Singapore is Southeast Asia’s economic powerhouse. The city-state harbors the best business growth environment on the planet and is a major financial capital. It’s also home to a wide selection of cutting-edge industries, flagship conferences and a profusion of contemporary together with architectural wonders. It’s in top-five most visited cities in 2018 (13,91m visitors last year). This city comes to droves for the food scene, from hawkers to the fine dining, cocktail culture (one of city bars has the world’s largest collection of gin) and shopping along with some of the safest, cleanest city streets and subways you’ve ever seen.
Best places to stay
There are dozens of fabulous options and new five-star hotels in Singapore are opening up every year. The best luxury hotels include Michelin-starred restaurants, breathtaking city views, rooftop pools, luxury and spacious rooms in various location of the city. As usual we have picked top five hotels for you to choose from for your visit to Singapore.
Marina Bay Sands
Room from £350 / night
Suite £2400 / night
This hotel doesn’t need an introduction as it is well-known for its world’s largest rooftop infinity pool stretching 150 meters across Sands SkyPark above the triple-towered mega property fronting the Marina Bay. There are more than 80 restaurants in the complex including 10 of celebrity chef. Staying at this hotel you may indulge in award-winning spa treatments, rejuvenate yourself with sunrise yoga or shop for souvenirs.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
The Fullerton Bay Hotel is a modern hotel that pays tribute to a bygone era. Infused with a sense of refinement and a style that is both contemporary and international, the 100-room waterfront jewel is a spectacular addition to Singapore’s vibrant heritage precinct. Recognised as the Best Hotel in Singapore by DestinAsian’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 for the 3rd consecutive year and one of the Top 1 Percent of Hotels in Singapore by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017.
The St. Regis Singapore
Room from £250/night
Your experience at this luxurious hotel can further be heightened by the exquisite artworks – worth approximately £5 million. Exhibits include paintings by masters such as Picasso and Chen Ke Zhan, and sculptures by Fernando Botero and Jenkell Laurence, which can all be viewed by way of the hotel’s art tour held daily at 6pm. There are six food and beverage outlets. For top-notch sushi, head to the one Michelin-starred Shinji by Kanesaka, helmed by chef Kikuchi Shunsuke.
Rooms from £270/night
Located along Marina Bay, the hotel is connected by an indoor walkway to the massive Marina Square Mall, which houses a plethora of shops, restaurants and bars. Rooms overlooking the city have been designed in a chic, contemporary manner with subtle Oriental touches. The hotel houses six restaurants, as well as a bar and a private lounge. The Oriental Club is the largest hotel lounge in Singapore. It also has a pool and spa facilities within its premises.
Room from £300/night
Located just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Orchard Road is Shangri-La Hotel’s tropical sanctuary, the Shangri-La Hotel is a tranquil, sophisticated urban retreat whether travelling for business or leisure. It features 792 luxurious guestrooms and suites across three distinct wings, which include unique family-themed rooms, supported by a host of dedicated family-focused amenities.
Nature lovers are invited to take a walk through the hotel’s lush gardens, a 15-acre showpiece of plant life. Over the years, the property’s lush tropical gardens have amassed a collection of more than 133,000 types of ornamental flowering trees, fruit trees, aquatic plants, tropical flowers and Asian herbs.
Best places to dine in Singapore
Food is a significant part of Singapore’s culture – the fact that there are at least 20,000 eateries to feed a nation of around five million only proves that food is integral to the Singaporean lifestyle. Embark on the ultimate culinary journey and immerse yourself in Singapore’s dining scene with its seducing variety of cuisines served within stunning settings, making the city one of the most enticing culinary destinations in the world!
JAAN at Swissotel the Stamford
This restaurant is worth going to at least for the views, located on the 70thfloor of Swissotel, Singapore’s skyline and waterways are mesmerizing, making it one of the most romantic restaurants in Singapore. With a devotion to sourcing the very best produce, young French chef Julien Royer has created an artisanal menu that is imaginative, innovative and focuses on the use of seasonal ingredients to create flavors that do not disappoint.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at Resorts World Sentosa
Created by the chef who holds the most Michelin stars in the world, L’Atelier De Joël Robuchonoffers a unique dining experience in a vibrant atmosphere. Based on the concept of the Atelier – which means ‘workshop’ – Joël Robuchon’s restaurant draws inspiration from the simplicity of Japanese cuisine, combines it with French techniques, and delivers exquisite dishes in an atmosphere much like a Spanish tapas bar.
Considered to be one of the best Italian-American restaurants in Singapore, Osteria Mozza has a vibe that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into an eatery in New York. Owned by one of America’s most celebrated chefs, Mario Batali, the restaurant has received rave reviews for its deeply Italian-American menu since opening in 2010.
At Les Amis, chef de cuisine Sebastien Lepinoy, who cut his teeth under Joel Robuchon, delivers seasonal modern French cuisine that’s both refined and laidback. Often, his dishes are reinterpretations of Robuchon classics: langoustine tucked within crisp, paper-thin pastry, or ketchup-heavy beef tartare garnished with edible flowers. Lepinoy’s more original dishes—like a Spanish-style stuffed baby squid with chorizo and olives—capture the zeitgeist of what’s popular in food at any given time.