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|21 Sep|3 mins

If Singapore Isn't On Your Bucket List, It Should Be

The perfect excuse for a long weekend away
Lucy E Cousins
21 Sep
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If you’ve seen Crazy Rich Asians, you’ve probably started thinking about how damn pretty Singapore looked in that movie. In fact, you might even be one of the thousands of people who actually searched for flights in the days after it premiered. Amazing Kayak saw a 41 percent increase in Singapore quotes this year!

It makes sense though. Singapore is pretty amazing (it never gets below 23 degrees… talk about endless summer). And while the blockbuster trilogy – yes, two more movies are coming – featured quite a few of Singapore’s attractions… here are our picks that put Singapore on our must-visit list.

Advice
|21 Sep|3 mins

If Singapore Isn't On Your Bucket List, It Should Be

The perfect excuse for a long weekend away
Lucy E Cousins
21 Sep
Share:

If you’ve seen Crazy Rich Asians, you’ve probably started thinking about how damn pretty Singapore looked in that movie. In fact, you might even be one of the thousands of people who actually searched for flights in the days after it premiered. Amazing Kayak saw a 41 percent increase in Singapore quotes this year!

It makes sense though. Singapore is pretty amazing (it never gets below 23 degrees… talk about endless summer). And while the blockbuster trilogy – yes, two more movies are coming – featured quite a few of Singapore’s attractions… here are our picks that put Singapore on our must-visit list.

Image via @visit_singapore

Walk among super-sized trees

There’s a reason Singapore is called the ‘City of Gardens’; over half of the island is made up of thick, lush greenery. One of the most stunning areas is Gardens by the Bay – a landscaped wonder of 101 hectares of reclaimed land. Made up of three architecturally led gardens, our favourite is the one containing super-sized trees, which look right out of Avatar. These huge structures, connected by a suspended walkway, are up to 16 storeys high and have incredible views out over the city.

Swim at the world's highest rooftop pool

Near the Gardens of the Bay is the infinity pool of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Set in three tall buildings, joined at the top by a connected level, this luxe hotel is now iconic on the Singapore skyline. And for good reason. Yes, the rooms are beautifully designed and they offer award-winning dining (expected), but the reason you’d fork out the big bucks to stay there (or visit as a guest) is this rooftop infinity pool, overlooking the whole city. It must be grammed to be believed.

Image via @visit_singapore

Eat at award-winning night markets

Singapore’s night food markets are some of the best in the world – incredibly, the cheapest Michelin-starred eatery can actually be found there. Look out for the lines; it’s called Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle. And obviously, we totally recommend it. But if the crowds are too big, try out some of the chilli crab dishes (invented in Singapore) and some of the dumplings stalls – washed down with a local beer, of course.

Experience the world’s best airport

An airport as an attraction? YES. Singapore airport has a cactus garden, a sunflower garden and a huge (and incredibly calming) butterfly garden. Not to mention the 12-metre high slide in Terminal Three … every $10 spent at the airport gives you a free ride. Oh, and did we mention the rooftop pool and Jacuzzi, and the 24-hour free cinema? Yep, you might want to get to the airport a little early. Or hope for a delay.

Lucy E Cousins
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