Guidebook for Singapore

Regis & Kiran
Regis & Kiran
Joined in 2011
Regis & Kiran

Guidebook for Singapore

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Gyu Kaku Japanese BBQ restaurant specialises in yakiniku, and while a meal here is not cheap, I would recommend it if you are willing to splurge. Edit
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant
Gyu Kaku Japanese BBQ restaurant specialises in yakiniku, and while a meal here is not cheap, I would recommend it if you are willing to splurge. Edit
Qasr Grille is a Lebanese & Middle Eastern restaurant serving hummos, fela-fel, pita bread, and grilled platter of Lamb Chops, Shish Taouk, Kofta Kebabs, Grilled Red Snapper Fillet and Shawarma.
Qasr Grille
46 Lorong Mambong
Qasr Grille is a Lebanese & Middle Eastern restaurant serving hummos, fela-fel, pita bread, and grilled platter of Lamb Chops, Shish Taouk, Kofta Kebabs, Grilled Red Snapper Fillet and Shawarma.
An ice cream parlour with pretty interesting array of ice cream flavors, Durian, Avocado, Salted Brownie. The Daily scoop is the kind of place to be to chill your afternoons away catching up with old friends.
The Daily Scoop Sembawang
369 Sembawang Rd
An ice cream parlour with pretty interesting array of ice cream flavors, Durian, Avocado, Salted Brownie. The Daily scoop is the kind of place to be to chill your afternoons away catching up with old friends.
I recommend the Pistachio and Sea salt Gula Melaka. Pistachio has a very earthy taste that is difficult to replicate and match – something I find Sunday folks does amazing well. The Sea salt Gula Melaka is a signature from Creamier (which they also own) they have carried over, tasting just as good as a soft serve. It has the right hint of sea salt to balance out the Gula Melaka, no place does Salted ice cream better than Creamier/Sunday Folk
Sunday Folks
44 Jln Merah Saga
I recommend the Pistachio and Sea salt Gula Melaka. Pistachio has a very earthy taste that is difficult to replicate and match – something I find Sunday folks does amazing well. The Sea salt Gula Melaka is a signature from Creamier (which they also own) they have carried over, tasting just as good as a soft serve. It has the right hint of sea salt to balance out the Gula Melaka, no place does Salted ice cream better than Creamier/Sunday Folk
Don’t for a second think Indian food isn’t represented in this food paradise. Kinara’s your go-to for tasty North Indian nosh like kebabs, tandoori, naans and keema. Kinara also offers quite a wide selection of wines that’ll pair delightfully with your meal.
Kinara
22 Lor Mambong
Don’t for a second think Indian food isn’t represented in this food paradise. Kinara’s your go-to for tasty North Indian nosh like kebabs, tandoori, naans and keema. Kinara also offers quite a wide selection of wines that’ll pair delightfully with your meal.
There’s nothing like a steaming hot bowl of pho to get rid off last night’s pounding hangover, and Pho Hoa does up a bowl like no other. Piled high with tender beef slices atop chewy rice noodles in a rich, flavoursome broth, this American pho chain gets our pick for the best Vietnamese cuisine in Holland Village.
Pho Hoa Noodle Soup - Holland Village
There’s nothing like a steaming hot bowl of pho to get rid off last night’s pounding hangover, and Pho Hoa does up a bowl like no other. Piled high with tender beef slices atop chewy rice noodles in a rich, flavoursome broth, this American pho chain gets our pick for the best Vietnamese cuisine in Holland Village.
Like prata at Jalan Kayu, there are throngs of laksa specialists claiming to be the original Katong Laksa. We don’t know that for sure, but 363 Katong Laksa checks all the boxes for us with their chewy rice noodles (small enough to eat with just a spoon of course), rich, spicy broth, and a generous portion of prawns. It’s also one of the cheapest places to grab lunch in the area.
363 Katong Laksa
29 Lor Liput
Like prata at Jalan Kayu, there are throngs of laksa specialists claiming to be the original Katong Laksa. We don’t know that for sure, but 363 Katong Laksa checks all the boxes for us with their chewy rice noodles (small enough to eat with just a spoon of course), rich, spicy broth, and a generous portion of prawns. It’s also one of the cheapest places to grab lunch in the area.
Good Mexican food isn’t easy to find, so we think it’s a little unfair that Holland Village gets two great Mexican joints right on the same lane! Like El Patio, Cha Cha Cha dishes out authentic Mexican food like burritos ($16), enchiladas ($14) and culaican ($26) – a dish of cheese stuffed King prawn wrapped in bacon and served with Mexican rice and sour cream.
Cha Cha Cha Mexican Restaurant
32 Lorong Mambong
Good Mexican food isn’t easy to find, so we think it’s a little unfair that Holland Village gets two great Mexican joints right on the same lane! Like El Patio, Cha Cha Cha dishes out authentic Mexican food like burritos ($16), enchiladas ($14) and culaican ($26) – a dish of cheese stuffed King prawn wrapped in bacon and served with Mexican rice and sour cream.
Take a walk down Lorong Mambong, and you’ll quite literally run the gamut of culinary styles. El Patio is a rustic, homely eatery that offers fuss free and reasonably priced Mexican food. If you’re seated outdoors and the heat gets a little too much for you, cool off with a coronas or a couple of margaritas. El Patio also wins points for the free-flow nachos that go with drinks.
El Patio Mexican Restaurant & Wine Bar
Take a walk down Lorong Mambong, and you’ll quite literally run the gamut of culinary styles. El Patio is a rustic, homely eatery that offers fuss free and reasonably priced Mexican food. If you’re seated outdoors and the heat gets a little too much for you, cool off with a coronas or a couple of margaritas. El Patio also wins points for the free-flow nachos that go with drinks.
It’s hip to be square (well, rectangular really) at Crust. Try unconventional combinations like Moroccan lamb ($29), salmon Benedict ($29) and the Philly wagyu steak pizza ($38). Crust delivers as well, so toss out those frozen cardboard-tasting pizzas in your freezer!
Crust Pizza
It’s hip to be square (well, rectangular really) at Crust. Try unconventional combinations like Moroccan lamb ($29), salmon Benedict ($29) and the Philly wagyu steak pizza ($38). Crust delivers as well, so toss out those frozen cardboard-tasting pizzas in your freezer!
Fans of ramen swear by Sanpoutei’s shoyu ramen ($14), and its rich umami-packed vegetable, chicken and pork bone broth. But if the spice seeker in you wants sizzling-not-soothing, opt instead for the rich tori x spicy-miso ramen.
Sanpoutei ramen
253 Holland Ave
Fans of ramen swear by Sanpoutei’s shoyu ramen ($14), and its rich umami-packed vegetable, chicken and pork bone broth. But if the spice seeker in you wants sizzling-not-soothing, opt instead for the rich tori x spicy-miso ramen.
Craving a hearty Australian feed and some crafty brews? Sink your teeth into meaty delights like the blue cheese steak burger ($24), Kurobata grain-fed pork rack ($28), and if you’re in a group, the rib eye tasting platter ($78) that serves three types of premium rib eye cuts. Archipelago beer is what’s on tap here, so wash all that down with the Summer Ale, Irish Ale or Bohemian Lager.
Barossa
Craving a hearty Australian feed and some crafty brews? Sink your teeth into meaty delights like the blue cheese steak burger ($24), Kurobata grain-fed pork rack ($28), and if you’re in a group, the rib eye tasting platter ($78) that serves three types of premium rib eye cuts. Archipelago beer is what’s on tap here, so wash all that down with the Summer Ale, Irish Ale or Bohemian Lager.
With a signature dish named “Fillet Fantastique” ($45), you know Foster’s Steakhouse isn’t even going to try to be modest. And why should they? They’ve been in the game since the ’60s, offering classic English steaks and letting the quality cuts speak for themselves, rather than drowning the meat in sauce. Their signature dish however, isn’t completely unembellished – the prime fillet comes on a bed of fried onions and topped with field button mushrooms, served with a side of garden vegetables.
Fosters
277 Holland Ave
With a signature dish named “Fillet Fantastique” ($45), you know Foster’s Steakhouse isn’t even going to try to be modest. And why should they? They’ve been in the game since the ’60s, offering classic English steaks and letting the quality cuts speak for themselves, rather than drowning the meat in sauce. Their signature dish however, isn’t completely unembellished – the prime fillet comes on a bed of fried onions and topped with field button mushrooms, served with a side of garden vegetables.
The only thing harder than pronouncing acai correctly is finding restaurants specialising in healthy superfoods like the eponymous berry. Project Acai will whip you up some ‘tabao’-friendly super bowls and smoothies that are big on taste and low on guilt.
Project Açaí (Holland V.)
The only thing harder than pronouncing acai correctly is finding restaurants specialising in healthy superfoods like the eponymous berry. Project Acai will whip you up some ‘tabao’-friendly super bowls and smoothies that are big on taste and low on guilt.
If you’ve got a late night craving for something sweet, spare yourself convenience store candy and treat yourself to avant-garde plates of quirky dessert creations at 2am Dessert Bar. Chef Janice Wong has been taking the Singaporean dessert scene by storm with desserts like her Cacao Forest – an amalgamation of cherry chocolate, bergamot, vanilla and whisky. Sweet tooths who are tired of their favourite course being an afterthought will find themselves at home here.
2am:dessertbar
21A Lorong Liput
If you’ve got a late night craving for something sweet, spare yourself convenience store candy and treat yourself to avant-garde plates of quirky dessert creations at 2am Dessert Bar. Chef Janice Wong has been taking the Singaporean dessert scene by storm with desserts like her Cacao Forest – an amalgamation of cherry chocolate, bergamot, vanilla and whisky. Sweet tooths who are tired of their favourite course being an afterthought will find themselves at home here.
Drinks & Nightlife
Leering at you from Boon Tat Street with its neon pink-lit lobby is three-storey dining and drinking complex Sum Yi Tai, set up by Coterie Dining Concepts – a collaboration between Tay Eu-Yen and Sandra Sim formerly of the Butter Factory Group – and Cantonese restaurant owner Ricky Ng.
Mona Lounge
Leering at you from Boon Tat Street with its neon pink-lit lobby is three-storey dining and drinking complex Sum Yi Tai, set up by Coterie Dining Concepts – a collaboration between Tay Eu-Yen and Sandra Sim formerly of the Butter Factory Group – and Cantonese restaurant owner Ricky Ng.
Refined wine and whisky bar After years serving as the playground to drunken partygoers, Upper Circular Road welcomes refined wine and whisky bar, La Terre, into its fold. To get into the small sipping room, dominated by a bar counter for 14 in swirls of Japanese cedar, you're first blasted with bright white light from the chamber housing chilled bottles. Except you're not here to take a Men in Black-style 'series of simple tests'.
La Terre
Refined wine and whisky bar After years serving as the playground to drunken partygoers, Upper Circular Road welcomes refined wine and whisky bar, La Terre, into its fold. To get into the small sipping room, dominated by a bar counter for 14 in swirls of Japanese cedar, you're first blasted with bright white light from the chamber housing chilled bottles. Except you're not here to take a Men in Black-style 'series of simple tests'.
Who needs posh when you’ve got good German nosh like pork knuckles and curry-wurst? The former comes tender on the inside, crispy on the outside. Proof that pub grub doesn’t always mean cheap fried frozen food. Of course, like any self-respecting Germanic pub, Baden offers a variety of classic German brews like Erdinger Weissbier.
Baden Restaurant & Pub
42 Lor Mambong
Who needs posh when you’ve got good German nosh like pork knuckles and curry-wurst? The former comes tender on the inside, crispy on the outside. Proof that pub grub doesn’t always mean cheap fried frozen food. Of course, like any self-respecting Germanic pub, Baden offers a variety of classic German brews like Erdinger Weissbier.
Bar bites, beer and live music? If those are the three things you look for when you’re out for a good time, head down to Wala Wala and let your hair down with some good company and great music. On tap are brews like Tetley’s, Kronenbourg 1664 and both light and dark Asahi, and on the drinks menu are classic cocktails galore. When a couple of pints of Asahi’s got your tums rumbling, fill up with bar bites like the kielbasa sausage platter and a selection of pizzas.
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Wala Wala
31 Lorong Mambong
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Bar bites, beer and live music? If those are the three things you look for when you’re out for a good time, head down to Wala Wala and let your hair down with some good company and great music. On tap are brews like Tetley’s, Kronenbourg 1664 and both light and dark Asahi, and on the drinks menu are classic cocktails galore. When a couple of pints of Asahi’s got your tums rumbling, fill up with bar bites like the kielbasa sausage platter and a selection of pizzas.
Sightseeing
Little India is a colourful and exciting area in Singapore. Located east of the Singapore River, north of Kampong Glam, visitors will know they have arrived at the right place by the exotic aromas drifting out from family kitchens, restaurants and shops selling all kind of Indian items as well as by the business signs written mostly in Tamil. Famous for the busy Mustafa Centre, a market that stays open day and night all year round, this neighborhood is a magnet not only for serious shoppers but for those who love Indian cuisine.
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Little India
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Little India is a colourful and exciting area in Singapore. Located east of the Singapore River, north of Kampong Glam, visitors will know they have arrived at the right place by the exotic aromas drifting out from family kitchens, restaurants and shops selling all kind of Indian items as well as by the business signs written mostly in Tamil. Famous for the busy Mustafa Centre, a market that stays open day and night all year round, this neighborhood is a magnet not only for serious shoppers but for those who love Indian cuisine.
Singapore Night Safari is truly a unique attraction. It is not only an interesting place worth a visit but a leading conservation and research centre in Asia. As a zoo it offers an unusual glimpse into the nocturnal animal kingdom, with more than 59 exhibits and 1,000 animals to be seen from around the world. These include Himalayan griffon vultures, greater one-horned rhinoceroses, wildebeests and gazelles. You can simply start with the ‘Creatures of the Night’ show for a good 20-minute overview of the animals to be seen here.
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Night Safari
80 Mandai Lake Rd
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Singapore Night Safari is truly a unique attraction. It is not only an interesting place worth a visit but a leading conservation and research centre in Asia. As a zoo it offers an unusual glimpse into the nocturnal animal kingdom, with more than 59 exhibits and 1,000 animals to be seen from around the world. These include Himalayan griffon vultures, greater one-horned rhinoceroses, wildebeests and gazelles. You can simply start with the ‘Creatures of the Night’ show for a good 20-minute overview of the animals to be seen here.
The Merlion is more than just a statue. It’s a mythical symbol of Singapore, a place to take in some incredible views, and of course, is the city’s most sought after photo-op. The term ‘must see’ will forever be used to describe the Merlion, with the iconic statue attracting over a million visitors per year. Although the 70-tonne, water-spouting Merlion is the main focal point, you can also relax on the terraced seating area, which boasts some great views across the water to Marina Bay Sands.
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Merlion
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The Merlion is more than just a statue. It’s a mythical symbol of Singapore, a place to take in some incredible views, and of course, is the city’s most sought after photo-op. The term ‘must see’ will forever be used to describe the Merlion, with the iconic statue attracting over a million visitors per year. Although the 70-tonne, water-spouting Merlion is the main focal point, you can also relax on the terraced seating area, which boasts some great views across the water to Marina Bay Sands.
Chinatown is another Singapore icon; great for shopping (many swear by it as the cheapest souvenirs location in town.), to see all kind of important attractions and trying out authentic Chinese food. There are countless restaurants and hawker food vendors to choose from. Learn more about its history from the Chinatown Heritage Centre on Pagoda Street. Its main focus is on the Chinese immigrants who lived a hard life and were the main group of people who founded Singapore. Other attractions include Thian Hock Keng Temple, the oldest temple in Singapore, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Eu Yan Sang Chinese Medical Hall and Maxwell Road Food Centre.
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Chinatown
151 New Bridge Road 91 Upper Cross Street Singapore 059443/058362 New Bridge Rd
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Chinatown is another Singapore icon; great for shopping (many swear by it as the cheapest souvenirs location in town.), to see all kind of important attractions and trying out authentic Chinese food. There are countless restaurants and hawker food vendors to choose from. Learn more about its history from the Chinatown Heritage Centre on Pagoda Street. Its main focus is on the Chinese immigrants who lived a hard life and were the main group of people who founded Singapore. Other attractions include Thian Hock Keng Temple, the oldest temple in Singapore, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Eu Yan Sang Chinese Medical Hall and Maxwell Road Food Centre.
This luxurious colonial-style hotel has a long history dating back to 1887 and has become one of the most important Singapore landmarks. Among famous guests are Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II and the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The Raffles Hotel features 103 suites and 18 distinctive restaurants and bars as well as an arcade with over 40 boutiques and stores (think Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co.) Many come for the Raffles Bar experience and you can be sure to enjoy the best Singapore Sling in town. After all, it was invented here and they’ve had almost 100 years of experience at making them.
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Raffles Hotel
1 Beach Rd
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This luxurious colonial-style hotel has a long history dating back to 1887 and has become one of the most important Singapore landmarks. Among famous guests are Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II and the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The Raffles Hotel features 103 suites and 18 distinctive restaurants and bars as well as an arcade with over 40 boutiques and stores (think Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co.) Many come for the Raffles Bar experience and you can be sure to enjoy the best Singapore Sling in town. After all, it was invented here and they’ve had almost 100 years of experience at making them.
This delightful riverside development is packed full of bustling bars and restaurants, boutique shops and pumping nightclubs, attracting a steady stream of tourists alongside Singapore’s party animals. Clarke Quay’s location takes full advantage of the picturesque body of water that emerges from the city’s main river, with alfresco-style dining to be had in an endless number of eateries set around the water’s edge. Head under the futuristic, jelly-like roof and you’ll find some great shopping options as well as a plentiful supply of bars, making this a real bar-hoppers’ heaven.
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Clarke Quay
3 River Valley Rd
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This delightful riverside development is packed full of bustling bars and restaurants, boutique shops and pumping nightclubs, attracting a steady stream of tourists alongside Singapore’s party animals. Clarke Quay’s location takes full advantage of the picturesque body of water that emerges from the city’s main river, with alfresco-style dining to be had in an endless number of eateries set around the water’s edge. Head under the futuristic, jelly-like roof and you’ll find some great shopping options as well as a plentiful supply of bars, making this a real bar-hoppers’ heaven.
Singapore's famed Marina Bay is the place to go to see the city's most spectacular side. With the fast development of this cosmopolitan city-state, the whole Marina Bay area has undergone a transformation of epic proportions. The S$5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands complex is the focal point of the bay, and many of the great things to do and see in the area revolve around this epic building and resort, such as the Science Museum, Casino and various shopping, dining and nightlife options. Arrive at Marina Bay around 20:00 to catch the spectacular light show, which illuminates the water as well as several icon landmarks you've probably seen on the postcard.
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Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Ave
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Singapore's famed Marina Bay is the place to go to see the city's most spectacular side. With the fast development of this cosmopolitan city-state, the whole Marina Bay area has undergone a transformation of epic proportions. The S$5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands complex is the focal point of the bay, and many of the great things to do and see in the area revolve around this epic building and resort, such as the Science Museum, Casino and various shopping, dining and nightlife options. Arrive at Marina Bay around 20:00 to catch the spectacular light show, which illuminates the water as well as several icon landmarks you've probably seen on the postcard.
Haw Par Villa is unlike a conventional garden. It is a theme park with over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas from Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist and Chinese mythology. The Guardian newspaper has called Haw Par Villa “The theme park made in hell”. Visitors can expect to see graphic pictures of blood and gore. Small kids and even adults may be overwhelmed by the images depicted at the Haw Par Villa Park. The main highlight of Haw Par Villa is the “Ten Courts of Hell”, which has horrific portrayals of hell as per Chinese and Buddhist mythology. The reason Haw Par Villa has been added to this list is because it is a unique experience. Entry to the park is free.
Haw Par Villa MRT Station
Haw Par Villa is unlike a conventional garden. It is a theme park with over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas from Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist and Chinese mythology. The Guardian newspaper has called Haw Par Villa “The theme park made in hell”. Visitors can expect to see graphic pictures of blood and gore. Small kids and even adults may be overwhelmed by the images depicted at the Haw Par Villa Park. The main highlight of Haw Par Villa is the “Ten Courts of Hell”, which has horrific portrayals of hell as per Chinese and Buddhist mythology. The reason Haw Par Villa has been added to this list is because it is a unique experience. Entry to the park is free.
Parks & Nature
One of the oldest parks in Singapore, Mount Faber Park is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a host of activities. Take a cable car from Mount Faber to Sentosa Island and enjoy the stunning view of the horizon from above. Alternatively, you can gaze through the telescopes at one of the many lookout points that are situated at various sides of the ridge for a panoramic view of the southern part of Singapore and the southern islands. Delve into our nation’s natural heritage at Faber Point, the highest point in the park, where a mural wall depicts scenes of local historical events, and where the tree that was planted during the first Tree Planting Day stands. Mount Faber is covered by a secondary rain forest. The vegetation on the slope helps to stabilise the terrain besides beautifying the park. The park is part of the Southern Ridges, which also comprises Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve.
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Mount Faber Park
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One of the oldest parks in Singapore, Mount Faber Park is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a host of activities. Take a cable car from Mount Faber to Sentosa Island and enjoy the stunning view of the horizon from above. Alternatively, you can gaze through the telescopes at one of the many lookout points that are situated at various sides of the ridge for a panoramic view of the southern part of Singapore and the southern islands. Delve into our nation’s natural heritage at Faber Point, the highest point in the park, where a mural wall depicts scenes of local historical events, and where the tree that was planted during the first Tree Planting Day stands. Mount Faber is covered by a secondary rain forest. The vegetation on the slope helps to stabilise the terrain besides beautifying the park. The park is part of the Southern Ridges, which also comprises Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve.
Discover the beauty and wonders of nature at Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park. Uncover a world filled with rich biodiversity as you wander through the wetlands with an extensive mangrove forest of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Sungei Buloh was first opened as a Nature Park in 1993. In 2002, 130 hectares were officially gazetted as a Nature Reserve and renamed Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to better reflect its status. In the same year, it was recognised as a site of international importance for migratory birds and awarded a certificate by Wetlands International, marking the reserve's formal entry into the East Asian Australasian Shorebird Site Network, which includes Australia's Kakadu National Park, China's Mai Po – Inner Deep Bay and Japan's Yatsu Tidal Flats. And in 2003, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve became Singapore's first ASEAN Heritage Park. Since then Sungei Buloh has expanded to include 202ha of mangroves, mudflats, ponds and forests, providing an even larger sanctuary for the flora and fauna that call it home. This includes the newest extension that houses a brand new Visitor Centre and new trails for visitors to explore and enjoy. This new extension is situated along Kranji Way, and is easily accessible by public transport, bringing Sungei Buloh even closer to the public. Throughout the year: Trek through this ecological jewel’s many trails and discover its native inhabitants such as mudskippers, crabs, shellfish, water snakes, birds, spiders, monitor lizards and otters. Admire the beauty of resident birds such as herons, kingfishers and sunbirds. Seasonal from September to March: During the migratory season, catch sight of the diverse flocks of shorebirds or waders including plovers and sandpipers.
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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
301 Neo Tiew Cres
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Discover the beauty and wonders of nature at Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park. Uncover a world filled with rich biodiversity as you wander through the wetlands with an extensive mangrove forest of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Sungei Buloh was first opened as a Nature Park in 1993. In 2002, 130 hectares were officially gazetted as a Nature Reserve and renamed Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to better reflect its status. In the same year, it was recognised as a site of international importance for migratory birds and awarded a certificate by Wetlands International, marking the reserve's formal entry into the East Asian Australasian Shorebird Site Network, which includes Australia's Kakadu National Park, China's Mai Po – Inner Deep Bay and Japan's Yatsu Tidal Flats. And in 2003, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve became Singapore's first ASEAN Heritage Park. Since then Sungei Buloh has expanded to include 202ha of mangroves, mudflats, ponds and forests, providing an even larger sanctuary for the flora and fauna that call it home. This includes the newest extension that houses a brand new Visitor Centre and new trails for visitors to explore and enjoy. This new extension is situated along Kranji Way, and is easily accessible by public transport, bringing Sungei Buloh even closer to the public. Throughout the year: Trek through this ecological jewel’s many trails and discover its native inhabitants such as mudskippers, crabs, shellfish, water snakes, birds, spiders, monitor lizards and otters. Admire the beauty of resident birds such as herons, kingfishers and sunbirds. Seasonal from September to March: During the migratory season, catch sight of the diverse flocks of shorebirds or waders including plovers and sandpipers.
As the name suggests, Chinese and Japanese Gardens are two charming gardens which are designed as per Chinese and Japanese architecture. The two gardens are joined by the 13 arch “Bai Hong Qiao” (White Rainbow) bridge. The lovely “Bai Hong Qiao” bridge is based on the Bridge at the Summer Palace in Beijing. The 13.5-hectare Chinese Garden is designed on the North China Sung Dynasty style of architecture. Key features of the Chinese Garden are the twin Pagodas, the 7-storey Pagoda based on the Ling Ku Temple Pagoda at Nanjing, Peking style Stone Boat and Tea House, four Chinese Pavilions, Suzhou-style Bonsai Garden with over 2,000 miniature trees, statues of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac and 100 year old pomegranate trees from Shantung in China. Kids will love the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum with over 200 turtles and tortoises. The design of the adjoining Japanese Garden is based on the ancient “Muromachi” and “Azuchi–Momoyama” style. The Chinese and Japanese Gardens are built on two pieces of land on the small Jurong Lake.
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Chinese Garden
1 Chinese Garden Road
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As the name suggests, Chinese and Japanese Gardens are two charming gardens which are designed as per Chinese and Japanese architecture. The two gardens are joined by the 13 arch “Bai Hong Qiao” (White Rainbow) bridge. The lovely “Bai Hong Qiao” bridge is based on the Bridge at the Summer Palace in Beijing. The 13.5-hectare Chinese Garden is designed on the North China Sung Dynasty style of architecture. Key features of the Chinese Garden are the twin Pagodas, the 7-storey Pagoda based on the Ling Ku Temple Pagoda at Nanjing, Peking style Stone Boat and Tea House, four Chinese Pavilions, Suzhou-style Bonsai Garden with over 2,000 miniature trees, statues of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac and 100 year old pomegranate trees from Shantung in China. Kids will love the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum with over 200 turtles and tortoises. The design of the adjoining Japanese Garden is based on the ancient “Muromachi” and “Azuchi–Momoyama” style. The Chinese and Japanese Gardens are built on two pieces of land on the small Jurong Lake.
The beautiful East Coast Park is a Beach Park along 15 Kms of sandy beach. Spread over 185 hectare, East Coast Park is Singapore’s largest park. East Coast Park is a great place for family picnics with barbeque pits at various places along the beach. Visitors to the East Coast Park can enjoy a range of sport activities, leisurely walks, food options and entertainment. It is a common site to see people camping, barbequing, cycling, rollerblading, flying kites, swimming in the sea, jogging, walking, cable skiing, sailing, kayaking, wind surfing, fishing, playing beach volleyball, mini-golf and visiting restaurants. Xtreme Skatepark @ East Coast is an international quality skate park. Showers and toilets are available throughout the park. The “West Coast Park” is a similar sea facing park in the West of Singapore.
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East Coast Park
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The beautiful East Coast Park is a Beach Park along 15 Kms of sandy beach. Spread over 185 hectare, East Coast Park is Singapore’s largest park. East Coast Park is a great place for family picnics with barbeque pits at various places along the beach. Visitors to the East Coast Park can enjoy a range of sport activities, leisurely walks, food options and entertainment. It is a common site to see people camping, barbequing, cycling, rollerblading, flying kites, swimming in the sea, jogging, walking, cable skiing, sailing, kayaking, wind surfing, fishing, playing beach volleyball, mini-golf and visiting restaurants. Xtreme Skatepark @ East Coast is an international quality skate park. Showers and toilets are available throughout the park. The “West Coast Park” is a similar sea facing park in the West of Singapore.
Spread over 400 acres, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is home to 40% of Singapore’s flora and fauna. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is among the oldest forest reserve in Singapore. In the first half of the 20th century much of Singapore’s rainforest had been cut down for timber; but Bukit Timah Nature Reserve was protected. Today it is the largest primary rainforest in Singapore. The Nature Reserve gets its name from “Bukit Timah”, the tallest hill (163.63 meters) in Singapore. Bukit Timah Reserve is a great place for nature lovers and hikers. It has multiple hiking trails, which are rated Easy, Moderate and Difficult. All these trails lead to the top of Bukit Timah hill which has lovely views of Upper Peirce Reservoir and surrounding areas. Visitors can also enjoy rock climbing and mountain biking at the reserve.
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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
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Spread over 400 acres, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is home to 40% of Singapore’s flora and fauna. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is among the oldest forest reserve in Singapore. In the first half of the 20th century much of Singapore’s rainforest had been cut down for timber; but Bukit Timah Nature Reserve was protected. Today it is the largest primary rainforest in Singapore. The Nature Reserve gets its name from “Bukit Timah”, the tallest hill (163.63 meters) in Singapore. Bukit Timah Reserve is a great place for nature lovers and hikers. It has multiple hiking trails, which are rated Easy, Moderate and Difficult. All these trails lead to the top of Bukit Timah hill which has lovely views of Upper Peirce Reservoir and surrounding areas. Visitors can also enjoy rock climbing and mountain biking at the reserve.
MacRitchie Reservoir Park is the oldest park in Singapore. MacRitchie Reservoir Park is located along Singapore’s largest water reservoir, “MacRitchie Reservoir”, which is almost geographically in the center of Singapore. A key attraction is the “TreeTop Walk”, which is a 250 meter long suspension bridge over the tall forest trees that connect the two highest points (Bukit Pierce and Bukit Kalang) in MacRitchie. The MacRitchie Nature Trail is an 11 Km pathway in the tropical rainforest of Singapore’s Central Catchment Nature Reserve. There is also a shorter 3 Km Nature Trail through the rainforest, which connects MacRitchie Reservoir Park with the Singapore Island Country Club. There are signposts along the Nature trails. Visitors can also enjoy kayaking, canoeing and fishing at the reservoir. Visitors may get opportunity to see long-tailed macaque monkeys, owls, flying lemurs (colugos), monitor lizards and other forest animals. Water sports orientation courses are conducted at MacRitchie Reservoir Park and kayaks and canoes are available on rent. NOTE: MacRitchie Nature Trail is CLOSED on MONDAY. NOTE: Entrance to “TreeTop Walk” is only from the Ranger Station.
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MacRitchie Reservoir
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MacRitchie Reservoir Park is the oldest park in Singapore. MacRitchie Reservoir Park is located along Singapore’s largest water reservoir, “MacRitchie Reservoir”, which is almost geographically in the center of Singapore. A key attraction is the “TreeTop Walk”, which is a 250 meter long suspension bridge over the tall forest trees that connect the two highest points (Bukit Pierce and Bukit Kalang) in MacRitchie. The MacRitchie Nature Trail is an 11 Km pathway in the tropical rainforest of Singapore’s Central Catchment Nature Reserve. There is also a shorter 3 Km Nature Trail through the rainforest, which connects MacRitchie Reservoir Park with the Singapore Island Country Club. There are signposts along the Nature trails. Visitors can also enjoy kayaking, canoeing and fishing at the reservoir. Visitors may get opportunity to see long-tailed macaque monkeys, owls, flying lemurs (colugos), monitor lizards and other forest animals. Water sports orientation courses are conducted at MacRitchie Reservoir Park and kayaks and canoes are available on rent. NOTE: MacRitchie Nature Trail is CLOSED on MONDAY. NOTE: Entrance to “TreeTop Walk” is only from the Ranger Station.
Singapore’s Southern Ridges is not a park, but a 10 Km connecting trail that links the following 5 parks – Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. Singapore’s Southern Ridges has 8 walking trails which are on the hills. Key attractions of The Southern Ridges are the beautiful views of Singapore city, greenery, birds and amazing bridges along the trail. The 8 trails of The Southern Ridges are Henderson Waves (shaped like 7 waves, it is Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge), Faber Trail (1 Km long trail through the Mount Faber Park, it has spectacular views of Southern Singapore), Forest Walk (offers lovely views of the forest in Telok Blangah Hill Park), Alexandra Arch (it has a nice curved deck), Floral Walk (it is lined with flowering plants), Marang Trail (800 meter trail passes through secondary forest), Hilltop Walk (1 Km trail through Telok Blangah Hill Park) and Canopy Walk (this trail passes through a secondary forest). Birds attracting native trees have been planted in the “Singing Forest” along the Southern Ridges. NOTE: Each of the five parks/reserves of the Southern Ridges (Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Par, Labrador Nature Reserve) has its own special character and is worthy of being listed in the Top 10 Best Gardens of Singapore. Since they are located close to one another, this author has clubbed them in one listing.
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Southern Ridges
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Singapore’s Southern Ridges is not a park, but a 10 Km connecting trail that links the following 5 parks – Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. Singapore’s Southern Ridges has 8 walking trails which are on the hills. Key attractions of The Southern Ridges are the beautiful views of Singapore city, greenery, birds and amazing bridges along the trail. The 8 trails of The Southern Ridges are Henderson Waves (shaped like 7 waves, it is Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge), Faber Trail (1 Km long trail through the Mount Faber Park, it has spectacular views of Southern Singapore), Forest Walk (offers lovely views of the forest in Telok Blangah Hill Park), Alexandra Arch (it has a nice curved deck), Floral Walk (it is lined with flowering plants), Marang Trail (800 meter trail passes through secondary forest), Hilltop Walk (1 Km trail through Telok Blangah Hill Park) and Canopy Walk (this trail passes through a secondary forest). Birds attracting native trees have been planted in the “Singing Forest” along the Southern Ridges. NOTE: Each of the five parks/reserves of the Southern Ridges (Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Par, Labrador Nature Reserve) has its own special character and is worthy of being listed in the Top 10 Best Gardens of Singapore. Since they are located close to one another, this author has clubbed them in one listing.
Located in Downtown Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is an important tourist destination. Spread over 101 hectares, key attractions at Gardens by the Bay include Supertrees (vertical tree shaped gardens 25 to 50 meters in height), OCBC Skyway (an elevated walkway connecting 2 Supertrees), Flower Dome (conservatory which consisting of 7 different gardens, and is the world’s largest column-less glasshouse), Cloud Forest (conservatory with a 42 meter Cloud Mountain with a 35 meter waterfall), 380,000 plants, Children’s Garden (Far East Organization), Heritage Garden, Flower Market, Sun Pavilion (housing plants found in deserts and dry lands), Tree house, Adventure Trail, long waterfront promenades, OCBC Garden Rhapsody (Light and Music show), 2 lakes (Dragonfly Lake and Kingfisher Lakes) with lovely boardwalk and much more. Children love to get wet in the Far East Organization Children’s Garden, so do remember to get swimwear and a change of clothes. NOTE: The Children’s Garden is CLOSED on Mondays (or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday). NOTE: Except for the 2 Conservatories (Cloud Forest and Flower Dome) and the OCBC Skyway, entry to all other attractions at the Gardens by the Bay is FREE.
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Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Dr
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Located in Downtown Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is an important tourist destination. Spread over 101 hectares, key attractions at Gardens by the Bay include Supertrees (vertical tree shaped gardens 25 to 50 meters in height), OCBC Skyway (an elevated walkway connecting 2 Supertrees), Flower Dome (conservatory which consisting of 7 different gardens, and is the world’s largest column-less glasshouse), Cloud Forest (conservatory with a 42 meter Cloud Mountain with a 35 meter waterfall), 380,000 plants, Children’s Garden (Far East Organization), Heritage Garden, Flower Market, Sun Pavilion (housing plants found in deserts and dry lands), Tree house, Adventure Trail, long waterfront promenades, OCBC Garden Rhapsody (Light and Music show), 2 lakes (Dragonfly Lake and Kingfisher Lakes) with lovely boardwalk and much more. Children love to get wet in the Far East Organization Children’s Garden, so do remember to get swimwear and a change of clothes. NOTE: The Children’s Garden is CLOSED on Mondays (or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday). NOTE: Except for the 2 Conservatories (Cloud Forest and Flower Dome) and the OCBC Skyway, entry to all other attractions at the Gardens by the Bay is FREE.
Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of Singapore’s most popular gardens. Spread over 74 hectare, Singapore Botanic Gardens has many themed gardens, an amazing Orchid garden, Children’s play area, three lakes, performance stage, a museum (SBG Heritage Museum) and a café. A key attraction of the Singapore Botanic Gardens is the colourful National Orchid Garden, which is home to 1000 Orchid species and 2000 Orchid hybrids. This is the only part of the garden which has an entry fee; rest of the park is free for visitors. Mini gardens within Singapore Botanic Gardens include Evolution Garden, Ginger Garden, Rain Forest Garden, Tan Hoon Siang Misthouse, Bonsai Garden, Sun Garden, Healing Garden, Fragrant Garden, Foliage Garden and Trellis Garden. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is the first Children’s garden in Asia. The Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage on Symphony Lake grabs attention. The Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra and others hold musical concerts on the stage with the audience sitting on the gentle slopes of Palm Valley. The three lakes in Singapore Botanic Gardens are Swan Lake, Eco-Lake, and Symphony Lake. The Learning Forest and Marshland are the two new attractions at Singapore Botanical Gardens. NOTE: Except for the National Orchid Garden, entry to all other attractions at Singapore Botanic Gardens is FREE.
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Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Rd
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Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of Singapore’s most popular gardens. Spread over 74 hectare, Singapore Botanic Gardens has many themed gardens, an amazing Orchid garden, Children’s play area, three lakes, performance stage, a museum (SBG Heritage Museum) and a café. A key attraction of the Singapore Botanic Gardens is the colourful National Orchid Garden, which is home to 1000 Orchid species and 2000 Orchid hybrids. This is the only part of the garden which has an entry fee; rest of the park is free for visitors. Mini gardens within Singapore Botanic Gardens include Evolution Garden, Ginger Garden, Rain Forest Garden, Tan Hoon Siang Misthouse, Bonsai Garden, Sun Garden, Healing Garden, Fragrant Garden, Foliage Garden and Trellis Garden. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is the first Children’s garden in Asia. The Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage on Symphony Lake grabs attention. The Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra and others hold musical concerts on the stage with the audience sitting on the gentle slopes of Palm Valley. The three lakes in Singapore Botanic Gardens are Swan Lake, Eco-Lake, and Symphony Lake. The Learning Forest and Marshland are the two new attractions at Singapore Botanical Gardens. NOTE: Except for the National Orchid Garden, entry to all other attractions at Singapore Botanic Gardens is FREE.
Arts & Culture
As the name suggests, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands beautifully fuses art and science to tell fascinating stories. This premier venue houses a constantly changing line-up of major international touring exhibitions, brought in through collaborations with organisations such as the American Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institute and world-renowned furniture designer Herman Miller.
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ArtScience Museum
6 Bayfront Ave
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As the name suggests, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands beautifully fuses art and science to tell fascinating stories. This premier venue houses a constantly changing line-up of major international touring exhibitions, brought in through collaborations with organisations such as the American Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institute and world-renowned furniture designer Herman Miller.
Watch a concert in the park Situated on an islet in the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Symphony Lake, the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage is an idyllic venue for open-air concerts, with the audience sitting at the water’s edge. Of the monthly concerts held – from jazz, Latin and classical to pop and R&B – the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s free, biannual ‘SSO in the Park’ is the most popular. Symphony Lake, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd (6471 7138, www.sbg.org.sg). Botanic Gardens. Admission is free.
Shaw Symphony Stage
1 Cluny Rd
Watch a concert in the park Situated on an islet in the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Symphony Lake, the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage is an idyllic venue for open-air concerts, with the audience sitting at the water’s edge. Of the monthly concerts held – from jazz, Latin and classical to pop and R&B – the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s free, biannual ‘SSO in the Park’ is the most popular. Symphony Lake, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd (6471 7138, www.sbg.org.sg). Botanic Gardens. Admission is free.
Set within the lush grounds of the former army training ground, Gillman Barracks is home to some of the world’s top galleries located in five buildings. It’s easy to get lost in the massive compound so wear your most comfortable togs and arrive in the late afternoon. Some of our favourites include FOST Gallery, Sundaram Tagore Gallery Singapore and Pearl Lam Galleries.
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Gillman Barracks
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Set within the lush grounds of the former army training ground, Gillman Barracks is home to some of the world’s top galleries located in five buildings. It’s easy to get lost in the massive compound so wear your most comfortable togs and arrive in the late afternoon. Some of our favourites include FOST Gallery, Sundaram Tagore Gallery Singapore and Pearl Lam Galleries.
Formerly a Catholic boys’ school, the intimate building that now houses the Singapore Art Museum features a number of small, unusual and hidden gallery spaces scattered throughout the building – many of which house longrunning exhibitions showcasing their impressive collection of South-East Asian contemporary art, including a number of notable ‘pioneer’ works.
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Singapore Art Museum
8 Queen St
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Formerly a Catholic boys’ school, the intimate building that now houses the Singapore Art Museum features a number of small, unusual and hidden gallery spaces scattered throughout the building – many of which house longrunning exhibitions showcasing their impressive collection of South-East Asian contemporary art, including a number of notable ‘pioneer’ works.
Love or hate its design, Singapore’s premier performing arts centre Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is now one of the city’s iconic landmarks (it’s also known as ‘the durian’ for its distinctive domes) and a world-class artistic venue, hosting concerts and performances by local troupes such as the Singapore Dance Theatre or international touring companies like the Royal Shakespeare Company in its 1,600-seat Concert Hall and the 2,000-seat Theatre. There’s also the Outdoor Theatre for music festivals like Baybeats and other free concerts, a black box Theatre Studio (seating 220) and a Recital Studio (245).
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Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore
1 Esplanade Dr
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Love or hate its design, Singapore’s premier performing arts centre Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is now one of the city’s iconic landmarks (it’s also known as ‘the durian’ for its distinctive domes) and a world-class artistic venue, hosting concerts and performances by local troupes such as the Singapore Dance Theatre or international touring companies like the Royal Shakespeare Company in its 1,600-seat Concert Hall and the 2,000-seat Theatre. There’s also the Outdoor Theatre for music festivals like Baybeats and other free concerts, a black box Theatre Studio (seating 220) and a Recital Studio (245).
One of Singapore's largest and most impressive museums, the Asian Civilisations Museum has 11 galleries showcasing more than 1,300 artefacts from the civilisations of China, South-East Asia, South Asia and West Asia. The permanent exhibition, Singapore River Gallery, tells the stories of coolies, indigenous Orang Laut (or ‘Sea People’) and fresh-off-the-boat Europeans (Gallery 1).
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Asian Civilisations Museum
1 Empress Pl
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One of Singapore's largest and most impressive museums, the Asian Civilisations Museum has 11 galleries showcasing more than 1,300 artefacts from the civilisations of China, South-East Asia, South Asia and West Asia. The permanent exhibition, Singapore River Gallery, tells the stories of coolies, indigenous Orang Laut (or ‘Sea People’) and fresh-off-the-boat Europeans (Gallery 1).
The name Peranakan describes both a rich culture and a unique ethnic group, arising from the meeting of Chinese and Malay peoples. They’re known for their delicious cooking, but if you can’t wrangle a dinner invitation, head to the ten-gallery Peranakan Museum for the world’s largest and best overview of Peranakan life over three floors. Explore documents and artefacts – jewellery, silver, furniture, textiles and crockery predominate – brought to life through interactive and multimedia stations.
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Peranakan Museum
39 Armenian St
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The name Peranakan describes both a rich culture and a unique ethnic group, arising from the meeting of Chinese and Malay peoples. They’re known for their delicious cooking, but if you can’t wrangle a dinner invitation, head to the ten-gallery Peranakan Museum for the world’s largest and best overview of Peranakan life over three floors. Explore documents and artefacts – jewellery, silver, furniture, textiles and crockery predominate – brought to life through interactive and multimedia stations.
Shopping
Founded in 1932, TANGS is Singapore’s oldest department store and an iconic shopping destination along Orchard Road. It is where you can find an exclusive selection of both international and home grown labels, including Aijek, Carrie K., Ling Wu, and IN GOOD COMPANY. With loads of wonderful must-haves in-store, you’ll appreciate the store’s bag deposit services, personal shoppers, and excellent customer care. Plus, shoppers who spend a minimum of $300 also enjoy complimentary delivery – sweet!
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Tangs
310 Orchard Rd
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Founded in 1932, TANGS is Singapore’s oldest department store and an iconic shopping destination along Orchard Road. It is where you can find an exclusive selection of both international and home grown labels, including Aijek, Carrie K., Ling Wu, and IN GOOD COMPANY. With loads of wonderful must-haves in-store, you’ll appreciate the store’s bag deposit services, personal shoppers, and excellent customer care. Plus, shoppers who spend a minimum of $300 also enjoy complimentary delivery – sweet!
Find a well-curated selection of artisanal wares – accessories, jewellery, totes and backpacks, even tech accessories and the cutest cushion covers – made by young, emerging crafters and makers at this quaint store above coffee house and roaster Chye Seng Huat Hardware.
The General Co
115 King George's Ave
Find a well-curated selection of artisanal wares – accessories, jewellery, totes and backpacks, even tech accessories and the cutest cushion covers – made by young, emerging crafters and makers at this quaint store above coffee house and roaster Chye Seng Huat Hardware.
A store, an artist residency studio, a gallery, a space for people to escape, this tranquil spot is inspired by local experience and has a loyal local patronage. It stocks an array of wittily and handsomely designed souvenirs as well as being a cool space just to hang out.
Supermama
A store, an artist residency studio, a gallery, a space for people to escape, this tranquil spot is inspired by local experience and has a loyal local patronage. It stocks an array of wittily and handsomely designed souvenirs as well as being a cool space just to hang out.
Set up by two fashion-loving best friends, this humble little local shop tucked in a quiet corner of the hip Tiong Bahru estate offers charming little trinkets and edgy, up-to-date fashion pieces for the ladies. Look out for fab local labels Aijek and Yumumu.
Nana & Bird
79 Chay Yan St
Set up by two fashion-loving best friends, this humble little local shop tucked in a quiet corner of the hip Tiong Bahru estate offers charming little trinkets and edgy, up-to-date fashion pieces for the ladies. Look out for fab local labels Aijek and Yumumu.
Mud Rock Ceramics
85 Maude Rd
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