The experience at this quirky design hotel starts at the futuristic reception, encased in an orb, amid neon lighting and mismatched furniture. Styled as an antidote to stuffy, corporate hotels, Klapsons has 17 rooms and suites just outside the Central Business District. Some have muted colours, with palm-shaded outdoor terraces and hot tubs; others have a bachelor-pad feel, with dark wood panelling. There's fusion food at the Sleeping Rhino restaurant and a sleek champagne bar on the 17th floor.
Klapsons, 15 Hoe Chiang Road (00 65 6521 9000; klapsons.com). Doubles start at S$330 (£165), including breakfast.