Twelve Ways Singapore Makes the Perfect Stopover by Remote Lands

10 April 2018
Call us : +1-646-415-8092 View it in your browser. TWELVE WAYS TO MAKE SINGAPORE THE PERFECT STOPOVER Soon travelers will be able to jet from the New York and Los Angeles directly to Singapore, putting a whole new shine on the Lion City as a gateway to other Southeast Asian nations such as Indonesia and Malaysia. Remote Lands has curated a dozen new itineraries catering to Singapore as a transitional adventure: fast, immersive trips for the intrepid and the decadent. Explorers to Singapore will find the dynamic Lion City bursting with unique experiences all year round. Art lovers can marvel at the Singapore International Festival of Arts later this month or the Singapore Night Festival in August. Also this summer, travelers will be able to immerse themselves in Taoist tradition with the Hungry Ghost Festival and please their palate with Peranakan cuisine at the Singapore Food Festival in July. With diverse, exclusive attractions and events – including the Singapore Grand Prix set for fall – Remote Lands can show travelers why the heart of Southeast Asia beats in Singapore.   Thrills & Adventure THE LION CITY FOR THRILL-SEEKERS Thrill-seekers, adrenaline-junkies, and adventure travelers be advised: Singapore is a playground for active travelers who want natural wonder and energy-charged exploits with their world-class luxury. Explorers yearning to test their mettle in one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic cities will find a city packed with equal parts natural wonders and state-of-the-art facilities for bungee jumping, freefalling, and ziplining. Singapore is the type of place where one can luxuriate at an opulent hotel at night and wake up in the morning to conquer the Southern Ridges or mountain bike the tested trails of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. VIEW MORE > Foodies HAWKERS AND MICHELIN STARS: SINGAPORE FOR THE FOODIE No foodie trip to Asia is complete with a stop in Singapore, a food destination in its own right - and there is much more than just chili crab and Singapore Slings. With Singapore’s multi-ethnic background comes a wealth of diversity in cuisine. Add on top of that a major international influence and the local penchant for eating around the clock, the city’s gastronomic scene has put Singapore on the map as one of the greatest food destinations in the world, rivaling other top global cities in variety and quality. From local favorites of laksa and chicken rice at humble hawker stalls awarded with coveted Michelin stars to celebrity chef outposts and mid range local gourmet joints, there is something for everyone. VIEW MORE > Family Fun SINGAPORE’S SENTOSA FOR THE FAMILY Sentosa, a popular leisure island in Singapore, is known for its sandy beaches, fun and recreation  - the perfect destination to spend a few days at the end of a trip to Asia or a simple getaway for those closeby. Give the whole family a break and have fun swimming with dolphins, going zipling and thrilling rollercoasters, and simply unwinding poolside or at the beach. Sentosa’s sunny tropics and family-friendly attractions combined with flawless chauffeur and guide service will make this family vacation stress-free and unforgettable. VIEW MORE > Spiritual Discovery SPIRITUAL SINGAPORE: THE SOUL UNDER THE CITY In Singapore’s multicultural landscape, its residents’ various faiths coexist in harmony.  Home to around ten religions altogether, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are considered the four principal religions. Visit country’s most significant religious sites such as the oldest Hindu temple which sits in Chinatown, the most important temple of the Hokkien community, a mosque that was a stopover on the pilgrimage route, and the oldest Christian church which was opened by the Armenian community. VIEW MORE > Ultra-Luxe 5 DECADENT DAYS IN SINGAPORE An economic powerhouse and one of the top ten richest countries in the world, the small island nation of Singapore is the place for those seeking the finer things in life. Spoil yourself as much as you want, and with Remote Lands’ exclusive access, the options are endless: dine at one of over thirty Michelin-starred restaurants, charter a luxury yacht for an afternoon of sun-kissed frivolities, get behind the wheel of a supercar, splurge on retail therapy, caviar facial treatments, and more. Singapore’s excess of luxe comforts and ease of travel from afar make it the perfect destination to add to a trip to Asia, whether kicking off the journey or ending on a high note. VIEW MORE > Natural Discovery NATURE: EXPLORING THE WILDS OF THE LION CITY A modern metropolis with a population of over five million people in a space only half the size of Los Angeles, Singapore’s green-conscious urban planning has diligently carved out many gardens, parks, ponds, conservations and reserves amongst the skyscrapers and concrete landscape. Discover Singapore’s tropical flora and fauna on this active adventure through its green spaces, both natural and manmade. Witness how this small island country answers the challenges of sustainability and livability in an urban space by prioritizing green space, making it a better place to live for its citizens and native species.  VIEW MORE > The Arts AN ARTIST’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE LION CITY Singapore’s art scene has become recognized on the global stage, attracting international attention with its abundance of art museums, galleries, and festivals. Popular international annual art fairs held in the city include Singapore Art Week, Singapore Biennale, Singapore Night Festival and Singapore International Festival of Arts. Embark on a quick tour through the city’s top museums and galleries. From sculptures to paintings and digital media, the range of experiences will delight all age groups of enthusiasts and aficionados alike. VIEW MORE > Architecture SINGAPORE IN THE SKY: ARCHITECTURE IN THE LION CITY From its British colonial roots to undergoing Brutalist and Modernist phases to erecting the iconic skyscrapers and eco-green towers that decorate its skyline today, Singapore’s landscape is a hodgepodge of architectural styles that tell its evolving story throughout the centuries. The 120-year old squat wet market Lau Pa Sat sits in the shadows of glass towers, rows of colorful pastel-hued shophouses mingle with fortress-like gray concrete apartment buildings, and the Neoclassical-styled National Museum of Singapore has recently been outfitted with a glass passage connecting it with an ultra-modern glass structure. Discover Singapore’s rich history through its architecture and see how historical heritage buildings stand side by side with gleaming towers and futuristic structures. VIEW MORE > Culture THE PERANAKAN CULTURE EXPERIENCE Peranakan, meaning ‘locally born’ in Malay, refers to descendants of Chinese immigrants who came to the Malay archipelago - modern day Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. This identity, starting as early as the 12th century, was formed when Chinese traders intermarried with local women and adopted South East Asian social practices and local language. Discover the traditions of 12-day weddings, intricacies of beadwork, and handmade kebayas. Taste Nyonya food, tour an antique Peranakan home, and meet the people at the forefront of keeping Peranakan culture alive. The Peranakan story is one of adaptation - come see how it endures in modern day Singapore. VIEW MORE > Modern Culture CRASH COURSE IN SINGAPORE LIFE Millions of visitors zip in and out of Singapore, often taking with them pictures of the iconic skyscraper skyline and goods from a shopping trip down the famed Orchard Road. Go beyond the beaten tourist route and step into the shoes of a local: see where locals live, eat like a local, and even travel like a local. Come away with a different and newfound perspective on Singapore, all packed into a whirlwind trip. VIEW MORE > Travel with kids SINGAPORE FOR THE FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER The family that plays together, stays together – and there’s nowhere quite like Singapore for a fast, action- and education-packed adventure. A dynamic city, Singapore gives parents a chance to work their kids’ minds and bodies. From eating breakfast with orangutans to running around the Gardens by the Bay, the Lion City is a modern, energetic metropolis that will keep the entire family entertained. Staying at the Fullerton Bay hotel in the Marina Bay area, parents and kids alike will find a modern playground from the halls of the Singapore Discovery Center to the heights of the Singapore Flyer. VIEW MORE > World War II History WWII: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BATTLE FOR SINGAPORE Singapore was once called the “Gibraltar of the East” by the British, then renamed “Syonan-to” by the Empire of Japan after its surrender on 15 February 1942. An important Southeast Asian stronghold of the British Colony during WWII, the seemingly impenetrable city’s fall was dubbed the “worst disaster” in British military history by Winston Churchill. Relics of the fall and consequent occupation still stand amongst today’s skyscraper landscape, an indelible imprint left by 3.5 years of Japanese Occupation. See where it happened, learn what the British did wrong, and what the aftermath and consequences were of the Battle of Singapore. 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