1. Enrich your understanding of pan-Asian culture through art. From 30 May 2013 – 8 Dec 2013 at Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place
2. Be Bold. Visit a bar with attitude, designed especially for trendsetters and fashionistas. On offer: premium wines and champagnes, potent cocktails and exotic canapés.
3. Take a day trip to the world renowned Singapore Zoo where animals roam freely in open and naturalistic habitats. Prefer night activities? Brave a night safari where the kingdom comes alive.
4. Shop your heart out at Takashimaya Mall. Relish international fashion and accessories and Japanese cuisine. Look out for the 2013 Rose-Chan Doll.
5. From the Grand Lady of the Far East comes the Singapore Sling, best sipped where it was conceived—under swinging fans at the Raffles’ Long Bar.
6. Hungry for a culinary experience? Saint Pierre brings a unique and creative passion to life with organic, wholesome and fresh food.
7. The rosy-violets and pale mauves of Singapore’s national flower take centre stage at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Look out for the Tembusu—one of the island’s most distinctive trees – then pop into the Library and Garden Shop for souvenirs.
8. A Singaporean icon, the Merlion stands almost 9 meters high and weighs 70 tonnes. Located in Merlion Park and One Fullerton, this symbol of Singapore comprising a lion’s head and fish’s body is a must see.
9. Electrify your palette with one of Singapore’s greatest culinary inventions: the Chilli Crab.
10. For curious and quirky, modern and charming, head to Ann Siang Hill & Club Street for colorful shopfonts, wine bars, vintage clothing outlets, and alfresco restaurants. Snap the architecture, old window shutters and streetlamps from an era long ago.