Singapore is known to tourists for theme parks and gardens. But to truly appreciate what this tiny but mighty city-state has to offer, it’s best to enjoy the way Singaporeans do. If you’re heading to Singapore for a weekend, here are things you must-try and must-do.
Get a great brunch
Singaporeans love brunches. And for good reason, because it’s the perfect way to kickstart your day or turn it around if you didn’t quite wake up on the right side of the bed. There are so many brunch spots to try in the Little Red Dot, but the one to put on top of your list is Summerlong. Indulge in their food inspired by the Eastern Mediterranean — Tuscan Black Kale Salad, Charred Octopus, Whole Roasted Sea Bass and many more. Of course, brunch wouldn’t be complete without cocktails. Escape the bustle of the city with refreshing drinks like the Summerlong Spritz or their Apple Tree.
Some of the food selections at Summerlong
Shop till you drop
There’s no denying that Singaporeans have a knack for shopping. Which also makes sense when you consider the fact that many brands release their products earlier in Singapore than in other Asian countries. So you don’t only get the latest, you get it first. If you’re in for some shopping, visit their staples ION Orchard and VivoCity for a mix of high-end and high street. If you're looking for more indie brands, go to Haji Lane and Arab Street. Don't forget to pay a visit to Dover Street Market for coveted designer pieces as well.