Because of its pivotal position as the major airport hub in Southeast Asia, together with its inspired infrastructure, Singapore is a great place to spend at least some of your honeymoon.

The most famous of Singapore’s many very fine hotels is the Raffles, a global icon of the British colonial era, and which has, from 1887, welcomed the most famous personalities of every subsequent decade, from Royalty and Presidents to the most revered of leading cultural luminaries, many of whom have exclusive suites named after them.


Exuding colonial charm, the Bar and Billiard Room relives the past, while the Raffles grill, Tiffin Room, Raffles courtyard, Ah Teng’s Bakery, Writers Bar and Long bar with steakhouse provide the gastronomic and liquid pleasures, including the original Singapore Sling.


The luscious interiors of the Fullerton Bay Hotel immediately declare its refined mix of modern design with sophisticated elegance. The Lantern rooftop terrace bar has a swimming pool and is an excellent evening location for its views over Marina bay and the city skyline.


Refined dining is available in the La Brasserie and The Clifford Pier restaurants, both beautifully designed sitting areas with fine views. The hotel has a range of finely decorated luxury rooms and suites each with a balcony affording access to the fine city vistas.

The Shangri La Hotel, located in the business district, is one of Asia’s leading hotels, set in peaceful gardens. The hotel is comprised of three distinct areas, The Tower, Garden Wing, and Valley Wing, each providing high-class accommodation choices. The Valley wing is the most exclusive of all, its luxury suites having been the preferred choice for heads of state, leading business figures and many other notable luxury guests. A range of cuisines is available in the Nadaman, Shang Palace, The Line and Waterfall restaurants, and the tropical gardens feature a large swimming pool.

Another luxury hotel that cuts its highly distinctive visual presence into the Singapore skyline is the Marina Bay Sands, an unusual structure featuring the vast rooftop SkyPark, a truly amazing feature of which is its infinity pool, lipping the dizzying 200 metre drop, from which you can look over the city skyline. The elevated SkyPark also has refined lounge areas, restaurants, bars and a shop.  

The dining options are immense, truly global in scale, and many of the restaurants are run by some of the world’s most renowned celebrity chefs. The accommodation in the three fifty five storey supporting towers, offers 2,500 rooms, of which 230 are luxury suites of varying grades up to the Presidential, all of which come with a personal butler.

The entertainment is first class, featuring Broadway musicals, Artscience Museum, Casino and luxury designer shopping mall, with its very own canal and gondola rides, truly a world away from the reserved charm of Raffles. Even if you don’t stay here, the SkyPark alone is well worth the visit.

There are many other very fine luxury hotels in the city, which you might consider, such as the Capella, Intercontinental, Grand Hyatt, Ritz Carlton Millenia, Marriot, Fairmont, Regent, Four Seasons, St. Regis and Mandarin Oriental among others. Boutique style luxury is ably provided by the Parkroyal and Sofitel So.


Wherever you choose to stay, there are no shortage of high-class venues, nightclubs, restaurants and awesome visitor attractions to enjoy the best of this wonderful island nation.


If you have expensive tastes, Singapore will not disappoint, and the designer shops of Orchard Street are a temptation to any wallet. If you fancy an exclusive round of golf, the Sentosa Golf Club has two fabulous championship courses, the most prestigious of several classy golf courses in Singapore.


If you love the living things with which we share our planet, Singapore Rainforest Zoo, is no ordinary affair, with a total antipathy to the regular cage styles, which depressingly characterise many other zoos.


By contrast, and with absolutely no expense spared, the four entirely separate vast sites of the zoo, Night Safari, Jurong Bird Park and River Safari set admirably new standards for captive animals, and feature a series of highly creative themed natural environments within which the creatures live.


The zoo is also highly involved with global conservation and education and provides a wonderful array of experiences for both adults and children.

However wealthy you may be, some of the best things in life are indeed free and a wander around Singapore Botanic Gardens is a delight.