Perched on the southern tip of Malaysia, Singapore is one of the smallest and most populated countries of Southeast Asia. Blossoming from a small country with few resources to one of the Four Asian economic Tigers, Singapore offers its travelers an intoxicating mix of futuristic modernity and Asia’s traditional authenticity.
From high skyscrapers to luscious forests, Singapore has something for every eclectic adventurer out there. So welcome to Singapore, and join me to discover a place where the future is only ever a few steps from the past!
How to get to Singapore?
A botanical garden? A shopping mall? A butterfly greenhouse with a waterfall? A thalassotherapy center? Changi Airport is all of this at once, and is first and foremost one of the largest in Asia.
Connected to 300 cities and more than 70 countries, Singapore Airport, the nerve center of regional air traffic, has been rated 480 times "Best Airport" in various categories since its inception in 1981 and ranked "Best airport in the world" Twenty seven years in a row by Business Traveller magazine. Who says better?
With three main terminals, Changi Airport is only 20km northeast of Singapore Central Business District (CBD).
You'll find free internet, courtesy phones for local calls, foreign-exchange booths, medical centers, left luggage, hotels, day spas, showers, a gym, swimming pool and no shortage of shops. You name it, Changi Airport has it!
The length of Singapore flights depends largely upon your departure city; if you’re flying from somewhere in the West coast, your flight can last about 20 hours with a short. Flights from elsewhere can be as short as 22 hours or well over 30 depending on the how many and how long your stops are.
There are no direct flights from the US to Singapore, but one layover in Hong Kong, Tokyo, or Guangzhou is very common. You can catch a 500 USD flight with the China Eastern Airlines. The Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, United and Philippine Airlines fly regularly to Singapore at about 800 USD.
Airlines offering direct business flights from the UK to Singapore include Singapore Airlines and British Airways. Other airlines flying business class to Singapore are Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, KLM and Turkish Airlines.
Once you reach Changi International Airport, you should easily be able to find your way through to your final stop. The airport is quite large, but the Changi Airport Skytrain can help you move from terminal to baggage claim to ground transportation.
Bus: From Terminals 1, 2 and 3, bus 36 leads to Orchard Rd and the Colonial District (1.80 USD, 1 hour). First departure at 6:09, last departure just after midnight, every 15 min approximately.
Shuttle: From the main lobbies, faster buses (adult/child 9/6 USD, 20-40 min) serve all hotels except Sentosa and Changi Village. Departures from terminals 1, 2 and low cost (every 15 min from 6:15 pm to midnight, if not every 30 min) and from terminal 3 (every 15 min from 6 am to 10 am and from 6 pm to 2 am, otherwise every 30 min). Reservation counters in arrival halls.
MRT: The Singapore subway (Mass Rapid Transit) is the cheapest way to get to the city. The station is located under terminals 2 and 3. Cost of the ticket to Orchard Rd: adult/child 3/1.60 USD (including 1 USD refundable deposit). The journey takes about 45 minutes with a change to Tanah Merah (on the other side of the quay). Trains run between 5:30 and 23:18.
Taxi: Changi taxis are fast and efficient. Their fare system is complex, but prices range from 12 USD to 25 USD in the center depending on the distance. The hourly rate between 5 pm and 6 am is the most expensive. A limousine service serves the island 24 hours a day for 40 USD.
When to go to Singapore?
Climate in Singapore
Three words to describe the weather in Singapore: tropical, hot and humid all year round. The temperature never drops below 20 degrees, even at night, and exceeds 30 degrees during the day. The humidity is generally close to 75%, the precipitation, most often short but brutal.
The rainiest period is between November and January, the driest, between May and July. The difference is not that very noticeable, with Singapore continuously receiving heavy precipitation.
On the bright side, Ecuador obliges; Singapore enjoys almost 12 hours of light per day.
This would be Singapore’s high season.
Winter leisure travelers, the usual business traffic and numerous holiday festivals (Chinese New Year is the big one); you'll find Singapore swarming with visitors. However, if you visit the island between November and January, you'll bump into the Northeast Monsoon season, which dumps plenty of rain on the city.
November and December in particular have the highest precipitation, averaging 10 and 12 inches between the two months.
If you want to enjoy a nice break from all the tourists, you should probably travel during the late summer and early fall. You'll probably catch the tail end of the Great Singapore Sale, the best time to pick up designer duds.
The Southwest Monsoon arrives between June and September, but it is less severe than its Northeast counterpart.
Where to stay in Singapore?
Singapore offers it visitors all kind of accommodation; from budget to modern, ultra high-class hotels. Keep in mind though that ‘budget’ in Singapore terms means more expensive than in many other countries in the region. At the top end the hotels have extensive facilities, including swimming pools, health clubs, several restaurants, full business services and shopping arcades.
It is best to make pre-reservations mostly in high season, particularly during the Formula One when prices rise dramatically and rooms can still be very difficult to find.
If you land in Changi Airport without a reservation, and don’t want to roam the streets looking for something, then it’s worth consulting the Singapore Hotel Association desks which are in each terminal. They cover a wide range of prices, and unlike some similar services, they do not charge travelers for the service.
Travel on a budget
Bed and breakfast
The majority of the guest houses are located around Bencoolen Street and Beach Road in the Colonial District. Although considerably cheaper than the main hotels, guest houses tend to offer less value for money. Discounts are sometimes available when staying a few days.
There are numerous hostel-style establishments offering communal dormitory accommodation to cash-strapped backpackers; the average price for a night's accommodation is S$20, but the dorms tend to be packed.
The cheapest places are in Little India and Kampong Glam, although Chinatown also has some good options. There is one YMCA International hostel in Singapore, in a great spot on Orchard Road.
Although they are not designed for short stays, Singapore also has plenty of serviced apartments suitable for medium- and long-term visitors. There are few bargains to be found, but the best places to start looking are on expat websites and in the Straits Times newspaper.
You’ll never get completely away from civilization in Singapore, but the islands do offer a little breathing space particularly during the week. There are several resorts, most of them on Sentosa but also on Pulau Ubin and St John’s Island.
Generally, though, it would be better to go to one of Malaysia’s islands – Desaru is popular with Singaporeans as the easiest to get to, although Tioman is not so much further away. The Indonesian island of Bintan is another possibility.
How to get around in Singapore?
Singapore has a fantastic public transport network that can take you to almost anywhere. The MRT (metro) is easy to use, although its stations are sometimes far apart and walking under a 35 degrees sun is difficult, do not hesitate to dive into the bus routes, generally well detailed at stops. You will find a free map of the MRT at any station or at the Bus Guide & Bus Stop Directory ($ 3.90) at most, you’ll find one in bookstores. Singapore has some quite complicated procedures when it comes to renting a car, so most of the time taxis are also considered a public transport.
Two types of cards will save you the pain, and money, of buying tickets on each trip:
- The ez-link card is available from the MRT stations for S$15 (including S$5 non-refundable for the card). It offers discounted rates on all buses and trains. You can reload it in cash or by credit card in vending machines.
- The Singapore Tourist Pass has recently reemerged. This package allows you to travel without limits on all trains and most buses for S$8/day and also offers discounts at certain stores and restaurants.
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)
The MRT (fast mass transport) and its counterpart, Light Rail Transit (LRT), are the joy and pride of the island. They are the simplest and most comfortable way (AIR CONDITIONNED!) to move around.
There are trains from 5:30 to midnight, every 3 to 4 minutes at peak times and every 6 to 8 minutes otherwise. Rates vary from $ 1.10 to $ 1.90, plus a deposit of $ 1 for each ticket you are reimbursed by a PLC. The purchase of an ez-link card or a Tourist Pass greatly facilitates life. Tickets can be purchased from the stations' automatons, which take the tickets and make change, or at the ticket office.
Ah! If only all the bus services were like this one. The vehicles are clean, it is rare to have to wait a long time (sometimes two buses arrive at the same time!) And they go practically everywhere.
Rates range from S$0.90 to S$1.80 (10% less with an ez-link card). When you board the bus, slide the booster into the machine (it does not make change) or pass your ez-link or Tourist Pass card in front of the reader. Do not forget to iron it before going down. For more information, contact SBS Transit.
The SIA Hop-On tour bus of Singapore Airlines travels through the main tourist routes of the city. Departure from Raffles Bd every 30 min from 9 AM to 5:30 AM (last return 5:35 pm). Many stops to go down and up.
There is also a Sentosa Hop-On bus which runs from Raffles Bd to Sentosa via Orchard Rd and Lau Pa Sat Festival Market. First departure from Sentosa at 10 am, last at 5:30 pm. S$12/S$6 per adult/child, S$3 if you have a boarding pass or a ticket from Singapore Airlines or Silk Air. Tickets are on sale from the driver.
The "taxi issue" is Singapore’s black sheep.
Sometimes they’ll swarm you like a heave of bees, at other times you won’t find a single one, or the drivers simply refuse to stop. S
howers, peak hours, night schedules or team changes (the latter, unpredictable, usually take place between 4 pm and 5 pm) explain this erratic system. It gets much worse at the end of the evening in particularly busy neighborhoods such as the docks or Orchard Rd.
The fare system is extremely complex, but taxis have a meter and charge about S$2.80 for the first kilometer, then S$0.20 more every 385 m. An average run in the city center will cost between S$4 and S$10, which will have to be supplemented by phone bookings, rush hour or traffic in the CBD.
Credit card payments incur a 10% surcharge.
If you order a taxi by phone, you will be asked for your name, where you are and where you want to go. A message will then indicate the registration number of your taxi and estimated time of arrival.
What to do in Singapore?
Little India, India as if you were there
Shopping centers have taken over many neighborhoods in Singapore, stripping entire areas of their identity. Little India has happily managed to escape the same fate and preserves a most picturesque atmosphere.
A few minutes away from Orchard Road, its spice-reminiscent restaurants, jewelery boutiques, flower garland vendors and CD shops, the whole area is dancing to the beats of the subcontinent music bursting with life.
While the rest of the island falls asleep after sunset, the party is still ongoing in Little India. Each weekend, it takes proportions that excite the inhabitants. In October, the district is an explosion of lights to celebrate Deepavali, the feast of the Enlightenment.
The lanes on both sides of Serangoon Road, the central axis, are the most attractive. Alongside the odorous wet market (outdoor food market), the hawker center (an area with street restaurants) and saris shops on the 1st floor of the Tekka Center, the fruit and vegetables stalls that operate 24/24 in Buffalo Road dump their rubbish on the roadway, while customers make their way between the bags of okra and eggplant that border the narrow aisles. One can only say it is quite the pleasant change from the aseptic Singaporean framework.
The Race Course Road is home to a multitude of restaurants, including the Banana Leaf Apolo known for its curry fish head. The surrounding areas of Dunlop Street and Dickson Road host other tables, as well as craft stalls, youth hostels and the Prince of Wales pub.
At the other end of Serangoon Road, the enormous Mustafa Center sells absolutely everything and draws a colorful clientele day and night.
Chinatown, the original Chinese enclave
The existence of a Chinese district may seem incongruous in a city dominated by a population of Chinese origin.
Unless you visit the Chinatown Heritage Center, it's hard to imagine the sordid past of this renovated neighborhood, where charming hotels and fashionable restaurants flourish. Some ancient remains, however, linger for example in Keong Saik Road and Chinatown Complex.
Pagoda St, Temple St, Smith St and Trengganu St constitute the tourist sector dotted with stands and where the night market blooms.
The Sri Mariamman temple and the newest temple of the relic of Buddha's tooth, stand at each end.
Beyond South Bridge Rd, we discover Club St that has once housed the headquarters of many Chinese congregations, but is now replaced with trendy shops and restaurants.
To the east of Ann Siang Hill, Amoy St and Telok Ayer St is where the suits come to hang out by midday, but the area deserted at night, where the Thian Hock Keng temple rises.
Orchard road, the temple of commerce
Orchard Rd was once a tree-lined boulevard, along which stretched orchards to which the artery owes its name (literally "rue des Vergers").
Today, money does not come from agriculture but from shopping centers, which reached an exceptional density. The pharaonique dimensions of these places impress and can even discourage the less motivated buyers. On weekends and holidays, sidewalks swarm with people to create human traffic jams.
If the mayhem of shopping is not your thing, no need to worry; the magnificent illuminations during Christmas time and the many opportunities to taste the local gastronomy make up for it.
Several communities coexist here. The women of expatriates discuss the merits of their respective servants by nibbling pastries at the Tanglin Mall or the Paragon; the fashion victim teens try the latest new trends at the Far East Plaza; trendy consumers are ready to ruin themselves for a Heeren T-shirt; westerners observe the parade of young Thais and Filipinos at the Orchard Towers; Indians do the same before the girls who flock the Lucky Plaza each Sunday.
And meanwhile, the tai-tai (idle rich women) with fanfreluches never cease to exasperate the saleswomen at the very chic Takashimaya.
Zoo and night safari: encounters with unexpected wildlife
If the construction and redevelopment projects that Singapore is constantly treading on can bore you out of your mind sometimes, the constant improvements to the zoo and the night safari definitely do not. Even those who do not like to see animals in captivity must admit that they live in the best possible conditions.
The first creatures encountered at the zoo are primates - pinched white-headed, white-faced sakis and siamangs - evolving freely. It is also one of the few places outside of Borneo and Sumatra where Orangutans sway in the trees just above the visitors. In the vast Fragile Forest biome, visitors then cross Lemurs and Chevrotains who live with arboricultural Kangaroos lazing on the branches and large frugivorous frogs.
At nightfall, the Night Safari allows visitors to discover nocturnal species such as leopards, Malay tigers or Sambar deer on the trails of a nearby forest park.
Street food: eating under the neon lights
Strolling an animated hawker center in flip-flops, choosing a table and sitting in front of delicious local specialties with a good cold beer is part of the most privileged moments you can live in Singapore.
Singapore is one of the easiest Asian destinations to taste a wide range of cuisines from the region, especially since almost everything is indicated in English.
The Newton Circus, a seafood specialist, is a tourists favorite. The historic Lau Pa Sat Festival Market remains unavoidable, although renovations to bring it into line with tourist standards have largely stripped it of its charm. In Chinatown, you can feast at the Smith St Hawker Center, while the Maxwell Rd Hawker Center exudes a more colorful local atmosphere.
To taste real old-fashioned street food in an off-the-beaten track, head for the Hong Lim Complex, still in Chinatown.
By the sea and very lively in the evening, the East Coast Lagoon Food Village is renowned for its satay stands (chicken and beef kebabs), that a walk on the shore will help you to digest.
Gastronomy: all the flavors of the world
Thanks to a varied and dynamic street restoration, although somewhat sanitized, and upscale tables, Singapore has finally established itself as the gastronomic capital of Asia.
The Jardin Les Amis, in the botanical garden, ranks at the top of the Singaporean gastronomic scene in terms of cuisine, service and décor. Club St has several excellent european restaurants, including L'Angelus and Senso. In the Holland Village area, Original Sin is home to Jalan Merah Saga.
For refined chinese dishes, Singaporeans usually visit renowned restaurants such as the Shang Palace or Royal China.
Finally, nostalgic nippon expatriates rediscover the flavors of their native land at the Cuppage Plaza.
Botanical Garden: a breath of fresh air
A peaceful haven of greenery, the botanical garden easily forgets its location in the heart of a metropolis of 4.5 million inhabitants, except on Sundays when whole families share the alleys with those who jog or walk their dog.
Well ordered and meticulously maintained, like everything else in Singapore, its different landscaped spaces follow one another in a gentle manner: a swan Lake of a nonchalant serenity, humid tropical forest with bushy vegetation, bonzaïs carefully carved and flower beds of orchids. The whole dotted with imposing trees planted in the days when Queen Victoria watched over the British Empire.
Everything is planned so that visitors can eat on site. A vast food court is located just inside Tanglin Gate and two of the most romantic and best restaurants in Singapore, Jardin Les Amis and Halia, are set within the garden itself.
Check out the botanical garden program on its website to enjoy free access tours and free classical concerts that are held outdoors at the Symphony Stage.
Raffles hotel: colonial splendor
So much the worse for the cliché. With its majestic ivory facade and its famous Sikh doorman, this colonial palace truly exudes an irresistible charm. It refers to the memories of the writers Somerset Maugham and Joseph Conrad, at the time when Singapore was still in the British Empire only a marshy outpost with dissolute mores.
When it was created in 1887 by the two Sarki brothers, of Armenian origin, the Raffles Hotel was limited to ten rooms furnished in modest bungalows. Now dependent on an international channel, it receives more visitors than hosts.
Come to discover it at the end of the day, when the heat wanes, the tourists desert the park and the spotlights emphasize the grandiose architecture of the monument. Save some time for the Raffles Museum which definitely deserves to be discovered.
At the time of the aperitif, prefer the picturesque verandah of the Bar & Billiard Room at the famous Long Bar. The Tiffin Room serves a delicious Indian buffet each evening.
Museums: Singapore in the Past
Singapore has some of the most beautiful museums of South-East Asia, and quite a few to take a whole week to discover. Located mostly in the center, you can easily access to the most interesting of them.
The Asian Museum of Civilization and the charming Peranakan Museum, dedicated to the culture of the straits of China, are at the top of the list. The Singapore National Museum, housed in a stunning victorian building and a modern annexe, is also great. Not far away, the Museum of Fine Arts has benefited from recent renovations.
Several museums testify the trauma experienced by the city during the Second World War and the Japanese occupation. This is the case of Fort Siloso in Sentosa, the Battle Box in Fort Canning Park and the Bukit Chandu Interpretation Center in Kent Ridge Park, which pays tribute to the resistance of the Malay Regiment.
Similarly, the secret tunnels of Labrador Park, the Old Ford Factory where the British surrendered, the moving Changi Museum and its chapel dedicated to the allied prisoners of war, and the Kranji War Memorial.
Several commemorative monuments also stretch across the island, including one at Changi Beach Park, on the site of a massacre of chinese civilians perpetrated by the Japanese army.
Sentosa: the artificial island
Incarnation of kitsch and artifice, this island entirely dedicated to entertainment never ceases to reinvent itself. The same beaches burned by the sun and covered with imported sand always border a sea of oil. But the attractions and restaurants have been considerably diversified and improved since the opening of the vast Resorts World Sentosa complex, including a casino and a Universal Studios theme park.
A monorail from Vivocity Mall takes visitors to their destination. Speed junkies will not fail to be amazed at the new track of the Sentosa Luge sat on a roller sled. Of course, the fall could be longer but in which other country can finish your race on a beach?
The worshipers of the solar star will be able to laze under the rare shades of a palm tree or indulge in idleness in one of the bars-restaurants inspired by Ibiza, such as the Café del Mar or the Coastes.
The more dynamic will opt instead for the Wave House, featuring two wave pools. If you are interested in history, Images of Singapore and the Fort Siloso War Museum successfully revive the city's past.
At nightfall, the youngsters migrate from the beach to the bars to show off their tattoos and their tanned skin, while a more family audience attends the sound and light Songs of the Sea.
East Coast park: cycling and water sports
This 11km-long partly-ocean park is one of Singapore's most popular urban escapes. It has been beautifully designed to alternate the landscapes and not to suffer the inconveniences of the presence of the East Coast Parkway.
Biking and roller-skating (available in the many kiosks), wake-boarding and water skiing with Ski 360°, windsurfing on board or boat: there is no shortage of sporting activities.
During the week, you can enjoy the weather by cycling the entire length of the park to the eastern end, where the planes roar in the sky as you approach Changi airport, and contemplate the countless boats that anchor offshore. On weekends, the crowd makes this walk impossible.
The place inevitably includes (we are in Singapore!) many places to eat and drink, from the popular No Signboard Seafood to the small Indian restaurant Mango Tree, not to mention the open-air stalls at the East Coast Lagoon Food Village.
Bukit Timah and MacRitchie: the last jungle in Singapore
If the botanical garden shows a disciplined vegetation, the following reserves are rare examples of wilderness in the city.
At the highest point of the island (163 m), the Bukit Timah nature reserve, along with that of Rio de Janeiro, is the only parcel of primary tropical forest remaining in urban areas.
Provided with a paved road, it also has paths that sink deep into the jungle. The otanical species living there would outnumber those of all of North America.
The MacRitchie Reservoir is located in the heart of the Central Catchment Reserve (connected to that of Bukit Timah), crossed by tens of kilometers of trails. Walkers can cross macaques and lizards, sometimes even a python or flying lemur, and cross a bridge suspended in the canopy at 250 m above the ground.
The shopping opportunities are endless in Singapore. The city-state is full of modern air-conditioned malls in which all the major ready-to-wear brands are represented. H & M, Zara, Forever 21 ... and many other shops that are all the well-known references of shopping amateurs.
Whether you're in New York, Singapore or Shanghai, you'll find the same clothes and shops in every city.
To get away from ordinary brands and avoid purchasing what is found elsewhere, there are some pretty little shops in the megalopolis. And it is in the Arab neighborhood, in the little street of Haji Lane that it happens!
Haji Lane, the good surprise
Within a very sanitized and standardized city, what a joy to fall on this charming alley! So small that one would soon have missed it! Its colorful facades and its quiet ambience give it a little London air, but the damp heat reminds us that we are well in Southeast Asia.
All the shops are prettier than the others and compulsively push you to buy little trendy gifts. Even more so than elsewhere in Singapore, prices here are sometimes really prohibitive ... watch out for the heart attack by looking at the price tag of some items!
Among the brands present at Haji Lane, here is a quick selection of the three best:
Mondays Off will thrill stationery and decorators. There are posters, greeting cards, pens, bags, and lots of little things to decorate your home. The place is bright and cozy, and the nice saleswoman will advise you with pleasure. Good news, the brand now has an online shop!
Address: 76 Haji Lane
This shop is more focused on clothing and jewelry. There are, for example, very pretty rings. Several artisans are represented and the collections often change. This is the perfect place for small authentic gifts: everything is done by hand!
Address: 61 Haji Lane
Okay, this is not a shop, but a coffee house. There’s no way l can’t to tell you about Selfie Coffee though! It’s the kind of place you’ll stumble on completely by chance; often when a sudden downpour will push you to seek shelter.
This little cafe is completely crazy! At the time of taking your order, the waitress will hand you a smartphone and ask you take your selfie.
A few minutes later, your order arrives, and it is the surprise! The selfie is not on the goblet, but on the coffee mousse! With the aid of a massive printer (and kept secret behind a wall) you’ll find your face printed on the mixture of cream and coffee.
Way to spend a good moment of fun playing with your face! Although very fun, this is not the kind of place to go back several times. The drinks, although very good, cost around 8 CHF / €.
Let's leave Haji Lane to return to one of the many malls of the city, that of Vivo City in this case. Typo is not an independent boutique but a chain of shops (there are several in Singapore). It is the paradise of small handicrafts and decoration. There are coloring books, string, cards, tweezers, pencils ... a fun way to redecorate your interior with your own hands. A good address for small skilled hands!
Address: Shop 02-39 Vivo City, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Vivo City
Orchard Road is Singapore's commercial artery. More than two kilometers of shops interspersed with restaurants and hotels are available for visitors. This avenue is in the image of its country, cosmopolitan and in disproportionate. There are gigantic shopping centers, such as the ION Orchard with surprising architecture that can only be described as flashy.
Inside, hundreds of boutiques including prestigious brands, and on the 56th floor, a breathtaking view of Singapore from the Salt Grill & Sky bar of Australian chef Luke Mangan.
The must-see of Orchard Street!
On the famous shopping street Orchard, the ION Orchard shopping center is a must see. More than 300 restaurants and shops lined for your own and sole enjoyment. The biggest luxury boutiques, such as Prada, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana are present. And if these stores are "old" on the fashion scene, new brands such as Dunkin Donuts or ThreeSixty make their debut at ION Orchard.
But ION Orchard is even more than just a shopping temple; the mall has its own art exhibition called ION Art, and a spectacular observation point named ION Sky.
More than a visit, ION Orchard is must have experience to live!
Open the whole week from 10am to 10pm
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, 238823 Singapore
Fashion as a standard.
On Orchard Street, the shopping street of Singapore par excellence, [email protected] shopping mall is a fashionable darling. Spread over four floors, [email protected] has several fashion boutiques like Forever 21, Zara, Uniqlo and a restaurant.
The shopping center is also a music lover’s hub with a wide array of DVD and music selections.
Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 22:00
Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 23:00
Address: 313 Orchard Road
Shopping center under a bell
We’re light years away from the time when the neighborhood of Bugis Street was considered as bad. At Bugis Junction, you’ll be able to stroll in the middle of a reconstructed old-fashioned street, partially surrounded by a large canopy.
You can exhaust your credit card at many boutiques in the area like BHG, Topshop, Converse, Kinokuniya, Cotton On ... and there's even a movie theater on the fourth floor.
The five-star InterContinental is also located in the Bugis Junction shopping center.
Whole week from 10am to 10pm
Address: 200 Victoria St Singapore
Golden Mile Complex
Thailand in Singapore is possible at the Golden Mile Complex. Formerly known as Woh Hup Complex, the Golden Mile Complex has a total of 411 stores. Thai food, Thai CD (in addition, some Thai bands happen to play there in the evening), Thai beer, Thai fashion, Thai food ... everything is cut with Thai.
Open whole week from 11am to midnight
Address: 5001 Beach Road