” Those who have been to Singapore more than once will know that this is a city that always has something more to discover. “
A Haven for Both Shopping & Cuisine, A small yet impressive city, Singapore is a jewel of the East that never fails to amaze travellers from all over the world. Regardless of the purpose of your visit, there are always more things to explore and enjoy, making each trip memorable in itself. In close proximity to its island neighbour, many Indonesians visit the city for short getaways.
This is a culinary paradise and the incredible cuisine is one of the primary reasons why so many travellers like to visit. With everything from street hawkers to Michelin starred restaurants, the list is endless and one thing for sure, there is always something that will satisfy your personal preferences and tastes. But with so much to choose from, where do you start? Well, You can take a tour with Wok’n’Stroll-culinary adventures in Singapore (www.woknstroll.com.sg) such as the Local Michelin Star Private Tour or the Luxury Gourmet Experience. You will need to book in advance, and they serve corporate and team building events in addition to private tours.
The Local Michelin Star Private Food tour takes about 3 hours and starts in eastern Singapore. You will take a walk through hidden alleys and shiny malls in underexplored local neighbourhoods. What is unique about this particular tour is that you won’t be taken to the usual French or European restaurants, instead you savour the best of Asian cuisine and the local flavours of the region. There will be delicious dim sum, truffle ramen, soya chicken flavours and other renowned national dishes.
The Luxury Gourmet Experience is an exciting adventure through the heart of gastronomic Singapore. This is also a 3-hour tour where you will be taken behind the scenes in some of the best restaurants featured in the Michelin guide, opening the secret doors to the tastes of celebrity kitchens. Many of the world’s top chefs have opened restaurants in Singapore offering spectacular views and using the finest ingredients.
Another thing that Singapore is well known for is ‘retail therapy’ (shopping). Aficionados can take advantage of the Great Singapore Sale that runs for 2 months from June to August. During this period you can purchase anything from local brands to premium branded items at discounted prices, sometimes with as much as 70% off. Orchard Road is still the centre for shopping in Singapore with its numerous shopping malls, designer boutiques and restaurants stretching down both sides of the street.
Accommodation is both plentiful and varied, you can pick whatever suits your desire. If you wish to stay close to Orchard Road, the Ascott Orchard Singapore is an excellent choice giving easy access to a multitude of high fashion brands and dining options. It is probably advisable to plan ahead to make the most of what this city has to offer.