SINGAPORE: VIBRANT | COSMOPOLITAN | MODERN
STAY: MARINA BAY SANDS
Experience dramatic views from an incredibly iconic rooftop infinity pool, that seamlessly blends into Singapore's skyline.
STAY: FULLERTON BAY HOTEL
A stunning jewel-like addition to the dazzling Marina Bay waterfront, this hotel provides legendary service and embodies contemporary luxury and refined elegance, alongside spectacular views of the bay and Singapore skyline.
STAY: W SINGAPORE SENTOSA COVE
An oasis of modern luxury set in the lively coast of Sentosa, a resort island just minutes from the mainland. Take in the lush greenery of the surrounding as you completely unwind.
A spectacular oasis of tranquility immaculately designed for total relaxation. Signature facilities include Singapore’s first authentic Turkish Hammam, Forest Onsen-style Pools, Rock Saunas and Crystal Steam rooms.
SPA: ARAMSA GARDEN SPA
Holistically immersed within the lush greenery of Bishan Park, Aramsa Spa has 17 uniquely designed treatment rooms, each presenting an eclectic mix of contemporary design and seamless spaces in harmony with the garden ambience that brings the outside in.
SEE & DO: SINGAPORE FLYER
At an overall height of 540ft, this jumbo ferris wheel promises a panorama that captures Marina Bay’s skyline and beyond.
SEE & DO: MARINA BAY
This waterfront area once served as the point of entry for visitors and immigrants arriving by boat. Today, it is a modern hub for financial, social and cultural activities. Photo By: Jakub Michankow | Flickr
SEE & DO: SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS
Founded in 1859, these gardens showcase the best and most spectacular of tropical flora set in a stunning verdant landscape.
SEE & DO: SENTOSA ISLAND
Located just 15 minutes from the city, Sentosa, is home to an exciting array of themed attractions, award-winning spa retreats, lush rainforests, golden sandy beaches, luxury hotels, world-renowned golf courses, a deep-water yachting marina and well-appointed residences.
SEE & DO: MERLION PARK
To catch a glimpse of this iconic symbol and landmark, head over to One Fullerton, near the Central Business District.
SEE & DO: GARDENS BY THE BAY
Gardens by the Bay is filled with diverse plant life from around the world. This award-winning attraction houses over 500,000 plants in two cooled conservatories, named Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.
DRINKS: NEW ASIA BAR
Sip fancy cocktails at this bar, perched 71 floors above the city skyline, against the panoramic backdrop of Singapore’s scintillating cityscape.
The world's highest urban craft-brewery presents freshly brewed beers of European heritage and an unparalleled dining experience complete with one of the best views of Singapore's Marina Bay and city skyline.
DRINKS: CÉ LA VI
A modern restaurant, lounge & cocktail bar, located on the top floor of the Marina Bay Sands, offering up a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city.
Skewers of meat marinated in flavorful spices, served with sliced cucumbers, onions and pressed rice cakes. Accompanied with a thick, sweet and savory peanut dipping sauce.
Signature dishes include roti prata, biryani, fish head curry, thosai, thali sets and rice with a variety of sides served on a banana leaf.
EAT: CARROT CAKE
This is not a cream cheese laden confection. Instead radish cakes are stir fried with eggs, garlic, spring onion and occasionally dried shrimp. There are two variants, one that includes a sweet dark soy sauce and one that doesn’t. Get a combo. Oh, and don’t go looking for the carrots. There are none in this dish.
EAT: HOKKIEN MEE
A stir-fry of garlic, eggs, soy sauce, stewed noodles, bean sprouts, prawns and squid. Authentic versions are flavored with pork lard. Sambal chilli and lime are served on the side for an extra zing.
EAT: NASI LEMAK
Wrapped in banana leaves, newspaper or brown paper, this rice dish is soaked in coconut cream and then steamed. Fresh cucumber slices, fried anchovies, roasted peanuts, hardboiled egg, and hot sambal are included in the package.
EAT: CHILLI CRAB
Fresh stir-fried crab is cooked in a thick, sweet and spicy tomato-based sauce and served with steamed or deep fried buns so that you can gracefully mop up the sauce instead of licking the plate clean.
EAT: HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE
Fragrant, flavorful rice is topped with chicken that is steeped in a bone stock and served with a blend of chilli, ginger and dark soy sauce, with a bowl of hot clear broth.
A mélange of beansprouts, soybean cake, deep-fried dough, pineapple, cucumber, and finely chopped roasted peanuts dressed with a spicy fermented prawn paste.
Located in Southeast Asia, Singapore features a blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. Established as a trading post in 1819, this small sea town attracted settlers from China, India, Indonesia, the Malay Peninsula, and the Middle East to create the melting pot that it is today. Explore this bustling city, noted for its high-rise buildings and gardens, set alongside historical landmarks and cultural precincts. Foodies can treat themselves to a mesmerizing array of culinary delights, rich with contrasting flavors from the East and West.
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BEFORE YOU GO
Trains, buses and taxis are the most common ways of getting around, or you can book a limo for transfers and tours.
You will find some of the most luxurious hotels in Singapore, from ultra-modern to historic in design. Here is the cream of the crop.
Fullerton Bay Hotel
Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Marina Bay Sands
W Singapore Sentosa Cove
Local delights include Hainanese Chicken Rice, Chilli Crab, Rojak, Satay, Carrot Cake, Hokkien Mee, Nasi Lemak, Briyani, Dim Sum and an array of spice-infused curry dishes. Most hotels will offer up local cuisine, but your best bet will be to head to the hawker centers. Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Maxell Road Hawker Centre, Chomp Chomp and Newton Circus offer most of these authentic treats.
Hainanese Chicken Rice
Here are a few restaurants that have received accolades for their culinary endeavors.
Shinji by Kanesaka
Enjoy fancy cocktails from bars perched high atop skyscrapers. Soak in the breathtaking views of the city, then hop in a cab and go on a hunt for speakeasy bars that are hidden in plain view. The Singapore Sling is a world famous, overly sweet drink, best avoided, unless curiosity gets the better of you. Pubs, clubs and bars are lined along Boat Quay, Clark Quay, Club Street and Ang Siang Hill.
28 Hongkong St
Bincho at Hua Bee
Bitters & Love
CÉ LA VI
New Asia Bar
Singapore Sling – Long Bar
The Horse's Mouth
The Secret Mermaid
The Spiffy Dapper
SEE & DO
A mix of cultural and historical sights set in a modern urban paradise. Always striving to be the best, it is undoubtedly clear that this is a country that is proud of its heritage and accomplishments.
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Central Catchment Nature Reserve
Gardens by the Bay
National Museum of Singapore
Singapore Botanic Gardens - UNESCO
Treatments here are typical of the ones you will find in most spas around the world. The exception would be the foot reflexology which seems to be of a different technique from the ones in the U.S. For an unusual and ticklish experience, there are spas where you dip your feet into a pool, filled with fish that nibble away your dead skin. Aaahhh…
Aramsa Garden Spa
Kenko - Fish Spa Therapy
My Foot Reflexology by the Visually Impaired
You will find endless multi-storied malls on Orchard Road featuring the latest and greatest from global brands. To score some ethnic finds, head out to Kampong Glam, Little India, Holland Village, Arab Street, Bugis Street, and Chinatown to discover novelties, jewelry, textiles and antiques.
Before you leave Singapore, claim a refund on the 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid on your purchases, at the airport.