food and is popular with both locals and tourists! Make sure you don’t get lost in the maze of shops!

Distance from Victoria Hotel: ~ 7mins (600m)

Singapore Night Festival

A yearly festival held in August for 2 weeks since 2008 that celebrates art, culture and heritage through various performances, programs, art installations and experiential experiences! Be sure to check out the festival if you are here during that time. Singapore Night Festival has seen stunning acts such as The Duel by Lords of Lightning, GLOBE by Close Act Theatre, and Fuerza Bruta drawing many locals and tourists alike!

Distance from Victoria Hotel: All around Bras Basah Bugis

Stay in Singapore’s arts and heritage district with vibrant events throughout the year!

Stay in a historic landmark hotel furnished with modern amenities and designed to provide guests with a comfortable and luxurious stay. only at Victoria Hotel, A NuVe Group Collection.

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Address: 87 Victoria Street, Singapore 188016

Nearest MRT Stations: City Hall, Bugis, Bras Basah & Esplanade

Call: +65 6550 6088