From shopping malls and skyscrapers to ancient rainforest and delicious street food, a hotel break in Singapore is a journey to another world.
Formerly a colonial trading outpost, today Singapore offers a wonderful blend of tradition and modernity, and a unique melting pot of Chinese, Malay and Indian cultural influences. Known as Asia’s ‘Red Dot’, the world’s only island city-state is famous for shopping malls, futuristic architecture and cutting-edge technology, but there are also plenty of amazing attractions to experience outdoors, including ancient rainforest, sandy beaches and the UNESCO-listed Singapore Botanic Gardens. The iconic Merlion statue, the most famous landmark in Singapore, offers stunning views of the skyline and the Marina Bay Sands, where a spectacular light show can be enjoyed every evening at 8pm. Another unmissable part of any hotel break in Singapore is a visit Chinatown, where authentic Chinese eateries and nightmarkets jostle alongside hip cafés and the fascinating Chinatown Heritage Centre. Meanwhile the vibrant neighbourhood of Little India has a bohemian atmosphere and an excellent variety of Indian and international cuisines, as well as beautiful Hindu and Buddhist temples, mosques and churches that reflect Singapore’s multicultural identity. There are also plenty of great nightlife options at Clarke Quay, with picturesque al fresco dining at floating restaurants on refurbished junks (Chinese sailing ships), and a fantastic bar scene attracting tourists and locals alike.