Explore seven superb sights in Singapore
The Republic of Singapore is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 square kilometres or 50 square miles). The country is known for its transition from a developing to a developed one in a single generation under the leadership of its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
Explore Chinatown's maze of narrow roads and experience Chinatown Food Street with its restaurants serving traditional fare like Hainanese chicken rice, noodles and satay. Souvenir shops and indie boutiques dot the area, offering clothes, crafts and antiques, while Club Street is full of trendy wine bars. Cultural institutions to visit include the 1827 Sri Mariamman Temple and the ornate Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.
GARDENS BY THE BAY
Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares (250 acres) of reclaimed land in the Central Region of Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden (in Marina South), Bay East Garden (in Marina East) and Bay Central Garden (in Downtown Core and Kallang). The largest of the gardens is Bay South Garden at 54 hectares (130 acres). Its Flower Dome is the largest glass greenhouse in the world
At Hawker Centres (also knowns as food courts) you can have sublime local food at reasonable prices in Singapore. These down-to-earth culinary destinations are where you can find a wide variety of local dishes, from Chicken Rice, Fried Kway Teow, Hokkien Mee, Bak Kut Teh, Satay, Laksa, and Chilli Crab to the healthy Yong Tau Fu. Some of the best are Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Maxwell Road Hawker Centre, Tiong Bahru Market Hawker Centre & Chomp Chomp Food Centre.
MARINA BAY SANDS SKYPARK
Take in the panoramic vistas of Marina Bay and Singapore’s world-class cityscape from the Observation Deck. Get a bird’s-eye view of Gardens by the Bay and the impressive Supertree Grove, or the sea that stretches from Marina South Pier to the Singapore Strait. Please note that the pool is only open to hotel guests.
Shop till you drop in Orchard Road, Singapore’s retail heart with discount outlets, department stores and upscale boutiques, alongside luxury hotels. Emerald Hill Road is a mix of colourful Chinese baroque houses and casual pubs, while al fresco bars and eateries can be found along nearby Cuppage Terrace. The Newton Food Centre is a popular foodie hub, offering everything from barbecued seafood and roasted meats to traditional desserts.
Sentosa Island is an island located at the Central Region of Singapore. It was once used as a British military base and a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. In 1972, the island was renamed Sentosa and was planned to be a popular tourist destination. It is now home to a popular resort that receives more than twenty million visitors per year. Attractions include a 2 km (1.2 mi) long sheltered beach, Fort Siloso, two golf courses, the Merlion, 14 hotels, and the Resorts World Sentosa, which features the Universal Studios Singapore theme park and one of Singapore's two casinos.
WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE
We are generally against animals in captivity, but Wildlife Reserves Singapore is a notable exception. Experience the superb Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park and the Night & River Safari (more details below).
SLEEP AT AMARA SANCTUARY RESORT SENTOSA
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa is a contemporary luxury resort in Singapore with 140 5-star rooms, suites, villas, and a mansion, offering unique environments in which to work, rest or play. In an intimate setting designed to relax and rejuvenate your senses, every moment at Amara Sanctuary is a unique memory. From the sunlight streaming through your shutters to the smiles of the hotel staff and the song of the cicadas, each moment will create a lasting impression.
SLEEP AT FULLERTON BAY HOTEL
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore is a stunning, jewel-like addition to the sparkling Marina Bay waterfront, with breathtaking architecture and stunning interiors that combine modernity and heritage. Seated on prime waterfront location in the Central Business District and arts and cultural precinct, the 5-star accommodation offers classic luxurious hospitality and exquisite service with rooms featuring 360 degree spectacular views of the Marina Bay and Singapore skyline.
SLEEP AT MET A SPACE POD @ BOAT QUAY
Met A Space Pod was founded in 2015. Their aim is to provide a unique experience for all travelers, which led to the idea of creating the 1st space themed boutique hostel in Singapore. Their edgy, state of the art space pods provide guests with the utmost privacy without compromising on comfort and amenities that one needs. Other than the basic features (which every other hostel has), their space pods are thoughtfully curated by their creative founders.
SLEEP AT ONE15 MARINA
Indulge in an idyllic stay in Singapore’s most prestigious integrated oceanfront marina. ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore, provides a transient oasis away from the hectic city scene and offers a full suite of entertainment and leisure facilities and services including a fitness centre, a spa, an infinity swimming pool, tennis courts, fine dining establishments, an arcade room, bicycle rentals, yacht charter services and more.
SLEEP AT TRIBE THEORY
Tribe Theory is a new category in hospitality. Their mission is to connect, inspire and empower the world's entrepreneurs. Through their global hostel chain they are aggregating talent and ideas from every corner of the world and building a full ecosystem of business services so that they become a global entrepreneurial platform on which their tribe can fulfil their dreams.
EAT AT BRAZIL CHURRASCO
In September 1994, Brazil Churrasco opened its doors for business amid great fanfare, much media publicity and long queues at the door. The concept of eating an unlimited quantity of good quality meat ignited the imagination of food loving Singaporeans. Today, more than 23 years later, Brazil Churrasco is still a lively and thriving restaurant, full to the brim with customers every night, eating meats and drinking Caipirinha. Experience the taste of Brazil!
EAT AT FUKUYA JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Fukuya Japanese Restaurant by Passion Group is renowned for serving up authentic Japanese Cuisine at an affordable price. The sprawling golf course provides a serene backdrop as you treat yourself to intricately presented Japanese fare from assorted sushi rolls to grilled meats. Seasonal items are de rigeur in the traditional Kaiseki Ryori or sashimi omakase.
EAT AT LATITUDE BISTRO
Enjoy a contemporary and sophisticated ambience with floor-to-ceiling windows and serene alfresco seating offering magnificent views of the marina. The menu features a novel blend of Asian and Continental delights to deliver rippling flavours in a style that can be described as casually gourmet. Meet, celebrate or simply pass time over delightful breakfast, lunch or dinner.
EAT AT WOK15 KITCHEN
The best Chinese restaurant in Sentosa Cove. Lauded as “Singapore’s Top Restaurant” by Wine & Dine, WOK°15 Kitchen radiates the spirit of the sea by featuring fresh live seafood for selection from the aquarium. Savour classic Cantonese dishes prepared using fresh seasonal produce, presented with modern artistic flair. For private business and social functions, two private dining rooms with views of the marina are available for booking.
Zafferano is a vibrant all-occasion destination that exudes inviting warmth and sophistication. At its heart is the dining room, whose sleek, elegant décor and custom-made, Italian-inspired furniture create a smart urban oasis, enlivened by the culinary theatre of their two open kitchens and expansive city views. A circular bar featuring a luminescent ‘crown’ of a thousand steel saffron tendrils is the dramatic centrepiece of the dining room. A convivial spot for an evening with friends, enjoying concoctions whipped up by their skilled bartenders.
PLAY AT ONE15 LIFE
With the largest fleet of yachts for charter under their management, we’re sure that you’d find one that fits your group size and budget. No hassle, no waiting. Book with instant confirmation. All charters include waiver of Sentosa's entrance fee for private car and taxis. All charters come with in-house insurance coverage so you can set sail and rest easy. Get rewards for your next charter. Make your special occasion even more memorable with bespoke yacht experiences. From birthdays, anniversaries or that once in a lifetime celebration, enjoy your day out at sea while they worry about the details for you.
PLAY AT SINGAPORE ZOO
Set in a rainforest environment, Singapore Zoo's world-famous "Open Concept” offers the opportunity to experience and be inspired by the wonders of nature. Animals here live in spacious and landscaped environments, simulating that of their natural habitats. Home to more than 2,400 specimens of over 300 species, 34 per cent of which are threatened, the Zoo has attained a strong reputation internationally for its conservation initiatives and breeding programmes.
PLAY AT JURONG BIRD PARK
Opened in 1971, Jurong Bird Park is Asia’s largest bird park, offering a 20.2-hectare hillside haven for close to 3,500 birds across 400 species, of which 20 per cent are threatened. The bird park is famed for its large and immersive walk-in aviaries such as Lory Loft, Jungle Jewels and the recently revamped Waterfall Aviary. Other unique exhibits include Penguin Coast and Pelican Cove.
PLAY AT NIGHT SAFARI
Night Safari, the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park, is a 13-time winner of the Best Attraction category awarded by Singapore Tourism Board. This internationally acclaimed leisure attraction embodies innovation and creativity in products and services, and service quality, thus attracting approximately 1.3 million visitors annually. Close to 900 animals from approximately 100 species (of which almost 41 per cent are threatened) inhabit the 35-hectare park.
PLAY AT RIVER SAFARI
River Safari, the newest addition to Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s portfolio of award-winning parks, is Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park. Occupying 12 hectares and developed at S$160 million, the park is home to 400 plant species and over 7,500 aquatic and terrestrial animals representing close to 240 species, including one of the world’s largest collections of freshwater animals.