For some people, Singapore is a stop-over destination on their journeys further East. But, by flying straight in and out again, they are missing out on countless amazing experiences.
It’s a thriving and modern city that also combines a rich heritage, not to mention a true melting pot of cultures, along with some of the most breath-taking architecture in the world.
Passionbuz.com emphasises visitors can have the peace of mind that it’s one of the world’s safest cities, and it’s also one of the cleanest. This is thanks to its now famous crackdown on everything from dropping litter to chewing gum.
As befits a vibrant 21st century city, it also caters for visitors looking for the highest levels of luxury in everything from how they travel around to where they spend their leisure time. We could list a hundred ways to indulge yourself, but we’ve picked just ten instead. You can work through the other 90 next time you visit.
Charter yourself a luxury yacht
Because it’s an island city one of the best ways to explore it from the water is to charter yourself a yacht for the day. There is always a wide choice available from the ONE 15 Marina and most come fully crewed and ready to treat you to a day of pure indulgence.
Theculturetrip.com discovered it’s a great way to get out to neighbouring islands like St. John’s or Pulau Ubin which remain an oasis of calm and tranquiity.
Get a bird’s eye view of the island
Alternatively, take to the skies for a stunning 45-minute helicopter trip around Singapore. You’ll not only get an aerial view that will help to orientate you in the city, it will even take you as far as the stunning and unspoilt environment of the Bukit Timah nature reserve. You’ll even have two-way headsets so you can receive running commentary and ask the pilot any questions you have about what you’re seeing below.
Try indoor skydiving
We wouldn’t ask you to take a leap of faith from your helicopter, but we can recommend the I Fly indoor sky-diving experience. As you jump from the five-storey high tower, powerful fans blow air at speeds of up to 180 km/h to recreate the experience of a 12,000 foot parachute jump – with a soft landing guaranteed.
Trust to luck at the Marina Bay Sands Casino
Everything is on the grand scale at the Marina Bay Sands Casino from the Swarovski crystal chandeliers that adorn its entrance to the 1,000 gaming tables and 1,400 slots machines, It’s also famous for its poker room. So it might be a good idea to sharpen up your skills online at a site like 888poker.com before you take the plunge.
Take a dip in the world’s largest rooftop pool
The Marina Bay Sands Hotel is also home to a pool that will give you a swimming experience like never before. Situated on the 57 floor and giving you panoramic 360 degree panoramic views, it’s also an infinity pool so it really does feel like you’re swimming to the edge of the world.
Relax with a Raffles Singapore Sling
You’ll always find Raffles reccomended by visitsingapore.com high up in the list of the world’s most famous hotels and a byword for luxury and sophistication. It has so much heritage that it even has its own historian, Leslie Danker, who also happens to be the hotel’s longest serving employee. Ask him and he’ll no doubt tell you about how the famous cocktail was invented there in 1915 – as well as directing you to the bar to enjoy one for yourself.
Enjoy fine dining at Waku Ghin
If you’re looking for a Michelin star dining experience you’ll find it at the Waku Ghin Japanese restaurant. The exquisite menu has been devised by celebrity chef Tetsuya Wakuda and focuses on using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Signature dishes include Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Caviar and Wagyu and there are also no less than three private dining rooms.
Wake up to an underwater ocean view
Draw back the curtains in one of the eleven Ocean Suites of the Resorts World Sentosa and you’ll be greeted with a spectacular underwater view of the SEA Aquarium with rays and a whole shoal of other colourful fish gliding gracefully by. To complete the underwater experience, the suites’ bathtubs are even positioned next to the tempered glass window.
Go on, pamper yourself
To make your stay at the Resorts World Sentosa an even more uplifting experience, indulge in a little pampering in the hotel’s luxury spa and wellness centre. With a Crystal Steam Room and a number of Rock Saunas you can complement these with a treatment or two to leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and invigorated as well.
Create your own fragrance
What better souvenir of your Singapore visit than your very own persoanl fragrance? Head for the Fullerton Hotel where you will find the Fragrance Du Bois Singapore. Here a master perfumier will help to create a unique scent to your personal preferences. Then it will be packaged in a fine crystal bottle for you to take home and enjoy. As you can see, Singapore has plenty to offer anyone in the search of a little luxury. So whether for you that means fine dining, luxurious accommodation or even adrenalin-fuelled thrills, you know where to come.