SHORE BETS SIN­GA­PORE

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - LINER NOTES -

Incredible cui­sine, great shop­ping, fun, fam­ily theme parks and lush green­ery make the “City in a Gar­den” per­fect for an ex­tended shore visit pre or post cruise.

HEAD DI­RECTLY TO

Gar­dens by the Bay. This 101ha botan­i­cal won­der­land by the wa­ter in Ma­rina Bay re­ally is as spec­tac­u­lar as it looks in the pho­tos. Tour the cooled con­ser­va­to­ries, Flower Dome and Cloud For­est, then at night stand un­der the Su­pertrees for the Gar­den Rhap­sody light and sound show at 7.45pm and 8.45pm.

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DON’T BOTHER

Drink­ing a Sin­ga­pore sling at Raf­fles … for the mo­ment. The ho­tel is un­der­go­ing a ma­jor restora­tion and is set to re­open early next year. You can, mean­while, or­der the cock­tail at a pop-up Long Bar at 3 Seah St, next to Raf­fles Gift Shop.

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Pay trib­ute to the ex­traor­di­nary taste of the late An­thony Bour­dain by vis­it­ing one of his favourite haunts, Sin Huat Eat­ing House. Sure, the owner is a lit­tle grumpy (Sin­ga­pore’s ver­sion of the Soup Nazi) and there can be a wait, but the crab bee hoon is phe­nom­e­nal. Pre­pare to have gar­lic breath.

IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE ONE RESTAU­RANT

No grumpi­ness at the Miche­lin-starred Jaan Restau­rant at Swis­so­tel Stam­ford Sin­ga­pore. British Chef Kirk West­away show­cases the best lo­cal pro­duce in in­no­va­tive dishes that re­sem­ble works of art. The bonus is, it’s on the 71st floor af­ford­ing views across the city.

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THE TOUR TO TAKE

Book in for a Dis­ap­pear­ing Trades tour where you can meet lo­cal crafts­peo­ple. You’ll tour Sin­ga­pore’s old­est tra­di­tional bak­ery, meet a paper maker and visit a pop­u­lar cof­fee roasting fac­tory.

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