48 Hours in Singapore

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Ok, so you’ve got the race tickets, access to the pit lanes and front row seats to the hottest concert of the year but are you still clueless on what to do in Singapore during Formula One season?


Get the most out of the smallest nation in Southeast Asia with this handy guide. Whether you’re a foodie, a nature-lover or a party animal, Singapore has something to satisfy your itch or craving.
 

Nature Tripping
 

Gardens by the Bay
The newest attraction in Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is a park spanning 101 hectares (250 acres) of reclaimed land. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. The Gardens have been designed with the environment in mind, adopting environmentally sustainable technologies. In particular, the cooled conservatories are intended to be a statement in sustainable engineering and energy efficiency. For more information: http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
 

Singapore Botanical Gardens
Opened in 1859, the Singapore Botanical Gardens site ranks as one of the oldest gardens in Singapore. The National Orchid Garden is the main attraction within the Botanic Gardens, with a collection of more than 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids. The first stop in their Asia Pacific tour, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, more affectionately known as Will and Kate, visited this very garden and even had an orchid named after them – Vanda William Catherine. For more information: http://www.sbg.org.sg
 

Night Safari
The world’s first nocturnal zoo, the Night Safari is home to a total of 1,040 animals of 120 species, of which 29% are endangered species. Ranging from Indian rhinoceros to tarsiers, the animals are made visible by lighting that resembles moonlight. Come experience a night of wildlife adventure here! For more information: http://www.nightsafari.com.sg
 

Culture Vulture
 

Singapore Art Museum
Officially opened in 1996, it is one of the first art museums with international standard museum facilities and programmes in Southeast Asia. It has a collection of 7,750 pieces of Singaporean and Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art, and has an expanding collection of new Asian and international contemporary art. For more information: http://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg
 

Asian Civilisations Museum
One of the pioneering museums in the region to present a broad yet integrated perspective of pan-Asian cultures and civilisations, the museum specialises in the material history of China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia, from which the diverse ethnic groups of Singapore trace their ancestry. Visit the current exhibition - Islamic Arts from Southeast Asia, revealing how artistic forms from central Islamic lands were transformed by regional traditions. Religious objects such as Qur’ans, calligraphy, and tomb markers, will be displayed along with secular objects, including arms, textiles, and pottery from Indonesia and Malaysia. For more information: http://www.acm.org.sg
 

Peranakan Museum
The first of its kind in the world, this explores Peranakan cultures in Singapore and other former Straits Settlements in Malacca and Penang, and other Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia. The Malay term ‘Peranakan’ which means ‘locally born’ also refers to other communities that developed in Southeast Asia like the Chitty Melaka and Jawi Peranakans. Drop by the museum to explore the Peranakan culture , a unique hybrid culture that is still part of Singapore’s living heritage. For more information: http://www.peranakanmuseum.sg
 

The World on a Plate

Glutton’s Bay
Celebrate the original Singapore supper culture in her purest form- with all the noise, smells, cheerfulness, uncompromisingly authentic and interesting flavors, its laid back no-frills character and her friendly open-sky attitude to foodies of all ages, creed and race. Feasting hours begin each evening at 5pm-2am (Mon-Thurs)/ 5pm-3am (Fri-Sat)/ 4pm-1am (Sundays). For more information click this: Glutton's Bay.

Muthu's Curry
The humble beginnings of this 43 year old South Indian chain of restaurants have come bear testimony to their motto of ‘Serving Passionately’. Do try their pioneering signature Fish Head Curry dish, or a glass of Mango Lassi here. For more information: http://www.muthuscurry.com
 

Senso Ristorante & Bar
Located on 21 Club Street, Senso Ristorante & Bar is well-known for its authentic Italian fine-dining cuisine. For an evening of tranquility, bathed in the soothing interior lighting that accents a menu consisting of the likes of King Tiger Prawns, Timbale of Blue Fin Tuna and Goose Liver Terrine. For more information: http://www.senso.sg
 

Blue Ginger
Located at a colonial-styled shophouse over at Tanjong Pagar, Blue Ginger offers Peranakan cuisine that would very likely fire up your tastebuds. Expect a fusion of spicy dishes that have long transcended family recipes and cooking styles, and brought to you by a team of dedicated people who are keen to share the Peranakan culture with you. For more information: http://www.theblueginger.com
 

Waku Ghin at Marina Bay Sands
Experience a stunning evening of Modern European/Japanese cuisine at Waku Ghin. Adapted from two words in Japanese that mean ‘Arise’(Waku) and ‘Ghin’(Silver), the restaurant is headed by Chef Tetsuya Wakuda, considered by many to be Australia’s finest chef. Enjoy an exquisite 10-course degustation menu created from the best seasonal produce like Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Caviar, and Wagyu with Wasabi and Citrus Soy. That same personal imprint and attention to detail is also on exhibit in the main dining room which seats 25 guests per seating, for an exclusive view of the Singapore skyline. For more information, click this: Waku Ghin at Marina Bay Sands
 

Iggy’s
Voted as one of the top 50 restaurants in the world, Iggy’s serves up an amalgam of modern European cuisine that owner, sommelier and restaurateur Ignatius Chan acquired from his many travels and dining experiences. The cuisine incorporates ingredients and ideas from Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information: http://www.iggys.com.sg
 

Hua Ting Restaurant
Having been around since 1992, Hua Ting is a Cantonese restaurant recognised for its extraordinary dining experience featuring high-quality ethnic cuisine and other provincial specialities by Group Master Chef Chan Kwok and his team. Serving intricate Cantonese delicacies, Hua Ting is an exquisite restaurant that combines authentic Cantonese recipes with modern flair. Head down to Hua Ting Restaurant to enjoy Cantonese cuisine at its finest. For more information click this Huating Restaurant .

Hotspots

Singapore Flyer
42 stories high, with a total height of 165 m, the Singapore Flyer is world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel. The Flyer also provides great views of the Marina Bay Street Circuit of the Singapore Grand Prix as it is located beside the straight between turns 21 and 22, and near the pit area. For more information: http://www.singaporeflyer.com


KU DÉ TA Singapore
Sample classic Modern Asian dishes prepared by award winning chefs, all served with to the magnificent view of the city, and complemented with premium grade wines at KU DÉ TA Singapore. For some drinks and entertainment, hang out at the Club Lounge or SkyBar, the perfect location to have a panoramic view of the Singapore Strait. Enjoy the finest dining, drinking and entertainment here. For more information: http://www.kudeta.com.sg
 

1-Altitude
Savour delicious cuisine sky high with an unbeatable view at the Central Business District of Singapore. The viewing gallery offers an unparalleled 360-degree view of Singapore at the peak of 282 metres. Golf lovers can even tee off atop Singapore’s tallest building, at the indoor gold simulator. For more information: http://www.1-altitude.com
 

Butter Factory
Located at One Fullerton, The Butter Factory is a club synonymous with Hip Hop and RnB music. Known for its wild and highly eccentric theme parties, the club encourages its crowd to get creative with their looks and dance floor antics. With eccentric-looking interior and irrational themes, the club has built a strong identity as a no-holds-barred party venue with its design, quality music, and parties. We will transform this famous club into a racing pitstop on Wednesday for the Night Out with Nico Rosberg. Race fans and guests rejoice! For more information: http://www.thebutterfactory.com
 

Zouk
Launched in 1991, Zouk is one of the oldest and most popular nightclubs in Singapore. The club is named after the French Creole word for 'party' and is has constantly been ranked as one of the Best Clubs in the World. The Club is divided into four distinct sections: Velvet Underground for its prized art collections, Phuture with an array of LED Wall and futuristic design, the Wine Bar with its indoor outdoor seating, and finally the main Zouk room itself. For more information: http://www.zoukclub.com

 

Be sure to the get right gear before you check out the city sites. The PUMA Motorsport collection is available at these locations:

PUMA Store Ngee Ann City B2-15
PUMA Store 313@Somerset #02-10/13
PUMA Store Marina Square #02-153
PUMA Store VivoCity #01-65
PUMA Store Ion Orchard B2-23
Robinsons Raffles City PUMA Level 3
Limited Edt. Chamber, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands B2-23
 

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