Transport Yourself To Rome With This Beautiful Castle-Like Mansion In SG (With Halal Food Nearby!)


Siti Ayeeshah Zaki •  Dec 30, 2021

Anyone else miss travelling? Singapore's Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) have been put on hold for the moment - but that doesn't mean we can't explore our own beautiful island! The country is filled with hidden gems, such as the Arwaa mansion, which will make you feel like you're overseas. ?

A Hidden Gem: Singapore's Arwaa Mansion

This might just be the closest you'll get to a castle in Singapore. Singapore's Arwaa mansion is a result of merging two pieces of property and sits on a land area of about 110,000 sq ft! For a gauge on how big that is, imagine 92 five-room HDB flats combined - that's how big it is.

Credit: Kent Neo on Facebook

Being on top of a hill and standing on such a large piece of land, this is Singapore's most expensive property and is estimated to be worth around $120 million. There go my dreams of owning the place! ?

Nassim Road is filled with gorgeous colonial mansions and the Arwaa mansion is no exception. Owned by Prince Jefri Bolkiah, a member of Brunei's royal family, the mansion is also known as the Prince Jefri Bolkiah house. Check out the colonial-like structures on TripAdvisor!

Credit: nickmeasures on Instagram

According to a photographer on TikTok, the area surrounding this mansion will transport you to Rome. Perhaps because of the historical architecture that makes up some of the houses in the area! It's definitely a rare sight in Singapore. You have to check out the tiktok here!

If you're heading over to take photos with this magnificent building, use the field next to the mansion. It'll provide you with enough space to pose and angle your photos and videos.

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And at the end of a fulfilling afternoon of exploration and photography, why not settle down with some delicious food and treats? Nassim Hill is the centre of a few delicious halal eateries that'll leave you satisfied.

1. The Halia, Botanic Gardens

Credit: The Halia on Facebook

Nestled within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, The Halia is known for its intimate and cosy ambience, which is perfect for your special occasion. ? Their delicious menu consists of mouth-watering steak options and fusion twists on local favourites that will blow you away.

The Halia offers Icon Wagyu (NSW) and King Island (Tasmania)among many other options. After a good time exploring the area, why not head over to Botanic Gardens for a mouth-watering feast?

The Halia

Halal Status: Halal-certified


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2. Mr Prata

Craving for food everyone will enjoy? Mr Prata's got your back. This halal-certified restaurant serves an excellent selection of Indian,Western,Turkish as well as local dishes!

If you're in a group and everyone's looking for something a little different to appease their palates, Mr Prata is definitely your safest bet. It's only a 10-15 minute walk away from Nassim Road, so you'll definitely be able to get there in no time!

Mr Prata 

Halal Status: Halal-Certified


3. McDonald's

Credit: McDonald's on Facebook

This fast food joint needs no introduction. A fan-favourite among locals, it serves a variety of burgers and finger foods that everyone will enjoy.

If you're exploring the mansions in the area, McDonald's is a 20 minute walk away! You could also drive over, and it'll take you less than 10 minutes to get there ?


Halal Status: Halal-Certified


I guess you no longer need to take a flight to see Rome ? Jokes aside, Nassim Road's mansions are definitely a sight you don't usually get in Singapore, what more the Arwaa Mansion! Plus with halal food nearby, you don't have to worry about starving before hitting a good eatery with mouth-watering dishes. ?