Singapore Travel Guide

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.

Hovering 900 feet above the city, this three-story establishment includes a sports bar, a restaurant, and an alfresco cocktail hot spot.

Stop at this Singaporean chain store for Asian-inspired apparel with a modern twist, plus beautifully crafted accessories like pendants, bracelets, and necklaces fashioned from glass beads, jade, and topaz.

Terminal 1’s Ambassador Hotel opens its Balinese-style rooftop pool to nonguests. The onetime $14 access fee is good for an unlimited amount of time and includes a complimentary soft drink at the bar and use of towels, toiletries, and shower facilities.

The Esplanade complex is called the Durian Building for its resemblance to the spiny-skinned fruit. Smells better, though.