Thursday, January 29, 2015
Day 1 - We arrive on January 31 around 1 PM and will be picked up and taken to our hotel.
Rendezvous Hotel Singapore draws its inspiration from its surrounding Arts and Heritage district
[Bras Basah Bugis]. The hotel is within proximity to the key districts of the city - a 10-minute walk
from the Orchard Road shopping belt and a 10-minute drive from the Central Business District.
Just 5-minute walk from the hotel are the Bras Basah and Dhoby Ghaut MRT Stations, which will
connect you across the whole of Singapore. Rendezvous Hotel Singapore offers 298 comfortable
rooms and suites featuring state-of-the-art amenities that have been designed with your high performance business and leisure needs in mind.
The rest of the day we have to ourselves.
Drinks with a friend in the evening. She is working here for a year. We used to work together.
Day 2 - February 1 on our own
Day 3 - February 2 on our own
Day 4 - February 3
Pick up at 8:30 AM return noon
Enjoy a city tour, which will begin with a drive around the Civic District past the Padang, Cricket
Club, Historic Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. Next, stop at the Merlion Park for
great views of Marina Bay and a photo opportunity with The Merlion, a mythological creature that
is part lion and part fish. Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore's oldest Buddhist-
Taoist temples, before driving past Chinatown to watch the craftsmen at work in the local
handicraft centre. Proceed to the National Orchid Garden, in the Singapore Botanic Gardens,
which boasts a sprawling display of thousands of orchids. Your final stop at Little India will entice
you with the scent of joss sticks, jasmine and spices.
Afternoon to ourselves.
Singapore by Night with Singapore Sling Tour
Image courtesy of National Geographic
Enjoy dinner by the Singapore River (included), Singapore's favourite sunset haunt. After dinner
enroute to the world's largest fountain, take in the beautiful sight of the central business district
via Benjamin Sheares Bridge. Continuing on to Bugis Street where your guide will take you for a
stroll at the night market or 'pasar malam'. The last stop for the evening is at the iconic Raffles
hotel. As the saying goes, "If you have not been to Raffles, you have not been to Singapore
Day 5 - February 4
Morning on our own.
Pick up 1:30 PM return 5PM
This afternoon, soak in the rich cultural heritage of the Malays at the Malay Ethnic Area. Your
guide will recount stories of collective spirits that rose through the darkest times of World War II
as you proceed with your tour of Changi Chapel and Museum. Taking a drive through the rustic
and laid-back Changi Village gives you a chance to see the relaxing side of Singapore and
provides a contrast to your final stop at Tampines New Town, a typical heartland township of
present day Singapore.
Evening to ourselves
Day 6 - February 5
Fly Singapore to Bangkok