The final leg of our Asia trip was spent in Singapore. Though we only were there for the weekend, we had a great time and saw quite a bit! Here are some recommendations of places to explore, where to eat, and things to do in Singapore!
Marina Bay Sands Rooftop – If you’re not staying at the MBS, you unfortunately don’t have access to the iconic infinity pool, however you can still experience the incredible view from their Spago Bar and Lounge. Get some girls together, have some of their handcrafted cocktails (I recommend the “Forbidden Kiss”) and take in the view of the city.
Haji Lane – Haji Lane is Singapore’s colorful, hip, indie neighborhood. Here you will find little cafes, restaurants, bars, boutiques, and shops, one after another. Around the corner you will find Arab and Bali Street. Stop by Arabica for an iced coffee or get your face printed on a latte at Selfie Coffee!
Gardens By The Bay – Let me start by saying avoid going on the weekend, it can get crazy busy. But you can’t go to Singapore and not check it out. It’s beautiful! Spend a couple hours wandering through the Supertree Grove, Cloud Forest, and Flower Dome!
Sentosa Beach – Spend a day at Singapore’s stretch of man-made beaches! When we went, an event was being held with vendors and activities!
The Changhi Airport – Yes, the airport is a destination in itself. Wander the Jewel, the huge shopping mall attached to the airport, and enjoy the various attractions. Don’t miss the Shisedo Forest Valley and HBSC Rain Vortex (the worlds largest indoor waterfall) at the center! It is certainly a sight to see! Surrounding, are tons of stores and restaurants. I actually stumbled on a really cute crafts store called Tokyo Hands that I enjoyed perusing.
It doesn’t stop there. The Changhi Airport has been named one of the worlds greatest airport for several years, and understandably so! The airport terminals are incredible as well! Get to the airport a few hours early and be sure to stop by the Orchid and Sunflower Gardens in Terminal 2, the Butterfly Garden in Terminal 3, along with the many other attractions along the way.
Blu Kouzina – I love a good Greek restaurant. The food here is fresh and made with organic, high quality ingredients.
Bar Cicheti – Super yummy Italian food!
Candlenut – If you’re looking for Southeast Asian cuisine, I recommend Candlenut. Its the worlds first 1 michilen-starred Peranakan restaurant.
Common Man Coffee Roasters – A popular cafe with a great breakfast (served all day) and lunch menu as well as a selection of sustainably sourced specialty coffees. Go to the yoga class located upstairs and then grab a bite!
Lau Pa Sat – One of the most popular food markets (referred to as ‘hawker center’ by locals). Come here to try the local delicacies Singapore has to offer!
PS Cafe – Another local fav is PS Cafe. I love the vibe and the space is super cute!
Skai – When in Singapore, I highly suggest making a reservation at Skai. Here we enjoyed a three course lunch surrounded by an incredible view of Singapore!
The Dempsey – When in Singapore, we grabbed dinner at The Dempsey. The girls raved about the truffle pizza.
** Dempsey Hill has a cluster of great restaurants to try!
Chinatown Street Market – Super fun little shops you can spend hours browsing through.
Haji Lane – Little vintage shops and boutiques!
Orchard Road – This stretch of mega malls is the shopping hub of Singapore!
Raffles City Shopping Center – Conveniently located, you’ll surely find lots of your fav high end designers etc.