Soothing relaxation in Singapore
Whether you're pampering yourself at one of the world-class hotels, enjoying the restorative effects of a walk in nature or exploring the city's most innovative spaces, you'll feel refreshed in no time.
On a sizzling Singapore day, a dip in the world's highest, longest infinity pool is an impressive way to cool off. This fabulous attraction can be found on the top floor of Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Hotel, you just have to be a hotel guest to use it. Known for its striking trio of buildings bridged by its iconic jet-shaped Skypark, the hotel rises 57 storeys and provides spectacular views of the glittering Singapore skyline from an observation deck. If you're not staying at the hotel, you can buy tickets to visit the deck.
Another way to appreciate the hotel's view is from a table at Club 55, the hotel's first-class lounge on the 55th floor. Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea or kick back at dusk for cocktails and canapés. If you really want to unwind, you can't go wrong with a visit to Marina Bay Sands' Banyan Tree Spa. Drift off to the gentle lap of the water gardens as your massage or beauty therapist works their magic.
For a bustling modern city, Singapore has a surprising number of beautiful places to relax and unwind.
Relax in nature
Delicate orchids, lush rainforest and exquisite lakes - you'll find them all close to Singapore's main shopping area at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This famous Unesco Heritage site is an oasis of tranquillity in an otherwise bustling city.
With its vast array of specialty gardens, heritage trees and more than 10,000 plant species, there's a lot to see. It's a good idea to download one of the informative trail guides or keep an eye on the timetable for the free Saturday guided walks.
You won't be short of photo opportunities. There are several stunning sculptures dotted about, including a Swiss granite tower with an ever-revolving stone ball, a Chopin statue and a clock tower. Take your time as you wander through the fragrant garden, breathing in the tantalizing scents of some of the world's most aromatic plants. Finally, take a seat next to Swan Lake, where you'll see the famous Amsterdam swans glide peacefully across the water.
Explore one of Singapore's most innovative destinations with a trip to Gardens by the Bay, a tropical haven right on the waterfront. There's no better place to find respite from the heat than inside the bay's two cooled conservatories. Take a stroll through the Flower Dome, the world's largest greenhouse, featuring vibrant Mediterranean flowers and plants. Or wander through the Cloud Forest, a mysterious world of rare plants, veiled in mist.
The evenings are also a lovely time to visit. Each night the famous Supertrees come alive with a spectacular light and sound show. Head up the skyway path, 22 metres off the ground, to watch it all unfold. Gardens by the Bay also offers personalised tours, so you can visit the plants that interest you the most. Getting around is no trouble either, the Garden Cruiser tram's audio tour helps you navigate through this magnificent attraction with ease.
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