Singapore Travel Guide
Each floor of this glass-enclosed mall is designed to showcase its 100 high-end shops.
Orchids are Singapore’s national flower, and this shop’s three locations sell them in a variety of hues and hybrids. Look for the rare maroon dendrobium among the more usual whites, pinks, and purples.
This well-equipped public lounge has free Internet stations, LCD televisions with cable, and a “kiddie corner” television tuned into the Cartoon Channel. Or, pull up a sleek purple armchair and gaze out onto the runway.
Singapore’s Post Bar, in the iconic Fullerton Hotel, lends its swank style to its airport outpost. Behind an onyx bar, black-clad bartenders shake up zany twists of the classics like the Gold Sling, a Goldschlager-doused version of the national cocktail made with gin, brandy, and Benedictine.
A Singapore mainstay since its opening in 1991, Zouk is a magnet for the local “in crowd.” The club, located in a renovated warehouse on Jiak Kim Street, is actually a complex of four venues: the main Zouk room, designed with whitewashed walls and a multilevel dance floor; Phuture, which includes
Cabanas surrounding the Fullerton Bay Hotel’s pool, stellar views of the cityscape—no wonder throngs line up to get in.
The sweetly packaged cakes and crackers on sale here make great gifts, and the Indonesian delicacies taste as good as they look. Don’t miss the kue lapis, a steamed butter-and-egg-based layer cake too laborious to make on your own.
Changi’s two theaters play the latest blockbusters and cable TV movies around the clock, with up to 10 screenings daily. And the upholstered armchairs are cushier than plane seating. Check for schedules posted outside the theaters.
Surrounded by the many dining and nightlife venues of Chinatown, Union Restaurant & Bar is located in a traditional shophouse on bustling Club Street.
The fine, jewel-box Asian Civilisations Museum was opened in a colonial-era riverfront structure.
Singapore Changi Airport is the world’s seventh busiest airport, servicing more than 100 international airlines and providing flights to 210 cities worldwide.
The dark wood and chiffon screen niche at this 2,700-square-foot spa is the perfect antidote to traveler’s fatigue, offering massages in seven techniques (Javanese, Balinese, Swedish), along with facials, manicures, and pedicures. Treatments from $50.
Stop along Changi’s Nature Trail for a breath of fresh air. This tropical garden near the koi pond in Terminal 3 is home to 47 species of butterflies that roam free among hanging plants, including carnivorous pitcher plants, and palm trees—there’s even a waterfall.
Owned by the eponymous design studio, Asylum is a high-end clothing store on Ann Siang Hill. The two-story space originally housed an inventory of quirky home furnishings and pieces from local fashion designers like Grace Tan and Aiwei.