Imagine a luxury hotel in the heart of one of the most densely populated conurbations on the planet. Now fill it with attentive but unobtrusive staff, award winning chefs, and scatter it with private secluded rooms in extensive tropical gardens and run scores of bubbling brooks, rivulets and cascading waterfalls through its open areas and atria. And give it plenty of room; yes. Set its rooms on 10, nay 15, rolling acres of grounds purchased by its farsighted owners 40 years earlier.
In Singapore a good cocktail is never more than a skip, hop and jump away with more and more hotel bars and quirky clubs adding a shot of style to the city’s drinking scene.
A three-day gourmet food and wine festival at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands is set to engage and educate food-lovers in 2013.
Breathless. That’s the only word to describe the sensation as the door to my room, rather, suite, is flung open at the Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore. A wall made entirely of glass stands before me, presenting a view of the Marina Bay; it’s now famous hotel tower, and the F1 racetrack below. There is no way to be cool about this view. I may have stayed in dozens of five-star hotels, but none have come with such an arresting picture window.
Be transported to another time and place with the ‘1887’- a new champagne sling produced by the Long Bar at Raffles Hotel, Singapore.
From 17 March 2012, the largest collection of iconic works by Andy Warhol will be on display at ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands marking the 25th anniversary of the artist's death. Campbell's Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe's face are images now synonymous with the art of Andy Warhol, whose works redefined the meaning of [...]
The island nation exports green technology to the world. It is one of the most densely populated nations on the planet yet Singapore also happens to be one of the most resource efficient. With virtually no resources of its own to speak of and little access to fresh water, the island state is very near self-sufficient in its utility needs.
If you’re interested in seeing a microcosm of what’s good and bad about Singapore, Cafe Del Mar at Siloso Beach on Sentosa Island is a pretty good bet. I recently spent a languid Saturday afternoon whiling-away the hours in this Ibiza transplant and enjoyed myself even though I was alone, sunburned and moderately hungover. What [...]
Here’s the thing. I love pizza. Beer (maybe a couple of glasses of red) and pizza to be precise. It’s the ultimate comfort food and I’ll search for it anywhere in the world. Sure I’ll sample and love the local cuisine of any country I’m in but after a couple of days, I go searchin’ [...]
It was a strange place to lament Arnold Schwarznegger’s lost years. The years as Governor of California which ripped away from us the greatest bad acting talent of his generation. I was sitting in the Sands Theater in Singapore’s magnificent new Marina Bay Sands development listening to the chairman of Las Vegas Sands, Sheldon Adelson [...]