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DAY 1: JOURNEYS THROUGH HISTORY

Andaz Hotel Luxurious King Bed View room
1 Andaz Singapore

Nestled in the heart of the city, the luxurious Andaz Singapore has been lauded for both stellar facilities and top-notch service. This 5-star hotel is nearby the heritage district of Kampong Glam, making it perfect for visitors looking to venture out on a bout of urban exploration.

Besides its convenient location, the establishment also boasts gorgeous views of our cityscape. Whether you’re booked into their sea-view rooms or not, drop by Mr Stork—a stunning rooftop bar with 360-degree views of the sunset from charming teepee-huts.

Man riding a bicycle at Trails of Tan Ah Huat Bicycle tour
2 Trails of Tan Ah Huat: Singapore 1920s

Spend your afternoon embarking on a journey into the past, with Singapore 1920s: Trails of Tan Ah Huat.

Bound to enrich and enchant in equal measure, this bicycle tour will deepen your knowledge of Singapore’s past through a fictionalised narrative, woven through storytelling sessions and multimedia slideshows.

As the story unfolds, you’ll get to learn how Singapore’s early pioneers lived and loved, in locales like Kampong Glam and the Singapore River.

Interior of Manhattan Bar at Regent Singapore
3 Manhattan Bar @ Regent Singapore

With its old-world charm, classy concoctions and sophisticated atmosphere, it’s easy to see how Manhattan Bar clinched second spot at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list in 2019, as well as being lauded as the Best Bar in Singapore.

As its name suggests, this watering hole pays tribute to New York in the 19th century, channelling that era through its drinks and ambience, exemplified in its grand lounge. 

Be sure to snap some shots of the latter for your Instagram, and to expand your appreciation of alcohol by sampling the former. Standouts include the dark chocolate liqueurs with 12-year old single malt whisky and earthenware-aged vermouth. 

DAY 2: NATURE AND CITY LIFE

Gardens by the Bay Supertree Grove
4 Gardens by the Bay

In the afternoon, take a walk through the verdant greenery of Gardens by the Bay. Spread across 101-hectares of land and comprising three distinct waterfront gardens, this attraction is home to both man-made and natural splendours.

Nature lovers will get to expand their knowledge of flora at the Flower Dome, home to 32,000 plants from 160 species. Other attractions include the misty marvels of the Cloud Forest and the towering structures of the Supertree Grove.

People on a vespa, Singapore Sidecars Vespa tour
5 Singapore in a Nutshell by Singapore Sidecars

If an evening spent exploring Singapore’s tropical beauty from the side car of a vintage Vespa sounds enticing, this attraction is bound to be up your alley. 

A two-hour tour that takes place in some of Singapore’s most iconic heritage districts, ‘Singapore in a Nutshell’ is bound to be a worthy addition to your collection of cherished memories. Experience the bright lights of Marina Bay, the temples and cultural treasures of Chinatown and the colourful streets of Little India without having to break a sweat.

Retro arcade bar and disco NINETEEN80 in Singapore
6 NINETEEN80

Looking to ‘party like it’s 1999’? Spend the rest of the night hanging out and making new connections at NINETEEN80

With décor that pays homage to the ‘80s and ‘90s, this arcade bar and disco is bound to take you on a trip to nostalgia town. The bar’s main draw is undoubtedly its collection of arcade cabinets, which allow visitors to team up (or square off!) against their friends—new and old—in classic games like Street Fighter and Metal Slug

Besides old-school arcade shenanigans, the bar boasts a host of retro tunes from hair metal bands like Def Leppard and Bon Jovi, making it an ideal spot to boogie the night away.

DAY 3: INSPIRATION FOR THE SENSES

escargot tart dish (with egg in middle)
7 Odette

With three Michelin stars to its name, Odette offers visitors an experience that transcends mere taste. The exquisitely-plated dishes here are a feast for the eyes, and chef Julien Royer’s masterful culinary skills turn top-notch produce into artful Modern French cuisine.

Be sure to sample the signature pigeon dish—available year-round—as well as the Promenade À Singapour, made from locally farmed and foraged greens. The former is made with pigeons that are specially-bred in the small French village of Plounéour-Ménez, a testament to Chef Royer’s commitment to his craft and the quality of the produce used here.

Visitors viewing artwork at the National Gallery Singapore
8 National Gallery Singapore

Spend the rest of the day hunting for inspiration at National Gallery Singapore. Occupying Singapore’s former City Hall and Supreme Court, the gallery is home to over 8,000 art pieces from Singapore and across Southeast Asia. Visitors will be able to delve into the works of some of Singapore’s most important artists, including Georgette Chen and Liu Kang.

Bartender at Smoke & Mirrors overlooking cityscape of Esplanade
9 Smoke & Mirrors

In the evening, head to the roof of the National Gallery, where you’ll find Smoke & Mirrors

With an alfresco area overlooking the cityscape of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Marina Bay Sands®, this elegant rooftop bar is the perfect place to wind down with a quiet conversation, cocktail in hand.

Head bartender Jorge Conde’s wildly-imaginative cocktails take their inspiration from pop culture, movie starlets and surrealist artists. The Heart of Vincent—inspired by Post-impressionist painter Van Gogh—employs ingredients like quinine and pickled purslane to lend it an earthy taste, while Dali’s Self Portrait uses bacon fat and burnt rosemary to evoke a sense of surrealism.

DAY 4: WORLD-CLASS RETAIL

Family shopping at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands®
10 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

With its blend of high-street fashion boutiques, globally-acclaimed restaurants and luxury brands, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands® is a must-visit destination for visitors on a shopping spree. 

Besides global labels like Ermenegildo Zegna and Bvlgari, this shopping destination is also home to Lisa Von Tang, a homegrown luxury streetwear that counts Mick Jagger among its customers.

If you’re looking to indulge in world-class fare along with luxury shopping, you’ll find a range of stellar restaurants within the mall. These include Waku Ghin—which boasts two Michelin stars—and Bread Street Kitchen, by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

Alternatively, catch a musical at the Sands Theatres, which brings in Broadway and West End acts for a theatrical time to remember.

Exterior of TANGS department store at Orchard Road Singapore
11 TANGS

Round off your trip with a visit to Orchard Road, Singapore’s premier shopping belt.

Shopping malls and lifestyle destinations abound along its busy boulevards, but you’ll want to make a beeline for TANGS. One of Singapore’s longest-standing department stores, TANGS’ idiosyncratically Eastern architecture houses a range of global brands and unique souvenirs.

If you’re looking to add a uniquely Singaporean flair to your wardrobe, keep an eye out for local fashion pieces from brands likes Elohim and Benjamin Barker.

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