We’ve all been longing to start traveling internationally again, and with the introduction of the latest travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand, all eyes are pealed on the next countries to which Australia will open its borders up to. One country which will strongly impact traveling between Australia and the Asia Pacific is Singapore, a country well-known for its man-made waterfalls, unparalleled architectural design, and menswear tailoring in Asia. Here are ten activities and sights to visit and attend to in Singapore (as soon as the borders open!).
Scenic sight-seeing at the Gardens by the Bay
With man-made forests unlike any other, there are many wonderful sights to immerse yourself in. The most iconic being the Gardens by the Bay, a 250-acre natural reserve development featuring its signature solar-powered trees. These trees are most famous for their technological impact on the ecology of the garden, by absorbing and scattering heat and providing shelter from the hot tropical weather. There are also many other natural and man-made reserves across Singapore that leave you in complete awe.
An extended layover at Jewel Changi Airport
I’m sure many of us would love to avoid unnecessary layovers, although a layover at Jewel Changi Airport should not be overlooked or underestimated. Featuring shopping centres, dining, and other entertainment features, this is a place where you would love to spend time at. Jewel Changi Airport’s most notable feature is by far the seven-story-tall waterfall which has been designed and surrounded by a man-made forest.
Dine at Marina Bay Sands
For the finer gentlemen who indulge in Michelin-starred restaurants, this is perfect for you. The Marina Bay Sands area consists of 7 Michelin-starred restaurants, including Waku Ghin. Marina Bay Sands also consists of other entertainment features such as the sky parks, an infinity pool, light and water shows, and many more.
Indulge in local delights
As an alternative to the prior suggestion, another extremely popular alternative is indulging yourself in the abundance of local street food available to you. These are available almost anywhere, with iconic dishes such as Hainanese Chicken Rice, Laksa, Satay, Roti Prata and much more!
Luxuriate yourself in arts and culture
There are many art galleries and museums which you can visit in Singapore, giving you an insight into the culture and arts within the country and its cities. These include the National Museum of Singapore and the National Gallery Singapore. These sites captivate the nation’s history and its arts, as well as surrounding regions and other countries in the world.
Visit a fashion show
For the individual keeping up to date with runway fashion trends, Singapore provides you with the perfect opportunity to see what the new trends are, as well as exploring locally grown brands and designers. Many fashion shows exist throughout Singapore, specifically within the Singapore Fashion Week (formerly regarded as the Audi Fashion Festival).
Meet with a made-to-measure or bespoke tailor
Well established and respected due to their sophistication and technique in menswear, tailors from Singapore can assist you for your next made-to-measure suit. Including tailors such as Commonsuits and Seamless Bespoke, tailors within the Singaporean community and realm of menswear are understanding and stylish.
Add to your sartorial casual wardrobe
With the luxury of having brands such as Yeossal based in Singapore, this gives you the opportunity to purchase some beautiful pieces from their exclusive boutique. Even with the closed borders, this is still made possible through The Suitcase! Shop our Yeossal collection here.
Refresh your footwear with a bespoke pair of shoes
There are many well-respected shoemakers and artisans in Singapore, and many of which are bespoke and custom. Brands such as Josh Leong Shoes as well as Ed Et Al Shoemakers are recognised for their craftsmanship and artisanship which is clearly showcased through their beautiful finishes.
Expand your timepiece collection
With many authorised dealers of highly regarded horological brands, you can expand your watch collection in Singapore with ease. We all know and understand how sentimental a timepiece from a special holiday can be to us. Not to mention, the abundance of stock in Asia too!
Singapore offers many opportunities for everybody to indulge in personal interests. The country’s main city also provides gentlemen with world-renowned tailoring and sartorial brands.