There is nothing quite like Singapore. This city/island nation is tiny but it packs a huge punch. Known for being a highly organised city, travellers who like things in order love Singapore. With a well-developed public transportation system where everything is on time, it’s really easy to get around and manage your schedule here.
First and foremost, Singapore is known and loved as a shopping destination, offering retail therapy from high-end brands and stellar local designers, to discount outlets here and there. Shopping centres like Paragon and ION Orchard have been two of the long-time favourites. The new Jewel Changi Airport also offers high-street fashion houses, attractive eateries and, above all, a breathtaking design that will make you whip out your camera.
Not to be overlooked is The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, where you can find international dining destinations like CUT by Wolfgang Puck and db Bistro & Oyster Bay by Daniel Boulud. Speaking of Marina Bay Sands, the whole complex is like a wonderful world of its own – so you better make time to check out everything it has to offer, from the hotel and casino, to MARQUEE Singapore night club and the intriguing ArtScience Museum.
Not far from Marina Bay Sands is another of Singapore’s iconic landscapes, Gardens by the Bay. An effort to make the city-state greener, Gardens by the Bay is more than just a garden, it’s basically a state-of-the-art installation. Comprising massive vegetation-incorporated structures, the garden is like a colossal greenhouse.
Don’t forget that Singapore also hosts some of the best after dark haunts in the world. Take it easy and have a drink or two at opulent and inspired bars, like ATLAS, Manhattan, the always-pumping CÉ LA VI, Employees Only, Smoke & Mirrors and many more.
Asia Dreams November 2019 – January 2020