Singapore

Singapore Travel Guide

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

Located at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, Damai Spa combines Chinese, Malay, Indian, and European techniques to create an immersive, healing experience. Named after the Malay and Indonesian word for “peace,” the spa provides a tranquil, nature-inspired environment.

This Hong Kong–born souvenir shop brims with eclectic finds from the Far East and beyond. Browse the racks for embroidered kimonos or colorful cheongsam (a high-collared traditional dress).

Expect sensory overload at this free multimedia zone packed wall to wall with the latest in entertainment: a LAN gaming room, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles, and music booths equipped with built-in speakers and TVs showing music videos.

Occupying three adjacent shops on Temple Street, this spacious kitchen supply store sells tableware, utensils, and foodservice products to Singapore’s top restaurants and hotels, as well as amateur chefs.

Dour Brahman priests perform their time-honored devotions to the destroyer goddess Kali at the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.

A seemingly endless selection of cartoon-adorned items includes quirky collectibles (you can’t miss the Voodoo Minis, plush dolls with mummy-style wrappings) and silly accessories (socks for your cell, plush toilet roll holders), plus stationery, confectionary, and clothing.

This tropical-themed retreat with straw furniture also has full spa services, plenty of napping corners, and “slumberettes”—small rooms with single beds (soothing music and aromatherapy optional). The bar serves up fruity drinks in hurricane glasses.

Located inside Changi Airport in Terminal 2’s Departure/Transit Lounge, the Green Market is a casual eatery serving contemporary Japanese cuisine. The dining room is stylish and inviting, with a hardwood floor, dome-shaped light fixtures, and bright green wall art.

The city's surprisingly vibrant and edgy (!) club.

The small Peranakan Museum, devoted to the fusion cultures of Singapore, was installed in a disused middle school.

Sure you'll find all the Asian market essentials at this circular 1950's building, but the real reason to visit is the second-floor hawker center with more than 80 mouthwatering stalls.

With branches all over Asia, Bee Cheng Hiang—the region’s top purveyor of barbecue meats—has finally hit Changi Airport. Dried sausages, sold by the link, hang above a counter displaying an array of the house specialty: the jerky-like bakkwa.