The Singapore Flyer – Asia’s version of the London Eye – presents enthralling views. From here you can see Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. But for an inspiring blend of eastern cultures, outrageous architecture, fabulous shopping and irresistible cuisine you need look no further than the city itself.
Super-clean, super-energetic and super-interesting is Singapore’s reputation. It’s also a superb way to introduce yourself to the various cultures, the food and teeming population of the Far East.
But talk to Rob, one of our experienced consultants on Singapore, and you may decide to turn your stop-over into a mini-holiday. So you have more time to explore Malay, Indian and Chinese ethnicity in Little India, Chinatown and Kampong Glamby – and go shopping. Singapore has busy malls like Tao Payoh, grand streets like Orchard Road, Arab Street and Bali Lane, plus tiny alleyways like Haji Lane, crammed with boutiques.
With a little more time at your disposal you can sample the wonderful local street food in places like Tiong Bahru. You can wonder at the world’s largest orchid display in the Botanic Gardens. Or wander through the 101-hectare Gardens by the Bay, in the heart of Singapore’s business district. Or go on a night safari by tram, to see over 900 nocturnal animals. You could also take a casual stroll along the Singapore River from Marina Bay to Robertson’s Quay and discover a parade of world class restaurants. Or immerse yourself in Singapore’s famously high-energy nightlife.