10 things for Ratty's Singapore Trip
Collected by Guy Needham , AFAR Local Expert
18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
This new botanical garden features two cooling conservatories, where plants and trees from various parts of the world gather under one glass roof. It's the best place to stop by and smell the flowers, and to practice photography in Singapore.
10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Using a deck of cards as a template for a casino-hotel might seem surprising, but Moshe Safdie’s design for Marina Bay Sands, the world’s most expensive building, is undeniably a show-stopper. Containing a retail space, convention center, hotel...
Ann Siang Rd, Singapore
Singapore’s largest ethnic group—about three-quarters of the population is Chinese—is spread across the island-state, but Chinatown is considered its spiritual home. The neighborhood’s Mandarin name (niu che shui, meaning “ox-cart water”) refers...
1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
For that elusive wow factor, head straight for Singapore's highest rooftop bar, 1 Altitude, on the 63rd floor of 1 Raffles Place. The views from this expansive space are amazing in every direction. It’s a great spot for a sunset cocktail or, once...
80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
A few things learned from a night at Singapore's zoo (renowned for their work with endangered species): there are so many creatures I never knew existed & sadly many of which even my future children may never see; arrive an hour early and get...
1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
Sit back at the Long Bar at Singapore's luxurious Raffles Hotel - home of the Singapore Sling - this famous cocktail drink originates from this bar. Order a Sling, sit down at a table, eat the peanuts provided and then casually discard the shells...
18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
The best fast food in Singapore's central business district can be found at Lau Pa Sat (Raffles Place MRT stop). This 150-year-old former fish, fruit, and veg market was converted into a collection of hawker food stalls in the 1970s. The market,...
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