Grab your bags, passport and your girlfriends. Singapore is waiting. Diana Kotwal tells you why it’s the best holiday destination for BFFs.
Deadlines have been met. Projects have been aced. Your boss’ jokes have been laughed at. Repeatedly. (Even when they’re not funny.) And most importantly, your holiday leave is ripe and ready for the taking.
Now it’s time to blow off some steam, get some rest and relaxation, make new memories, and maybe hit a shopping mall or two. And who better to do all of the above with than your closest friends? So round up your gal pals and head out to the perfect all-girl destination – spectacular Singapore.
Prepare yourself, as you embark on a fun, goddess-worthy holiday filled with adventure, excitement, delicious food, heart-to-heart bonding and of course, shopping! But before we pop open that bottle of bubbly, here’s a little help on how to get the most out of your trip.
What To Pack For Singapore
Singapore is tropical by nature; most days are bright, so sunglasses and sunscreen are essential. There’s always a chance of rain, so an umbrella or wind cheater could prove useful. Pack light, comfortable clothes for the outdoors, but add a few sweaters too, as most indoor places set their air-conditioning to ‘freezing’. Don’t forget that party outfit you’ve been saving up for a special occasion. Singapore loves to dress up after hours, and a girls’ night on the town is exactly what the travel doctor prescribed. Don’t fill up that suitcase, though. You’ll find out why very soon.
What To See In Singapore
Grab your walking shoes, stock up on some organic energy snacks, and hand out water bottles to your fellow travellers. There’s so much to see, taste and love in Singapore, it’ll make your head spin. But with a little bit of planning, you can experience the best of what this gorgeous city has to offer. Whether it’s a unique nocturnal safari, where you meet some beautiful creatures of the night, or a glorious ride through the famous Gardens by the Bay, where you spot a ‘super tree’ or more, Singapore has it all.
You can also visit your favorite celebrities at Madame Tussauds, experience Hollywood up-close at the famous Universal Studios, or hang out with marine life at the S.E.A. Aquarium. There’s even a getaway cruise to Sentosa Island, filled with amazing on-board activities like swimming and karaoke (it’s not an ‘all-girls’ holiday’ unless there’s a bunch of girls singing Beyonce loudly, and off key!)
But don’t fret. You will be able to do it all. Soak in a signature nature spa treatment in Katong, and your gang will be ready for Singapore all over again.
Where To Shop In Singapore
Brace yourselves. Things are about to get crazy…at least for your credit cards. There’s nothing quite like a shopping binge with your girls, and Singapore serves as the perfect destination. This city may be a tiny little dot on the global map, but what it lacks in size it makes up for with shops as far as the eye can see. First up, Orchard Street; it’s 2.2 kilometers of pure shopping bliss. Looking for designer brands? Trendy high-street labels? Quirky souvenirs? You want it, they have it.
Craving a more authentic experience? Head on down to Haji Lane. A charming, rustic area with a vintage vibe and some highly unique shopping on offer. Whether it’s clothes, artefacts or home decor, every purchase is a rare and unique find. Now, aren’t you glad you left some space in your luggage?
Where To Eat In Singapore
Holiday calories don’t count. Or so you’ll keep telling yourselves as you roll up your sleeves, loosen your belts and dive into the local gastronomical delights on every street. Singaporean cuisine is a melting pot of different cultures, including Chinese, Malay, Indonesian and even Indian. You can enjoy a bowl of laksa on Sungei Road, or gorge on the famous chili crab at the Red House Seafood restaurant or gear up for the ultimate culinary sensory experience by dining in the dark at Nox. Group binge eating has never been more fun!
What You Must Know About Singapore
Singapore is a clean, safe city that is perfect for a women-only holiday. The crime rate is low, and the people are polite, friendly and honest. However, they take their rules seriously. Be careful to follow all the laws here, as the penalties are quite severe. But the beauty in that is, you could be out and about at all kinds of odd hours and it won’t matter. Your family and better halves can rest easy knowing that you are in one of the safest cities in the world.
Now that you’ve had a taste of what to see, do and expect in Singapore, it’s about time you grab your best friends, sisters, mothers or even grandmothers and set out to explore the very best of the Lion City. With something for people of all ages, you’re in for a true blue travel treat!
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