Alright, everybody! Welcome to a new week of cheap eats, cheap drinks and cheap things to do in Singapore!
The Food Place
This will probably be right up your alley. Just a few hundred steps away from the Bugis cultural district lies a building equally well-known among Singapore’s visitors. Let’s head up–to the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford Hotel, where we’ll find a sleek British establishment overlooking the Singapore skyline. Helmed by Devon-born Kirk Westaway, Jaan (meaning rice bowl in the Cambodian language) has established itself as a respected name in Singapore’s fine dining scene, complete with 1 Michelin star. Lunch sets start from $98++ with optional wine-pairing.
2 Stamford Road, Level 70, 178882
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 2.30pm, 7pm to 10.30pm; closed on Sun
Dress code: Elegant
Nearest MRT: City Hall (or book a limousine)
The Coffee Place
Sick of cafes? Yeah, we feel you. They start to look the same after your 101st visit. Instead of making you take the MRT to some obscure neighbourhood for its kopitiam, let’s head downtown this week to…Orchard! Situated along Scotts Road is Hong Kong import, The Coffee Academics. Best known for selling $85 espresso (yes, price per cup) in 2017, the institution also allows you to personalise your own blends to take home with you.
The Coffee Academics
6 Scotts Road, #02-01/02, Singapore 228209
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 9am to 8.30pm, Fri-Sat 9am to 9pm, Sun 9am to 8pm
Nearest MRT: Orchard (or Grab a taxi)
The Chill Place
Dinner and chill? There’s no better place to do it than up in the sky watching the sunset over Marina Bay. If you didn’t already know, the Singapore Flyer allows you to book a private dining capsule so you can kick back with a glass of wine while riding a giant Ferris wheel that takes you 165 m above ground. Packages for two start from only $1.980, and you can choose to enjoy the Western, Chinese or Vegetarian menu.
30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
Opening hours: Daily 8.30am to 10.30pm
Dinner hours: 7.30pm or 8.30pm (check-in 30 min before)
Book through firstname.lastname@example.org
The Market Place
Finding your wardrobe lacking? Only brought two days’ worth of clothes in your backpack? Fret not! Discover Paragon Shopping Centre, located smack along the Orchard Road shopping belt. From Versace to Ferragamo, you won’t find yourself wanting for anything, except maybe a positive bank account.
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Paragon Shopping Centre
290 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238859
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Nearest MRT: Orchard
We hope this week’s highlights have been helpful in your trip planning! Remember, travelling Singapore doesn’t have to be expensive. You just gotta know where to look. See you next week for more budget-friendly places to visit in Singapore!
Okay, okay! Happy April Fool’s! Honestly, $1,980 probably cost more than your plane ticket to Singapore. But hey, Singapore really is a great travel destination no matter your budget. If your pockets are deeper, absolutely check out Singapore’s fabulous fine dining scene. Feel free to forward this post to that friend always posting about his luxurious escapades, or even save it up for your future multi-millionaire self!
Stay tuned for more budget-friendly places to visit in Singapore for reals!