Singapore, the only island city-state in the world, is a major financial and commercial center synonymous with luxury experiences. Its prominent position makes it a popular layover destination for those exploring the wider Southeast Asia region. However, a longer stay means that you can gain a richer experience of Lion City’s culture, gastronomy, and unique experiences.
See Singapore from the Sea or Sky
Comprising a sequence of smaller islets in addition to the main island, Singapore has a stunning coastline best enjoyed when you charter a private yacht. Bespoke yacht charters will take you from the marina to outlying islands such as St. John’s Island, Pulau Seringat, and Lazarus Island. The captain will work with you to devise the perfect cruise route and arrange special events including marriage proposals and wedding solemnization.
As an alternative, you can book a helicopter tour and appreciate a bird's-eye view of Marina Bay Sands and the Gardens by the Bay.
Stay at a Luxury Hotel in Singapore
Singapore is the setting for some of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Marina Bay Sands is the landmark waterfront hotel with stunning views, impeccable service, and superior amenities. The world-class infinity pool is only accessible to hotel residents.
On the riverfront, The Fullerton Hotel is recognizable for its neoclassical facade and its traditional afternoon tea served in The Courtyard. The best rooms grant a view of the marina and the evening light shows while the infinity pool is second only to that of Marina Bay Sands.
Over at the historic Raffles Singapore, Personality Suites are curated in homage to the celebrity guests to have graced the 5-star hotel. These include Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charlie Chaplin, and Pablo Neruda. Naturally, any stay must include a Singapore Sling in the Long Bar.
Wellness-minded travelers should consider staying at Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island. The five-star Auriga Spa offers signature treatments that marry traditional techniques with organic ingredients.
Dine at a Michelin-starred Restaurant
Singapore’s hotel scene is beautifully matched with its dining offering, with over 50 Michelin-starred restaurants dotted around the city. béni on Orchard Road is one of the most exclusive dining destinations. Headed up by Kenji Yamanaka, the degustation menu fuses Japanese and French cuisine with wine pairings while tables provide ringside seats to the open kitchen.
The three Michelin-starred Odette is a chic fine-dining bistro located within the National Gallery. The experiential six or eight-course dinner tasting menu is crafted using only the finest ingredients from the Southeast Asia region and France with options for pescatarians and vegetarians.
Golfing in Singapore
Singapore’s tropical climate lends itself to a relaxed game of golf with exquisite views. The Sentosa Golf Club has two prestigious courses, the Tanjong and the Serapong, where tourists are welcome to play a round as a non-member. The latter has hosted the Singapore Open since 2005.
It goes without saying that you will want to visit the Gardens by the Bay, indulge in cocktails by the river, and explore the fascinating neighborhoods of Little India and Chinatown. Contact me when you are ready to book your trip to Singapore and we shall plan a bespoke luxury itinerary.
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