An absolutely enchanting city
Singapore combines the best of Malaysian, Chinese and Southeast Asian culture into one curated little slice of paradise. So here’s how to get in fast, see all the best things, eat all the best things and head back to lovely Changi Airport with a serious smile…
YOUR FIRST STOP:
When you land, you don’t even need to leave the airport to hit must see attraction numero uno.
The Jewel is Singapore Changi’s newest addition, adding on to the already enviable slew of guest features like a movie theatre, a mall, food court, outdoor butterfly garden and swimming pool.
Fun fact: The Jewel is the world’s largest indoor waterfall
Worth visiting in any city, let alone an airport!
Thanks to the fact that owning a car in Singapore is crazy expensive, you practically never need to worry about traffic.
QUICK! GRAB a GRAB!
Download the Grab app and hail a car just like you would Uber. We insist, mainly because there is no Uber in Singapore. Don’t worry though, in many ways Grab is actually a lot better.
It’s hard to go wrong at any four or five star hotel. If it’s your first time, it’s tough to beat a location near Marina Bay or Orchard Road, since you’ll undoubtedly enjoy a rooftop view within walking distance.
Picking a place to stay
If you’re looking for a short list:
The One Farrer, Andaz, Pan Pacific, Intercontinental Bugis and Ritz Carlton are all pretty stunning.
If you only have one night and can only see one thing you simply must see THE GARDENS BY THE BAY light show at night.
THE THINGS YOU MUST SEE
Seeing it from the ground is FREE, and with the music playing and the city in the background you might just shed a beautiful tear.
You’ve gotta eat at a hawker stall. Hawker stalls are the centre of culture in Singapore and the home of almost all worthwhile food.
TIME TO PLAY WITH ?
Save the fine dining for another city, because $2.60 will get you a plate worth licking.
Some of the best hawker centres
include: Tiong Bahru Market, Amoy Street, Maxwell Centre, Tekka Centre, Market Street and Old Airport Road.
Neighbouring streets are also gorgeous, so keep that camera phone to hand. Make sure to stop in Supermama, which has some of the coolest glassware and china anywhere.
Singapore has three of the world’s 15 best bars to go along with an endless set of rooftop views from spots like Ce La Vie the Marina Bay Sands.
If you like a drink, you’re in an amazing city.
If you’re looking for something stronger . . .
For proper, potent cocktails you’ll always remember – head for . . .
Atlas Native Manhattan Bar 28 Hong Kong Street or Maison Ikkoku
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
You saw the Jewel, you conquered the Gardens, you strolled through Haji lane, you found truly amazing street food at a Hawker stall and then you washed it all down with a perfect sundown cocktail at Atlas.
SADLY YOUR TIME IS NOW UP
UNTIL NEXT TIME!
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