8 Best Things You Must Get or Do in Singapore

Ranked as South East Asia most-tourist friendly country, Singapore may be a little red dot but mighty as can be! We know how when you google for "best souvenirs to get in Singapore" or "best things to do in Singapore", the result always show the same old boring Universal Studios, shopping at Orchard Road, "fine city" t-shirt from Bugis Street, or the world's best cake, Panda Cake, named by CNN Travel. There are more exhilarating things to do and gems to get that are uniquely available in Singapore which others may not know. Be the first to share with your friends and family!

#1 Relax and Sink in Panoramic City Views

Perched on the 55th level of renowned Maria Bay Sands Hotel, is the luxurious award-winning Banyan Tree Spa. High up in the sky and overseeing the panoramic Singapore City View, the spa mix state-of-the-art and polished interiors with halcyon and mollycoddle Asian-inspired beauty treatments. With the emphasis of human chirapsia and the use of Asian aromatic oils, spices and natural herbs, you can relax and soak in the beautiful night city skies of the garden city. With a wide and diverse range of beauty treatments, you can find everything you to to relief the throbbing aches after shopping from holistic body ache relieving Banyan Tree Spa, ultimate mind relaxing Scalp Massage, blissful radiance revival facial and many more

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1, Level 55, 10 Bayfront Avenue

#2 Wear a Piece of Singapore's Rich Heritage

Singapore’s rich heritage get spiced up thanks to prominent jewelry designer Choo Yilin. Paint the lion city with this fit for the queen selection Peranakan-inspired trinket, featuring a wide range of accessories from gorgeous earrings to unique necklaces showcasing in a dazzling mix of vivid gemstones, labyrinthine metalwork, and ultra-femme accents.

331 Joo Chiat Road

#3 Unique Singapore Souvenirs with Japanese-quality

Founded and operated by a Japanese owner, Melissa Zakka carries unique Singapore souvenirs and gifts from all over Asia that you won't find elsewhere. Japanese products are known to be high quality, sophisticated and original, you will be able to find the prefect unique Souvenirs in Melissa Zakka. You will also spot many Japanese tourists who would swarm here as they definitely know where to find treasures which are unique and presentable for their loved ones in Japan.

333A Orchard Road #04-30 Mandarin Gallery

#4 See Singapore at incredible heights on the 56th level of ION Orchard

If you’ve heard about the great food and shopping at ION Orchard a gazillion times but no one told you to head over to its 56th storey, you need to check it out from October 2017. Bask in the full scenery from the heart of Orchard Road, and enjoy all this comfortably all from cooling indoors.

2 Orchard Turn, level 55,  ION Orchard
Opens in Oct 2017

#5 A visit to The Sloane Clinic for their signature Deep Red Facial

While planning your trip to ION Orchard, don't miss out a beauty appointment with The Sloane Clinic situated at Level 3. The Sloane Clinic is one of the hottest Aesthetic Clinics in Singapore for locals and celebs rub shoulders to get their beauty fixes on a regular basis. Scoring an appointment is akin to winning a lottery, so if you are visiting this island state, you should try booking in for one of the skin-transforming facials.

The Sloane Clinic’s signature deeply rejuvenating Deep Red Facial is an anti-ageing treatment which uses their signature 5-step cell enhancement process to improve skin regeneration and healing for a glowing, youthful and brighter complexion. If you want to target pesky fine lines, crinkles and dull skin during your trip to Sunny Singapore, step into The Sloane Clinic for this revitalising Facial.

Those with deeper pockets can even book in for one of their much loved laser treatment or filler treatments, reputed to be one of the best around in Singapore.

Don’t forget to pick up one of their clinic-exclusive skincare line Sloane Inc. Bestsellers that regularly top beauty award lists are their 24K Gold Primer S9.3 and their Skin Superfood Masks!

2 Orchard Turn #03-14A ION Orchard
+65 6509 8108

#6 Custom Blended Beauty Serum by Skin INC

Did you know that Skin Inc was started by Singaporean? This Intentional Beauty Brand is the world’s first to offer personalize beauty product designed for individual skin's problem. There are 7.3 billion people in the world, there is no way that our skin type can be categorised into just normal, oily or combination skin? Featuring highly concentrated, pure and active serums and innovative skincare from Japan for maximum results, Skin Inc strive to customise the most effective solution to suit each individual skin's need. At Skin Inc's ION Concept Store, you can also enjoy personalised face and body treatment to solve your skin woes right from the root.

Don't leave Singapore with Skin Inc's most raved MY DAILY DOSE CUSTOM-BLENDED SERUM COCKTAIL and OPTIMIZER VOYAGE TRI-LIGHT which you can also get from Sephora Singapore. A few more gems that you can find at ION Orchard!

2 Orchard Turn #B3-43 ION Orchard

#7 Charles & Keith Footwear and Accessories

Singaporean may not be most known for fashion sense, but there are many well-love local fashion brands by tourists. Home-grown fashion brand was started by brothers Charles & Keith Wong in 1996. From a single store in Singapore, Charles & Keith can now be found in more than 500 stores in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. Started with only footwear, you can now walk into a fashion paradise with the most fashionable accessories such as bags, wallets, eye-wear, belts and many more to complete your #OOTD along with Charles & Keith footwear. It is no wonder that many famous Bloggers, Youtubers and Instagrammers from all over the world can been seen donning Charles & Keith in their social media handles. You will also spot many tourists shopping in the shop, as well as lugging bags and boxes of this popular brand, produced by Singaporeans.

Multiple outlets in Orchard Road and Singapore

#8 Make your Trip as NAIISE (PUN: nice) as possible

If you are someone who prefers things which are more quirky and absolutely Singaporean-style, you HAVE to visit Naiise at Orchard Gateway! You can grab the world's best cake Panda Cake Cushion,  cutest Little Miss Indian Cushion, and many others iconic only found in Singapore and known by Singaporeans inspired souvenirs. These will definitely leave a long and NAIISE impression of your fulfilled experience in this summer outdoors, winter indoors amazing little island!

277 Orchard Road, #02-02/24, Orchard Gateway


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