If you picture Singapore, it’s more than likely you’ll imagine a neon-lit, ultra-modern cityscape defined by the characteristic Marina Bay Sands hotel. Here, public transport is incredibly efficient, and the most delicious street food is surprisingly cheap. In the central part of Singapore, pay a visit to Gardens by the Bay – especially futuristic after sundown – and let this futuristic urban outdoor recreation space enchant you. Spend time at the legendary hotel Raffles, where the Singapore Sling cocktail was invented by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. Wander around the glorious Singapore Botanic Gardens, founded in 1859. Even a trip to the airport is memorable in Singapore – recently voted the world’s best – with its ‘rain vortex’ sound and light show, and orchid and butterfly gardens – we can’t think of a better place to wait for boarding to begin!
8 November 2023