You’ve heard that Singapore is boring, staid, inauthentic? No more. The island nation is shaking off the shackles of its ‘growth years’—the last 50—and bringing the focus to tourism. Visitors are coming in droves for the food scene, from hawkers to fine dining; cocktail culture (Atlas Bar has the world’s largest collection of gin); the shopping (practically a religion here); and some of the safest, cleanest city streets and subways we’ve ever seen.
Singapore Travel Guide
Plan Your Singapore Trip
A Country-by-Country Guide to Asia’s Travel Restrictions
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Editor Hotel Recommendations
The Fullerton Hotel SingaporeAn unstuffy, old-world gemRead full review
Raffles SingaporeThe Queen Mother of luxury hotels in Singapore reopens after extensive renovations and is as legendary as ever.Read full review
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Marina Bay SandsIf you want that shot by the world's biggest infinity pool, you'll have to book a room.Read full review
The Fullerton Bay Hotel SingaporeThe place to see and be seenRead full reviewPowered By: Skylark
Mandarin Oriental, SingaporeThe of elegant approachability Mandarin Oriental is known forRead full review
Andaz SingaporeA cool way to take in some Singapore culture as every design item here tells a story.Read full review
Shangri-La Hotel, SingaporeShe improves with age.Read full review
Capella SingaporeTranquility in a tropical oasisRead full review
Duxton Reserve SingaporeCulture vultures assemble!Read full review
The St. Regis SingaporeThere is no other word but palatial.Read full review
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia SingaporeClassic luxury in the heart of SingaporeRead full review
Wangz HotelComfy coop in a neighborhood with plenty of local flavour for hip, happy travelers.Read full review
The Best Things to Do in Singapore
23 Best Things to Do in SingaporeThe cost of admission is high, but this is one place you'll never be bored.
14 Best Museums in SingaporeIf art is your thing, you'll go nuts over the city's top-rate collections.
14 Best Boutique Shops in SingaporeWhat to buy in the Lion City.
5 Best Day Trips from SingaporeYou can hop across Southeast Asia in under two hours from Singapore. Here are five of our favorite getaways.
Jewel Changi AirportWhen is an airport not an airport?Read full review
Clarke QuayBreak out your dancing shoes, it's time to hit the clubs.Read full review
East Coast RoadYou better come to Singapore's foodiest neighborhood hungry.Read full review
- Parks & Gardens
Sungei Buloh Wetland ReserveA bit of messy nature in well-manicured Singapore.Read full review
SentosaA tourism machine with something for everyone.Read full review
Thian Hock KengSingapore's oldest Buddhist temple.Read full review
St. Andrew's CathedralA cathedral with a quiet powerRead full review
- Parks & Gardens
Haw Par VillaArt like nowhere else in Singapore, maybe nowhere else in the world.Read full review
Marina Bay SandsThis one is for the ballers.Read full review
- Parks & Gardens
Pulau UbinSee Singapore the way it once was.Read full review
Kampong GlamBlending the religious and historical with a modern take on the city-stateRead full review
- Parks & Gardens
Bukit Timah Nature ReserveAn active person's paradiseRead full review
Sri Mariamman TempleSingapore's oldest Hindu temple.Read full review
Universal Studios SingaporeThe best amusement park in AsiaRead full review
Haji LaneHaji Lane has some of the city's best boutique shopping down one of the narrowest streets in Singapore.Read full review
Presented by Singapore Tourism Board | Singapore is always in a state of evolution. With innovations in technology, urban planning, and sustainability, the island nation is setting a new standard for travelers through reinvented experiences, reimagined public spaces, and a widespread commitment to safety. Find out more at VisitSingapore.com
The Best Places to Eat & Drink in Singapore
28 Best Restaurants in SingaporeOnce you eat in Singapore, you may never leave.
12 Best Bars in SingaporeThe city state is dense with some of the world's best bars.
9 Best Local Eats in SingaporeThe true-grit, authentic eats you can't get anywhere else.
16 Best Cafes in SingaporeThe humble coffee shop is central to city life.
Editor Restaurant and Bar Recommendations
328 Katong LaksaIf you only have laksa once in your life, make it here.
LabyrinthThe look is a bit brooding, but the food is a bright revelation
Tong Ah Eating HouseKaya toast worth going out of your way for
Burnt EndsSingapore's best barbecue.
J.B. Ah MengA hawker stall all grown-up
Spring CourtA taste of the region's Chinese diaspora.
EmpressCantonese classics with a modern twist
Corner HouseBeautiful refined food in a beautiful refined setting
Rang MahalThis grand and somewhat formal restaurant combines Western and Indian techniques and ingredients, and offers an equally diverse wine list.
National Kitchen by Violet Oon at National Gallery SingaporeSingapore's original culinary celebrity meets high expectations.
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On a Trip to Singapore, Continuing a New Era of Adventures with My Father
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The Best New Openings in Singapore, From Luxury Hotels to Can’t-Miss Tasting Menus
The Lion City is officially dropping testing and quarantine requirements for vaccinated travelers this month.
Singapore Airlines Is Bringing First Class Suites to U.S.-Bound Flights
The Airbus A380 has resumed flights to the U.S., now with its iconic first class suites previously reserved for other routes.
Food & Drink
In Southeast Asia, New Craft Distilleries Are Creating Distinctly Regional Spirits
From a Vietnamese gin to an Indonesian grappa, these bottles tell a story of the local climate and flora.
Key West Travel GuideWarm temperatures—and hotter beaches
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Yellowstone National Park at 150Wonderland: The early nickname of America’s first national park is as apt today as when Yellowstone was founded, in March of 1872. On its sesquicentennial, we celebrate this miraculous place—while exploring a history that has too often excluded its original stewards—and consider how to ensure its survival for generations to come.
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