Previously seen as a sterile city of predictability, Singapore has reinvented itself as one of the world’s hottest destinations and, with a short stopover in this dazzling city, it won’t take you long to find out why.
For travellers looking for a direct springboard into Asia, Singapore is the perfect choice with a number of airlines offering non-stop flights straight into the city. Step off the plane and start soaking up the sensational atmosphere in the Garden City. Famous for hosting the Formula 1 Grand Prix, Singapore offers a wealth of well-known attractions including the Singapore Zoo with its thrilling night safari, the blooming Botanical Gardens and the legendary five-star Raffles Hotel home to the Singapore Sling. However, with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences, combined with towering skyscrapers, wall-to-wall shopping malls and bustling hawker centres, the ‘Switzerland of Asia’ is sure to offer you plenty of variety.
A pint-sized country, Singapore is home to over 300 parks and 4 nature reserves and offers an unexpected wonderland for fans of all things green and natural. For an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city get lost amongst the ancient rainforests, swampy wetlands and sleepy farms or bumboat across to Pulau Ubin to discover the rustic unspoiled beauty of Singapore back in the 1960s.
Singapore is a melting pot of cuisines from around the world, and many Singaporeans are obsessive gourmands so it’s no surprise to hear that your taste buds will be truly tantalised during your stopover in Singapore (don’t forget to try the Chilli Crab!). From the legendary hawker centres and 24-hour coffee shops to the vibrant fine dining scene rife with Michelin-starred restaurants, the food here is legendary and you’ll find it steaming, sizzling and simmering almost everywhere you look.
Singapore’s nightlife scene has exploded into a dizzying whirl of music, drink and entertainment that caters to both party animals and those seeking a quieter night out – all around the clock. Dance to the beats of world-class DJs at a mega club, enjoy a bespoke tipple at a discreet cocktail bar or check out a live band before having a big laugh at a comedy club. Crank up the volume or dial it down to a more comfortable pace but don’t miss out on a sundowner on the 57th floor of the Marina Bay Sands for unforgettable sweeping city views!