Singapore is fast becoming one of Asia’s hit-list destinations. Gateway to Southeast Asia and a melting pot of cultures, here are a few tips for planning the perfect weekend in the Lion City.

Stay

A luxury landmark set in the heart of a historic precinct, InterContinental Singapore places you minutes from Marina Bay and the Central Business District, and it’s a short stroll from the National Museum, the Singapore Art Museum and other cultural institutions. The 403-guestroom hotel is deeply rooted in the heritage of the arts and cultural districts of Bugis and Bras Basah, and features inspirations drawn from the city’s rich heritage and multi-faceted culture. The hotel décor encompasses an elegant blend of modern touches with subtle Peranakan undertones representative of the colourful two- and three-storey shophouses, once home to a multi-ethnic community of settlers known as Bugis from Indonesia.

Rooms

Exuding elegant charm with accents of Singapore’s heritage, InterContinental Singapore’s guestrooms and suites feature plush beddings, custom furnishings and well-appointed amenities, including a smartphone in every guestroom with unlimited 4G data to ensure seamless connectivity throughout the stay, along with complimentary local and international calls to 10 overseas destinations, and daily selection of print and digital newspapers. 

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Club InterContinental provides an elevated experience with authentic touch points and bespoke end-to-end service. From being contacted 48 hours before arrival to address any preferences to enjoying exclusive access to the lounge which offers a collection of gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails and canapés, guests enjoy an enriching experience that inspires. 

Dine

Indulge in a world of gourmet delights at a perfect variety of restaurants and bars at InterContinental Singapore. 

Ash & Elm 

Boldly symbolic of wood-fire and glowing embers reduced from searing heat, Ash & Elm is a vibrant restaurant focused on European dining and features three exciting culinary theatres including a Charcuterie and Cheese Room, Wood-Fired Oven and a Charcoal-Grill Kitchen.

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Man Fu Yuan 

An established name in the Singapore dining scene, award-winning Man Fu Yuan serves authentic Cantonese cuisine comprising perennial favourites, fresh seafood and delicately handcrafted Dim Sum. Refined furnishings create a distinct and contemporary décor while louvered windows and shutters evoke the setting of Peranakan culture that is reflected in the design of the hotel.

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The Lobby Lounge 

Embracing the heritage setting of the hotel, The Lobby Lounge makes for an ideal setting for a leisurely Afternoon Tea experience by day and evolves into a charming backdrop for an evening wind down with exquisite wines and cocktails. Adding to the stunning setting, the ceiling is a modern reinterpretation of elegant tile motifs while the tall pillars feature colourful tiles, both elements harking from the classic Peranakan architecture style of yesteryear, still seen in shophouses in Singapore’s preservation heritage precincts.

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Shop

This tiny island nation packs in more malls per square mile than any other country in the world! 

Orchard Road: This 2.2 kilometre stretch of megamalls is the undisputed shopping hub of Singapore with designer shops galore!

Chinatown Street Market: Singapore’s historic Chinatown is a bustling mix of old and new, filled with traditional shops and markets, as well as hip stores and cafes.

Haji Lane: For a hip shopping experience, check out Haji Lane decked-out with cute vintage stores and boutiques.

Getting There

Scoot Airlines is Singapore’s airline for the young, the young-at-heart and the value-seeking. Offering impeccable service with personality, a contemporary feel and the choice to only pay for what matters to you, Scoot operates 24 Airbus 320s and 14 Boeing 787 Dreamliners to get you to your destination in comfort!

Book your trip at flyscoot.com.