This small country has so much packed into it, it’s easy to think it’s larger than it’s area of 704 km². One minute you could be in a suit and tie at a meeting in the central business district and only 15 minutes later be with drink in hand on the beach, or even just 5 minutes later be dining along the beautiful Singapore river.
Food and Drink
You could never go hungry in Singapore, even if you only have $3 in your pocket, or are up at 4:00am you will always be able to find something to eat. Singapore is known as much for it’s inexpensive hawker fare as it is for it’s fine dining, there is something for everyone.
To taste the local cuisine, try one of the many outdoor food centers like Lau Pa Sat and Newton Circus. Even the food courts in malls are worth a visit and the Food Republics usually offer the best experience. Many of the tourist destinations have their own themed food centers including the Malaysian Food Street at Resorts World Sentosa and The Singapore Food Trail under the Singapore Flyer. To try a little bit of everything in a nice restaurant, many hotels have great Singaporean food buffets including The Good Ol’ Days of Singapore at Rasa Sentosa, the Ellenborough Market Cafe at Swissotel Merchant Court and Straights Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Singapore. Then there is one of the most popular restaurants for Singapore’s famous chilli crab, Jumbo.
Fine dining options are abundant in Singapore, with many celebrity chefs having an outlet here. Some of the highest end restaurants can be found at Marina Bay Sands and Dempsey Hill, while nice but not fine dining options can be found in areas like Chijmes.
- The Coastal Settlement – Good Food with a Funky Decor
- Lime House – Caribbean Food Takes on Singapore
- Brunch Parisian Style at Ô Batignolles
- Champagne and Food Indulgences – Brunch at Lime
- PasarBella – Shop, Dine, Unwind
- Mariko’s Restaurant and Bar- Ramen, Sake and a Bit of Sass
- Drop the T – High-Tea With a Twist at W Singapore
- Sunday Garden Party by Atmosphere by the Sea
Nightlife in Singapore can compete with the big players like Hong Kong, London and New York, just make sure your wallet is full because taxes on alcohol are high in this country. The main nightlife district is Clarke Quay, while hot nightlife can also be found at Avalon and Pangaea at Marina Bay Sands. For casual drinks at a pub, Boat Quay and Chijmes are the places to go.
- 1-Altitude – Rooftop Bar with the Most Stunning View
- Ku De Ta Club Lounge- Singapore
- Avalon – Singapore
Singapore might not be known for it’s beaches, but an island getaway is only 15 minutes away from the city center.
- Mambo Beach Club – Meet the New Kid on the Block
- Tanjong Beach Club – Good Food, Good Vibes, Good Looking People
- Wave House Sentosa
- Sentosa Beach Clubs
Since Singapore is so small, you can stay almost anywhere and still be close to all of the action, just beware, hotel prices are high in this country.
- City Escape at Grand Park Orchard
- Hotel Fort Canning – Historic Getaway in Singapore City
- Pan Pacific Singapore – New Look Revealed
- W Singapore-Sentosa Cove – Luxury Design Hotel
- Luxe in the Bay at Fullerton Bay Hotel
- Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa
- Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Sands SkyPark
- The Fullerton Hotel
For such a small country, there are endless activities in Singapore. Our suggested tourist activities include a boat ride along the Singapore river and drinks at the top of Marina Bay Sands at Ku De Ta.
- The Intan – A Homey Peranakan Mueum
- PasarBella – Shop, Dine, Unwind
- Malay Heritage Centre
- The Flying Trapeze
- Art Science Museum at Marina Bay Sands
- Singapore Slings in the Historic Raffles Hotel
- Singapore Tour by Boat
- Ski360 Singapore