The riverside stretch of Clarke Quay is where the city comes to life at night. Restaurants, pubs and clubs line the river and cast the waters in an enchanting array of neon lights, a fine complement to the frenetic energy brought by revellers looking to enjoy a nice night out. Explore the city landmarks through a bumboat river tour or just take a casual stroll around the neighbouring Boat Quay and Robertson Quay for the same experience. Great for a weekend hangout with friends spent relaxing by the waterfront with a drink in hand.
No matter your interests, you won’t go amiss with Gardens by the Bay. Located in the central area of Singapore, the Gardens are home to a dizzying array of plants and wildlife, replete with hidden corners waiting to be explored. Stroll in the boughs of the 25 – 50 meters tall Supertrees or duck into the aptly named Cloud Forest Conservatory to escape from the heat. Note that to prevent overcrowding in light of Covid-19, visitors should pre-book tickets to all attractions. Don’t show up empty-handed!
Old Streets and Alleyways Gems
Food, shopping, art – Tiong Bahru has got it all. This little corner of Singapore is home to many small independent boutiques, bookshops and restaurants, many of which cannot be found anywhere else on the island. Check out Woods in the Books for their collection of charming illustrated books, or hit up Curated Records to browse through their extensive selection of vinyl records. If you’re hungry, there’s also Tiong Bahru Market, a perfect pitstop for a taste of the local cuisine. Cleverly integrated murals depicting what life used to be like in Singapore hide in alleyways all around the area – see if you can spot them!