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Our pick of Singapore’s best bits


In the city’s largest guest rooms, at the Ritz Carlton Millenia. Award-winning dining, skyline or bay views, a tropical garden with waterfalls and a pool, and a 4,200 piece contemporary art collection – all a short walk from the city’s Marina shopping centre.

Marina Sands Complex
Marina Sands Complex

At Les Amis, for famous fare. Savour their signature Gillardeu oysters or Wagyu rib eye cooked in hay, washed down with wine from their 2,000-strong list. Feeling adventurous? Singaporean street food is renowned; try local favourite Bak Chor Mee.

SIngaporean street food
Singaporean street food

Chin chow for unique local flavours; a sweet and refreshing drink comprised of grass jelly and cold soymilk. In the evening, try the famous Singapore Sling − a fruity, gin-infused cocktail, available from its birthplace, at the Raffles Hotel bar.

Singapore Sling on the bar at the Raffles Hotel
Singapore Sling on the bar at the Raffles Hotel

The Singapore Botanic Gardens in the cool early morning. Open 5am to midnight, they’re perfect for gentle strolls through swaths of untouched rainforest and admission is free. Take time to chill out among the verdant lawns, waterfalls, and gentle streams.

A pagoda in the Botanic Gardens
A pagoda in the Botanic Gardens
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