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Day 1: Luxury and style

Shot of the exterior view of Raffles Hotel
1. Civic District

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.

If you’re looking to lose yourself in fascinating stories from the past, the Asian Civilisations Museum will take you on a trip that spans centuries, with its collection of scintillating stories and historical artefacts from the region.

Alternatively, take a stroll through Fort Canning Park, and bask in both greenery and heritage. Formerly known as ‘Bukit Larangan’—or Forbidden Hill— this green sanctuary is home to stories from our city’s storied past and makes for a charming getaway.

For skin treatments that’ll have you glowing with health, be sure to book a session at Pablo Blau. The spa’s signature salt room therapy is bound to have you feeling rejuvenated.

Shophouses along Duxton Hill with The Pinnacle in the background.
2. Duxton Hill

Afternoon

For a local meal that emphasizes both health and hearty ingredients, head to Herbal Oasis on Neil Road. This cosy café serves up dishes inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine—think red date tea muffins, herbal soups and aromatic teas.

If you’re looking to unwind with a bout of retail therapy, the neighbourhood is home to a range of hidden gems. Lose yourself in a novel or a travel memoir at Littered with Books, peruse Japanese craftmanship at Huls Gallery Singapore or find new music to soothe your soul at Retrophonic Records.

Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lake at Gardens by the Bay
3. Marina Bay

Evening

In the evening, drop by Marina Bay, to discover a world of futuristic beauty. This modern district is home to architectural marvels, from the soaring structure of Marina Bay Sands to the lotus-like design of the ArtScience Museum.

Take a sunset stroll along the water of the bay, discover world class skincare from Aesop and SK-II at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands®, or admire the SuperTrees and beautiful flora at Gardens by the Bay.

Day 2: Nature and relaxation

A woman having a head massage.
4. Singapore Sports Hub

Morning

Spend your second morning in Singapore working up a sweat at the Singapore Sports Hub. You’ll find a range of activities—from kayaking to rock climbing — that’s bound to give you an endorphin rush.

When you’re done, refresh both your mind and body at Palm Avenue Float Club. Feel your worries drift away, as you immerse yourself in the pitch darkness of a flotation pod and escape from stress and endless screen time.

Interior shot of Vineyard.
5. HortPark

Afternoon

Spend the afternoon in serenity with a meal at Vineyard, a French-Italian restaurant nestled amid the lush verdure of the 9-hectare HortPark.

Decked out with aged-wood tables, rustic fixtures and a whimsical garden veranda, this restaurant is the ideal spot for an idyllic afternoon.

When you’re done with your meal, be sure to explore the rest of the compound. Besides being home to lush nature, this green space is also the site for gardening workshops, green tours and other nature-themed activities.

Night view of Singapore River along Clarke Quay
6. Singapore River

Evening

In the evening, make a visit to Clarke Quay, and discover an abundance of health and wellness activities along the Singapore River.

Mosey on by Zouk Singapore for a spin class that combines a party atmosphere with an adrenaline-pumping workout, sign up for a trial martial arts class at Field Assembly or engage in mindfulness with a yoga session at Club Yoga.

If you’re looking to learn more about our city’s history, the Singapore River Cruise will provide you with a relaxing reprieve, as you discover the bright lights of our city from your seat on a heritage bumboat.

Day 3: Tours and shopping

A family in the Singapore Flyer.
7. Aramsa - The Garden Spa

Morning

For a mind-body experience that blends nature and wellness into a holistic experience, sign up for a session at Aramsa —The Garden Spa.

The courtyards of this wellness space’s 17 rooms overlook the flora and lush foliage of Bishan Park. Pick from a range of treatments as you admire the verdant greenery, from Swedish massages to facial treatment to yoga therapy.

For an alternative, book a session at Xiu Nature Connections, and experience the novelty of forest bathing amidst our city’s tropical landscapes.

A view of the external facade of the Design Orchard store at night.
8. Orchard Road

Afternoon 

Round off your wellness journey with a spot of retail therapy at Orchard Road. Home to myriad modern malls, Singapore’s premier shopping belt is a great place to shop for health and wellness products to take home.

While you’re bound to find a plethora of household brands and wellness labels at malls like ION Orchard and Takashimaya Shopping Centre, we suggest paying a visit to Design Orchard.

This haven for local craftsmen and beloved Singaporean brands stocks a range of artisanal wares. Discover worlds of new scents from aromatherapy brands like Artisan of Sense and Candle of Light, or lend lustre to your skin with the beauty products from Re:Erth.

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