Day 1: Sentosa - the state of fun

A spiral whirlpool ride in Adventure Cove.
1. Adventure Cove Waterpark™

Bring out the swimwear for a splashing good time! The more adventurous can zip through the high-speed water rides while those faint of heart can opt for a leisurely swim with the colourful marine life at the Rainbow Reef.

People surfing at Wave House Sentosa.
2. Siloso Beach

Just a stop away on the monorail is Beach Station and its long stretch of white sandy beach. Unwind over lunch to the sound of lapping waves at the beach bars and restaurants, with a cocktail in hand. Afterwards, thrill seekers can opt to hit the waves at Wave House Sentosa or head to iFly Sentosa for a simulated sky diving experience.

Then take the Fort Siloso Skywalk, located 11 storeys high and stretching 18-metres long, for a scenic stroll among the treetops en route to Fort Siloso. This coastal fort, built in the late 19th century, is a must-visit for history buffs.

People gliding down the zip line at Mega Adventure Park.
3. Mega Adventure Park - Singapore

Gear up for more adventure just before the sun sets; this park is just a short walk from Siloso Beach. Glide down the zipline across the jungle canopy, take a leap of faith with a simulated parachute landing, and try the obstacle courses that cater for all fitness levels.  

Entrance of Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove.
4. Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove

As the sun sets, settle down for some quiet respite by the picturesque marina. From Spanish tapas (appetisers) and pizzas to Thai and French cuisine, you'll be spoilt for meal options.

You can also book a soothing spa session at W Singapore Sentosa Cove, a short distance away from the restaurant stretch. It is recommended that you make a reservation in advance. Don’t want the party to end just yet? Then head to the stylish Woobar for some creative cocktails and a spin on the dance floor to energetic sets by acclaimed deejays.

Day 2: Insider finds and hidden gems

Colourful shophouses at Katong.
1. Joo Chiat/Katong

Start your day leisurely with a visit to this precinct that is rich in unique Peranakan* culture. From the colourful rows of shophouses and chic cafés to the traditional nonya food options (check out Kim Choo Kueh Chang and Rumah Bebe), this Peranakan enclave presents plenty of Instagram-worthy moments.

*The term is an Indonesian/Malay word that means “local born”, which generally refers to people of Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage.

Two ladies with shopping bags at the entrance of Paragon.
2. Orchard Road

This famed tree-lined shopping boulevard offers loads of options for a spot of retail therapy. Be it the luxury boutiques and high street labels at ION Orchard and Paragon or homegrown brands at TANGS Orchard and orchardgateway, this is where you can get your souvenir shopping done while spoiling yourself with a few designer buys or local artisanal crafts to bring home.

Interior of Tiger Brewery.
3. Tiger Brewery Tour

You may have tasted the world-famous Tiger Beer but do you know what goes into making this iconic made-in-Singapore beer? For beer fans, this guided tour is a must. Besides learning more about the brand, you’ll also get sample the freshest beer from the brewery.

A plate of chilli crab.
4. Coriander Leaf

Foodies should head to this restaurant-cum-cooking studio, and learn how to whip up Asian dishes with guidance from its professional chefs. The Streets of Singapore class is a favourite; you’ll get to learn how to prepare local dishes such as beef satay (grilled skewered meat), Hainanese chicken rice and Singapore chilli crab.

CBD view from 1-Altitude.
5. 1-Altitude

Live it up—way up!—at this rooftop bar that offers impressive views from its perch 282 metres above the city's Central Business District (CBD). Another late-night option with picturesque views is Sky Bar at CÉ LA VI.

You can also learn how to mix and shake your own Singapore Sling cocktail, at the Singapore Sling Masterclass conducted at Raffles Hotel’s famed Bar & Billard Room. Couples may opt for a cosy ride on the Singapore Flyer, for a romantic escape from the bar scene.

*The Raffles Hotel is temporarily closed for renovations and will reopen in Q2 of 2018.

For the coolest watering holes to see and be seen in, head towards the Chinatown precinct to visit the bustling bar and restaurant stretch at Club Street, Ann Siang Hill and Amoy Street. Cocktail connoisseurs can check out Bitters & Love, Oxwell & Co, Sugarhall and more chic bars in the area for specialty drinks shaken and mixed to perfection.

Also

Check Out