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The Top 10 Singapore Experiences

Rich with culture, history, architecture, cuisine, activities and accommodation to suit any budget, Singapore is one destination that we look forward to returning to year upon year. Here are our top ten favourite Singapore experiences.

1

2017 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix™

The home of Formula One® night racing, the atmosphere at the F1® Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix ™ is absolutely electric! Almost as exciting as the race itself are the renowned after-race concerts which always feature world famous artists. This year’s lineup includes Calvin Harris, Duran Duran, Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers & plenty more. You can even meet F1® legends at our 5th Annual Singapore Grand Prix Lunch!

2

Food

One of the more popular Singapore experiences, it’s no wonder that food is one of the most talked about highlights for travelers returning from Singapore. It’s the only city where you can get a Michelin-starred meal for less than A$3 in the Chinatown Food Centre, just one of the 100 hawker centres around the city-state. Not only is the local cuisine and street food fantastic, but Singapore is also home to plenty of celebrity chef restaurants and fine dining options if you’re in the mood for indulging.

3

Gardens

Filled with greenery and parks, including UNESCO World Heritage site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore’s focus on being ‘a City in a Garden’ is certainly clear. Another absolute must see Singapore experience for any visitor is Gardens by the Bay. Spanning 101 hectares and featuring 18 man-made tree-shaped vertical gardens called Supertrees ranging from nine to sixteen stories in height with over 162,900 tropical plants comprising 200 species and varieties covering them, Gardens by the Bay offers a truly incredible experience.

4

Culture

Singapore’s tapestry of cultures is an attraction in itself. Venture into the many ethnic neighbourhoods such as Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam (Malay-Arab quarter) to experience the colourful sights, smells and flavours characteristic of the ethnic influences. To the east of Singapore is the Katong / Joo Chiat district, where you can discover Peranakan culture, which is a fascinating blend of Chinese, Indian and Malay influences.

5

Nightlife

There are so many afterhours spots to keep a night-owl going in Singapore that you won’t want to go to sleep. From the speakeasy bars on Club Street and cocktail hotspots serving the iconic Singapore Sling, live music pubs and nightclubs in the ever-bustling Clarke Quay, to even a nocturnal safari park and 24-hour shopping centre Mustafa Centre, there’s truly something for everyone.

6

Architecture

The architecture in Singapore is truly a case of old meets new. The juxtaposition of the colonial-era structures alongside the modern shopping complexes and hotels is incredible. Change your perspective and spend an evening taking in the spectacular city skyline from one of the many city rooftop bars, or on a Singapore River Cruise onboard a bumboat which sails on the historic waterway along the Singapore River and Marina Bay. Taking in views of historical structures like Fullerton Hotel, once Singapore’s General Post Office.

7

Shopping

Singapore offers plenty of options for all shopping budgets. From the international flagship stores along the Orchard Road shopping belt and indie stores of Haji Lane, to the luxury boutique stores at Marina Bay Sands, you’re sure to find something to suit your shopping needs. Don’t forget to pick up a quirky local souvenir or two from local designer store Naiise, with outlets across the island.

8

Off The Main Island

Sentosa Island – Singapore’s fourth largest island is located just half a kilometer from mainland Singapore and is accessible by foot, car, cable car or monorail. With rainforests, sandy beaches, water parks and the S.E.A. Aquarium which features over 100,000 marine animals, there’s plenty to keep the entire family occupied. For something off the beaten track, visit rustic Pulau Ubin, an island that is often considered the last village in Singapore, and spend the day cycling through coconut palms and mangroves.

9

Art

In recent years, Singapore has placed much focus on building museums and preserving its heritage. Singapore’s newest visual arts institution is the National Art Gallery. The Gallery is housed in two national monuments – the former Supreme Court and City Hall – and it oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. It is a must visit for any art aficionado.

10

Singapore Changi Airport

A bit of a weird one to include, but Singapore Changi Airport
is not your everyday airport and deservedly takes up the last spot on the list of our favourite Singapore experiences. From interactive art installations a 4D cinema, to an outdoor nature trail and even a pool and jacuzzi, it’s no wonder Changi Airport is consistently voted the world’s best. What better way than to end off your trip in this incredible airport?

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