Recreation and Leisure
Marina Bay Sands SkyPark
A roof like no other, perched 200 metres in the air featuring an infinity pool and observation deck in the clouds. This gravity-defying platform is one of the largest in the world. The 1.2-hectare SkyPark stretches longer than the Eiffel Tower laid down and is large enough to park four and a half A380 Jumbo Jets. It houses a ticketed observation deck, lush gardens, top-notch restaurants and an exclusive, infinity-edge swimming pool with a legendary view. The 150-metre pool, the world’s largest elevated body of water outdoors, has been designed with a vanishing edge. It is as if there is nothing between the swimmer and the skyscrapers in front. Those taking a dip feel like they are swimming among the clouds, perched so high in the sky with the most majestic scenery at their feet. However, only hotel guests can swim in the pool and enter the SkyPark free of charge.
White tigers, pygmy hippos, and even naked mole rats — get up close with these wildlife and more at Singapore Zoo. The 26-hectare wildlife park, home to over 300 species of mammals, birds and reptiles, has been providing exciting wildlife experiences to visitors for over 40 years.
As you stare at the shoals of fish and fascinating sea creatures swimming in the tanks of the S.E.A. Aquarium™, you may wonder who is actually watching whom. Are they, in fact, ogling humans like two-legged mammal exhibits from the other side of the glass tank?
No matter the perspective, the aquarium within Resorts World™ Sentosa is a magical marine world with more than 100,000 underwater animals from approximately 1,000 species, including leopard sharks, goliath groupers and squadrons of manta rays.
Lau Pa Sat
Built in the 19th century, Lau Pa Sat or Telok Ayer Market has long dominated the local landscape with its striking presence. A true Singapore landmark, it was gazetted as a national monument in 1973. Situated in the heart of the financial district, the market’s distinctive octagonal shape and ornamental columns were first conceived by British architect George Coleman. He also designed many of colonial Singapore’s prominent buildings that are still standing today, such as Old Parliament House. The market has long been converted into a hawker centre offering the best of local cuisine. So sip an ice-cold beer and enjoy a plate of Hainanese chicken rice as you revel in the elegant old-world charm of Singapore’s loveliest food court.
Satay by The Bay
Ready your appetites for a scrumptious feast over at Satay by the Bay. To get here, take the MRT from Marina South Pier to Bayfront, then walk over to Gardens by the Bay, where this iconic open-air hawker centre is situated.
Sample classic creations like satay (grilled skewered meat), char kway teow (stir-fried noodles with cockles and Chinese sausages), and sambal (chilli paste) stingray.
Stroll down Orchard Road, lauded as one of the best places to shop in Singapore. Spanning almost 2.2km, this bustling belt is home to a delectable range of retail, dining and entertainment choices.
Whether you are looking for international luxury brands, stylish homegrown labels or trendy high-street fashion collections, this vibrant belt is a must-visit.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
The ultimate in luxury shopping experiences, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands® boasts some of the highest-end luxury brands, including the LV Maison flagship store, designed by none other than award-winning architect Peter Marino. The Valentino flagship, meanwhile, is a palazzo-inspired boutique and Singapore’s largest.
The Harbourfront district and Sentosa may be great destinations for beach lovers, but shopaholics should definitely consider visiting these tourist hotspots as well.
With shopping outlets spread across seven levels, VivoCity—a shopping mall located just above HarbourFront Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station—is filled with stores stocking both luxury and household brands from around the globe. Just a short cable car ride away, the island of Sentosa is home to retail outlets selling everything from travel essentials to fashion and souvenirs. Here’s our guide to the best retail experiences this side of the shoreline.