We know you’ve worked hard for that much-needed, well-deserved vacation in Singapore. Now, pamper yourself with the best luxuries the city has to offer—Michelin Star cuisines and street food, world’s only FORMULA 1 night race, United Nations’ World Heritage Singapore Botanic Gardens, shopping on Orchard Road… the list goes on and on…
Stellar shopping options
Want to shop to your heart’s delight? You need not throw away your travel budget to indulge in your whims and fancies. There are flea markets, heartland shopping malls, even amazing duty-free shopping at Changi Airport that gives megamalls a run for their money. For a truly elevated retail experience, head to the pinnacle of luxury shopping, Marina Bay Sands®. Fashionistas can make a pilgrimage to the iconic Louis Vuitton Island Maison, or get some arm candy at big-name watch stores such as Hublot, Omega, Bering and TAG Heuer.
Art connoisseurs can pick up your next favourite masterpiece at White Space Art Asia or LUMAS Photo Art Gallery at Paragon on Orchard Road (or check out this list of the best places to buy art in Singapore). Paragon’s also the mall to be for the latest and greatest in fashion and design, with brands such as Moschino and Versace taking up residence there.
Eat your heart out
What’s more indulgent than a cheese buffet? A cheese and chocolate one. Specifically, Club55’s cheese and chocolate buffet (S$48++). Perched on the 55th floor of Marina Bay Sands®, Club55 boasts panoramic views of Gardens by the Bay—enjoy the views while you sample handcrafted desserts and over 12 varieties of European cheeses.
Get your fill of some French haute cuisine at Joël Robuchon Restaurant. This three-Michelin-star establishment offers a sublime fine dining experience. Treat your taste buds to imperial caviar, roasted frog legs, or beef chateaubriand (tenderloin fillet steak) and foie gras (specially fattened duck or goose liver), all in the most luxurious of ambiences—think grand chandeliers, plush sofa seats and an indoor winter garden.
ONE°15 Marina Club is known for being the address of exclusivity, but head to their in-house bar, Bar Nebula, for a truly luminous F&B experience. There, you can kick back on elegant sofa seats with single malt whiskey (or beer, or wine, or a fancy cocktail) in hand and enjoy some poolside lounging.
If you’d rather be out and about, hop from the bar to the dock and charter a yacht ride from ONE°15 Luxury Yachting. Soak up the sun while you’re out on the bay on a vessel that’s all yours for the afternoon, or cruise to Singapore’s Southern Islands for an escapade from the busy city.
Don’t miss the quintessential luxury event in Singapore, the FORMULA ONE Singapore Grand Prix. Pro tip: head to the Paddock Club for the best F1® experience. The F1® parties also get as loud as the F1 cars’ revving engines—be sure to check out Amber Lounge, the night and day party where the coolest cats go to see and be seen.
Make time for R&R
All that travelling and exploring can tire out your muscles and skin. Rejuvenate at Sulwhasoo SPA, where their intensive facial treatment will give your exhausted skin a much-needed boost using Sulwhasoo’s Ginseng Renewing Cream and other top-of-the-line skincare products.
Frazzled travelers can also head to Remede Spa at The St. Regis Singapore for calming respite. At Remede Spa, elegant marble décor greets you the moment you step through the front doors, truly setting the tone for the champagne, truffles, and customised wellness treatments to come.
Retire for the night in the swankiest hotels the city has to offer. Check in to The Capella Singapore for those island getaway vibes—opt to stay in a garden villa, which puts you in the midst of lush greenery and exudes exclusivity. Or stay in one of The Capella’s 436-square-metre Colonial Manors, heritage gems that come with a stately dining room, a study, a fully-equipped kitchen and a mini lap pool. Spend a relaxing afternoon at The Library at Capella Singapore, a wonderful sanctuary where guests can enjoy a good book over a spot of tea.
For something fun and upbeat, book a stay at W Singapore. We’re talking Jacuzzi tubs, linens with a 350 thread count, and (if you’re staying at the Extreme WOW Suite) an outdoor plunge pool. The hotel’s main pool is also open 24/7, with a poolside bar and the occasional DJ set.