While most countries went into travel hibernation over the pandemic, Singapore did the opposite. The Garden City maintained its reputation as innovators, choosing to refresh its holiday offerings in preparation for the return of tourists. Here are our top tips for rediscovering the new and improved Singapore, no matter your travel style.
Whether you’re a gourmand or simply love to appreciate culture via its food, a foodie themed trip to Singapore will not disappoint. We recommend staying at a central location and self-touring to the best of the city’s eateries and hawker stalls, or booking a heritage food trail tour to uncover Singapore’s culinary history. With plenty of opportunity to sample en route, you’ll be able to try some of Singapore’s most famous dishes including chilli crab, curry laksa and char kway teow, a fried flat rice noodle dish – delish!
Singapore in Style
While you can experience Singapore on any budget, the Lion City does luxury as well as it does food. With many options for 5-star hotels close to Singapore’s most impressive landmarks, you’ll have access to everything that makes visitors return year after year. There are also a number of Michelin-starred fine dining restaurants, multiple luxury shopping malls and spa experiences galore. For highflyers looking for an extra special experience, you can opt to wine and dine from the Singapore Flyer, Asia’s largest observation wheel.
Singapore by Night
Hands down, Singapore must be one of the top destinations in the world for night attractions. It’s bustling by day, but as the sun sets, it transforms into an enchanting island filled with magical moments. Visit the world’s first nocturnal zoo and go on a Night Safari
, explore the best views and brews in town on a Rooftop Bar Tour
, see the sights on two wheels with a Marina Bay Night Cycling Tour
or enjoy the most unique dining experience in Singapore at Nox Dine in the Dark restaurant.
Singapore is one of those magical destinations where, no matter your age, there is something of interest. For a trip where all ages will be entertained, include a visit to the Singapore Zoo, admire over 1,000 species of marine life at the watery wonderland of S.E.A. Aquarium, channel your child’s inner abstract artist at Splat Paint House or go wild at the Museum of Ice Cream – it’s bound to delight your senses!
Singapore for History Buffs
While Singapore is well known as a bustling city for exciting events and activities, it’s also rich in culture and heritage that’s bound to enthuse history lovers. Dotted with stunning national monuments, historical sites and intriguing museums, it’s the perfect place to conjure up a history-themed itinerary. Make sure you include the National Gallery of Singapore which oversees the largest public display of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art, a journey into Singapore’s war days at the Battlebox - once a British Command Post dug into Fort Canning Hill - and a nostalgic trip to the Mint Museum of Toys which houses a world-class collection of vintage toys and collectibles.
Which of these Singapore trip ideas inspires you? Ask your local Travellers Choice travel agent for assistance booking your Singapore holiday today!