location Two Temasek Boulevard, Singapore
phone +65 6334 8888
dates 11 May for 1 night
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The seventh busiest international airport, where a flight takes off or lands once every 100 seconds, Changi Airport is an attraction in itself.
Terminal 3, the "green" terminal, features natural skylighting and gardens with enough foliage to cover 50 soccer fields. In addition, the terminal has a four-storey tall slide, a butterfly garden, interactive art installations, a 24hr movie theatre, leather rest chairs, and over 130 shopping and dining outlets.
Catch the monorail to Terminal 1 and head to Fish Spa for a massage with a difference, go for a dip with a "swim & bar" package at the Ambassador Transit Hotel, or for $7 freshen up with a rain shower (toiletries and a drink included).
times Flights from 8.30am to 10.15pm
The tallest ferris wheel in the world at 165m, a complete rotation takes about 30mins and offers views over Marina Bay and the city.
location Raffles Landing Site, Singapore
Board one of Singapore's iconic bumboats, which have been retrofitted with zero-emission electric engines, and learn about the river's colourful history while taking in the unforgettable skyline. Two tours circle Boat Quay, Circle Quay and Marina Bay. Tours are 40mins.
location 150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207563
times 9am to 10pm
Focusing on roasting and brewing specialty coffee, Papa Palheta is serious about its beans. This small shop space has a tasting bar where baristas craft espresso drinks for coffee heads. There are a limited number of seats in the courtyard and no menus or prices at this boutique coffee bolthole: drinkers pay what they think their espresso and milk is worth.
For a cafe version, head to Loysel's Toy at 66 Kampong Bugis.
location Roof Terrace, 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 038982
times 6pm to 2am (happy hour to 8pm)
You can't leave Singapore without trying the Singapore Sling, the iconic cocktail invented here in around 1915. Orgo at the Esplanade blends theirs with pineapple, lime and pomegranate juice, and every cocktail is made from 100% fresh fruit.