When asked about the most memorable thing about Singapore, a recent business traveler said emphatically: “The food! The food is amazing!”
As one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Singapore’s fabulous hybrid cuisine is just one of the city-state’s many attractions. Located on the southern tip of Malaysia with a corresponding tropical climate, Singapore’s diverse population mirrors its cuisine with an eclectic mix of Chinese, Malaysian, and Indian cultures.
Termed as both the “Bridge between the East and the West” due to its strategic location and “the Lion City” due to its possessing the world’s lion share of resident millionaires and the world’s third highest GDP PPP per capita income, Singapore also provides rich opportunities for lucrative business deals.
Overview of Singapore
For luxurious and convenient lodgings, reserve a Grand Hotel suite at the Raffles Hotel Singapore which was named after the city-state’s founder Sir Stamford Raffles and is renowned for its opulence and cultural history as one of Singapore’s oldest and most famous hotels.
Raffles Singapore Hotel
Getting around Singapore is easy thanks to the convenience of the Mass Rapid Transit system, located about two blocks away from the Raffles hotel.
Enroute to a meeting, take the time to grab a plate of satay and bottle of Tiger Beer from the Lau Pa Sat food market—eating from the street hawkers is a national pastime and one of the “must-dos” when visiting the city.
Other food markets to enjoy include the Changi Village Hawker Centre which sells local delicacies like nasi lemak, the urban favourite Old Airport Road Food Centre which sells the immensely popular fried Hokkien prawn noodle, and the East Coast/Lagoon Seafood Center which sells mouth-watering seafood fare.
For an exclusive view of the city paired with gourmet Italian food, head out to Il Lido located at the Sentosa Golf Club. Other critically acclaimed Singapore restaurants include the Graze, the Song of India, and the Marmalade Pantry.
Il Lido Restaurant at the Sentosa Golf Club
Singapore’s night life offers a full range of venues from the glittering jet-set lifestyle embodied by the Civic District and Holland Villa to the more laid-back Clarke Quay and Riverside district.
Take advantage of Singapore’s natural beauty by enjoying the city’s many parks, including the famous Jurong Bird Park, the Fort Canning Park, and the Singapore Zoo.
Adventure seekers can dive with sharks at Underwater World at Singapore’s only beach in Sentosa, bike through the rainforest at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, and water-ski on the Kallang River.
Singapore offers business travelers the best of Eastern culture and luxury facilitated by 21st century technology and convenience