Explore one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities in its bicentennial year
Known as ‘the Gateway to Asia’, Singapore is an innovative city-state renowned for its cleanliness, efficiency and world-class food scene. It’s a place where smoky temples sit modestly in the shadow of towering skyscrapers, jungles encroach on department stores and luxurious apartment blocks sit cheek by jowl with secret cocktail dens.
On a Singapore holiday, amazing experiences await. Play evening golf on lit fairways, experience the nightlife on Mohamed Sultan Road and shop till you drop along Orchard Road – where the hyper-modern Design Orchard opened in 2019. Our bespoke holidays offer activities off the radar for most tourists, like excursions with top-notch historians and cooking lessons with the island's acclaimed chefs. Thanks to its strategic position, it’s also perfect for a multi-centre holiday, combining well with top-tier destinations including Japan and Australia.
There are world-renowned botanical gardens to admire, off-shore islands for tropical escapes and exquisite places to stay such as colonial-era gem Raffles Hotel – refurbished and reopened in 2019. This year is significant for more than just the reopening of iconic hotels, however. Singapore is commemorating its bicentennial – the 200th year since Sir Stamford Raffles’ historic landing on the island. Events across the country have been marking this key moment in the nation’s history, such as the i Light Marina Bay festival, the Chingay Parade and The Bicentennial Experience at the Fort Canning Centre. 2019 is the perfect time to visit for a thrilling insight into Singapore’s unique past and exciting future.