Whether you arrive via the superbly efficient and multi-award winning Changi airport or slick and iconic Marina Bay Cruise Centre, one cannot help but admire the strikingly modern buildings, enviable infrastructure, pristine tree-lined roads and lush green parks. This pretty island city state, located off southern Malaysia, is a sophisticated gateway city brimming with entertainment and outstanding attractions.
As a stop-over city, it is attractively small and is blessed with a tropical climate all year round (being only eighty-five miles north of the equator). As well as being a respected global financial centre, it provides a wonderful introduction to Southeast Asia with many travellers venturing further into Malaysia, or on to nearby Indonesia or Australasia. Its location provides a perfect base for those wishing to explore more of the Far East – perhaps travel via luxury rail through the verdant landscape of Malaysia, passing through Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok in Thailand aboard the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express, or fly to Kota Kinabalu to explore Sabah and Sarawark with their rich wildlife, national parks, jungle adventures, superb marine life and, of course, famous orangutans.
If relaxation forms part of your eastern journey, after savouring the thriving multicultural melting-pot of culture and cuisine in Singapore, take a flight to nearby Langkawi to enjoy its ancient rainforest and superb beach resorts. The Datai and Four Seasons Resort Langkawi have wonderful beaches to relax upon with nearby activities and attractions such as Golf and the neighbouring GEO Park for when your feel a little adventurous. Alternatively, perhaps make time for a wonderful culture and beach combination within Bali or board a luxury cruise liner to Australia – the options from Singapore are truly endless.