Top 5 Destinations in Singapore
Whether in the city for a whirlwind, 24-hour business trip or whether you have a bit more time to explore the city, Singapore has it all. Boasting a number of destinations perfect for the jet-lagged executive, finding some entertainment between meetings is a breeze. While one could find any number of name-brand stores, such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton, on Orchard Road to fill your briefcase for the flight home, there is much more to a short trip to Singapore than luxury shopping.
Top 5 places where Singaporeans spend an evening:
1. The White Rabbit
Formerly home to many a British soldier in the 1950’s, Dempsey Hill now boasts a magnificent selection of spas, art galleries, bars, and restaurants for the discerning traveler. While one can find any number of establishments to tickle their fancy, the White Rabbit – a swanky modern bar and restaurant in a remodeled garrison church – is sure to delight the taste buds and imagination.
2. Chinatown Heritage Centre
While not as popular with the swaths of tourists as the Asian Civilizations Museum, the Chinatown Heritage Centre shows perfect recreations of what life was really like in Singapore in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Juxtaposed against the ultra-modern skyscrapers just blocks away, this treasure of Singaporean history in the middle of the city is worth the visit between meetings.
3. Singapore Botanic Gardens
It is possible that business in the din of a big city after hectic international travel might fray even the smoothest of nerves. Perhaps you have seen your share of swanky modern clubs or historical destinations for the day. In that case, find some time for yourself to visit Singapore’s most treasured natural space, the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Soak in the over 3,000 different varieties of orchids and breathe in the fresh rainforest air before returning to the city proper.
Should your meetings come to an end for the evening and you are left with too much pent-up energy, take a trip to Zouk – the pulsing, flashing, 20-year-old night club rife with young, beautiful hipsters – to burn through some leftover energy. With a few drinks and a lot of dancing, you’ll be feeling like a local in no time.
5. The Singapore Flyer
Towering 165-meters over the heads of the rest of Singapore stands the Flyer – one of the world’s tallest observation wheels. For only S$29.50, you get 30 minutes of breathtaking views and fresh air. Soak in all of the city – and the gorgeous sunset – at dusk, when the whole city glows and the setting sun twinkles off of the skyscrapers downtown. A must see.