For first timers Singapore’s ultra-modern cityscapes come as a bit of a surprise. The city has grown upwards and outwards over the last few years and none of this is clearer than in Marina Bay. The Marina Bay Sands casino and hotel stands 55-storeys tall offering amazing views across Singapore – head up to the Sands SkyPark® and wow at the amazing 360° view from this rooftop observation deck.
Once upon a time Singapore was just a sleepy fishing village, then Sir Stamford Raffles came along and all that changed forever. Follow the transformation of Singapore from its colonial founding through the occupations during WWII to the modern metropolis it is today at some of Singapore’s many fascinating museums and memorials.
Singapore is one of Asia’s food capitals, with some of the best restaurants and best street food in the world. Start in Chinatown and try local favourites such as Char Kway Teow (fried noodles), try the celebrity chef and funky restaurants around Clarke Quay before heading to the East Coast Seafood Centre for some chilli crab – a Singaporean speciality
Serious shoppers will be pleased to know that the shops in Asia generally stay open until 10pm and the Mustafa Centre in Little India stays open 24-hours a day. What’s more Orchard Road is considered one of the world’s greatest shopping streets, while Clarke Quay markets offer unique crafts and locally produced goods.