Forget hectic, packed vacation schedules — follow this itinerary for a relaxing holiday in Singapore.
Start your trip right in the heart of the heritage-rich Civic District by staying in luxury and style at Raffles Hotel. First established in 1887, the hotel has long been synonymous with a blend of luxury and history. It’s also home to Raffles Long Bar, birthplace of the iconic Singapore Sling. Culture vultures can take a short walk to nearby museums such as the Asian Civilisations Museum (where you can check out historical artefacts from the region) and the National Gallery Singapore (the largest collection of art in Southeast Asia). Be sure to look out for the guided tours in both museums too.
For a hearty, local meal infused with elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine (think red date muffins), head to Herbal Oasis on Neil Road. Cap off your meal with herbal teas that are ‘complexion enhancing’ or ‘nourishing and calming’. You can also explore the rest of the charming Duxton Hill area for dessert, drinks or even more dining options. We recommend Lucha Loco for a romantic atmosphere in their garden bar, Latteria Mozzarella Bar for al-fresco dining, and Supulae for authentic Korean food.
Every Singapore travel itinerary should include a stop at Marina Bay. There’s plenty to do at one of Singapore’s most iconic districts — get a dose of retail therapy at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, indulge in the oasis of nature that is Gardens by the Bay, or simply take a relaxing stroll by the water. You can also take a breather from all that walking when you stop to catch the Wonder Full light and water show at the Marina Bay Promenade, starting with the Water Show at 8pm from Marina Bay Sands, and the Light Show at 9:30pm from across the bay.