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DISCOVER SINGAPORE'S COUNTLESS ATTRACTIONS, ALL WITHIN EASY REACH OF THE HOTEL

From fun family activities to unique experiences for culture buffs, guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore are well placed to explore the vibrant energy around Marina Bay. The Singapore Flyer, Merlion, ArtScience Museum and Gardens by the Bay are a short walk from our hotel.

For a local perspective on Marina Bay, the Ladies and Gentlemen of the Concierge can assist you in making the most of your visit by recommending itineraries and places to see.

ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM

The lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is the premier museum destination in Singapore for major international touring exhibitions from the most renowned collections in the world. Embracing a spectrum of influences from art & science, to media & technology, to design & architecture, the ArtScience Museum features over 50,000 square feet of galleries to inspire visitors of all ages.

Distance: 1 km/10 minutes walk

ASIAN CIVILISATION MUSEUM

The Asian Civilisation Museum is one of the pioneering museums in the region to specialise in pan-Asian cultures and civilisations. The museum contains artifacts from China, Southeast Asia, and West Asia from which Singaporeans can trace their diverse history.

ESPLANADE – THEATRES ON THE BAY

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is without a doubt, Singapore's most exciting performance arts venue. Located at the waterfront overlooking Marina Bay, the complex with its distinctive dome-shaped roofs comprises a 1,600-seat concert hall, a 2,000-seat theatre and several recital rooms, theatre and rehearsal studios, as well as outdoor performing spaces. Also lovingly dubbed “the Durian” by locals, after the prickly tropical fruit, the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay also houses a mall, cosmopolitan food outlets and the library@esplanade – Singapore’s first arts library with literature and audio-visual materials covering music, dance, film and theatre.

Distance: 0.56 km/5 minutes walk | Website

National Museum of Singapore

With a rich history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is Singapore's oldest museum with the youngest and most innovative soul. A cultural and architectural icon in Singapore, the Museum hosts vibrant festivals and events all year round, as well as amazing performances and film screenings.

Distance: 2 km/7 minutes drive

Singapore Art Museum 

The Singapore Art Museum boasts a collection of over 7,000 contemporary and modern art pieces from Singaporean and South East Asian artists. The museum’s extension building, SAM at 8Q was opened in 2008, expanding the museum’s contemporary art space. Art pieces range from painting, sculpture and installation to film & video, performance and sound art.

GARDENS BY THE BAY

Spanning 101 hectares, this $1 billion superpark houses over a quarter of a million rare plants. The park comprises three gardens; Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. From the waterfront promenade, enjoy an amazing view of the Marina Bay financial district skyline. The grounds are perfect for an evening stroll and picnic with family and friends.

Distance: 1.6 km/3 minute drive | Website

ARAB STREET

Famed for its silk and basketry, and resonating with tradition, Arab Street is one of the highlights of Kampong Glam. Cane, straw, rattan and a spectrum of fabrics comprising silk, chiffon, cotton and batik can be found on Arab Street. One of the most significant buildings in the district is the Sultan Mosque, which was built in 1824.

Distance: 2.27 km/5 minutes drive

Botanical Gardens

Singapore epitomizes the tropical island’s luxuriant parks - a combination of primary jungle and elegantly laid out flowerbeds and shrubs. Spread over 52 hectares, the gardens contain nearly 4,000 species of plant life, with many rare specimens amongst them. The Botanical Gardens are also home to the National Orchid Gardens, hailed as the world’s largest orchid display featuring over 60,000 plants and orchids. Situated at the highest point of the National Orchid Garden is Burkill Hall, a colonial bungalow built in 1886. Named as one of Singapore’s monuments of architectural and historical interest, this British colonial house has been renovated for use as a VIP reception and events hall.

Distance: 6.68 km/10 minutes drive

Club Street

Located in Chinatown, Club Street is lined with conserved shophouses that are now occupied by restaurants, bars, and galleries. Popular spots in the area include Club Street Social, Senso Ristorante and Bar, and Esquina.

LAU PA SAT

Situated right at the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD). It was built in 1894 and is the largest remaining Victorian filigree cast-iron structure in Southeast Asia. During the night, the whole stretch of Boon Tat street south of the Lau Pa Sat is blocked to give way for an open air hawker concept, with a large array of barbequed food choices.

Distance: 3 km/10 minutes drive

Avalon

Housed in the floating South Crystal Pavilion of the Marina Bay Sands, Avalon looks out towards a mesmerizing view of the city skyline. Beyond the velvet rope, the double-storey 17,000 square feet club boasts a visual spectacle of state-of-the-art full-color lasers, 3D mapping and high-fashion interiors. Styled by renowned interior design firm Roman and Williams, Avalon glitters with crystals and psychedelic light displays.

Distance: 2.9 km/3 minute drive | Website

Boat Quay

Experience the jewel of Singapore’s entertainment scene. With an eclectic mix of high-end restaurants, alfresco dining and lively bars and pubs, the Boat Quay is a favorite “chill out” spot for many professionals and expatriates.

Distance: 2.21 km/5 minutes drive

Celebrity restaurants at MBS

An exquisite selection of cuisine created by world-class chefs can be found at the celebrity restaurants at MBS. These unparalleled restaurants include: Cut by Wolfgang Puck, db Bistro  

CLARKE QUAY

Clarke Quay is a historical riverside quay in Singapore, located upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River and Boat Quay. The center of commercial enterprise in the late 19th century, the restored warehouse now features a whole range of restaurants, wine bars, entertainment spots and retail shops.

Distance: 2.42 km/5 minutes drive | Website

Home Club

Quality music and a laidback atmosphere make Home Club an alternative to Singapore’s many megaclubs. Home has been Singapore’s preferred underground club since opening in 2005, dance the night away to indie, techno, electro, hip hop and drum ‘n’ base music.

Hort Park

Billed as Singapore’s one-stop gardening hub, Hort Park sits on a lush 23-hectare area. The park connects Kent Ridge Park all the way to Telok Blangah Park, and brings together recreation, education, research, retail and gardening in one setting. Home to beautiful plant life, Hort Park is also a place where garden designs can be displayed.The Butterfly Garden and the Bamboo Labyrinth are just two of the many attractions the park has, in addition to the Recycling Garden and the Floral Walk.

Distance: 8.8 km/20 minute driveWebsite

Jurong Bird Park

The largest bird sanctuary in Southeast Asia is well-known for its collection of 8,000 birds from more than 600 species, its conservation and breeding programmes, as well as its fascinating walk-in, free-flight aviaries. The Bird Park also features the world’s tallest constructed waterfall, one of the world’s largest collections of hornbills and a delightful restaurant situated next to a lake teeming with flamingos.

Distance: 21.47 km/30 minutes drive

Ku De Ta

Set 200 metres atop Marina Bay Sands Skypark, Ku De Ta offers striking views of the Singapore skyline. The stunning rooftop setting creates the perfect atmosphere in which to enjoy the modern Asian dishes prepared by award winning chefs.

Labrador Nature Reserve

Explore the rocky cliff-side vegetation and enjoy the panoramic views of the sea at Labrador Nature Reserve. This park is an oasis of calm and a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. A leisurely stroll along one of the nature trails affords a peek of some of the 50 bird species and 11 butterfly species that have made the park their home.

9.4 km/20 minute drive | Website

Loof

Loof is a rooftop bar situated in the middle of Singapore’s bustling business district. A self proclaimed “sanctuary for fools” and a “respite for the brilliant mind”, Loof is a playful and relaxing bar that serves up “quality whimsy, and fresh nostalgia”.

Makansutra Gluttons Bay

Surrounded by retro-inspired push-carts and offering a spectacular view of the Marina Bay skyline, this open-air, moon-lit food centre is a hotspot for visitors and the sleepless in Singapore. Take your pick from a wide range of famous local treats such as fried carrot cake, oyster omelette, chilli crab and roti jala (lacy pancakes served with delicious curry). Also enjoy an ice-cold glass of beer while watching free street performances frequently organized by arts centre Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, located just next door.

Distance: 0.5 km/5 minute walkWebsite

Malaysian Food Street at Resorts World

Indulge in authentic Malaysian food such as Penang Hokkien mee and char kway teow at Malaysian Food Street in Resorts World. Choose from a wide variety of popular street food and enjoy it in the nostalgic atmosphere of old town Malaysia, complete with traditional shophouse fronting, old street signs and advertisements peppering the walls.

Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort

A short scenic stroll across the Helix Bridge, a 280-metre pedestrian walkway - is the Marina Bay Sands Integrated resort. It features a casino, luxury hotel, convention facilities, theatres and shopping and dining options.

Distance: 1 km/10 minutes walk

Newton Hawker Centre

With a multitude of food and drink stalls, a visit to Newton Hawker Centre is the best way to sample a wide variety of local dishes. Try an array of local favourites such as chicken rice, bak kut teh and roti prata. Cool down afterward with a bowl of ice kachang or chendol, desserts made of shaved ice flavoured with coconut milk and other sweet syrups.

Pangaea

Pangaea holds court on the subterranean level of the Crystal Pavilion and has the unique title of being the only Ultra-Lounge in Singapore and the world. Each and every element of Pangaea is meticulously designed, from the surrealistic entrance tunnel and exotic animal-skin furnishings; to the gourmet late night menu by Fine Palate and specially curated DJs.

Distance: 2.9 km/3 minute driveWebsite

Robertson Quay

The most laidback of the three quays along the Singapore River, this largely residential estate has become a real entertainment enclave with bars, restaurants, cafés, performing arts houses and art galleries. The area also houses The Singapore Tyler Print Institute, which has free print and paper art installations. One of Singapore’s most progressive theatre companies, TheatreWorks, is nearby, as is the Singapore Repertory Theatre.

Distance: 3.4 km/15 minute drive

Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer is the world's largest observation wheel. Standing at a stunning 165m from the ground, the Flyer offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the Marina Bay, Singapore’s cityscape and beyond. There is also a wide range of shops, restaurants, activities and facilities.

Contact: (65) 6854 5200 | Distance: 0.5 km/10 minute walkWebsite

Singapore Food Trail

An exciting dining concept which brings back the nostalgic feel and charm of Singapore in the 1960s, set in the backdrop of the iconic Singapore Flyer. With more than 800 seats, the space boasts themed interior design as well as some makeshift stalls. Canopies lining the area will provide comfort and shield for outdoor diners, who can reminisce the good old days while tucking into famous local fare.

Distance: 0.5 km/10 minute walk

St James Power Station

Set in an old power station that was built in 1927, this massive entertainment complex is home to ten different and interconnected venues each catering to a specific music genre. At Bellini Room, jazz fans can put on their dance shoes and jitterbug the night away while Powerhouse – the largest outlet in the complex – is set to electrify the dance floor with the latest trance, electronic and dance music.

Distance: 8 km/20 minutes drive

Zouk 

Probably Singapore’s only nightspot of international repute, Zouk remains both an institution and a rite of passage for young people in the city-state. It has spawned several other clubs in neighbouring countries like Malaysia, and even has its own dance festival – Sentosa’s ZoukOut. Zouk is made up of three clubs and a wine bar, and it has played host international DJs, from Carl Cox and Paul Oakenfold to the Chemical Brothers. Zouk also holds its famous Mambo Jambo retro nights on Wednesdays.

Distance: 6 km/15 minutes drive

CHINATOWN

Stretching from Pagoda Street to Sago Street, Chinatown is lined with stalls full of trinkets, snacks and fashionable wear. From street opera masks to handmade ornaments, traditional clothing to unique fashion accessories, you will be spoilt for choice with an eclectic mix of merchandise. Complement a unique shopping experience by savouring Singapore’s local favourite treats at the Chinatown Food Street. Explore the traditional five-foot ways and old shop houses along Pagoda Street. Visit temples, medical halls and tea houses and learn about the age-old traditions of the past. For tea connoisseurs, a visit to a tea house is a must, not only to relish the flavour of Chinese tea, but also to experience the traditional art of tea-brewing.

Distance: 3.06 km / 8 minutes drive

HAJI LANE IN ARAB STREET

Tucked away in the midst of bustling Arab Street is the Haji Lane. The narrow lane is lined with old shophouses occupied by charming boutiques and specialty shops that are stocked with independent labels, local designs and interesting accessories.

ION ORCHARD ON ORCHARD ROAD

Situated in the middle of Singapore’s main shopping district, Ion Orchard is a fashion lover’s paradise. Visitors are treated to an impressive shopping experience with over 300 retail, F&B and entertainment stores. It brings together the world’s biggest brands and houses them in 66000 square metres of retail space.

PARAGON

An up market and sophisticated mall, Paragon is located in the heart of Orchard Road. Six levels of designer fashion and luxury boutiques make it the choice destination for shoppers in search of branded goods and quality service.

THE SHOPPES AT MARINA BAY SANDS

Over 800,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, The Shoppes is Singapore's first large-scale luxury shopping destination. This beautifully designed world-class location is where you can expect to find the highest quality merchandise. A cosmopolitan blend of renowned luxury brands and new, emerging designer labels offers discriminating, fashion-conscious shoppers an opportunity to set their own style trends.

Distance: 1 km / 10 minutes walk

Marina Square

Marina Square Shopping Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in Singapore with about 700,000sq ft of shopping space and a wide variety of tenants, ranging from fashion, beauty, health and restaurants. It is centrally located in the Marina Centre area with easy access to and from City Hall MRT Station.

Contact: (65) 6339 8787 | Distance: 0.2 km/5 minute walk | Website

Millenia Walk

Millenia Walk is a premier lifestyle shopping centre defined by a refreshing burst of colour and an invitingly wide and spacious interior. Lifestyle shops specialising in an eclectic array of products and services line the open atrium structure designed by Pritzker Award winning architect Philip Johnson.

Contact: (65) 6883 1122 | Distance: 0.2 km/5 minute walkWebsite

Ngee Ann City

Seven levels and 110,450 square metres of shopping and gastronomical space make Ngee Ann City a staple when shopping in Orchard Road. Brands range from Cartier and Hermes to Zara and Mango, ensuring there is something there for everyone. A large food court is situated in the basement where all manner of epicurean delights can be found.

Raffles City Shopping Centre

Situated in the Civic District close to historic and tourist sites, Raffles City Shopping Centre is a haven for consumers looking for luxury items. The mall has a number of luxury and designer stores such as Omega, Thomas Sabo, Cortefiel and Tommy Hilfiger, among others.

Distance: 1.2 km/15 minutes walk

Suntec City Mall

Anchored by a world class convention centre and stretching a kilometer across five prestigious office towers, Suntec City Mall is a major shopping hub nestled in the heart of the bustling Marina Bay precinct. Divided into four thematic zones, visitors can indulge in a one-stop shopping and dining experience with more than 400 retail outlets and over 100 food and beverage establishments. To top it all, enjoy a spectacular dining ambience amidst cascading waters of the world’s largest fountain, The Fountain of Wealth as it entertains nightly with a mesmerizing multimedia extravaganza.

Contact: (65) 6825 2667 | Distance: 0.5 km/10 minute walkWebsite

TANJONG BEACH CLUB

Whether you wish to soak up some rays or dine under the stars, Tanjong Beach Club presents the perfect setting in which to unwind. Located in Sentosa, TBC is a restaurant and bar with lounge chairs and a swimming pool facing out to the sea, a relaxing escape from hectic pace of the city.

SENTOSA

Sentosa Island is home to the Resorts World Integrated Resort, as well as wildlife reserves, gardens, animal parks, adventure rides, restaurants and spas, ensuring non-stop fun around the clock.

Distance: 8.68 km / 15 minutes drive | Website

SINGAPORE ZOO

Occupying 28 hectares of land, the Singapore Zoo is home to about 315 species of animals, 16% of which are considered threatened species. The Singapore Zoo displays the animals in naturalistic, open exhibitions, allowing them to be observed in a more natural environment.

MacRitchie Nature Trail

Lined with old rubber trees and surrounded by lush vegetation, the MacRitchie Nature Trail provides an amazing botanical feast for nature lovers everywhere. The MacRitchie Reservoir was constructed in 1867, and currently has boardwalks skirting the edge and walking trails through the forest. In addition to the boardwalk, another popular attraction is the HSBC TreeTop Walk, a 250-metre aerial free standing suspension bridge spanning Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang, which are the two highest points in MacRitchie.

Distance: 8.6 km / 15 minute drive | Website

Marina Bay Golf Course

Singapore’s first and only 18-hole golf course which is open to the public. Located strategically in the heart of town, the course offers golfers great accessibility and a picturesque view of the city skyline. The design of the par 72 championship course attempts to connect to the history of golf – traditional links of Scotland and the beginning of golf - with its few water hazards and in particular, its 91 pot bunkers.

Distance: 1.5 km / 5 minutes drive

Night Safari

As the sun sets, a different world comes to life. At the Night Safari, you can look a rhinoceros in the eye, hear the howls of a pack of striped hyenas or watch giraffes glide serenely across the plains. This premier night zoo houses over 900 animals of 135 exotic species in eight zones re-created to simulate geographic zones like the Southeast Asian rainforest, African savanna, Nepalese river valley, South American pampas and Burmese jungle.

Contact: (65) 6269 34112 | Distance: 26.7 km / 30 minutes driveWebsite

Southern Ridges

Nature lovers should not miss out on The Southern Ridges, a 9 kilometre (5.6 miles) trail that connects three parks along the southern ridge of Singapore, Mount Faber, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park. Attractions along the trail include, Henderson Waves, Forrest Walk, Alexandra Arch, Flora Walk and Canopy Walk.

Universal Studios

Universal Studios Singapore - Southeast Asia's first ever Hollywood movie theme park. Packed with 24 rides and attractions, 18 of which are unique to Singapore, this sprawling entertainment playground is set to take you on a journey of thrills and spills.

Distance: 8.68 km / 15 minutes drive