See the best and get the most of this vibrant, diverse city with our 6-day Classic Singapore journey. Stay at one of the city’s most iconic hotels, visit the city’s multicultural centers, take an architecture walk, taste the famed hawker foods, take a beach escape on Sentosa Island, and much more.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
Arrive in the vibrant, modern city-state of Singapore, and check in to your luxury hotel. Once settled in, head out to the architectural and botanical wonder, Gardens by the Bay. Science and technology meets nature at this modern garden park which boast two ultra-modern conservatories, vertical gardens that generate solar power called Supertrees, and outdoor gardens. In the late afternoon, see the downtown Singapore by waterway on a traditional bumboat cruise. Pass by landmarks such as the Merlion and a statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern day Singapore.
Start your day the way locals do at a traditional coffeeshop where you will try the staple breakfast of soy sauce eggs, kaya toast, and kopi (strong black coffee strained from what looks like a sock). Today you will explore the enclaves of the three majority ethnic groups that make up Singapore. Start in Little India's busy streets filled with malls, jewelry stores, and colorful statues of Hindu Deities, followed by Kampong Glam, also known as Arab Street. The Sultan Mosque presides proudly at the head of the street and the many side streets are lined with eateries and quirky boutiques. For lunch, you are in for a treat - several treats. At one of Singapore's iconic hawker centers, try several different signature dishes such as delicate chicken rice, warming laksa, prawn noodles, and more. Finally, round out the day at Chinatown which is home to narrow streets lined with colorful lanterns and revered temples including the Buddha Tooth Relic temple and Sri Mariamman temple. If you wish, catch the sunset from the top of the Singapore Flyer and watch as the city lights up.
Visit the Joo Chiat neighborhood where you will learn about Peranakan culture, the result of centuries-long mixing of Chinese and Malay cultures in the region. See the traditional shophouses, sample Nyonya rice dumplings and tea, and learn about the dress and embroidery. Spend the day seeing other highlights around the city including Chjimes Hall, the historically significant Battle Box in Fort Canning Park, modern Southeast Asian art at the National Gallery, and the premier shopping boulevard, Orchard Road.
Today leave the city behind for some sun and sea on Sentosa Island, a completely different environment just a quick 15-minute drive away from Marina Bay. Check into the Capella, the premier luxury resort on the island, tucked away in 30 acres of surrounding lush gardens. The rest of the day is yours to unwind and enjoy this serene slice of paradise.
Spend today at leisure. If you wish to venture outside of your resort, Sentosa Island has plenty to offer, from palm-fringed sandy beaches, a boardwalk lined with eateries and boutiques, family-friendly parks, fun museums, and theme parks.
After one last swim the warm waters, one last plate of chicken rice, or whichever is your favorite part of this classic Singapore journey, it is time to head to the airport for your onward flight.
Upon opening in the summer of 2010, the glittering Fullerton Bay Hotel became one of Singapore’s premier luxury properties. Its 100 guest rooms, five culturally themed suites and one presidential suite have floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies overlooking Marina Bay, while the hotel’s interior design by highly sought-after architect Andre Fu features antique nautical maps and newly commissioned art works. Three dining options, also designed by Fu, include the modern brasserie Clifford (named after historic Clifford Pier, where the hotel is located), with an 800-bottle fine wine list and 32-foot windows on the Bay; The Landing Point, a sophisticated lounge with elevated comfort food and creative cocktails served along its 42-foot-long bar; and Lantern, the rooftop bar with an 82-foot-long swimming pool offering skyline views. Other facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness center and meeting rooms, while high-speed Internet is available in every room and WiFi is accessible throughout the entire hotel. The Fullerton Bay is approximately a 20-minute drive from Changi International Airport (SIN).
Tucked away on the prestigious Sentosa Island, Capella Singapore is the perfect luxurious hideaway, just minutes from the heart of Singapore. A quintessential resort island, Sentosa Island boasts incredible beaches, and is home to Universal Studios, all of which is within walking distance from the Capella. The hotel grounds feature courtyards, a sculpture garden, cycle and jogging paths and three incredible cascading pools with sweeping views of the South China Sea. For the ultimate indulgence, guests can enjoy luxury treatments at the world-class Auriga Spa, where spectacular treatment rooms include garden walk outs into the lush jungle surroundings. Back in their suites, guests can enjoy amenities such as complimentary WiFi, LCD TVs, expansive balconies and rainforest showers. The Capella Singapore also provides complimentary services including a dedicated Personal Assistant, flexible check-in and check-out times, in-room refreshment centre, nightly turn down service and an on-site library.
Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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