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18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
With its domed greenhouses of epic proportions dotted across some 100 hectares (250 acres), the sustainable Gardens by the Bay are educational and fun. The Cloud Forest is a misty, 42-meter-high (138-foot-high) “mountain” that...
8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Sentosa’s S.E.A. Aquarium is the world’s largest and is home to thousands of marine life species. An open tank behind the world’s largest acrylic viewing panel showcases rays swimming in formation and playful sharks biting each other’s tails. With...
6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
"Future World: Where Art Meets Science" is the lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum’s first-ever permanent exhibition. The futuristic celebration of high-tech artworks and interactive digital installations was created by teamLab, an award-winning...
9 Lock Rd, Singapore 108937
This cluster of former British army barracks has been transformed into a contemporary arts center with 17 galleries, with a mix of international dealers like Shanghai’s ShanghART and Tokyo’s Ota Fine Arts and locally owned venues such as FOST...
1 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178957
Singapore's beautiful National Gallery (opened in November 2015) contains the world’s leading public collection of modern art from Southeast Asia. It is the largest visual arts institution in town matching the likes of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris...
93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897
The National Museum in Singapore features excellent permanent and temporary exhibitions that celebrate the art, history, and culture of this vibrant port city. On Friday evenings from 6 to 8pm, entry to most of the exhibits is free. Combine your...
41 Boat Quay, Singapore 049830
A great way to experience Singapore is from the water. River Explorer Boat Tours launch from the eastern end of Boat Quay near the Fullerton Hotel. The glass-walled boats have open back decks for easy viewing and come with a guide to point out all...
1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Singapore is known for its orchids, and the National Orchid Garden is one of the best places to see them. Singapore's National Orchid Garden is home to the world's largest collection of tropical orchids—more than 1,000 species, including one named...
288 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840
In itself, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is one of the most visually stunning pieces of architecture in all of Singapore. But it was the surrounding grounds that really drew me in. Chinatown is certainly a bustling section of Singapore, but the...
347 Serangoon Rd, Singapore
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple is a popular landmark in Little India, where much of Singapore’s sizable Tamil Hindu community works and worships. Originally a simple building on a plot of land, the temple became something entirely different in...
39 Armenian St, Singapore 179941
The Peranakan Museum houses an excellent collection of antiques, textiles, and artifacts over three floors in a beautiful heritage building that in and of itself is something to behold—it was constructed in 1912 as the Tao Nan School...
111 Middle Rd, Singapore 188969
The free permanent exhibition, Fifty Years of Singapore Design, at the glamorous National Design Centre, chronicles the history of such iconic works as the Merlion, the Singapore Airlines sarong kebaya and the UNICA plastic stools seen in kopitiam...
3 Muscat St, Singapore 198833
Visit three distinct neighborhoods in central Singapore to get a feel for the cultures that have contributed to the city’s pan-Asian identity. You can start in Chinatown, where the high rises of the central business district give way to foot...
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,...
47/49 Armenian Street, Singapore 179937
The Peranakans, a people unique to Singapore and its Straits neighbors, developed a fusion cuisine that combines Chinese ingredients with Malay spices and cooking techniques. The tangy and aromatic dishes often incorporate ingredients unfamiliar...
115 Amoy St, 01-02, Singapore 069935
Ding Dong moved into its colorful, eclectic new digs on Amoy Street in the summer of 2016 but its fun and fresh approach to Asian fusion cooking remains the same. Unexpected combinations like homemade banana bread with foie gras, kimchi and banana...
11 New Bridge Rd, #01-01, Singapore 059383
Very tender and almost fall-off-the-bone spare ribs with lightly peppery aromatic tea broth, called Buk Kut Teh, is a must-eat dish. Especially at Song Fa where it faithfully serves Singaporean since 1969. The location we visited is very easy to...
17A Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676
Let Chef Malcolm Lee take you on a culinary journey to Singapore's Peranakan heritage with a family-style set dinner. Lee serves updated versions of Peranakan classics using spices and techniques you'll only find in Singapore and the other Straits...
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...
1 St. Andrew's Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
The new National Gallery in Singapore combines world-class exhibits, stunning architecture, interesting history and some delicious restaurant options. For sundowners and snacks, head to Smoke and Mirrors on the roof (you may have to ask for...
10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Sands Skypark Tower 2, Singapore 018956
It’s a crime not to order a cocktail (boozy or virgin) at Spago’s terrace bar, situated next to the famous infinity pool on Marina Bay Sands’ breezy veranda. The drink menu is just as beautifully curated as the decor, featuring...
1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
If you are interested in finding a lounge-like space where you can order a drink, sit down, hear yourself think, and carry on a conversation, the Post Bar at the Fullerton is a top choice. With indoor and outdoor areas, there's usually enough room...
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