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Top Choice Gallery in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

National Gallery Singapore

Connected by a striking aluminium and glass canopy, Singapore's historic City Hall and Old Supreme Court buildings now form the city's breathtaking National Gallery. Its world-class collection of 19th-century and mo…
Top Choice Zoo in Northern & Central Singapore

Singapore Zoo

The line between zoo and botanic oasis blurs at this pulse-slowing sweep of spacious, naturalistic enclosures and interactive attractions. Get up close to orang-utans, dodge Malaysian flying foxes, even snoop around…
Top Choice Gardens in Holland Village, Dempsey Hill & the Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore's 74-hectare botanic wonderland is a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the city's most arresting attractions. Established in 1860, it's a tropical Valhalla peppered with glassy lakes, rolling lawns and…
Top Choice Modern French in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Odette

Muscling in on Singapore's saturated fine dining scene, this modern French restaurant had people talking even before the first dish left the kitchen. With former Jaan chef Julien Royer at the helm, menus are guided …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

28 HongKong Street

Softly lit 28HKS plays hide and seek inside an unmarked 1960s shophouse. Slip inside and into a slinky scene of cosy booths and passionate mixologists turning grog into greatness. Marked with their alcohol strength,…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Chinatown & the CBD

Operation Dagger

From the 'cloud-like' light sculpture to the boundary-pushing cocktails, 'extraordinary' is the keyword here. To encourage experimentation, libations are described by flavour, not spirit, the latter shelved in unifo…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Chinatown & the CBD

Employees Only

This outpost of the famous New York cocktail bar of the same name has brought a slice of big city buzz to Singapore, along with a dazzling array of innovative drinks. Some of the sting from the eye-watering prices i…
Top Choice Gardens in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore's 21st-century botanic garden is a S$1 billion, 101-hectare fantasy land of space-age bio-domes, high-tech Supertrees and whimsical sculptures. The Flower Dome replicates the dry Mediterranean climates fou…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Northern & Central Singapore

MacRitchie Reservoir

MacRitchie Reservoir makes for a calming, evocative jungle escape. Walking trails skirt the water's edge and snake through the mature secondary rainforest spotted with long-tailed macaques and huge monitor lizards. …
Top Choice Public Art in Chinatown & the CBD

Thian Hock Keng Mural by Yip Yew Chong

Spanning 44m, this mural, painted by Singaporean artist Yip Yew Chong (accountant by weekday, artist by weekend), tells the story of Singapore's early Hokkien immigrants. You'll find it on the outside rear wall of t…