SINGAPORE

"Extremely green, two million rain trees planted since the start of this city's dream

 

The architecture is fresh; the construction is continuous, establishing an abundance of vertical housing for the local folks, while stacking up skyscrapers for the international business boom

 

Must do hawkers -- Indian, Thai, Chinese, you name it; an assortment of tasty food on the cheap

 

The otherworldly Garden Tree Grove, it feels like you're on the set of Avatar

 

Hard to resist a cocktail up atop the massive Marina Bay overlooking the water and incredible city skyline
 

The population is quite diverse yet the neighborhoods feel like worlds away. Sure thing, it’s as clean and safe a city that you will ever experience"

Housing & Development Board
Chinatown
Petain Court
Petain Court
Petain Court
Parkroyal on Pickering
Parkroyal on Pickering
Gardens by the Bay
Canopy walk - Super Tree Grove
Parkroyal on Pickering
Emerald Hill
Haji Lane area
Masjid Sultan mosque
St Andrew's Cathedral
Marina Bay Sands
Light show at the Super Tree Grove
Light show at the Super Tree Grove
 

IN - 

  • LLOYD'S INN - a lovely boutique hotel in a quaint residential neighborhood. The sustainable and contemporary design has a minimalist approach focusing on raw beauty and the essence of nature.

  • PARK ROYAL ON PICKERING - the definition of a vertical garden. The lush green surrounds the entire building, which stands out in the urban setting. We specially enjoyed lounging by the pool at one of their bird cage daybeds before exploring the town. 

  • THE WAREHOUSE HOTEL - with peaked roof and shutter windows, the conversion of the warehouse into this beautiful hotel pays homage to its industrial heritage features while adding a sleek and elegant atmosphere

OUT - 

  • GARDENS BY THE BAY - although a major attraction in Singapore, we still enjoy repeated visits. The gardens are lush during the day and magical by night. We like to go there late afternoon to explore the surroundings before heading to Marina Bay Sand's Sky on 57 for a sunset cocktail. When the night falls, we make our way back to the Super Trees to watch one of the mesmerizing light shows at 19:45h or 20:45h.

  • FOREST WALK/HENDERSON WAVES - a cool elevated walking path structured through the tall Singapore rain trees. Take a little hike up and out of the path and you will eventually land at the Henderson Waves Bridge; this bridge is modeled after the ocean waves in a unique wooden build.

  • CLOUD DOME - can talk a walk through this botanical dome next to the Gardens By the Bay

  • TIONG BAHRU - with traditional shops as well as trendy boutiques, the low-rise neighborhood is a great mix of "old and new" Singapore. It's also home to a favorite and beloved shop, Books Actually.

  • HAJI LANE - a vibrant little street lined with colonial row houses converted into shops, restaurants, and bars. Great place to sit outside and people watch. 

  • THE PROJECTOR - revitalized cinema from the 70's holding theme nights and screening independent films as well as international flicks.

  • DECK SINGAPORE - stacked shipping containers form the gallery space at Bugis that showcases the works of local and international artists. They also have workshops and meet-ups for the arts enthusiasts.

  • BOOKS ACTUALLY - independent book shop with an eclectic collection of local and international reads, this quirky establishment also has a couple of cat residents and a vending machine with a number of secretly wrapped books for the adventurous. We visited regularly after coffee at one of the many coffee shops in the neighborhood. 

  • CAT SOCRATES - stationeries, paraphernalia, and vintage memorabilia, this charming space filled shop displays merchandises from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and Singapore. We purchased vases and monocle guides here. 

  • KAPOK SINGAPORE - originated in Hong Kong, the Singaporean store carries a wide collection of lifestyle goods by independent and local designers, including the unique structural designs of Building Block bags 

  • SUPERMAMA - a treasure shop with curated gifts that represent Singapore designed by local and Japanese artists. 

EATS & DRINKS - 

  • POTATO HEAD FOLK - converted four-story shophouse into a whimsical burger and cocktail bar with a unique atmosphere in each level. Hand painted murals take you up to the rooftop with a beachy terrace feel 

  • PS CAFE @DEMPSEY HILL - open layout with beautiful windows out looking Singapore's greenery. We also like to grab coffee and wine at their -much smaller- Tiong Bahru location.

  • THE BLUE GINGER - nice Peranakan style eats   

  • HAWKER STALLS - Singaporean for street food - these open air food courts are spread throughout the city selling cheap, delicious eats from around the world. Our top picks are Maxwell and Tiong Bahru Food Centres.  

  • ZAM ZAM - authentic muslim, no frills interiors, straight up all about the food and sweet drinks. 

  • TIONG BAHRU BAKERY - a neighborhood favorite for brunch, coffee, and juices

  • CHYE SENG HUAT HARDWARE - craft beers, fresh coffee, and tasty snacks, this place is also a roastery, coffee school and private coffee tasting room. All in one, plus outdoor seating!

  • 28 HONG KONG STREET - small and lively speakeasy bar with strong cocktail menu.

  • BINCHO - hidden behind a noodle shop, this tiny Japanese bar serves crafty drinks in a intricate industrial tunnel-like setting.

  • EMPLOYEES ONLY - a New York City vibe prohibition-era bar with specialty cocktails 

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE - on the opposite end, this grungy hipster bar - hidden in the parking garage of The Projector - is for the movie buffs and creatives

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