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Local Experts: See & Do

Shopping

Shopping in Singapore is not just about the glitzy retail wonderland that is Orchard Road.
Today, Singapore is a special place to shop for the unique and the bespoke, found dotted around the nation’s rising and trendy neighbourhoods.

From local designers and artisans to multi-label offerings from Eclecticism, Singapore has it all. For beautiful and unique Singaporean souvenirs, you'll be spoilt for choice at little shops like Little Drom Store or Books Actually or Littered with Books.

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Art & Culture

Anybody can find something to pique their interest in Singapore.

Why not pay a visit to the Singapore Arts Museum and admire some of best contemporary and modern art from around the region? Or perhaps spook yourself at the Haw Par Villa theme park, dedicated to Chinese Mythology and folklore, or deepen your understanding of Pan-Asian cultures at the Asian Civilisation Museum.

Or pop into the state-of-the-art lotus-flower shaped ArtScience Museum for a blockbuster exhibition or marvel at the wealth of visual art on display at the Singapore Pinacothèque De Paris. But that’s not all, Singapore is strewn with little specialty museums, like the Peranakan museum or the private Intan, dedicated to the unique culture of the Peranakan people and their interesting mixed heritage. Also check out Gillman Barracks, a sprawling art enclave dotted with art galleries and artsy cafes.

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Recreation & Leisure

Plentiful parks, beaches and nature reserves dotted around the island make Singapore a surprising destination for those looking for an active holiday.

For more city-oriented activities, go on a food trail with the Chinatown Food Adventure, or join the Singapore Footprints walkaholics on a tour around the city.

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Nature & Wildlife

For one of the world's most metropolitan cities, visitors may be surprised to discover that Singapore still proudly plays home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

For a sure-fire way of getting up close and personal with the animals, head to the lush Singapore Zoo or Night Safari or the Jurong Bird Park.

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Festivals & Events

Traditional celebrations like Chinese New Year or Deepavali in cultural enclaves like Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam as well as world class sporting events are just some of the numerous events you can find in the 'little red dot'.

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  • This nine-day visual arts extravaganza features myriad exhibitions, art shows, gallery openings, tours and art fairs by Singapore and International names in the visual arts industry. Usually held from mid to late January, it is your chance to check out Singapore's art offerings and art spaces as there is something for everyone.
  • Join thousands of Hindu devotees as they embark on an annual procession seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks to Lord Subramaniam. Devotees will walk from Sri Srinvasa Perumal Temple to Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, carrying milk pots and kavadis (semi circular metal structure decorated with peacock feathers and flowers) or spiked kavadis, which are pierced into the skin
  • Ring in the Year of the Monkey with various celebratory events across the island, including Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations, the annual street extravaganza Chingay Parade, and the massive River Hongbao at Marina Bay.
  • Singapore's Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan, a month-long period of repentance and fasting, with Hari Raya Puasa. Muslims dress up in new traditional garb and spend the day visiting friends and family. It is also the chance to savour the best of local Malay delicacies at the bazaars that can often be found in Geylang Serai or Kampong Glam.
  • The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series makes a return to Singapore after a decade and brings some of the best international Rugby Sevens teams like South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji to our shores. Expect fast-paced action on the pitch and a fun carnival atmosphere at this two-day tournament
  • The pinnacle arts event of Singapore’s annual calender returns with 12 Singapore commissions and seven international shows.
  • Soak up the electrifying atmosphere with awesome experiences ranging from world-class racing, entertainment, nightlife, dining and shopping.
  • The BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global is another great sporting event bringing the big names of women's tennis together.
  • Zouk is one of Singapore's most established clubs and responsible for the annual Zoukout, a massive outdoor dance and music party held on Sentosa's Siloso Beach. International and local DJs spin up a storm over several stages and partygoers dance the night away in this 2-day extravaganza.
  • The most spectacular countdown event in Singapore takes place on the Marina Bay floating platform and is accompanied by a whole host of performances by Singapore and international celebrities. This is topped off by an eye-popping fireworks display to usher in the new year.

At the Airport

Arriving at Changi Airport is always a treat.

Be mesmerized by the Kinetic Rain moving sculpture when you arrive at Terminal 1's Departure Hall. Apart from duty-free shopping, there are also cinemas and spas to relax in before your flight. You can also visit themed gardens dotted around the 3 terminals.

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