Destination of the week: Singapore

Singapore is an amazing country that combines Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western cultures together and gives you a once in a lifetime experience. Everything you’ve heard about its delicious food is all true, and when you arrive you can expect a munificent range of Asian delights to satisfy your hunger. Singapore is also a prime shopping destination with some of Southeast Asia’s best shopping as well as innovative and stylish restaurants. If you get tired of shopping and eating then you might want to check out some of Singapore’s beautiful cultural heritage or even try some outdoor activities.


If you’re looking for a great place to stay there is no better place than Marina Bay Sands. Located along the Marina Bay waterfront, Marina Bay Sands features three cascading hotel towers with 2,560 rooms. All the rooms incorporate luxury and elegance into their designs, as well as spectacular views. The hotel also features the extraordinary Sands SkyPark, ‘floating’ crystal pavilions, a lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum, retail stores featuring cutting-edge labels and international luxury brands, trendy Celebrity Chef Restaurant and some of the hottest nightclubs.

Marina Bay Sands

One of our favourite rooms is the presidential suite, which is reserved for heads of state and the very privileged. This suite offers the very best and most extraordinary experiences at Marina Bay Sands. Its two large living rooms, dining room and state-of-the-art media room, provides the perfect space for you to entertain your guests in grand style. The striking Presidential Suite also offer priceless panoramic views of the Singapore city skyline or lush Gardens by the Bay from two bedroom balconies.

Presidential Suite

However, the most magnificent thing about this hotel is its infinity pool that is situated on the hotels rooftop and literally makes you feel like you’re on top of the world. Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie and stretching an impressive 150 metres across Sands Skypark, the stunning outdoor Infinity Pool is the world's largest at this height and offers one of the best city-skyline views in Singapore.

Marina Bay Sands Innfinity Pool

The hottest mall in Singapore has to be ION Orchard Mall, it’s futuristic design also makes It one of Singapore’s most beautiful architectural structures. Its basement floors are where you will find all your favourites in high street fashion, whereas on the upper floor you will be met by the best in designer fashion. If you aren’t afraid of heights, on the top floor of this 56-storey tower is its viewing gallery, ION Sky.

ION Orchard Mall

Singapore Botanic gardens are definitely a beautiful sight to see while you are here. Established in 1860, this gorgeous 74-hectare park mesmerises all with its Swan Lake, symphony stage and themed gardens (including the National Orchid Garden).The National Orchid Garden is an orchid breeding program that began in 1928, and its three hectares have over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids. About 600 of these are on display and are the largest showcase of tropical orchids on earth. Another wonder that lies in the Botanical Gardens, is a rare patch of dense primeval rainforest, that is actual older than the gardens and home to over 300 species of vegetation, more than half of which are now considered rare in Singapore.

Singapore Botanical Gardens

For some more heritage head over to Baba House, one of Singapore's best-preserved Peranakan heritage homes. It was built in the 1890’s and its marvellous restoration has been successful in attending to every one of its details. There is a guided tour held every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; visitors will be sure to have an unforgettable experience.

Baba House

One of the most beautiful things to see while in Singapore is the Sri Mariamman Temple, a Hindu temple paradoxically in the middle of Chinatown. It is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, originally built in 1823, then rebuilt in 1843. Its beautifully animated Technicolor tower above the entrance is something you honestly don’t want to miss out on.

sri mariamman temple

In Singapore you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to food, but we recommend trying the food at Iggy’s. Iggy's is a great restaurant with awing food, and whose head chef Akmal Anuar delivers wonderful Italo-Japanese creations. The food here is something you don’t experience every day so really treat yourself and enjoy the unique pairings of burrata cheese paired with ginger, or soft angel hair pasta set off against crunchy sakura prawns.

Iggys singapore