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The Best of Singapore

Visitors to Singapore can enjoy some of the most luxurious hotels, largest shopping complexes, finest restaurants, fascinating attractions and buzzing nightlife in the whole of Asia. Attracting tens-of-millions of tourists every year, this cosmopolitan country has enough options to suit every taste and budget.

With visitors spoilt for choice in terms of accommodation, dining and entertainment, it’s easy to miss all the best places to go on the island. However, with our extensive knowledge and experience of the Lion City, we have compiled the Top 10 of everything in our Singapore Guide.

Scroll down to check out the best hotels, attractions, restaurants, shopping and nightlife in Singapore!

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Best of Chinatown Singapore

Chinatown in Singapore is one of the most exciting and eclectic districts on the island, combining a wealth of history and culture. Once the settling place for many Chinese immigrants that moved to the city, it’s now a bustling neighbourhood with plenty of sights, restaurants, bars and shops. One of the most famous attractions has to be Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and four-storey centre of worship decorated in red, green and gold. Just along the road is the Sri Mariamman Temple, dedicated to the Hindu gods.

Singapore Chinatown is a great place to experience cheap and tasty street food, and Maxwell Food Center is a hawker institution. In recent years, the area has also become a haven for independent restaurants, with Duxton Hill leading the pack. When the sun sets Chinatown is also a great place to party, with Ann Siang Hill and Club Street offering a wide variety of cool bars and exciting clubs. Check out our guides of what to do and see and where to eat and shop in Chinatown Singapore.

Top 10 Hotels in Chinatown

10 Best Hotels in Chinatown

Anyone looking for a rich cultural experience in Singapore should head for Chinatown, the formative district of its Read More...

10 Best Things to Do in Chinatown Singapore

10 Best Things to Do in Chinatown

Chinatown in Singapore is a sharp contrast to the rest of the city, with low rise buildings and culture bursting out Read More...

10 Best Restaurants in Chinatown

10 Best Restaurants in Chinatown

Chinatown has an excellent variety of restaurants, ranging from outdoor diners where you can sample some of the city’s Read More...

10 Best Nightlife in Chinatown

10 Best Nightlife in Chinatown

Nightlife in Chinatown Singapore is a little more alternative than other places in the city. Most of the bars and clubs Read More...

10 Best Shopping in Chinatown Singapore

10 Best Shopping in Chinatown

Singapore’s Chinatown is a hub for all things Chinese, and this extends to the shops and malls that you will find in the Read More...

Best of Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay has fast become Singapore’s go-to entertainment zone, particularly at night when the city’s lights shine at their brightest. This modern development of bars, restaurants, shopping centres and nightclubs is also one of the most picturesque spots in the city-state thanks to its waterside location, bathed in the shadows of the towering CBD in the background. Every new pub, club and restaurant in the country is eager to get in on the action in this sought-after Singapore area, so there is inevitably a huge range of wining, dining and shopping options to choose from. Scroll down and find the best of the bunch in our carefully chosen Top 10 hotels, attractions, restaurants, shopping and Nightlife in Clarke Quay!

10 Best Hotels in Clarke Quay and Riverside

10 Best Hotels in Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay and Riverside is blessed with probably the best geographical location in Singapore, being both centrally Read More...

10 Best Things to Do in Clarke Quay and Riverside

10 Best Things to Do in Clarke Quay

Presenting the 10 Best Attractions in Clarke Quay - offering visitors a great range of alternative things to do and see Read More...

Top 10 Restaurants in Clarke Quay and Riverside

10 Best Restaurants in Clarke Quay

Our carefully chosen list of the 10 Best Restaurants in Clarke Quay and Riverside pretty much sums up Singapore: Read More...

Top 10 Nightlife in Clarke Quay and Riverside

10 Best Nightlife in Clarke Quay

Our 10 Best Nightlife Spots in Clarke Quay and Riverside present to you all the top bars, restaurants and clubs in what Read More...

Top 10 Shopping in Clarke Quay and Riverside

10 Best Shopping in Clarke Quay

The 10 Best Shopping in Clarke Quay and Riverside includes all the most popular malls in the area, as well as some more Read More...

Best of Orchard Road

Orchard Road is the commercial centre of Singapore and one of the most famous shopping avenues in the world. A seemingly endless line of mega malls dominate the street on either side with cutting-edge architecture and promises of retail heaven within. However, there is more to Orchard Road than shopping. Family friendly activities take place in most malls and the size and scope of the attractions and activities continue to grow more amazing. There is also a complete range of restaurants to choose from – hawker centre to fine dining, Orchard Road has you covered. Even at night there are a cluster of cool bars to enjoy with some great sundowner happy hours, modern design and comfortable lounge-type ambiance. Our Top 10 Everything in Orchard Road gives you a complete rundown of everything you need to know before you go!

10 Best Hotels in Orchard Road

10 Best Hotels in Orchard Road

Orchard Road is the commercial centre of Singapore and makes an enduringly popular base for visitors to the city state. Read More...

10 Best Things to Do in Orchard Road

10 Best Things to Do in Orchard

If you are wandering along Orchard Road and looking for something to do other than shopping then never fear, there is Read More...

10 Best Restaurants in Orchard Road

10 Best Restaurants in Orchard Road

There’s a great selection of restaurants in Orchard Road, which is a relief after all that shopping when you don’t want Read More...

10 Best Nightlife in Orchard Road

10 Best Nightlife in Orchard Road

Orchard Road has plenty to offer visitors to Singapore, but most of their excellent nightlife spots remain undiscovered Read More...

10 Best Shopping in Orchard Road

10 Best Shopping in Orchard Road

A whole street which is almost entirely dedicated to shopping, Orchard Road is the must-visit location for those looking Read More...

Best of Little India

This Top 10 Little India section compiles all the best attractions, shopping, nightlife, restaurants and hotels in one of Singapore’s most vibrant and lovable areas. Being an enclave for all things Indian, our 10 Best Restaurants list is inevitably bursting full of curry houses, whilst our selection of the top 5 attractions provides some great cultural things to do and see.

This often frantic area is in no short supply of shopping options either, and we’ve covered them all, from the mega-malls to the quaint shopping alleyways tucked away down side streets. The colour, smiles and smells are all authentically sub continental and warm, making this one of the city's must-visit districts. Make the most of your time here with this guide to the best of Little India!

10 Best Hotels in Little India

10 Best Hotels in Little India

These 10 best hotels in Little India are all scattered around one of Singapore’s most vibrant ethnic enclaves, located Read More...

5 Best Attractions in Little India

5 Best Things to Do in Little India

All the must see attractions in Little India are within walking distance from one another, meaning that you could Read More...

10 Best Restaurants in Little India

10 Best Restaurants in Little India

Little India must be experienced to see all sides of this cosmopolitan city state - and there’s no better way to do it Read More...

5 Best Nightlife in Little India

5 Best Nightlife in Little India

We've found 5 of the best night spots in Little India, many of which involve bars within backpacker hostels, offering Read More...

10 Best Shopping in Little India

10 Best Shopping in Little India

From 24-hour malls to bustling markets and street stalls, the range of shopping in this vibrant Singapore neighbourhood Read More...

Best of Marina Bay

This Top 10 Marina Bay section wraps up all the best places to hit for sightseeing, shopping, restaurants and nightlife in what is Singapore’s most iconic area. Marina Bay, once a modest expanse of water leading in to the Singapore River, has undergone a redevelopment in vast proportions. The result is simply spectacular. Everywhere you look, you’re surrounded by gleaming 21st century architecture, with obvious highlights including the Marina Bay Sands resort, Esplanade and the towering CBD skyline in the background.

All entries found in our best attractions, shopping, restaurants and nightlife at Marina Bay fall within walking distance from the bay, overlapping slightly with the Financial District towards the west and Clarke Quay and Civic District towards the north. Scroll down to discover this incredible area in all of its glory.

10 Best Hotels at Marina Bay

10 Best Hotels at Marina Bay

These 10 best Marina Bay hotels reflect a true taste of Singapore’s luxurious accommodation options, with the waterside Read More...

10 Best Things to Do in Marina Bay

10 Best Things to Do in Marina Bay

With the whole Marina Bay area having undergone a transformation of epic proportions in recent years, this is one area Read More...

10 Best Restaurants at Marina Bay

10 Best Restaurants at Marina Bay

From ultra-luxury rooftop venues serving up haute cuisine, to modest hawker stalls taking you back to simpler times, Read More...

10 Best Nightlife at Marina Bay

10 Best Nightlife at Marina Bay

From cheap and cheerful bars with $5-a-beer deals, to ultra-exclusive clubs where you can blow tens-of-thousands just Read More...

5 Best Shopping at Marina Bay

5 Best Shopping at Marina Bay

Our list of the best shopping at Marina Bay features heavily on the malls, one of Singapore’s many specialities. Expect Read More...

Best of Bugis and Kampong Glam

Bugis and Kampong Glam are two separate neighbourhoods lying next to one another, slightly northwest of the central Civic District. Whilst Bugis is was once well-known for its seedy nightlife scene back when the American military frequented Singapore, the area has shrugged off this rather naughty reputation; it’s now much better known for its quality shopping options and plethora of trendy restaurants, bistros and boutique hotels. Kampong Glam, like the neighbouring Bugis area, is both ethnically and culturally diverse, though most famous for being an enclave for the Singapore’s Arab population, so expect plenty of cafes and delightful Middle East eastern cuisine.

This Top 10 of Everything in Bugis and Kampong Glam section has been complied to bring you the best attractions, restaurants, nightlife and shopping in the area.

10 Best Hotels in Bugis and Kampong Glam

10 Best Hotels in Bugis & Kampong Glam

With these 10 best hotels in Bugis and Kampong Glam, you really get the best of both worlds – location wise. Actually Read More...

5 Best Things to Do in Bugis and Kampong Glam

5 Best Things to Do in Bugis & Kampong Glam

Attractions in ethnically diverse Bugis and Kampong Glam neighbourhoods revolve around the area’s thriving cultural Read More...

10 Best Restaurants in Bugis and Kampong Glam

10 Best Restaurants in Bugis & Kampong Glam

Our 10 Best Restaurants in Bugis and Kampong Glam all combine two essential factors for creating a perfect place to dine Read More...

10 Best Nightlife in Bugis and Kampong Glam

10 Best Nightlife in Bugis & Kampong Glam

With our list of the 10 Best Nightlife in Bugis and Kampong Glam (the Arab quarter), there are plenty of reasons as to Read More...

10 Best Shopping in Bugis and Kampong Glam

10 Best Shopping in Bugis & Kampong Glam

This is your ultimate guide to the Best Shopping in Bugis and Kampong Glam – one of Singapore’s key shopping Read More...

Best of Civic District

The Civic District at the very core of Singapore is best known for its important government buildings, fascinating museums, protected parks and memorial spaces. Best accessible from City Hall MRT, this compact area of downtown Singapore is home to some superb restaurants, buzzing nightlife and excellent shopping choices.

This whole section of our Singapore Guide is dedicated to bringing you the best of what the Civic District has to offer. Our experts on the ground have selected 10 of the finest hotels, as well as restaurants that serve up stunning cuisine from around the world, fun nightlife spots and eclectic shopping options. Don’t miss a trick when visiting this historic area, with our Top 10 of Everything in the Civic District.

10 Best Hotels in Marina Bay

10 Best Hotels in Civic District

These 10 Best Hotels in the Civic District are all located right in the heart of Singapore; in fact, the Civic District Read More...

10 Best Attractions in the Civic District Singapore

10 Best Attractions in the Civic District

The Civic District lies at the very heart of Singapore, and is known for its key government buildings, museums, Read More...

10 Best Restaurants in the Civic District Singapore

10 Best Restaurants in the Civic District

Our 10 Best Restaurants in Singapore’s historic Civic District are sophisticated, offer award-winning quality, and Read More...

10 Best Nightlife in the Civic District Singapore

10 Best Nightlife in the Civic District

From plush, Moet popping-hotel bars, to humble student venues where you can grab a pint for under S$10, our 10 Best Read More...

10 Best Shopping in the Civic District Singapore

10 Best Shopping in the Civic District

Singapore’s Civic District presents plenty of shopping options; from quaint boutiques selling locally designed garments Read More...

Best of Sentosa

Sentosa sits just off the main Singapore Island, and welcomes over 5 million visitors a year who come for its countless attractions, spotless beaches and range of fine nightlife and dining options. Although meaning ‘peace and tranquility’, Sentosa’s real specialty is fun – and lots of it. The vast Resorts World Sentosa dominates the island with its numerous family friendly attractions, fine restaurants and hotel. The splendid beaches here do justice to the ‘tranquility’ Sentosa’s name promises, although come after dark on the weekend and the parties here might persuade you otherwise.

This Best of Everything in Sentosa section is your ultimate guide to finding the best attractions, shopping, restaurants and nightlife on the island. Our Singapore experts have done their research to pick out the finest choices so you don’t have to settle for second best.

10 Best Hotels in Sentosa Island

10 Best Hotels in Sentosa

Singapore has many ‘centres’. The CBD forms the commercial centre, whilst Clark Quay and Orchard Road are the centres Read More...

10 Best Things to Do in Sentosa Island

10 Best Things to Do in Sentosa

From hurtling down a hill in a luge-car to relaxing on tropical beaches under a palm trees, attractions on the manmade Read More...

10 Best Restaurants in Sentosa

10 Best Restaurants in Sentosa

Our selection of the 10 best restaurants in Sentosa was surprising difficult to make, simply due to the vast choice of Read More...

10 Best Nightlife in Sentosa

10 Best Nightlife in Sentosa

Most of the nightlife in Sentosa revolves around one thing: its beaches. Our Top 10 guide points you to all the best Read More...

5 Best Shopping in Sentosa

5 Best Shopping in Sentosa

Although more famed for its exciting, family-friendly attractions, we’ve found 5 excellent shopping stop-offs on what is Read More...

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