Singapore is a destination unlike anywhere else — tropical, urban, cosmopolitan, green — and now the Lion City has announced it is open to vaccinated travelers without quarantine as soon as part of the Vaccinated Travel Lane for 11 low-risk countries, including the United States. A gateway to some of the most fascinating places in Southeast Asia, travelers can now pair this newly-opened city-state with the likes of Phuket and Bali as Asia welcomes international visitors once again.
Feeling hungry? Follow your palette through Singapore on this quick five-day journey through Singapore’s most exciting culinary hot spots. With Singapore’s cosmopolitan background comes a wealth of diversity in cuisine, from laksa and humble hawker stalls to Michelin-star chefs at the hottest restaurants in Asia.
For something a little more modern, there’s no more obvious place than Club Street. Somewhat of an architectural site of interest in its own right, Ann Siang Hill has the benefit of being near some of the most interesting sights in the city – including the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. It’s also one of the best places in the whole of the Lion City for a fine cocktail in good company. Pluck features the talents of Chef Nicholas Teo as well as some of the most innovative cocktails in the city, such as the bourbon infused oolong tea. Wine lovers will want to check out the fine selection and steaks at Beaujolais, but those looking to party will want to hit up Gem Bar. Those who get bored with Club Street but want to keep the party going can easily walk on over to Keong Saik Steet.
SINGAPORE IN THE SKY: ARCHITECTURE IN THE LION CITY
Brutalist? Modernist? British colonial? The history of Singapore decorates its skyline. From eco-green chic to the 120-year old wet market Lau Pa Sat and the Neoclassical-styled National Museum of Singapore, join Remote Lands on a guided exploration of colonial, Peranakan, Brutalist, Art Deco and Futurist architecture throughout the city-state.
Visit family-run restaurants to try ultra-traditional Nyonya cuisine in Katong, shop for highly-curated antiques, and explore the pastel-hued heritage shophouses of Joo Chiat on this four-day discovery of the famous culture and cuisine of Singapore’s Peranakans and their history in the Malay Archipelago.
5 DECADENT DAYS IN SINGAPORE
One of the most prosperous and modern cities in Southeast Asia, Singaporeans are connoisseurs of the finer things. On this five-day journey, travelers can stay in the Raffles or Fullerton Bay and see Singapore via Lamborghini, Ferrari, or Rolls Royce, and charter a yacht for champagne and panoramic views of the city.
This four-day excursion through Singapore’s past is ideal for history enthusiasts. Travelers will visit the unearthed Battlebox bunker, a monument to the British surrender to Imperial Japan almost eight decades ago, and Fort Siloso on Sentosa Island on this fascinating itinerary. For an even more compelling journey, combine with a visit to the Bridge on the River Kwai, in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province.
Take your family on a fun-filled and kid-friendly four-day journey from the Gardens by the Bay to the ziplines and natural wonder of Bedok Reservoir Park Forest Adventure. Enjoy the cultural melting pot of Singapore by day and then ride the gigantic Singapore Flyer before heading to the zoo for an exciting Night Safari.