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 drive | Website
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-minute drive | Website
CÉ LA VI RESTAURANT AND SKYBAR
Set 57-storeys atop Marina Bay Sands Skypark, CÉ LA VI Restaurant and SkyBar offers striking views of the Singapore skyline. The stunning rooftop setting creates the perfect atmosphere in to enjoy modern Asian cuisine and signature cocktails while drinking in views of the city skyline.
Distance: 1 km/10-minute walk | Website
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.
Distance: 9.4 km/20-minute drive | Website
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 walk
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-minute 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.
Distance: 4.7 km/12-minute drive
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/1-minute drive | Website
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.
Distance: 0.5 km/10-minute walk | Website
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-minute drive | Website