An established player in the global economy and a multicultural melting pot, Singapore has emerged in recent years as a top destination for tourism and business travellers alike. Blending sleek, modern skyscrapers against thriving natural greenery, the city-state has a distinguished futuristic feel, offering luxury amongst an aura of advancement. Check out our exclusive insider’s guide for everything you need to know about traveling to Singapore in 2020.
When to Travel
A year-round destination, the biggest factor to keep in mind when planning travel to Singapore is weather. Like much of Southeast Asia, Singapore’s wet season is characterised by daily bouts of rainfall from September to February. In contrast, peak summer season lasts from May to August and is marked by high heat and dry, sometimes hazy air. With slightly cooler temperatures and a reduced chance of rainfall, February through April typically offers travellers the most ideal climate.
Where to Stay
Raffles Singapore – Travellers the world over have been singing Raffles Singapore’s praises since the all-suite hotel first opened more than 130 years ago. This colonial-era landmark has become synonymous with unsurpassed service and the grace of bygone days. No visit to Singapore would be complete without a visit to this iconic hotel!
The Capella – Situated on the exclusive Sentosa Island, The Capella spans across 30+ acres of rainforest, effortlessly marrying Singapore’s rich colonial heritage with contemporary design in one luxurious resort. Boasting the most spacious accommodations in all of Singapore, The Capella is renowned for its grandeur as much as its top-quality service, providing guests with personalised experiences. Among its highlighted features are three culinary experiences, an award-winning spa, and a unique 24-hour library where travellers can sit back and relax or find their focus.
The St. Regis Singapore – Elegant interiors, bespoke service, and a superior location have earned The St. Regis Singapore a reputation as one of the country’s finest top tier luxury hotels. Nestled in the heart of Singapore’s downtown embassy quarter, the lavish hotel, home to one of the most impressive and exclusive art collections in Southeast Asia, sits just walking distance from several of the city’s top attractions. Home to six distinct dining options, Asia’s premiere Remède Spa, and a refreshing tropical pool, The St. Regis’ guests are perfectly situated to revel in the hotel’s urban oasis or venture into the accessible city-state.
Where to Eat & Drink
Candlenut – The world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut features a menu full of authentic, elevated Singaporean food, inspired by Chef Malcolm Lee’s family recipes.
Atlas – A glamorous after-hours venue with an ambience reminiscent of the European art deco era, classy cocktail bar Atlas is home to the world’s largest collection of gin, and some of Asia’s finest spirits and champagnes.
What Not to Miss
Explore Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay – Home to the hallmark Supertree Grove, Flower Dome, Cloud Forest Conservatory, and more, Singapore’s innovative, 21st century national garden beckons exploring, presenting plant life in a light that is as entertaining as it is educational.
Wander through the Singapore Botanic Gardens – Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the exquisite Botanic Gardens is home to over 60,000 plants and is the only tropical garden in Asia landscaped in the English style.
Watch the sunset from Cé La Vie – 55 stories above the iconic Marina Bay Sands, the exquisite Cé La Vie skybar offers a menu of classic, handcrafted cocktails and unparalleled panoramic views of Singapore’s cityscape.
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