Singapore really is the City that has everything, Chic modern hotels, beautiful architecture, world renowned events, even the beach hotels on Sentosa are a short drive away. Heaven for foodies and shoppers alike, with something for everyone especially if you’re partial to a Singapore Sling and you can learn all about it in this blog, which I designed using a how to create a blog guide online.
If you’re seeking a unique experience that can’t be found in many guide books, eat where the locals eat, such as Maxwell Food Centre (1 Kadayanallur Street). Maxwell’s offers street food such as the world-famous laksa and chicken rice. Geylang is another popular foodie spot famed for stalls such as Lor 9 Beef Kway Teow and Shi Cheng Claypot Frog Porridge.
Singapore’s varied history and Colonial rule means that food options are incredibly diverse, visitors will find it’s just as easy to find a traditional Japanese restaurant as it is to find a Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Many world renowned chefs are now setting up shop in Singapore with Michelin star legend Joel Robuchon opening L’Atelier Singapore which specialises in French cuisine. Not cheap, but wonderfully indulgent.
The best view of the city
CÉ LA VI is perched on top of the cities Marina Bay Sands Hotel. It offers pleasure seekers the finest in Modern Asian cuisine, perfectly made cocktails and world class entertainment, and let’s not forget the main reason you are up here, a breath-taking 360-degree view of Singapore’s city skyline.
Whats on events
The Singapore Grand Prix runs annually and this year takes place from 18th – 20th September. The city offers a spectacular backdrop and hosted the first night race of the Formula One calendar. The atmosphere around the flood-lit circuit is infectious. Utilising public roads around the Marina Bay area, the track includes fast straights as well as plenty of overtaking opportunities. Practice and qualifying sessions take place on Friday and Saturday, with the Grand Prix following on Sunday night. There is a big choice on the hospitality front cover the majority of budgets and it’s fast becoming a firm favourite with the celeb crowd.
Towering over the bay, the Marina Bay Sands is becoming an iconic property. It offers luxury accommodation along with a breath-taking rooftop infinity pool, 20 dining options, a world-class casino and it has direct access to Singapore’s premier shopping mall. With the world’s largest rooftop pool stretching 150 metres across Sands SkyPark, it’s a unique 5* hotel in this bustling city.
Colonial Style – Raffles
The year was 1887 when the doors to Raffles Hotel Singapore first opened. Since then, it has become an icon that epitomises the romance of the Far East – an intoxicating blend of luxury, history and colonial design. It’s a wonderful contrast to the modern high-rise world of Singapore. A must do is a visit to the Long Bar where the Singapore Sling was created.
The beach is calling
Singapore isn’t just a city escape. With the beaches of Sentosa just a 15 minute drive away you can rest and play all in one flight.
The Shangri-La Sentosa Resort and spa is conveniently linked to the mainland and overlooks the South China Sea. It’s a luxury beach resort allowing you to escape from this vibrant city.
Tours and excursions
Sky Dining experience in a cable car
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city by hopping on the Singapore Cable Car for dinner. During three rotations on this historic cable car in the sky, enjoy a 4-course dinner and some of the best views of the Singapore skyline to be found anywhere. This 1.5-hour ‘joyride’ is a feast for the senses, as you get the red carpet treatment with instant boarding, fabulous vistas while you float between Mt Faber and Sentosa, and a meal with someone special.
Megapark adventure park Zipline on Sentosa Island
Get your adrenaline pumping as you race your friends down a jungle-clad hill on side-by-side ziplines at MegaZip Adventure Park in Singapore. Located on emerald green Mt Imbiah on Sentosa Island, the zipline provides an exhilarating way to enjoy spectacular views over the South China Sea. Professional guides provide thorough instruction and all necessary equipment — all you need is your sense of adventure.
Singapore Zoo Breakfast with Orangutans
The Singapore Zoo is the only place in the world where you can have breakfast with orangutans! Ride a tram through the zoo on a morning tour with an expert guide who points out some of the 3,600 animals that inhabit the wildlife park. If you choose the optional jungle breakfast, enjoy a delicious international buffet in the company of a charismatic family of orangutans. Don’t miss the opportunity to photograph and interact with the apes as they swing and climb in their adjacent habitat.
Raffles Singapore Half Day Tour
Retrace the colonial history of Singapore on a jam-packed half-day tour. Highlighting the influence of Sir Stamford Raffles, the 4.5-hour afternoon tour takes in Singapore’s elegant Raffles Hotel and Raffles Landing Site. You’ll indulge in an afternoon tea buffet at the Raffles Hotel’s renowned Tiffin Room or enjoy afternoon tea of tea and cake at a traditional Chinese bakery. You’ll then take a cruise along the Singapore River to Clarke Quay and make a visit to a pewter factory.
SINGAPORE – WHAT SHOULD I KNOW
With highs of 34°c during Man and June and lows of 23°c December and Jan Singapore really is a year round destination.
Singapore is located on the southern tip of the Malaysian Peninsula in Southeast Asia, between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea.
The cleanest city in the world, Chewing Gum is Illegal and leaves are swept daily. Smoking is banned almost everywhere inside and out Singapore is a stopover point for thousands of migratory birds travelling the East Asian Flyway.