First founded as a British trading colony in 1819, Singapore has blossomed into one of the world’s most prosperous countries. With neck arching skyscrapers and an efficient, modern subway system, this tropical city-state offers world renowned cuisine, good shopping and a vibrant nightlife scene. Whether you are stopping over or using this Garden City as a springboard into the region, we have listed out a few things that are a must try in this buzzing metropolis.
Universal Studios Singapore
– The first Universal Studios in Southeast Asia, this theme park has attracted over two million visitors since its opening earlier this year in May. With ground-breaking theme park attractions like Madagascar: A Crate Adventure®, Shrek 4-D Adventure®, Revenge of the Mummy®, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure®, and Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON™, gravity defying duelling roller coasters, you can be sure of never-ending thrills and spills of fun. Traveling with kids? No worries, families will also find an amazing array of rides, shows like Voyage de la Vie™, movie sets and attractions. There’s something for everyone!.
Underwater World Singapore and Dolphin Lagoon – With hours of fun, leisure and learning for all, this popular attraction is an incredible one-stop destination for the entire family. Be entertained by unique encounters with marine animals such as feeding gentle rays and sharks, feeding fishes while defying gravity at the Magic T-tank. The new dolphin lagoon completes your experience with a seamless journey of discovery into the ocean’s depths. The panoramic viewing platform overlooking the performance arena will bring the action closer to you. Have a splashing good time as you come up close to pink dolphins spy-hopping and tail-walking their way into your heart.
Singapore Night Safari – As the sun sets, the day has just started for over 1, 000 nocturnal animals. Singapore Night Safari is the world’s first wildlife park built specially for visits in the night, this wildlife night park allows visitors to embark on an unforgettable journey around the eight geographical areas of the park as they observe the animals graze and hunt in natural environments. When you are done marvelling at the majestic beauty of the animals, head over to the ‘Creatures of the Night’ show and prepare for an action packed performance by the ‘stars’ of the park. The Night Safari is a great place for couples, families and children.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands® – Do you love shopping? If the answer is yes, Singapore has the answer to your prayers. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands® is one of Singapore’s largest luxury shopping malls, with over 800,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. This eye-catching modern shopping complex features a contemporary and open design, with breath-taking views of Singapore’s city skyline. Located in the heart of the Central Business District, visitors can look forward to a refreshing mix of international luxury brands, emerging labels and new concepts. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands will feature Bally, Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Burberry, Cartier, Christian Dior, Fendi, Ferragamo, Franck Muller, Gucci, HugoBoss, Max Mara, Miu Miu, Omega, Patek Philippe, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Co. and Yves Saint Laurent and many more. With Louis Vuitton’s flagship ‘island’ boutique housed in the Crystal Pavilion, this is truly a shopper’s mecca.
Voilah! – French arts and culture? Oui, s’il vous plait. From Oct 25th – Dec 11th, this annual French festival is back in Singapore with très cool events and activities. With an astonishing array of everything French, from classical music to modern pop tunes, French impressionism to graffiti, French art to French films, this year’s festival aims to showcase France’s culture and its diversity. With numerous exhibitions, plays, film screenings and writers reflecting on French culture in diverse areas, you will be forgiven for thinking you were in the French Riviera.
Amusez-vous bien! (Enjoy yourself)
Christmas by the river – Singapore may not fit the traditional image of what one would associate with this widely celebrated holiday. This city does not have the cold winter wind or the snow that usually comes with Christmas but the city does know how to have a blast when it comes to celebrating it. From Nov 30th – Dec 31st, feast your eyes as the whole of Singapore’s riverbank magically transforms; and beautiful thematic decorations, dazzling displays of larger than life structures, enchanting lights and splashes of significant gold and blue throng the riverbed. Watch street performers bring their magical characters to life, entertaining people with their enthralling antics. Be prepared to be serenaded by the beautiful voices of A Cappella carollers while enjoying the colourfully decorated LED kites swooping through the air. With Santa Claus, Santarina and their family of elves plus angels and fairies prancing around in the Magical Parade, Christmas by the river is an event you do not want to miss.
And for your comfortable stay in Singapore, Frasers Hospitality offers four different types of accommodations, each specifically tailored and catered to your needs.
Frasers Suites River Valley – Nestled in a prime residential district; Fraser Suites River Valley enjoys easy access to the affluent financial hub – Central Business District and Orchard Road, a world-renowned shopping belt sporting numerous malls and boutique stores. The vibrant riverside corridor of Clarke Quay and Boat Quay – hosts of a myriad of themed restaurants, al fresco dining, chic cafes, pubs and specialty shops are located close by too, while Singapore Changi International Airport is a 30-minute car ride away.
Comprising 255 splendid suites, our luxury residence offers a range of apartments, from spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom to penthouses. All apartments are stylishly furnished with well-designed kitchenette and fitted with modern entertainment system to emulate the true comforts and convenience of today’s living. For leisure, residents could dip into the blues of the lush pool or head for an exercise at the well-equipped gym; entertain friends and enjoy a cosy tete-a-tete with friends at The Dining Room or be charmed by the array of invigorating massage treatments for blissful therapeutic relaxation available at The Retreat.
Frasers Place Fusionopolis, Singapore is located at one-north, a major cluster development specially designed as a research and development hub, it is the ideal place to foster synergistic collaborations between the public agencies and private sector companies. Very much inspired by nature, Fraser Place Fusionopolis features the liberal use of such elements in its wall treatments, floor finishes, furniture and comfortable poufs shaped like large pebbles in vibrant textures. Each residence is decked out with all the conveniences of home from comfortable living and dining quarters to wireless internet connectivity and modern entertainment system.
Fraser Place Robertson Walk, Singapore, fashioned in the style of a Mediterranean village, comprises 161 splendid apartments, ranging from one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, all fused with the warmth influence of the Mediterranean to evoke a delightfully vibrant ambience.
Ideally situated near the banks of the historic Singapore River, the residence offers a panoramic view of the modern city skyline and enjoys close proximity to the Central Business District. Residents are also accorded easy access to the entertainment riverside corridor of Boat Quay and Clarke Quay – hosts of a myriad of themed restaurants, al fresco dining, chic cafes, pubs and specialty shops for the trendy and hip.
Fraser Residence – Right in the heart of Orchard Road, the retail, dining and entertainment hub of Singapore, boasting vibrant, ultramodern shopping malls, trendy eateries and popular nightspots along its lush, tree-lined boulevards. Here, all the excitement and delight one could wish for is quite literally at the doorstep.
Being right in the heart of the city, the area is well served by Singapore’s exemplary public transport system, from the extensive network of public buses to the ever-expanding Mass Rapid Transport train system. Yet when the time comes for calm and tranquillity, Fraser Residence Orchard offers a sanctuary from the bustle of the city. With its spacious interiors and clean, minimalist décor, every residence offers a peaceful, airy ambience that will relax and rejuvenate. Each features all the amenities needed for relaxed modern living, from broadband internet access to a complete entertainment system and a comprehensively equipped kitchen.