What to expect in Singapore on your Asia cruise

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What to expect in Singapore on your Asia cruise

18 October 2018

Shopping mecca. Cultural hub. Historic city. Futuristic metropolis. Singapore is all of this and more! Step ashore and discover the many wonders of this multi-faceted city on your cruise to Singapore with Cruiseabout.

Follow the Urban Art Trail

Skip the art galleries and get your culture fix on the scenic streets of Singapore. Choose from a range of spectacular trails through the city featuring eclectic artworks on display in alleyways, creative neighbourhoods and trendy districts. Head to Little India and search for the playful painting of colourful cows on bicycles. Chinatown offers its own artistic vision, while the Buddha Tooth Relic temple boasts a vibrant display of street art by talented students. The CBD features spectacular pop art sculptures on Millennia Walk, and abstract works on Marina Square. Singapore’s public spaces come alive with incredible art almost anywhere you wander!


Shop for everything

Singapore is world-renowned for its unrivalled number of shopping opportunities. From massive retailers and haute couture boutiques to bargain stores and bustling markets, you’re sure to find whatever you’re looking for. For an eclectic mix of almost-famous brands, browse Kapok’s over 100 quirky brands. Pedder on Scotts Square boasts an entire shopping floor of luxury fashion brands. Singapore’s biggest mall, IMM, offers over 90 big-name fashion brands at bargain prices. If you’re looking for some local buys, try Naiise with its large range of Singapore-designed products including souvenirs, curios, household goods and plenty more. Glamorous Tang Plaza is a must for luxury shoppers, while Mustafa Centre is the perfect place for late-night shopping open all the way until 2am.


Dine out

Sample some local flavour at a vast selection of restaurants and eateries. Start your day with a traditional Singaporean breakfast (strong coffee, butter toast and a soft-boiled egg cooked to perfection) at Tong Ah Eating House. If you’re willing to brave the long queues, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle at Chinatown Food Complex is well worth the wait. For some modern Singaporean fare, dine at Labyrinth in the scenic Esplanade. Springleaf Prata Place is open until late, and serves delicious prata roti (flat bread) with a generous helping of delicious curry. Sample some street food at Tiong Bahru Market. Then brave one of Native’s experimental cocktails featuring ants or grasshoppers as a garnish.


See the sights

Sightseeing in Singapore is easy, as most of its public spaces are filled with lush parks, spectacular sculptures and other artworks. If you’re looking for an all-in-one sightseeing experience, visit Marina Bay Sands. This glamorous resort complex features a luxury mall divided by a flowing canal, the ArtScience Museum, and a Skypark for sweeping views of the city. Or see the whole city in one go while enjoying high tea on the Singapore Flyer – the world's largest observation wheel. Visit Clarke Quay for a scenic dinner on the waterfront. Step back in time at Hong San See Temple – a century-old Buddhist place of worship. Opulent Empress Place Building was constructed in 1865 in honour of Queen Victoria. Here you’ll find the Asian Civilisations Museum for an in-depth look into the many Asian cultures that influenced modern Singaporean culture. Then, step away from the urban bustle and visit Pulau Ubin, a small island that provides a taste of what Singapore was like before it grew into the futuristic city it is today.

Experience all of this and more on your cruise to Singapore with Cruiseabout. We offer a range of excellent packages along with exciting on-shore excursions for a cruise experience in Singapore you’ll never forget!

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