The real dilemma is where to start your adventure in Lion City, and the answer is complicated. Around every turn a new nightclub, trendy restaurant or epic shopping centre waits to blow your mind.
And while Singapore is known for a waterfront where you can get your groove on and eat until your trouser buttons pop, the “City in a Garden” also has a natural attraction or two to turn your head. You might embark upon your Singapore holiday for the party scene and fine dining, but you’ll have a hard time leaving because hidden gems like Haji Lane steal your heart. Book one of the best Singapore packages on lastminute.com.au, and you’ll be on a Sing-a-tour in no time (we’re here all week, tip your waiter).
You’ll hear a lot about the malls, restaurants and bars in Singapore. And you should. After all, one of the best things about snagging Singapore holiday packages is that you’re left with enough cash to seek out the city’s liveliest entertainment. Still, you’ll kick yourself in the arse (with gusto!) if you miss out on the cultural goodies in Singapore. Make time in your itinerary for sites like Singapore Botanic Gardens and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. If you want to get a peek into the life of the 1800s in Singapore, take a tour of the well-preserved Baba House.
The shopping in Singapore would send Carrie Bradshaw into a euphoric tantrum. Many of the garments on retailers’ racks are straight off the runway, and the number of shops is dizzying (or is that the drink you had at the famous Marina Bay Sands?). Orchard Road is the heartbeat of fashion shopping here, and your pulse might just skyrocket when you set your eyes on the 2-km stretch of retail heaven.
Gastronomy is top-notch in the Lion City. In fact, you may only stop shovelling good grub into your gullet long enough to order up another round from the bar. Any holiday in Singapore must include a dabble into dim sum, and local favourites like chili crab and chicken rice will definitely wind up on your social media profile. They’re too good not to share, if only virtually.
Nightlife in Singapore is somewhat naughty in many corners, but don’t get the wrong idea—you’ll still go home with as much of your dignity as you’d like. And, hey, if that’s merely a sliver, we won’t tell. Districts like Geyland are raucous until about 3 am. Take a perch at 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar, which is 63 stories in the air and lets you drink beneath the stars.
Singapore holidays are the ultimate playground for shenanigans, shopping and making international friends. Book your trip on lastminute.com.au, and all that’s left to do is put your name on a Singapore car hire (from lastminute.com.au, of course!) and start packing your bags. Insider tip: Too much designer is never enough in Singapore.
5 Jan. - 6 Jan.
It is extremely close to the airport with helpful staff and a good pool. It is a relief to check in there after a long flight.
13 Dec. - 14 Dec.
Great location, comfortable room, bathroom layout is so nice with fantastic view of Singapore. Friendly staff. Love!!
2 Jan. - 3 Jan.
The roof top pool area with good views was a great place to spend a couple of hours very day relaxing.
11 Jan. - 12 Jan.
This was our second stay at Marina Mandarin and we weren’t disappointed. The room was very nice with sliding doors onto a balcony. Very comfy beds and little to no no noise from other rooms or elevators, so sleeping was easy. The little cafe downstairs was handy for breakfast with coffee and very ...
19 Dec. - 20 Dec.
Fantastic hotel with very friendly staff. Pool was great and breakfast buffet very good. Room service was excellent and they wheel in a table for you all set up. Available 24 hours. Food perhaps a bit expensive but is good. The garden wing is very beautiful and there is a fish pond near the pool ...
13 Dec. - 14 Dec.
Room is too small for two people. Wasn't cleaned until late afternoon.