Singapore is a vibrant, wonderful, multi-ethnic, tropical paradise, which combines century-old Malay, Indian, and Chinese influences with state-of-the-art modernity. It is much more than just a stop-over destination, as there is so much to see and do. As one of our trading offices is based in Singapore, we share our ultimate must-do list for a perfect visit if you only have 24 hours in this exciting Asian city.
Places To See:
Chinatown Street Markets: A picturesque immersion in the old Chinese world.
Gardens by the Bay: Surreal modern gardens in magnificent lighting.
Marina Bay Sands Skypark: A sprawling casino complex with magnificent vistas over the Marina Bay area from its top.
Battlebox and Fort Canning Park: Military Museum (British High Command was located there at the time of the Japanese invasion during WW2).
Singapore Botanic Gardens: A magnificent arrays of all things botanical.
National Museum Singapore: Showcases the country’s history.
Asian Civilisations Museum: Showcases history of Southeast-Asian countries and houses a vast regional art collection and artefacts.
Sentosa Island: A small island just off Singapore, with many beaches and restaurants.
National Gallery: A comprehensive gathering of some of the best modern art from Southeast-Asia, in an avant-garde architectural building.
Things To Discover:
Singapore Flyer: A 360 degree view of the city from a high point revolving wheel.
Universal Studios (Disneyworld): Which is on Sentosa Island.
Singapore Bungee Jumping: Which is also on Sentosa Island.
Singapore Night Safari: A night train ride in the Zoo, where unique sights of animals can be experienced.
Jurong Bird Park: A sprawling bird sanctuary.
Merlion Park: 8.5 m statue in the Marina Bay area.
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum: An old Chinese temple.
Sri Mariamman Temple: An old Indian temple.
Where To Eat:
You can’t leave without trying the local food. Here are a few of our favourites…
Lau Pa Sat hawker centre: For local delicacies.
Lei Gardens and Crystal Jade Restaurants: For Chinese food.
Little India restaurants: For Indian food.
Cure, Tippling Club, and Iggy’s restaurants: For modern, creative, gastrobar food.
Dempsey Hill restaurants: For a wide array of restaurants in a breezy, airy, secluded area.
Amoy Street and Keong Saik streets: For trendy restaurants, cafes and cocktail bars.
Boat Quay and Clarke Quay: Many restaurants and cafes for every taste.
Where To Stay:
Naumi Hotels: For stylish, affordable digs.
Majestic Hotel and the Scarlet Singapore: Two beautiful modern hotels in the heart of the city, with food to match.
Raffles Hotel: A stylish, albeit expensive, iconic place to stay.
Oriental Hotel: Excellent modern service and sumptuous views of the bay area.
Fullerton Hotel: Which formerly housed the main Singapore Post building.
Zouk and Attica at Clarke Quay: Known for their party vibes.
St James Power Station: One of the biggest night life complexes in the country.
Singapore Fast Facts:
Currency: Singapore dollar
Time zone: GMT +8
Languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil