Find out the best Singapore tourist hotspots and discover new things at this offshore island
If there’s a city-state in Southeast Asia that is constantly reinventing itself, it is Singapore. The city has become the perfect holiday and shopping destination for families and solo travellers alike. It’s best to visit Singapore between September and April; avoid busy festival seasons like the Chinese New Year and the Great Singapore Sale. Put these places to visit in Singapore on your bucket list for your next visit:
Kick Off Your Singapore Travel In The Heart Of The City
Singapore is best experienced by foot, public transport or the traditional trishaw – a bicycle with a sidecar. The Singapore bumboat cruise is also a laidback way to visit the city’s landmarks along the river; you can even hire a premium car or bike. Make the Louis Vuitton Crystal Pavilion your first stop and experience the unique floating boutique on Marina Bay.
Shopping in Singapore is a delight! Head to Orchard Road lined with shopping malls, restaurants, art galleries, and hangouts. Experience the famed Singapore nightlife at Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Marina Bay’s live music spots and clubs.
The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is an amazing cultural experience; it has 21 galleries over three stories of interactive art installations. Also, no trip to Singapore is complete without a visit to the Gardens by the Bay. It also showcases two cooled conservatories – Flower Dome and Cloud Forest and the famed vertical gardens of the Supertree Grove.
Channel Your Inner Gambler
The four-level Marina Bay Sands Casino is open 24 hours; it has 600 gaming tables and 1500 slot machines. At Sentosa, you can visit Singapore’s first casino and try your luck across 500 gaming tables; buy the Express pass to avoid standing in queues.
Luxury Airlines Connecting India to Singapore
Singapore Airlines Its new Airbus A380 with exquisite fine-dining options.
Emirates A first-class suite, virtual windows and global luxury travel amenities.
Etihad Airways A mid-air private residence with a trained personal butler and personal chef!
Jet Airways A private suite, personalised five-course meal and more.
Where to Stay – Best Singapore Hotels?
Marina Bay Sands Part of the Marina Bay complex, the luxury resort has multiple entertainment options including malls, celebrity-chef restaurants, etc.
The Fullerton Bay Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, it promises an exciting line-up of events.
The Raffles Hotel Experience its old world charm and colonial architecture. The hotel is closed for renovation; it will reopen in the second half of 2018.
The Ritz Carlton Located at Marina Bay, the art hotel boasts a Michelin-star restaurant, an impressive contemporary art collection and is the first hotel to partner with La Mer in the Asia-Pacific.
The Vagabond Club Vintage art décor, intimate setting, the ultimate guest experience, et al.
Sip n Sup In Singapore
Waku Ghin, Marina Bay Sands Try contemporary Japanese cuisine at the Michelin-star eatery.
Les Amis Enjoy modern French cuisine and the best wines.
Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle Located at the Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Chef Chan Hon Meng’s hawker stall is one of the first two street food stalls in the world to be awarded a Michelin Star. Its signature soy sauce chicken and rice is the cheapest Michelin star dish in the world!
Iggy’s at the Hilton Hotel Chef Aitor Jeronimo Orive’s dish of bomba rice in seafood stock is the highlight of this Michelin Star restaurant.
Restaurant Andre, Singapore Taiwanese-born chef André Chiang serves French culinary extravaganza at this Mediterranean influenced restaurant.
Be a Smart Shopper
Singapore is famous for electronics and cameras at competitive prices. Don’t forget to buy Nikon products and drive a hard bargain. Check for warranties, deals, taxes, and service centres in your country. Nearly all outlets will provide a receipt to claim the Goods and Services Tax (GST) because you are a tourist. If you make a purchase of more than S$100 (including GST) at participating shops, you may claim a refund on the 7% GST paid on your purchases. The claim can be made at the Changi Airport at the eTRS Self-Help Kiosks. Submit your international card details and the amount will be credited in about two days.