|Subject: Re: Singapore|
Not sure what type of things that you are interested in but Singapore is known mostly for shopping. Whatever you do drink lots of water!!!!
Electronics shopping: Sim Lim Square (Rochor Canal and Bencoolen St), and Sim Lim Tower (just acros the road) Funan IT Mall - (Hill Street) Just up from Clark Quay (you can have lunch down on the Quay, good microbrewery on the canal there called Brewerkz, good margaritas at Iguana Cafe, both are close to Riverside Pt) Lucky Plaza - Orchard Road
Antiques: Dempsy Road
Culture: Lian Shan Shuang Lin Buddhist Monastery Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple Sri Mariamman Temple (there are many more temples as well) Kampong Glam (Biggest Mosque - Sultan Mosque) and Arab Street (textiles) Little India - MRT stop on the purple line Chinatown - MRT stop on the purple line Museums - so many...if you like museums you could spend your entire vacation visiting them all....best to ask concierge based on your interests Esplanade - Theater (I think there is an Italian ballet company in town), home of the Merlion http://tinyurl.com/3trtb Botanical Garden and Orchid Garden - very nice
Eating: Boat Quay: Indochine's has a great outdoor section if you are okay to take the heat....great food and drink. Friday nights they have a jazz band (there are actually several of these restaurants around Singapore and each has it's own theme) Sammy's (off of Holland and Dempsey). Great Indian food but very spicy. Supposedly some nice places to eat on the East Coast but that area is more difficult to access without a car and I am assuming that you will be staying in town. There are a tremendous amount of restaurants in Singapore - they have everything from virtually every country here. Stroll along the Boat Quay and Clarke Quay and you are bound to find something that interests you
Night Life: Mohamed Sultan street
Best View: Will have to get back to you on this one....it is on top of the Swiss hotel (I think)...fabulous view and obviously very strong drinks as I remember little about location!
Sentosa Island: Hmmmm, if you don't have little kids then there is little reason to visit this area. They have great plans for it in the future but right now it is a little lame - strictly my opinion. If you do go, take the cable car from Mt. Faber
If you don't think that these things will keep you occupied then you can always check into a day trip to Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur.
Hope this helps!
All the best, Christine