Catholic Welfare Centre is located in the midst of Singapore’s cultural, historical and entertainment district. In its vicinity are Catholic and Protestant churches, Indian and Chinese temples, a synagogue, old Catholic schools (converted to a museum and entertainment centre), old bungalows housing theatre groups and not-for-profit organizations, budget hotels, quaint houses and eating houses. Take a stroll and enjoy the sights of old Singapore.
Nearest Car Parks
URA street parking at Waterloo and Queen Streets. Limited lots.
8.30 am to 5 pm: $1 per half hour. Free after 5 pm and Sundays
HDB Parking at Basement, Waterloo Centre. Entrance via Queen Street
8 am to 5 pm: $1 per half hour. After 5pm and Sundays: 50 cents per half hour
Plaza by the Park
Bayview Hotel (entrance via Lorong Payah)
Hotel Royal @ Queens
Bras Basah Complex
Parco Bugis Junction/ Hotel Intercontinental
Bugis: Exit Parco Bugis Junction, walk along Victoria Street towards city. At traffic junction (old NAFA./St Anthony Girls School), cross to Middle Road. At second traffic junction (Fortune Centre), turn into Waterloo Street between GSM Building and Sculpture Square. (Do not enter Waterloo Street leading to Kwan ImTemple). Pass HDB Waterloo Centre with shops selling automotive spares (with SCWO bungalow opposite) and you will find a coffee shop. The Catholic Welfare Centre is next to the coffee shop.
City Hall: Exit Raffles City and cross North Bridge Road to CHIJMES. Walk along Bras Basah Road towards Orchard. (You can also walk inside CHIJMES) At traffic junction (Cathedral of the Good Shepherd), cross Victoria Street and Bras Basah Road. You’ll see Singapore Management University, NTUC INCOME and POSB Centre. Between POSB and Singapore Arts Museum (previously SJI), turn into Queens Street. Between St Peter and St Paul Church and Oxford Hotel, turn into side lane. Catholic Welfare Centre is at the rear of Oxford Hotel.
Dhoby Ghaut: Exit Atrium and walk along Orchard Road. At Cathay Cinema, cross Prinsep Street to Bras Basah Road. Walk along Rendezvous Hotel and cross Bencoolen Street. At Plaza by the Park (Kopi-Tiam on ground level), turn into Waterloo Street. There is a Jewish synagogue, Action 42 bungalow and YMS shophouses. Catholic Welfare Centre is across the road.
Museum Station, Circle Line, Bras Basah Road: (Opening 2008)
Waterloo Hostel, Catholic Welfare Centre, Waterloo Street
Oxford Hotel, Hotel Royal@Queens, Queens Street
Allson Hotel, Victoria Street
The City Bayview Hotel, Strand Hotel, Hotel 81, Bencoolen Street
Rendezvous Hotel, Bras Basah Road
Hotel Intercontinental, Middle Road
YMCA, YWCA, Fort Canning Road
Nearest Food Centres
Coffee Shop at Waterloo Centre
Kopi-Tiam at Plaza by the Park (24/7)
Food Court beside Allson Hotel
Food Court at Bras Basah Complex
Nearest Shopping Centres
Parco Bugis Junction, Middle Road
Raffles City, North Bridge Road
Plaza Singapura, Orchard Road
Nearest Post Office
Bras Basah Complex
Plaza by the Park, facing Bencoolen Street
Victoria Street, besides Allson Hotel
Fortune Centre, Middle Road
Nearest Coffee Joints
Olio Dome, Singapore Arts Museum
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Plaza by the Park
TCC, NAFA, Junction of Middle Road and Bencoolen Street
Coffee Club, Rendezvous Hotel