Singapore

Modern, super-efficient with first-class hotels, world-class cultural events, dozens of nightclubs, ultimate shopping-it’s a local pastime-superb food, the Lion City roars with activities to keep any visit sensational.

GREAT FOR

Shopping, Food, Nightlife

WHEN TO GO

The best time to go is, well, pretty much anytime—the equatorial weather varies little from month to month—around 31 degrees during the day and 24 at night—and is usually always humid. November to January are the wettest months, but it tends to rain other months as well, while from March to September there is a lack of refreshing breezes.

These Trips to Nowhere Are More Than Flights of Fancy

From mile-high dating games to temple flybys, airlines are pooh-poohing Covid border closures with plane tickets that go roundtrip in a single flight.

These Are the Most Expensive Cities to Live in During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Three cities are tied in the number one spot. Can you guess what they are?

8 Safest Innovations in Travel for 2020

Now that we are living in the new normal, hospitality power players, tech entrepreneurs, and governments around the globe have been coming up with out-of-the-box solutions to keep people safe.

Why you should go looking for the Raffles’ banded langur in Singapore

Singapore’s super cute critically endangered monkey species has a new safe haven–and a new fresh baby.

In honor of International Men’s Day, we got facials

A lesser used tool in the men’s grooming arsenal, facials are frankly awesome.

5 Fabulous Singapore Staycations

We check in to some of Singapore’s most iconic hotels to get away without going far.

Singapore’s Hottest Table Is a Tiny Eight-Seater That’ll Blow All Your Conceptions of What a Restaurant Should Be

Whet your Appetite for star chef Ivan Brehm’s super nerdy, border-crossing, culture-merging, artsy, moody community hub. Oh, you can eat there, too.

Travel Back in Time at these Adorable Old-School Eateries

Across Southeast Asia time-capsule cafés and bars provide a glimpse of—and a reassuring anchor to—neighborhood diners in simpler times.

Toast to International Gin & Tonic Day with These 3 Recipes From A Few of Our Fave Bartenders

Everyone knows gin-and-tonic is good for you. But have you ever considered what a truly global invention it is?

Singapore is Reopening to Tourists From 4 Countries

Singapore is reopening unilaterally to visitors from Vietnam and Australia (excluding Victoria state) this week.

Rediscovering Singapore’s Local Restaurants After Lockdown

How lockdown deepened our love for local eating in some of Southeast Asia’s foodie hubs.

A Country-By-Country Guide to Coronavirus Recovery in Asia

Here’s when and where you might be able to travel again in Asia.

The Best Hotels To Book For An Extended Stay

No need to live out of a suitcase: extended stays these days mean city-center locations, spacious modern abodes and top-notch 24-hour dining.

Four Stylish Stays That Won’t Break Your Budget

High-contrast mid-city stays that deliver stylish comfort without breaking the budget.

The Most Romantic Getaways To Inspire Your Next Trip

Bohemian isles, castaway retreats, adults-only hideouts—make it a magical couple’s getaway in one of these lush luxury escapes.

You’ll Want To Book These Places For Your Next Business Trip

All work and no play is no way to do business travel. Mix up your next corporate trip with rooftop cocktails, sightseeing or soaking up the sun.

Singapore Is Deploying Robot Dogs To Help Enforce Social Distancing

This is not the kind of dog you want to pet.

What Lockdown Looks Like for 10 People Around the Globe

Apart, but somehow not alone. Here’s what lockdown looks like for 10 people across the globe.

8 Off-The-Wall Family Trip Experiences

Mix things up on your next family trip with activities that get the imagination—and the adrenaline— flowing.

10 of the Most Colorful Places in Asia

Happier days are ahead! For now, virtually escape to these 10 cheerful places.

It isn’t All Bad if You’re Stuck in Southeast Asia Because of COVID-19

It’s a surprisingly splendid time to travel domestically.

Reasons to Travel in March

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

These Bartender-Recommended Regional Spirits are the Souvenirs You Should Actually Be Taking Home

Rojak gin? Fancy Thai rum? Bring these bottles home instead of the elephant print pants.

Our Favorite New(ish) Bar Openings

From a funky wine spot in Hong Kong to a bar inspired by Indian heritage in Singapore, these are the new spots where you’ll probably find us drinking these days.

Reasons To Travel in February

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

Give Singapore’s Geylang Neighborhood a Chance

The old school rules in Geylang, where a colorful jumble of heritage shops, ornate temples, bustling kopitiams and legendary eateries invites a closer look at Singapore’s grittiest neighborhood.

Common Ground

A funky crop of co-living spaces is transforming millennial travel across Asia. Grace Ma finds sharing is caring in Singapore’s newest community-hotel hub.

A Stay at Singapore’s Capitol Kempinski

The Capitol Kempinksi Hotel Singapore is a cozy complex spanning three historic buildings. Jeninne Lee-St.John makes herself at home.

3 Reasons to Travel in September

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

Here’s What It’s Like To Eat At Singapore’s Most Expensive Restaurant

At S$450 a head, newly opened Nordic restaurant Zén easily tops the list of most expensive restaurants in Singapore—and the region.

Maziga

This stylish restaurant in Clarke Quay takes an innovative, playful approach to regional cooking, with dishes like wok-fried paneer tacos and bhatti murgh tikkas served in Mexican style quesadillas.

6 Craft Breweries in Asia Worth Checking Out

Asia’s craft suds scene keeps getting better. Craig Sauers checks in with six exciting breweries using local flavors and ingredients to push beer boundaries.

Skai Bar

On the 70th floor of Swissotel, The Stamford, the heights that offer killer views act as a metaphor for the theme of elevation that divides the 12-cocktail menu into the categories of sea, rainforest, high desert and alpine. Salty sips Samphire and Buckthorn Cliff change to fruity and herbal gems such as The Shaman (which […]

Mo Bar

Mandarin Oriental Singapore’s sophisticated bar has a beguiling cocktail list inspired by the flavors and cultures in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean and the Coral Sea.

Idlewild

Fly high in this live-music bar decorated with golden-age-of-travel paraphernalia, including a cabinet of curiosities featuring rare and exotic spirits (go ahead, ask for a tasting shot). Bartender Andy Griffiths has a few kitchen shenanigans up his sleeve.

B Bar

Don’t let this bar’s western outskirts address nor its hidden location in the wine-and-spirits section of a supermarket deter your hunt for it. From toasted sesame seeds in honey lining the glass of a Beehive to a bee smoker sending delicate sandalwood wafts into the Rhubino cocktail with tart rhubarb notes, bar manager Anton Gornev […]

Smoke & Mirrors

What you see is not what you get at this rooftop bar with smashing sunset skyline views. New head bartender Jorge Conde conjures up flavor illusions such as a clear Bloody Mary and his weirdly delicious Dali’s Self Portrait, which completely befuddles your mind about the typical Manhattan, as he makes his twist on it […]

Madame Fan Bar

Border-jumping tipples and nibbles with an Oriental twist is the mission statement from Italian-Filipino mixologist eye-candy Davide Boncimino. Shoot for the unorthodox (Not) Classic PBJ concocted from peanut butter fat–washed Glenfiddich whisky and caramelized kumquat liqueur, which comes with a bamboo tray of three smoked chocolate-coated macadamia nuts and chili puree.

IB HQ

Industry veteran Kamil Foltan and his wife Zurina Bryant run this lab- bar on the upper floor of a shophouse, spinning odd, local ingredients such as curry leaves, bananas and jackfruits into brilliantly balanced drinks that leave a lingering, often unforgettable, aftertaste.

JAM At SIRI HOUSE

Sour-cream potato chips, sesame oil and burnt butter are just some of the homey ingredients lending their whiffs to the cocktail list of JAM restaurant and bar in chichi Dempsey’s lifestyle space Siri House.

These New Singapore Bars Are Mixing Up Some Seriously Creative Cocktails

From saucy to wacky, cleverly concocted cocktails are bringing kitchen techniques behind the bar.

Ascott Orchard Singapore

One of Ascott’s six serviced residences in Singapore, Ascott Orchard stands out for its fashionable pedigree. Set in the heart of famed shopping belt Orchard Road, it’s the island’s first serviced residence to offer eight Fendi Casa–furnished penthouse suites.

The Great Madras

Designed to warm the cockles of any card-carrying millennial’s heart, The Great Madras is a colorful 35-room conservation project that fully embraces its history and location in vibrant Little India.

Festive Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa

Festive Hotel scores points with families for the smorgasbord of activities available within a stone’s throw: it’s just steps away from Southeast Asia’s only Universal Studios theme park, S.E.A. Aquarium (one of the world’s largest aquariums) and Adventure Cove Waterpark (where high-speed waterslides and swimming with dolphins and sharks await).

Six Senses Duxton

A study in updated nostalgia, the first urban hotel from the wellness-focused brand is a natural fit for Duxton Hill, where steely towers loom over Chinatown shophouses.

These 6 Design Hotels Are Millennial-Approved

Low-budget, high-design, next-gen hotels have begun to sweep Asia, an on-trend fit for digital nomads, flashpackers and aesthetes alike.

3 Singaporean Distilleries Serving Up Unique Gin Flavors

By Shamilee Vallu. MOVE OVER, SINGAPORE SLING—new twists on gin have edged out the tourist go-to as the nation’s de rigueur drink. Local bars such as Native infuse gin with everything from matcha to laksa leaf, while others, like Atlas (with its staggering 1,000-plus labels), build menus around their sizable collections of mother’s ruin. Now, […]

8 Creative Hotels For Digital Nomads

With designer digs and creative spaces, a new crop of hotels is making it easier than ever to ditch the nine-to-five and embrace the digital nomad lifestyle.

7 Terrific Meals in Singapore

There is not a more quintessential dining experience in the city than pulling up a plastic chair to tray full of food at a hawker center. Here, our abridged guide on what to order from the plethora of tasty plates dished out at these colorful outdoor food centers.

The Warehouse Hotel

Once a gritty complex surrounded by illegal distilleries and secret societies, this industrial building has found new life as an industrial-chic 37-key boutique.

Ascott Raffles Place Singapore

In the 1950s, heritage building in the heart of the CBD was once the tallest and most prestigious in Southeast Asia. After much painstaking restoration, it reopened as the Ascott Raffles Place Singapore.

4 Asian Craft Beers You Need to Try Now

Catching the spirit of collaboration, Asian breweries are teaming up with bold beer hounds, artisanal chocolatiers, coffee roasters, and more to produce some serious suds.

Pan Pacific Singapore

The 38-story Pan Pacific Singapore has more to offer than a prestigious address. Many of the 790 rooms and suites feature killer views and the entrance sports a mod design scheme from John Portman.

Shangri-La Singapore

An older hotel by comparison, the Shangri-La is still a gem, neatly tucked into a green corner in the center of Singapore. Its entirely renovated Garden Wing is surrounded by 6 hectares of landscaped greenery, most notably a waterfall and a koi pond.

W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

The glitzy W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is just the spot to indulge your inner rock star. Designed by renowned architect firm WAT G and the Rockwell Group, the glamorous property features 240 multi-colored rooms decked out in creature comforts like rain showers, 101-centimeter HD TVs and Wi-Fi. wsingaporesentosacove.com

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

Perched high atop a cliff amid landscaped tropical gardens, The Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, is one of Asia’s best kept secrets.

Singapore Marriot Hotel

Located in the heart of the city’s business, shopping and entertainment district, Singapore Marriott Hotel is best known for its iconic green pagoda roof at the corner of Scotts Road and Orchard Road.

Fullerton Bay Hotel

Singapores mammoth Marina Bay Sands casino complex may be the city’s most talked-about debut, but the real gem is hidden in its shadow across the bay.

Marina Bay Sands

Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the 855,000-square-meter MBS rises from reclaimed land in the city’s downtown, with three 55-story towers capped by a 340-meter-long cantilevered floating garden.

The St. Regis Singapore

With its monied, Old World atmosphere and emphasis on bespoke service, the St. Regis Singapore seriously raises the stakes in this city’s already crowded luxury market.