Stay and Play in Singapore

Posted May 23rd, 2016

Strategically-located in the heart of Southeast Asia, and with daily air connections from every Australian capital city, Singapore is a natural hub of the region.  A city that continually reinvents itself, Singapore may be small in size, but she’s big on delivery, offering a range of fascinating and authentic experiences that are easily accessible in a clean, green, compact destination.  Her two cruise terminals are just 30 minutes drive from the airport, and 10 minutes to the city centre.  With the wealth of options available, Singapore is the perfect choice in which to start or end an Asia cruise.

There is so much to explore and experience in Singapore – here are our 6 favourite hot spots.

Eat

Singapore’s reputation as a food paradise is legendary. The immense range of options, from affordable hawker fare through to fine-dining, breakfast through to supper, is astounding.  No wonder then, that a common greeting in Singapore is “Have you eaten yet?”.

Gluttons Bay in Raffles Avenue. Photo: Afur Wong.

Drink

The beverage choices in Singapore are endless: besides Clarke Quay, explore rooftop bars and microbreweries or discover speakeasies and hidden bars; Club Street, Ann Siang Hill, Keong Saik Road, Jalan Besar and everywhere in between, cocktails and beer beckon.

Level 33, Marina Bay Sands. Photo: Afur Wong.

Shop

While brand names litter Orchard Road, bargains are to be had in Bugis and Chinatown markets.  Explore the smaller shops in the cultural neighbourhoods and indulge in excellent duty-free shopping in Changi Airport, where 350 retail outlets await.

A crowded Bugis Street. Photo: Afur Wong.

Explore

Singapore’s multicultural heritage is best seen in the cultural precincts of Chinatown, Kampong Glam (Malay-Arab quarter) and Little India, where laneways yield surprising treasures and respective Heritage Centres delve into the community’s history from the 19th century through to today.

Chinatown, Singapore

Experience

From food through to hotels and attractions, Singapore is a city of contrasts – see how east-meets-west, tradition exists harmoniously alongside modernity, and towering skyscrapers sit amidst lush greenery, giving rise to Singapore’s title of “A City in a Garden”.

Peranakan shophouses at Katong. Photo: Darren Soh

See

The Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, the Botanic Gardens – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the SuperTrees of Gardens by the Bay, the swimming pool at Changi Airport, the S.E.A. Aquarium … are just a few of Singapore’s many unique “must-visit” attractions.

An evening view of Sands SkyPark. Photo: Andrew Tan

Your Guide to Changi Airport

Travellers love Changi Airport.  Getting in and out of Changi is fast and efficient, but it is more than these things that makes Singapore’s airport a success. There are playgrounds where kids can roam freely, and with 350 retail and 160 dining outlets to choose from, it’s a shopping haven with something for everyone.  Take a leisurely walk in the Butterfly Garden, home to 1000 butterflies, or for those who seek a more laid-back experience, free movie theatres and the Rooftop Swimming Pool awaits.

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Embark on your dream Singapore holiday with Cruiseabout. Contact one of our friendly staff on 1300 954 661 today!


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