Singapore Travel Guide

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.

Travelers with a minimum five-hour layover can journey into the city on one of two free stopover tours. The Colonial Excursion retraces Singapore’s storied past via a walk along the landmark-rimmed Singapore River.

Billed as a “lifestyle concept store,” Eggthree sells an unusual selection of clothing, accessories, house wares, and gift items. One of four Singaporean locations, this Chinatown branch is only a three-minute walk from trendy Ann Siang Hill.

The gallery features emerging Asian artists.

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.