GO Guide | Singapore

GO Guide | Singapore

With incredible architecture, state-of-the-art hotels and resorts, and a smorgasbord of delicacies fancied the world over, Singapore is no longer just a stopover and gateway to the rest of the world. This urban mecca has been enticing tourists to visit from all over the globe to see the fascinating blend of old and new, East meets West. Singapore is a juxtaposition between the traditional and the modern, skyscrapers and incredible natural landscape, and street food and fine dining. There is nowhere quite like The Lion City!

From the Hawker food experience to luxe stays in some of the world’s top hotels and resorts, Singapore offers it all. A melting pot of cultures, traditions and a modern sensibility, Singapore is a futuristic urban centre, rich with experiences suitable for everyone. 

Where to stay:

Home to some of the world’s most architecturally magnificent hotels and resorts (imagine a 151m-long infinity pool that hovers over the edge of the city skyline), the Singapore CBD has a range of accommodation options to suit couples, families, and solo travellers alike.

Marina Bay Sands

With sweeping views across the Bay, the city skyline and incredible gardens and landscape, Marina Bay Sands sits on the Singapore CBD waterfront and is within easy reach of some of the city’s best dining, activities, and experiences. Also, home to the world’s largest infinity-edge pool (at 151 metres long) that overlooks the entire skyline, this is one for the bucket list!

Resorts World Sentosa – Hard Rock Hotel

A contemporary hotel surrounded by tropical landscapes, the Hard Rock Hotel at Sentosa Island is right in the heart of Singapore’s new dining and entertainment precinct. With the region’s top attractions only steps away - Universal Studios Singapore and SEA Aquarium (the world’s largest oceanarium)- this hotel is perfect for families to enjoy all the area has to offer.

Sofitel Singapore City Centre

This luxury hotel is new to Singapore CBD in Tanjong Pagar, a multicultural region with international dining and diverse nightlife and home to some of the tallest towers, luxury hotels, and contemporary offices in Singapore. The Sofitel brand is known for its French luxurious influences, and the Singapore City Centre property highlights this with touches of Eastern tradition.

 

What to do:

From the world’s largest infinity pool (which has to be experienced to be believed), to the world’s first Safari Park for nocturnal animals. From incredible architecture to the modern to centuries-old temples, there is so much to do in The Lion City. Also, for the fashion aficionados- shopping streets, departments stores, and malls make Singapore a shop-a-holics dream. 

Sentosa Island

Sentosa is a 1200-acre island resort off the south coast of Singapore. It is the region’s major tourist attraction, dining and entertainment precinct as well as being home to some incredible hotels and resorts. Explore Universal Studios Singapore, marvel at the S.E.A Aquarium, or soak up adventure at the Mega Adventure Park. This is also a haven for the fashion aficionados and golf enthusiasts among us with the massive Luxury Fashion Galleria and two award-winning golf courses on the island.

Gardens by the Bay

One of Singapore’s most breathtaking and awe-inspiring attractions, Gardens by the Bay is a utopia of greenery and plants brought to life through artistic and creative ways. In the conservatory, the Cloud Forest mimics the ecology of the tropical highlands and features a treetop-walk and a 114-foot indoor waterfall.

Have a Singapore Sling

A trip to Singapore wouldn’t be complete without the tradition of sipping a quintessential Singapore Sling in the iconic Raffles Hotel.  Following the turn of the century in colonial Singapore, Raffles was the gathering place for the community – and Long Bar was the watering hole and has since become famous for locals and tourists alike enjoying what is considered the national drink in Singapore.

 

Where to eat:

Whether you’re after the Hawker food-market experience or Michelin-starred dining by some of world’s best chefs, the Singapore food scene is a melting pot of cultures, traditions, and modern sensibility. Eating in Singapore is rich with experiences suitable for everyone!

Lau Pa Sat Hawker Centre

Located right in the heart of the CBD, and walking distance from Chinatown and Marina Bay, this is Singapore’s most popular and largest Hawker Food Centre, with seating for up to 2500 people. With a huge range of food from all different cultures, the Hawker food experience is one not to be missed.

Ocean Restaurant

Each dish here features fresh seafood that is all sustainably sourced, and from certified environmentally responsible fisheries. Throughout the modern Asian menu, seafood is not only highlighted on the plate, but look up and be in the company of giant manta rays, and sharks swimming just a few metres away from you. A breathtaking underwater dining experience!

Candlenut

Being the only Peranakan (Singapore, Penang, and Melaka origins) restaurant in the world to receive a Michelin Star- it is well worth dining at Candlenut. Housed within COMO Dempsey- a lifestyle destination hub that nurtures and cultivates creativity in fashion, food, directional design and new concepts.

30/09/2021

Written by Rebecca Dickson