Singapore offers a fantastic selection of restaurants and night-life, as well as parks, museums, and on Sentosa Island, beaches.
The skyline is maybe more North American at first glance, but like Hong Kong, go below the obvious and it has some traditional busy little street markets that offer a perfect contrast to the numerous shopping malls. In our view the very best introduction to the region for the first time Asia traveller. Plan to spend at least 2 clear days as there is so much to see.
Angsana Resort and Spa is a superior first class hotel, located on a super 1.5km stretch of soft sand beach. Bintan Island is located south east from Singapore, a comfortable 50 minute hydrofoil ride. The island is known for its slow pace and good beaches, golf courses and the almost total absence of shopping opportunitie.
The Traders Hotel Singapore is a good superior first class hotel, very well located just a few strides away from Orchard Road, which is the main shopping area of the city. For retail therapy, there is no better choice.
Like ‘The Pen’ in Hong Kong, Raffles Singapore has a long history going back to 1887 and must be one of the most famous hotels in the world. Located in the former colonial district, you are just minutes away from Orchard Road, China Town and Little India.
Whilst not having quite the same depth of history as Raffles, the luxurious Shangri-La Singapore has been a firm favourite with UK travellers for many years. One of the few hotels to have extensive tropical gardens surrounding a large pool. Located on Orange Grove Road, just a few minutes walk from the shops and restaurants of Orchard Road.
Sofitel So Singapore is a new deluxe name on the Singapore hotel scene. A combination of French elegance, with Singaporean modernity (and proud decadence in places). Boutique in style, highly individual and personalised.
Located on Robinson Road, in the heart of the city. Boat Quay, China Town and Marina Square are just a short stroll away and the shopping of Orchard 5 minutes by taxi.