Singapore is a beautiful, bustling city, and it can be hard to decide what to do on a visit there. Spend a day shopping for a new wardrobe, followed by an indulgent night at your hotel. Explore the picturesque Botanic Gardens during the day, then treat yourself to a night on the town while trying the local food. Whether you spend a week or just have a few days to visit, there’s plenty to do in Singapore.
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Shop to Your Heart’s Delight
As if there were ever a need for an excuse to go shopping, Singapore has plenty of places to shop. Head to local shops for beautiful handmade jewelry and dresses. For more high-end fashion, Haji Lane has everything you need to feel fashionable. If electronics is what you’re looking for, the Funan Digitalife Mall is the place to go for discounts. There’s so much shopping to be done here that you might need to bring an extra suitcase!
Relax at Luxurious Hotels
A day of shopping can be exhausting, though, so head back to one of Singapore’s luxurious hotels afterward to relax and get a spa treatment. If a cocktail is more your style, walk down to the hotel lounge to mingle and have a nightcap before resting your head on your fluffy pillow. Treat yourself to room service in the morning for breakfast, or head down to the buffet for a quick breakfast to fuel you up before you head out.
Indulge in Local Food
Singapore is known for having a wide mixture of different Asian foods. Enjoy the fresh noodles in a bowl of pho at a Vietnamese restaurant, try spicy pad Thai at a Thai restaurant, or fill your plate at a Chinese buffet. If you need a change, European restaurants, including Italian and French eateries, can be found as well. You won’t get bored with this many culinary options available.
Walk Through the Botanic Gardens
Visiting the beautiful Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must. Feel a sudden peace of mind as you walk through a rainforest full of blooming orchids just outside the city. Spend a few hours here relaxing and enjoying the scenery. It’s also a great place to people watch — joggers are common, as are tai chi enthusiasts practicing.
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When planning your nights out, make sure to put Chinatown on your list (subway stops DT18 or NE5) — the area comes alive at night. Try out your bargaining skills at the Night Market, then have a traditional Chinese meal for dinner. It’s also worth stopping at a Chinese medicinal shop, where you can learn about the origins and uses of traditional Chinese medicine.
From shopping for high-end fashion accessories to dining on delicious Chinese food, there’s always fun to be had in Singapore. Make sure you pick a comfortable hotel to return to every night so that you can focus on exploring the city by day. You’ll be sure to sleep well at night!
This post was created in collaboration with IHG.
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