Dive into fabulous luxury resort living with places to visit in Sentosa and the mainland close enough to get to as quickly as you can switch from care-free holiday reveler to discerning world traveller. Right at the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove doorstep lies Quayside Isle, a cosy yachting marina community, home to chic restaurants with lively al fresco dining along the waterfront, vibrant boutiques and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.
Arrive to the vivid larger-than-life welcome W adorned with floral motif and lit by graduating hues at night leads, and step out onto rare red marbled flooring and red-carpeted stairs at the main door. Beyond, a cascading waterfall of projected graphic patterns greets, epitomising the spirit of creativity always on the move. The sweeping marbled stairway, fitted with more than 100 meticulously selected marble steps, ushers you to the welcome lounge, a lustrous landscape of illuminated greenery, where you’ll check in to unadulterated island idyll. The urban jungle aesthetic continues wherever you go, with each floor showcasing different renditions of pebbled walls made of 100 percent natural wood under floral chandeliers, following a lightly lit corridor with floral motif carpeting.
No matter if home is less than an hour or 10,000 miles away, our tropical paradise is worlds away from the everyday.
- 22 minutes from the Central Business District
- 20 minutes from Chinatown’s historic attractions and dining and nightlife scene
- 25 minutes from Little India’s colourful streets
- 26 minutes from Orchard Road’s world-class shopping and entertainment
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Frolic on Sentosa, the ultimate playground where internationally acclaimed golf courses, sensational beaches, thrilling theme parks and outdoor action, unique nature sanctuaries and exhilarating live entertainment abound.
Stroll historical lanes that snake through Singapore’s most famous ethnic enclave – gaze up to take in stunning colonial shophouses laid with intricate carvings, eavesdrop on spirited bargaining between shopkeepers and customers and taste fantastic renditions of local heritage food. This multi-faceted district is also where some of the country’s top restaurants are, interspersed with craft cocktail bars and boutiques carrying exclusive independent labels.
Immerse in Singapore’s fascinating history, from its founding as an entrepôt port by the East India Company to the spectacular skyscrapers that symbolise the city state’s global standing today. British influences live on in the architecture of the Old Parliament House, the Supreme Court, St. Andrew’s Cathedral and the former General Post Office; hike up Fort Canning Hill for views of downtown, learn about indigenous Southeast Asian spices in its gardens, or catch theatre productions and concerts on the lawn, amid gravestones of early pioneers. At the mouth of the Singapore River is where you can come face to face with the ubiquitous Merlion, a legendary sea creature from local lore that’s half lion and half fish. The district is also where Singapore’s best museums – the National Museum, Singapore Art Museum and Asian Civilisations Museum – are located.
The Singapore River
Embrace the past in one of Singapore’s most important historical districts. Once a cacophonous array of immigrant coolies plying goods on and off Chinese junks, European fleets and bumboats, while traders go about their business and rickshaws lace in and out of the crowds, the Singapore River is now lined by Robertson Quay, Clarke Quay and Boat Quay, three great spots for dining and nightlife.
Put on your most comfortable shoes and make your way down the two-kilometre stretch of world-class shopping, complete with buskers, multimedia displays, sidewalk cafés and fine dining. Everything you’ve heard is true – this is where you can browse through everything from luxury labels to homegrown designs – can’t-miss shopping centres include the Ion, Paragon and Mandarin Gallery.
Follow the instantly recognised skyline icons of Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer, starting your exploration of Marina Bay with a spin on the world’s second tallest Ferris Wheel and a dip in the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark infinity pool. At Gardens By The Bay, discover intriguing flowers and plants from around the world and climb to the top of Supertrees, vertical gardens reaching up to 50 metres high.
Lose yourself among the kaleidoscope of colourful textiles, sequins, carpets and trinkets of the Arab quarter, soundtracked by an hourly prayer call from the Sultan Mosque, almost two centuries old. The pedestrian Bussorah Lane is full of Muslim and Middle Eastern eateries, as well as the Children Little Museum, filled with vintage toys unique to Singapore, while Haji Lane is a hipster central of grunge fashion, cafés and lifestyle boutiques.
Delve into the polychrome of sights, sounds, scents and sensations that makes up this Indian neighbourhood, where goods from floral necklaces and mounds of spices to mobile phones and stacks of jeans spill into the walkways and lanes. Dig into dishes representing all of India’s flavours, marvel at the richly decorated temples and venture – if you dare – into the 24-hour Mustafa, the motherlode of all malls in a shopping-crazed city.
Singapore Zoo/Night Safari/River Safari
Abandon the urban scene and brave the wildlife in this trio of acclaimed outdoor attractions, located side by side on the island’s northwest. Have breakfast with a family of orangutans at the zoo, meet giant pandas at the River Safari and come up close and personal with wildlife at their most uninhibited in the dark on the Night Safari.
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