In Southeast Asia, Singapore definitely ranks as the most expensive place to travel. Despite that, there are many ways to save costs when exploring this beautiful country, such as hostels and advanced bookings. However, nothing beats exploring a new country with no limits. So, if you have a couple thousand dollars to spare or are going to Singapore for a business trip to meet some big-shot clients, you should try to explore Singapore in style -- one that screams the movie Crazy Rich Asians.
Here’s how you can do just that.
How to explore Singapore in style
Singapore’s transport system is one of the most accessible in the world, but it can be cramped at times. If you want a seamless transfer from place to place in Singapore, even taxis won’t cut it.
Rent a limousine
Solution: don't wait for a vehicle. Rent. Ultimate Drive allows tourists to rent their supercars to drive on their own. If you’re feeling a little extra, you can even get a limousine and a dedicated and expert driver who will wait for you.
Rent a helicoper
If that’s still not fancy enough for you, you can get a 45-minute helicopter ride from Singapore Heli-Services to see the country in bird’s-eye view.
Rent a yacht
Hate heights? You can also opt to invite your newfound friends and rent out a luxury yacht to nearby St. John’s Island with ONE 15 Marina.
Raffles Singapore has the reputation of being one of the most expensive hotels in the country. But if you’ve tried that and would like to experience something else that is equally luxurious, book your stay at The St. Regis Singapore’s presidential suite.
With velvet couches and chairs, dark wood furniture, gold accents, and gold marble adorning the walls and floors, the vacation photos you’ll take in this room alone will garner envy from your social media followers.
Other options for luxury accommodations include the Ritz Suite at The Ritz-Carlton Millennia Singapore for a clean, modern temporary living space and the Extreme Wow Suite at W Singapore for a fun, unique hotel experience.
Shop until you drop with over 200 stores at Paragon, one of Singapore’s luxury malls. Here, you will find your go-to brands, like Jimmy Choo, Miu Miu and Burberry.
If you happen to be the biggest Gucci fan, you’ll absolutely love this place. The Gucci flagship store at Paragon is five-floors high for a true upscale shopping experience.
For a full-fledged fashion tourism experience, you can also visit Spanish brand Loewe’s first Casa Loewe concept store in Southeast Asia at another luxury Mall in Singapore, ION Orchard.
More shopping in Singapore
If you can’t find your must-have shoe in your size at both places, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Ngee Ann City, Mandarin Gallery, and Capitol Plaza are other great luxury shopping spots.
Fine dining in Singapore has the superpower to take you places you’ve never been before.
You can get a serving of the best-selling marinated botan shrimp with sea urchin and oscietra caviar at Waku Ghin, which brings you straight to Japan in a culinary experience.
Or you can enjoy a nouveau French-Asian dish at Corner House, a modern French restaurant in a unique space with a fantastic ambiance.
Another must-try French restaurant in Singapore is Odette. The fine dining experience at this place is so good that getting a reservation is difficult, though, so be sure to book yours a month in advance
Singapore is also for risk-takers. There are many activities you can enjoy in the country beyond just a day at Sentosa or Universal Studios.
Adrenaline junkies will surely enjoy indoor skydiving at IFLY Singapore. But if driving at high speeds is your thing, you can try racing with a McLaren, Ferrari, or a Lamborghini at an F1 street circuit driving experience.
If you’re just feeling lucky, you can also try playing a few games under massive Swarovski chandeliers at Marina Bay Sands Casino.
To cap off the night, you can enjoy a chill evening at Singapore's highest rooftop bar 1-Altitude or join a rave at luxury nightclub Capital.
Once you’ve thoroughly enjoyed your luxury Singapore trip, set aside a day or two to pamper yourself.
Go home or to your next travel destination with a new look with a haircut from hairstylist to the stars Rosanno Ferretti’s chain of luxury salons. You can also get a refreshing customized facial at one of Pablo Blau’s signature sea salt rooms.
To take it up a notch, you can get an aesthetic treatment from one of Singapore’s skincare experts, so you’re absolutely sure you’re not hurting your skin from all the travelling.
These are just some of the things you can do to explore the country in style. Singapore can open more and more wonders for you the more you are willing to be brave as well as splurge.
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