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Explore Singapore In 24 Hours Or LessSingapore's Changi Airport is one of the best in the world, but if you have a long layover, get out of the airport to explore. With just 24 hours to explore this little island state, we have narrowed it down to these key sites to give you…
Explore Singapore In 24 Hours Or Less
CLARKE QUAYClarke Quay is a bustling and vibrant district with a wonderful diversity, colour, lifestyle and culture featuring some of the top restaurants, clubs, bistros, and live entertainment venues Singapore, making it the ‘sole of the city’. In addition to this Clarke Quay also offers a great…
CHINATOWNExplore the bustling and historical district of Chinatown in Singapore – where one can find souvenirs, antiques, gems and historical artifacts. The fastest way to acquaint one’s self with Chinatown is to go on a walking tour along the streets filled with interesting shops and stalls.…
CITY HALLOne of Singapore’s National Monument is the City Hall which was built on 1929 and was originally called as the Municipal Building. Located in Saint Andrew’s Road in downtown Singapore and near Marina Bay , it is directly opposite the historical Padang and just beside the Supreme…
MARINA BAYCompleting the Singapore Skyline, the Marina Bay Sands stands strong along the Marina Bay area in Singapore. Fully opened last February 2011, the Marina Bay Sands, with 3 towers and a Sky Park on top, guests are spoilt for endless activities, shopping and entertainment. The Sky Park…
ORCHARD ROADHailed as one of the best shopping districts in regions, Orchard Road is home to over 33 shopping malls and departmental stores – a total shopper’s haven! Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay is located just 5 minutes away from the shopping mecca which makes it a good base for the shopaholics.…
Explore Singapore In 24 Hours Or Less
Singapore's Changi Airport is one of the best in the world, but if you have a long layover, get out of the airport to explore. With just 24 hours to explore this little island state, we have narrowed it down to these key sites to give you a taste of Singapore's culture and history in a nutshell.
The Singapore River is the perfect way to see Singapore's rise from a quiet fishing village to a modern metropolis. Learn about the history and importance of the Singapore River in Singapore's growth as you ride in a traditional bumboat that starts from Clarke Quay Jetty, passing by heritage landmarks like bridges, sculptures, and shophouses till you end up in the ultra-modern Marina Bay. You can choose to ride the Hop On / Hop Off bus which stops right in front of Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay if you prefer to see Singapore by land instead.
Marina Bay is home to the quintessential modern day Singapore skyline - take a walk around the bay area and admire the magnificent view around you, with iconic architecture like the Helix Bridge, Art Science Museum, Esplanade and the Merlion all in one place. This place is beautiful during the day but stunning at night when all the lights twinkle as dusk falls.
Gardens By The Bay and its domed greenhouses are the perfect place to enjoy Singapore's reputation as a clean, green, garden city while escaping the stifling humidity. When night falls, venture to the outdoor Supertree Grove, alien-like tree towers that are lit up against the night sky and city skyline with a mesmerizing light show.
The Esplanade On the opposite side of the bay, you can't miss the spiky domed durian-like Esplanade, an arts centre where you may chance upon free local performances in the evenings and on weekends. Walk over the Jubilee Bridge to the famous Merlion statue and take in the view of the Marina Bay area, especially when the Marina Bay Sands puts on its laser light show at night.
Haji Lane Singapore has several ethnic districts that reflect its population - Kampong Glam is the Arab and Malay quarter and where old and new comes together in one hip district. A whole hodgepodge of things can be found here - traditional fabric shops sit next to colourful graffiti walls, Middle eastern restaurants are found alongside cheap local coffeeshops. In particular, Haji Lane is the street to see and be seen on.
Thian Hock Keng Temple For a sense of Singapore's multicultural living, head instead to Chinatown and take a stroll along Telok Ayer Street, unique for its collection of various religious buildings all along one stretch of road - Buddhist temples sit next to Muslim mosques against a backdrop of skyscrapers from the surrounding Central Business District - a true reflection of Singapore's diversity.
Clarke Quay And before you zip off to the airport again on this short layover, make a quick stopover in Liang Court, located right next door to Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay. It is famous for some excellent Japanese dining, as well as Singapore's first Kinokuniya bookstore. The Japanese supermarket Meidi-Ya is also a good place to pick up some quality Japanese snacks for your next flight.
Need a base to explore the old and new sides of Singapore in just 24 hours? Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay is well-located close to both Marina Bay and Chinatown, as well as other interesting tourist areas like Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, and the famous Orchard Road shopping belt just a few minutes away. They even have a virtual concierge who can help you plan your explorations and a handy phone and brochure with tips on how to experience Singapore like a local.
Clarke Quay is a bustling and vibrant district with a wonderful diversity, colour, lifestyle and culture featuring some of the top restaurants, clubs, bistros, and live entertainment venues Singapore, making it the ‘sole of the city’. In addition to this Clarke Quay also offers a great array of shopping complexes and designer boutiques. Below is just a small sample of what Clarke Quay has to offer.
Dine al fresco on Singapore’s first ever lilipad flooring with a stunning river view where you can literally dip your hands into the water! Serving Singapore’s classic all-time favorites Chilli/Black Pepper Crabs using only ‘live’ juicy and succulent Sri Lankan Crabs. Quayside Seafood offers a nice touch of modernity to its setting & service
located directly underneath the hotel A unique family mall centrally located in the vicinity of Clarke Quay, along the Singapore River, Liang Court offers a great shopping experience to both tourists and locals!
With a great outdoor alfresco dining area it’s a great opportunity to try a fantastic selection of foods representing the true taste of Scotland. There is also over 250 single malt whiskeys available by the glass making it on the most comprehensive selection in Asia
The only modern Chinese restaurant at Clarke Quay, Peony-Jade Restaurant offers traditional Szechuan/Cantonese cuisines in a truly elegant and contemporary setting with its many windows offering wide ranging views of the Singapore River.
Its all about fresh new styles and attitude at Attica. Lounging, mingling and dancing starts early and continues into the late hours of the night.
For the adrenaline junkies the reverse bungee jump -guaranteed to increase any heartbeat!
Pump Room and Microbrewery, located in the heart of Clarke Quay. Its one of the top night spots, featuring one of Singapore’s best live Bands ‘Jive Talkin’ with its vibrant and funky repertoire of pop, rock and jazz. They perform every Tuesday – Sunday from 10.30pm. It’s an act not to be missed while at Clarke Quay.
Shiraz – the taste of finest Authentic Persian Cuisine in the heart of Clarke Quay
Bungy Bar – Located at the corner of Clarke Quay, the Bungy Bar is easy to spot given that Singapore’s only reverse bungy towers adjacent to it.This a perfect place to hangout with friends over great food and drinks, creating a casual atmosphere with party music keeping you entertained all night long.
Central Shopping mall which is a short walk away, features a vast array of shopping possibilities and restaurants.
Explore the bustling and historical district of Chinatown in Singapore – where one can find souvenirs, antiques, gems and historical artifacts. The fastest way to acquaint one’s self with Chinatown is to go on a walking tour along the streets filled with interesting shops and stalls. Here, you can find trinkets, chinese silk, tailors, perfume and so much more.
For tourists to get familiarized and get an overview about Chinatown, they can visit the Chinatown Heritage Centre in Pagoda Street. Local food delights are also available for feasting in Smith Street which is also dubbed as the “food street” of Chinatown.
There are also a few temples located here, the most famous one is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple . Opened on 2008, it is both a temple for worship and a museum that houses over a hundred different images of the Buddha and a Sacred Budda Tooth Relic in a stupa of 320kg of gold.
Ann Siang Hill and Club Street in Chinatown are filled with restaurants serving international cuisine and cool pubs to unwind and chill.
One of Singapore’s National Monument is the City Hall which was built on 1929 and was originally called as the Municipal Building. Located in Saint Andrew’s Road in downtown Singapore and near Marina Bay, it is directly opposite the historical Padang and just beside the Supreme Court.
The Padang is a big open field where some of the most important events in Singapore, such as the F1 Concert, are held. It is also used as a sporting venue for football and cricket.
Near the City Hall are a few shopping malls such as Raffles City Shopping Centre, Marina Square and Funan DigitaLife Mall which is the IT shopping mall in Singapore. You can find the latest and the best deals in gadgetry and other electronics in Funan.
There is also New Asia Bar which is situated 71 floors high above the ground which is also dubbed as one of the 50 best bars in the world.
Completing the Singapore Skyline, the Marina Bay Sands stands strong along the Marina Bay area in Singapore. Fully opened last February 2011, the Marina Bay Sands, with 3 towers and a Sky Park on top, guests are spoilt for endless activities, shopping and entertainment. The Sky Park is a popular tourist destination to get a 360 degree view of the city and where one can just chill out by the infinity pool and watch the sunset (or rise) or have a drink in one of the most happening sky bars in Singapore, Ku De Ta. Take note that the Sky Park’s opening is also dependent on the weather – safety always comes first.
Right opposite the 3 towers, and still part of the integrated resort, is a 74,000 square metres shopping complex. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. The Shoppes is a multi-level shopping haven that features the most popular and exciting designers and brands from all over the world, attracting all shopaholics to this mighty shopping centre. Some of the brands that can be found here include YSL, Manchester United, Hermes, Ralph Lauren and more. The flagship Island Maison of Louis Vuitton is also located in one of the Crystal Pavilions facing the bay. It also has the ArtScience Museum where art and scientific exhibits are displayed for young and adult enthusiasts. Inside The Shoppes are also two large theaters that features world-class performances of all genre. Recent shows include multi awarded musicals The Lion King, Wicked, A Chorus Line and an ice-skating extravaganza, The Swan Lake.
From day to night, there are really lots of things to do here. Wonder Full, South East Asia’s Largest Light and Water Show, can be watched on the bay front for free every night. Be amazed with the different visual effects, lasers andwater projections, accompanied by great music recorded by a 140-piece orchestra.
For party goers, the hottest night clubs can be found in the 2nd Crystal Pavilion in Marina Bay. Pangaea and Avalon offers tourists great party music in a lively atmosphere. Once in a while, world-famous DJs also come to Avalon to spin and make party goers dance all night long.
Hailed as one of the best shopping districts in regions, Orchard Road is home to over 33 shopping malls and departmental stores – a total shopper’s haven! Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay is located just 5 minutes away from the shopping mecca which makes it a good base for the shopaholics.
Orchard Road caters to all kinds of shoppers. For the high-end shoppers, you’d be spoilt for choice with the different designer brands that are available. To name a few, there’s Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Gucci and lots more. Affordable international brands can also be found along the bright district of Orchard such as GAP, Lacoste, Japanese brand’s Uniqlo and Muji, and just recently, Swedish fashion label, H&M opened in the heart of Orchard Road.
For the young, Far East Plaza is quite a popular shopping destination. Other popular malls in Orchard Road include ION Orchard, Paragon, Wisma Atria, Ngee Ann City, 313 @ Somerset and Plaza Singapura.