If ever there was an award for “most photogenic city”, Singapore, The Lion City, would be a front-runner for the crown. Pastel coloured buildings line the streets, famous ornamental gardens occupy large landscapes and incredibly unique architecture can be seen around every corner, almost like each new design tries to be more obscure than the last. This all makes for an aesthetically pleasing experience, not to mention the streets are so miraculously clean, it almost feels surreal.
Rich in heritage and culture, the city-island-country that can be driven across in about 45 minutes, attracts more than 16 million tourists annually, and it’s easy to see why. This food-loving nation has got it all. Year-round tropical climates, extremely friendly residents, world-class restaurants and bars, white sandy beaches, a spectacular airport, Formula 1, one of the lowest crime rates in the world, multiple fashion hotspots, vending machines that eject mystery books and so much more. Just wander the streets and get lost in the city, you’re almost guaranteed to stumble upon something amazing.
Where to stay?
The Warehouse Hotel designed to make you feel right at home is the perfect choice for young professionals looking to get a little bit more out of their stay. Both luxurious and contemporary, the ideal location of the hotel on the riverbank is especially convenient as it’s walking distance to numerous close-by attractions, drinking and dining spots and only a 5 min trip into the town centre. The best feeling after a long day of exploring is coming home to a hotel where rest and relaxation is key. There are a wealth of reasons why The Warehouse Hotel should be your choice of stay, all of which you can read about here. Simply put, it’s hospitality at it’s finest.
Where to Eat?
Liao Fan’s Hong Kong soya sauce chicken rice & noodle is the place to eat! This food stall will provide you with the best meal for just $2. Dont get fooled by the price because this food stall in the middle of China town has a Micheline Star. If you want to see more places to eat just click here!
Eat and explore – Tiong Bahru
When in Singapore, do like the Singaporeans… and what better way to embrace their culture than through food. Lots and lots of food… Tiong Bahru is a popular local market space that sells everything from clothes, gadgets, flowers, fresh seafood etc on the lower floor, and then there is the mouth-watering 2nd floor filled with food stalls offering authentic Singapore cuisine. Think satay, Hainanese chicken rice, laksa and our personal favourite, chilli crab. After your stomach is sufficiently filled, head on over to the surrounding streets, which are, dare we say it, dubbed the “hipster” district of Singapore. You’ll undoubtedly find the best food and lifestyle establishments in the Tiong Bahru area. The fact that it’s lined with palm trees and art-deco style apartments make it just a tad more special.
Visit – The National Art Gallery Singapore
An absolute must even for non-art lovers. Why, you might ask? Other than the fact that the National Art Gallery was born inside the majestic old parliament house and is still very much in its infancy (open for just about 2 years), it showcases the world’s largest collection of South East Asian art as well as internationally acclaimed artists. While we were lucky enough to get a personal tour, it’s such a wonderful experience wandering the galleries and getting lost in some extraordinary ancient and modern art. After you have culturally immersed yourself, make your way to the rooftop to experience arguably the best views of the Singapore skyline that’s conveniently accompanied by an iconic destination bar called Smoke & Mirrors. The bar itself is a work of art with a sculpted wooden bar-station, copper finishing touches and a perfectly lit warm ambience overlooking the panoramic Marina Bay… And of course, it sounds like a broken record when saying this, but the cocktails are truly intriguing.
Explore – Gardens By The Bay
Describing the famous Gardens By The Bay as beautiful or even breathtaking is such an understatement. This botanical plethora is simply mind-blowing covering a jaw-dropping 101 hectares. You can easily spend a whole day exploring what’s probably the world’s most iconic garden, or if you’re strapped for time you might only want to explore a select few zones such as the Cloud Forest, the Flower Dome, the Supertree Grove and the OCBC Skyway.