Ride and Dine

Em­bark on a thrilling and de­lec­ta­ble ad­ven­ture with Re­sorts World Sen­tosa

Indonesia Tatler - - Life -

Few holiday des­ti­na­tions have ev­ery­thing one could ever ask for, yet nes­tled in the heart of South­east Asia is Sin­ga­pore’s Re­sorts World Sen­tosa, the on­estop tourist des­ti­na­tion that de­fies lim­its. Home to the worl­drenowned Univer­sal Stu­dios Sin­ga­pore, Re­sorts World Sen­tosa is more than just an amuse­ment parks for daredevils—with quin­tes­sen­tial restau­rants, iconic ho­tels, and un­for­get­table at­trac­tions, Re­sorts World Sen­tosa is the place to be. A light stroll around the re­sort un­veils some of the most iconic ho­tels it har­bours. While fam­i­lies can be sighted at Fes­tive Ho­tel,

many choose to stay at the eclec­tic Hard Rock Ho­tel or Ho­tel Michael, both of which are strate­gi­cally placed slap-bang in the cen­tre for shop­pers. Those look­ing for a true get­away could also opt for the exclusive Crock­ford Tower or the bliss­ful Equar­ius Ho­tel. Though th­ese ho­tels dif­fer in style, ex­cep­tional ser­vice is some­thing they all have in com­mon.

Re­sorts World Sen­tosa’s at­trac­tions were what launched it to global fame, but the re­sort is also a culinary heaven. Hav­ing re­cently hosted The Great Food Fes­ti­val, a mouth­wa­ter­ing tast­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for food en­thu­si­asts, it’s only nat­u­ral that Re­sorts World Sen­tosa is home to some top-notch restau­rants and world-class chefs. Em­bark on a culinary ad­ven­ture with OSIA by celebrity chef Scott Web­ster and Chef de Cui­sine Dou­glas Tay. Merg­ing Aus­tralia’s ex­cep­tional meats and Asian palates, the two chefs serve fu­sion dishes with great fi­nesse. Start your meal with moist flat­bread topped with OSIA’S trade­mark “tooth­paste” tube dips be­fore dig­ging into the suc­cu­lent Milk Fed Lamb. To end your meal, sip on the rich Val­rhona Hot Cho­co­late Soup served with black pep­per vanilla ice cream and sesame crisp be­fore head­ing off to an ex­cit­ing ad­ven­ture at Univer­sal Stu­dios Sin­ga­pore.

A main driver and tourist at­trac­tion, Univer­sal Stu­dios Sin­ga­pore boasts mar­vel­lous rides, in­clud­ing the visu­ally as­ton­ish­ing Trans­form­ers, the long-awaited Juras­sic World, and the thrilling Bat­tlestar Galac­tica: Hu­man vs. Cy­lon. And to en­sure that vis­i­tors get the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence ev­ery­thing with­out hav­ing to wait, the amuse­ment park of­fers VIP passes used by the likes of celebri­ties and fa­mous per­son­al­i­ties. At the end of the trip, vis­i­tors can treat them­selves to the ex­ten­sive mer­chan­dise store.

Ready to help avid trav­ellers and thrillseek­ers un­wind is ESPA at Equar­ius Ho­tel. Of­fer­ing only the finest mas­sages, re­fresh­ing out­door tubs, and tran­quil saunas, ESPA trans­ports guests into a world that knows no stress. Just a few steps away from ESPA is the coolly lit For­est restau­rant. Led by the fa­mous celebrity chef Sam Leong, this en­tic­ing eatery chal­lenges the con­cept of Chi­nese cui­sine and gives tra­di­tional dishes the con­tem­po­rary take

they need. What sky-rock­eted the restau­rant’s rep­u­ta­tion was the wasabi shrimp fol­lowed by the salted egg shrimp. Join­ing Chef Sam in or­ches­trat­ing new tastes is his son, pas­try chef Joe Leong, who of­fers de­lec­ta­ble del­i­ca­cies that will el­e­vate any­one’s stay at Re­sorts World Sen­tosa.

An­other ad­ven­ture awaits at the Mar­itime Ex­pe­ri­en­tial Mu­seum, where his­tory is brought to life at the Typhoon The­atre. Fol­low the trail of in­trigu­ing arte­facts and in­stal­la­tions at the the­matic gal­leries and learn about the trad­ing ships that changed the world. Con­nected to the Mar­itime Ex­pe­ri­en­tial Mu­seum is the SEA Aquar­ium, a mes­meris­ing way to savour the oceanic won­ders. With more than 100,000 marine an­i­mals and over a thou­sand species, the SEA Aquar­ium is a sanc­tu­ary for those seek­ing to wit­ness na­ture’s beauty. Dine with the manta rays at Ocean Restau­rant by Cat Cora, where fine din­ing is served with oth­er­worldly views of SEA Aquar­ium’s main tank. Adopt­ing the same con­cept as the restau­rant is the Ocean Suite, a lux­u­ri­ous room that re­veals an exclusive all-day view of the en­chant­ing ocean life in the main tank.

If watch­ing marine an­i­mals isn’t enough, ar­range a play­date with mag­nif­i­cent In­doPa­cific bot­tlenose dol­phins at Dol­phin Is­land, where you can in­ter­act with th­ese bril­liant mam­mals and wit­ness their strengths first­hand by rid­ing on their backs. Where else can one ride on a dol­phin if not at Re­sorts World Sen­tosa?

With this vast variety of ho­tels, at­trac­tions, and culinary ex­pe­ri­ence, Re­sorts World Sen­tosa main­tains its ti­tle as Sin­ga­pore’s finest gem and the one-stop tourist des­ti­na­tion for any­one and ev­ery­one. One might be able to book a trip to the re­sort in a flash, but leav­ing it is an­other thing.

AM­PLE AD­VEN­TURE Clock­wise from above left: S.E.A. Aquar­ium; Univer­sal Stu­dios Sin­ga­pore; Dol­phin Is­land

BLISS­FUL STAY Op­po­site page: Equar­ius Ho­tel; ESPA at Re­sorts World Sen­tosa DAR­ING DELIGHTS From above: Fre­man­tle Oc­to­pus at OSIA Steak & Seafood Grill; For­est Restau­rant

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