Regarded as Southeast Asia’s most modern city, the island nation of Singapore remains a popular travel destination among well-heeled travellers allured by the sights, sounds and wealth of experiences that this modern metropolis has to offer which includes impressive icons such as Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Situated at the city’s Marina Reservoir, this lively entertainment hub offers everything from fine dining and shopping to partying the night away in the city’s most extravagant night club.Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a month-long sabbatical, here’s a few suggestions on what to add to your check list during your next jaunt in the Lion City.
STAY: Chairman Suite at Marina Bay Sands
For a pinnacle luxury hotel experience, the Chairman Suite at Marina Bay Sands makes an ideal retreat for discerning travellers looking for an unforgettable stay. Tucked away on the 53rd floor of the hotel, this impressive suite boasts four spacious bedrooms complete with walk-in closets, private marbled bathrooms and balconies offering inspiring panoramic views of the city skyline and iconic landmarks such as the nearby Gardens by the Bay.
Decorated with the finest furnishings to immerse guests in the height of refinement, the Chairman Suite offers a bevy of excellent facilities that enable distinguished guests to have fun without ever needing to venture outdoors. This includes a gaming room complete with a full-sized snooker table; a karaoke room for impromptu singing contests with friends and family; a fully-equipped gym with sauna and steam facilities for working up a sweat; and a spa room for unwinding after a long day of shopping at the nearby The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
SAVOUR: Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer
With over 80 restaurants and bars to choose from, the Marina Bay Sands is a gourmet haven for foodies looking to tantalise their tastebuds. Featuring a mouthwatering mix fine-dining and casual eateries, the latest tasty establishment to arrive is Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, an award-winning burger establishment renowned for its creative burger creations and monumental CrazyShake milkshakes. Hailing from New York’s vibrant dining scene, this establishment helmed by restauranteur and nightlife veteran Chris Barish takes its inspiration from the classic all-American diner that has been a cultural staple for over a century.
Starting from April 2019, Black Tap will be offering distinguished diners with a tantalising selection of Singapore-exclusive specials that will have both locals and tourists craving for a bite. This includes the exotic Chili Crab Sandwich, a mind-boggling rendition of the city’s well-loved seafood dish which presents a whole battered-fried soft shell crab sandwiched between two puffy buns. Each dish comes served with a bowl of flavour-packed chilli crab sauce and a side of addictive fried mantou buns for soaking up every last drop.For sweet-tooths craving for their next sugar fix, the Instagram-worthy The Straits Shake is a sight to behold. Named after the Singapore Straits, this nostalgic treat comes topped with old-school confectionaries such as pineapple jam biscuits, coconut butter biscuits, chocolate gems and a tropical pineapple popsicle drizzled with generous servings of gula melaka and coconut cream.
SEE: Wonderland at the ArtScience Museum
No visit to the Lion City could possibly be complete without experiencing the fascinating exhibitions housed at Singapore’s renowned ArtScience Museum. Home of world-class art, touring exhibitions and other horizon-broadening experiences, the latest addition to this month’s exciting line-up centres around the classic novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland which was written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll in 1862.
Whimsical and immersive, visitors to the Wonderland exhibition will be invited to step through the looking glass to experience their own phantasmagorical adventures, while gaining insight on how this beloved classic fairytale has influenced the movie industry, pop culture and other works of literature — there’s even a whimsical Wonderland Shake inspired by this very exhibition available at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer. Developed by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), this touring exhibition presents a mix of interactive environments, original film props and spell-binding audiovisual artworks. Each visit also provides an interactive map which reveals unique paths that will have visitors eager to revisit and relive the adventures of Alice in Wonderland.