Small but perfectly formed, Singapore is the ultimate melting pot, blending different cultures and cuisines, city and jungle, history and modernity, architecture and art in astonishing style. Ranked by the Global Peace Index as the safest city is Asia, with a public transport system that’s the envy of the world – “nowhere more than 20 minutes away”, as the taxi drivers might tell you – this eminently efficient city is a breeze to get around.

Start your exploration where it all began – on the banks of the Singapore River. It was here in 1819 that Sir Stamford Raffles waved his Union Flag, negotiated a trade deal with local rulers and set Singapore on course to become one of the world’s greatest trading nations. It’s a neighbourhood brimming with photogenic old architecture, from the Neoclassical Victoria Theatre to the Neopalladian Old Parliament House to Raffles and the fountains and cupolas of Fort Canning Park. Get an overview, as well as an eyeful of Singapore’s many modern-day wonders – including Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay – from the marvellous outdoor pool at the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.

Other must-dos include a shopping spree along Orchard Road, feasting on Michelin-star street food at one of Singapore’s lauded hawker centres, having a late-night foot massage in Chinatown and hanging out at Changi Airport, which has become a tourist attraction in its own right. If anywhere embodies the phrase that size isn’t everything, it small but mighty Singapore.

Where To Stay

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore offers a uniquely reimagined hospitality experience, embodying the essence of Exceptionally Singapore through redesigned spaces, designs and signature services after a transformative journey. Luxurious rooms and suites with city, sea or Marina Bay views provide an oasis of luxury, perfect for short and long-term stays.

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
Riverside elegance, plush accommodations and exquisite dining venues await you at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. Embark on an immersive journey where every moment is crafted for your comfort. An urban oasis by the river, offering unparalleled hospitality. Discover a world of luxury and book your stay with us today.

What To Do

Gardens by the Bay
Whether it’s the stunning floral displays in the Flower Dome, the exotic plants on the 35m-tall mountain in the Cloud Forest, the whimsical floral artistry in Floral Fantasy or the awe-inspiring Supertrees, Gardens by the Bay has something that will appeal to everyone. Over 100 million people from all over the world have visited the Gardens since it opened in 2012.

ION Orchard
As the epitome of excellence among Singapore’s shopping destinations, ION Orchard is committed to unparalleled services and unique blend of international offerings for tourists and locals. At 218 metres into the clouds, ION Sky is the tallest point on Orchard Road to enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline.

Where To Dine

Andaz Singapore 665°F
Savour views of Singapore’s skyline from Level 38 at 665°F. Look forward to a meat-centric dining experience incorporating Southeast Asian flavours, alongside an international wine selection. The Cellar, a dining extension within the restaurant, offers stunning bay views. Book your intimate celebrations in one of the three private dining rooms.

Manhattan at Conrad Singapore Orchard
Home to the world’s first in-hotel rickhouse, Manhattan at Conrad Singapore Orchard is a grand hotel bar inspired by New York’s Golden Age of cocktails and fine drinking. Consistently ranked in the World’s and Asia’s Best Bars, craft bartending meets artisanal spirits at this celebrated cocktail destination.

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