Singapore, Singapore Guide - - Hotels, Restaurants, Nightlife - Classic Travel
Meticulous planning and cleanliness set this Southeast Asian city apart from the other Asian capitals. Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures are displayed against a wonderfully tropical, modern cityscape. Singapore has made its way to the lips of everyone from Miami to Milan when talking about the latest trends in nightlife. From the new bars and restaurants to the tropical temperatures, everything about this place is hot. Save yourself from another trip to a passe destination by deciding to experience Singapore soon.
The Singapore Flyer
Marina Bay Waterfront & Raffles Avenue
London was the first, then Nanchang, China and now Singapore will have the world's tallest observation wheel. 492 feet high with 28 capsules which can each hold up to 28 people. Once around takes 30 minutes but we are sure there will be corporate parties where one capsule will be reserved for the whole evening.
Asian Civilizations Museum
1 Empress Place
This museum boasts a beautifully presented permanent exhibition of Chinese, South Indian and Islamic heritage art.
Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah
To understand and appreciate a city, one must understand the people within it. The largest and most comprehensive collection of contemporary art in Southeast Asia offers insight into the best creative minds of Singapore and its surrounding countries. A trip to Singapore is not complete without a visit.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road
These lush tropical gardens are one of, if not the best of their kind in the world. From an expansive orchid garden, illustrating the diminutive details of these exotic flowers, to breathtakingly designed landscapes, Singapore Botanic Gardens is a marvel.
80 Mandai Lake Road
The World's First Night Safari, set in 40 hectares of secondary jungle adjoining the Singapore Zoo, unfolds the mystery and drama of the tropical jungle after dusk. See a myriad of nocturnal animals, from fierce predators to timid forest dwellers, in their natural habitat under the subtle glow of moonlight. Enjoy the experience in the complete safety of a tram, but with the feeling of exploring a jungle on your own. On the completion of the tram ride, your tour guide will lead you on a walking trail where you can view the animals closeup.
393 Guillemard Road
If you like Chinese style roast pork than this should be one of your dinner destinations. The pork is said to melt in your mouth. The restaurant also offers more traditional Singaporean comfort food like steamed pork with salted egg. British beers or apple cider are great accompaniments that are also offered.
41 Bukit Pasoh Rd
Tel. +65 6534 8880
Chef Andre Chiang is impressing the city's most critical gourmands with French-inspired dishes. Having spent 14 years training in France at some of the country’s most revered destination restaurants, Mr. Chiang has finally found a place to come into his own.
126 Tanjong Pagar Road
The Venetian chef, Oscar Pasinato, prepares only 26 dinners nightly. His fusion of Asian and Italian is esteemed so highly that getting a reservation can be a bit tricky. For those who are curious to see what happens when cuisine from North and South collide, Buko Nero is the place to find out.
Makansutra Gluttons Bay
This area, which runs along the eastern perimeter of the Esplanade theater complex on Raffles Avenue, offers the great street food that Singapore is known for and accompanied by spectacular views.
Sin Hoi Sai
Block 55, Tiong Bahru Road 01-59
Fresh seafood is flown in daily to Sin Hoi Sai from around the world. Exciting dishes like wok fried prawns smothered in curried crispy cereal and spareribs coated in thick coffee flavored sauce are just a couple of the unusual dishes that make this restaurant a perennial favorite with the locals. Try the kiwi clams sauteed in XO cognac.
3 Fullerton Road
Saint Julien has received numerous prestigious awards and worldwide recognition including Restaurant of the Year 2006 by World Gourmet Summit and the Singapore Tourism Board as well as, Global Chef of the Year 2006 by "at-sunrice," the Culinary Academy and Spice Garden. If that isn’t reason enough to try this fantastic French restaurant, the elegant, yet light atmosphere is. The Signature Lobster Bisque with garlic aioli is to die for, while the Pacific King Salmon with lemon sauce, tomato fondue and sage oil is inventive and delicious. The restaurant serves 3 or 4 course luncheons and 5 course, Prix Fixe dinners with wine choices.
145 Syed Alwi Road
Open 24/7, this prodigious mall offers an array of items from the mundane to the eclectic. Also housing Singapore’s signature chain stores, which offer competitive prices, possible steals include jewelry, cosmetics, clothing, electronics and house wares.
Centerpoint Tel. +65.6737.9000
Singapore’s Orchard Road currently in the running for highest concentration of shopping and malls per square kilometer in the world. Touted as the Champs Elysee of Singapore, your stroll will begin at the Tanglin Shopping Centre, offering numerous antiques and exquisite authentic Persian carpets, as well as a number of incredibly skilled tailors. As you make your way down, take time to stop at the Palais Renaissance, a posh building as gorgeous as the name implies. Inside lie dozens of prestigious boutiques and exclusive international designer label shops. Even further down, you’ll find the Paragon, offering a couture shopping selection. Across from the Paragon, is Ngee Ann City, winner of the Tourism award for Best Shopping Experience. These are just a few of the places you wouldn’t want to miss, but there are dozens more to choose from once you are there.
Suntec City Mall
1 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore's largest Mall happens to have the world’s largest fountain. If you’re looking to get inside to escape the heat and humidity, then this is the place to come. Of course, all of the important designers are here so it’s the ideal place to feed your shopping obsession.
112 East Coast Road
In 1998, this patisserie set up with only one thing on sale, a chocolate sponge cake blanketed with dark fudge. Eight years and four shops later, this remains the star attraction, but the range has expanded to include other cake flavours and ice cream.
This site not only has tips on shopping, eating and nightlife, but some great escapes as well.
Singapore Tourism Board
This is a handy and thorough site for photos of the city, library resources, statistical information and tourism resources.
A great site for current news reports in Singapore and around Asia Pacific. Including information on business, sports, technology and entertainment, make sure you are well informed of the current events occurring in this city before you go.
17 Jiak Kim St. 169420
For the hottest dancing, check out Zouk. Built from three crumbling warehouses dating back to 1919, this club was one of only 35 worldwide selected to have a Love Parade float in Berlin in 2006. Renowned performers from the United Kingdom and around the world make their techno presence felt at Zouk.
124 Tanjong Pagar Road
This novelty bar in Singapore is a great place to chill in a very tropical city, considering the proprietors intentionally keep the temperature at around -2C. Be sure to have their signature drink: the Eski Blue, made with lychee, Malibu and Blue Curacao. Wear your mittens.
Block 3E, River Valley Road Clarke Quay
Two glass enclosed pool halls on either side of the very Singapore-esque China One bar give Baize its classy, yet fun vibe. The hip crowd and eclectic music span decades and will keep you entertained.
1 Fullerton Square (Fullerton Hotel)
This hotel bar, once the mailroom of the former general post office, is the place to people watch. With its sleek lines, high ceilings, well-trained staff and great options, it has been rated time and time again as one of the greatest places to spend an evening in Singapore. With two separate rooms for cocktails and music, you will always have a place to dance and retreat when you need a break. Try the Mr. JJ--Post’s sharp signature drink made of Jameson, limejuice and vanilla sugar.