WHEN IN: SINGAPORE
WHAT TO EXPECT
Recently dubbed the 'City in a Garden' Singapore is a wonderland for fans of all things green and natural. Famous for its endless shopping malls along 'Orchard Road,' the city flourishes in a plethora of cultural activity. Beyond the malls is a scene as culturally eclectic as it is wonderfully inspiring. A visual delight, think constant contrasts, smokey temples in the shadow of skyscrapers, luxe condos backing onto jungle, and retro shops housing secret cocktail dens around 'Club Street'. As they say, you can travel the world without ever leaving the island. Head over to get Henna tattoos in the streets of 'Little India' or eat your way around the 'Hong Kong' wet markets and malls of Chinatown. Explore further than the 'squeaky clean' cliches and you'll find a place more wonderfully complex and contradictory than you can imagine.
WHERE TO STAY
Unlimited luxury and breath taking views, you have probably seen the post card worthy iconic hotel Singapore has to offer. Marina Bay Sands has the world's largest rooftop pool stretching 150 meters across Sands SkyPark, offering the best city-skyline view of a 5-star hotel in Singapore.
From SGD 379 / night
Cheap & cheerful - Lloyds Inn
One of the newest boutique hotels that is getting super popular with the locals for a weekend get away. Located right on Orchard Road, there are 34 guest rooms that are all designed carefully thought out for the traveller and offer a unique hotel stay experience. Imagine minimalistic elegance with raw architecture, the Big Skyroom & Patio are some of the highlights this hotel has to offer which are not to be missed.
From SGD 158 / night
2 Lloyd Road Singapore, 239091 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Like a local - Airbnb "1 Bedroom near to Newton & Orchard"
520SQFT, 1 Bedroom unit plus a sofa bed in the Carinhill area stretch of Orchard. Walk to Newton Hawker Centre and have your sumptuous dose of Singapore food, or you could walk to Paragon to settle your luxury lust of branded goods altogether.
From SGD165 / night
WHERE TO EAT
Our pick - Wild Rocket
Nestled in the quiet enclave of Mt Emily Park, Wild Rocket is one of the few places in bustling Singapore, where you can dine in the tranquillity of a resturant on a hill. The Chef Willin Low describes the food he makes as what he grew up with although the traditional dishes have been taken apart, reassembled and then turned on their head. "The form may change, the presentation may change, even some of the ingredients may be replaced but the spirit of the dish never changes."
WHERE TO PLAY
- Orchard Road for Shopping
- Universal Studios, Aquarium, Sentosa Island
- Marina Bay boat tour
- Little India
- Singapore Zoo (Night Safari)
- Club Street