At the crossroads of the world, Singapore is an ultra-modern island equally famed for being the corporate and financial hub of Southeast Asia, its dedication to quality living and its constant ability to thrive. The so called ‘Lion City’ has its own dash of creativity, identity and intelligence, and is a unique example of societal experimentation that deserves its alternative nickname of the ‘Garden City of Asia’.
This is a country where cultures and religions co-exist without issue; where churches sit peacefully beside mosques and temples, as such it is a city worth visiting, an appealing place to live, and a country from which to learn. A haven for luxury living, Singapore plays host to a wealth of five star hotels and palaces, from the legendary Raffles Hotel to the classically stylish Fullerton Hotel across the river.
If shopping is on the agenda, you can head for the recently completed St Regis (located between the amazing Botanic Gardens and the beginning of the shopping stretch down Orchard Road), or the Shangri-La Resort. Home to one of the largest collections of artwork in Asia, it is a beacon of luxury reminiscent of America’s best hotels, yet with a modern twist. All cuisines of the world gather here and food festivals take place almost year-round. Enjoy the food courts where stalls serve a one-dish specialty and if you queue alongside the locals you’ll be sure to get the best ones.
- Take some time away from the city and head for the parks and beaches on Sentosa Island.
- Get phenomenal views of Singapore at night from the top deck of your yacht.
- Take an evening food safari of the fantastic restaurants lining the harbours.
- Take a boat trip along the River Merlion.
- Take a tour of the tiny islands around Singapore, including the Kusu Island.
The Singapore Grand Prix in September, a thrilling night race with an electric atmosphere.