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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Singapore Sights and Sounds from Orchard Road and Chinatown

 


Watch “VicTour Singapore” here

With the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) now open between Singapore and the Philippines, vaccinated Filipinos can now enjoy easier and more convenient travel to the Lion City. Uncover more of Singapore with these hidden gems hiding in plain sight.  From Design Orchard’s wholesome locally made crafts, uniquely spicy beverages from No. 5 Bar, and an entire Museum of Ice Cream, all are found along with our favorite spots in Orchard Road or Chinatown. 

 

Beyond the established iconic attractions we all know and love, there is so much more to Singapore than meets the eye. Charged with passion overflowing in its streets, Singapore’s continuous innovations transforms the country unceasingly, always to be reimagined. Make sure to set some time in your itinerary to look with the eyes of a local and allow the bustling culture of Singapore to surprise you with its endless possibilities. 

 

To help promote the Lion City’s hidden gems, Singapore Tourism Board released video series with comedian Victor Anastacio called “VicTour Singapore”, where you can join Victor as he takes you around for hidden thrills in a travel-guide like no other. Catch the series on YouTube, where each episode explores a different Singaporean neighborhood. 


Credit: Singapore Tourism Board

 

REIMAGINING ORCHARD ROAD 

 

More than a spot for luxury shopping, Orchard Road is an innovation hub for priceless curated experiences, fueled by a determination to find the next game changer. In Singapore, passion is a never-settling spirit that takes root, even with the uncertain possibilities. New exciting attractions that have been opening await, even in just the past 3 years. Launching just last August with all the proper safety protocols in place, visitors of all ages can check out the Museum of Ice Cream to learn about the history of ice cream and play in its fun exhibits. More importantly, you can eat all the ice cream you want! Even in the places you thought you knew best, there is always something new and unexpected to unravel here in Singapore.

 

As a melting pot of cultures, Singapore embraces its identity with the word Peranakan: a unique blend of Chinese, Malay, and other Southeast Asian cultures. Experience first-hand where passion and possibilities meet by tasting the flavors of Singapore and its rich history at Candlenut, the only Peranakan restaurant awarded a Michelin star. The reimagination does not stop there. If you are up for some spicy novelty, No. 5 Bar‘s 30-day infused original chili vodka is the concoction just for you.

 

Credit: Singapore Tourism Board

 

OLD AND NEW FLAVORS OF CHINATOWN

 

Singaporean’s passion for the arts is very much embedded in the murals that line the streets wherever you go. Some of these include the celebrated masterpieces of Yip Yew Chong, that depict personal and authentic Singaporean sights. 

 

A trip to Chinatown will never be the same again with an aesthetic tea party at the Sweetea CaféItching for something new? Check out the socially conscious multi-concept store The Social Space. This boutique-café-nail salon has a wide range of sustainability goods to take home. They also practice inclusive employment, for an all-around positive impact for conscious living.

 

For some exciting nightlife, see where the night takes you by hitting up Native Barwhere locals and foreigners alike come to try homegrown ingredients in their cocktails and spirits. Make sure to order their uniquely Singaporean drink “The Peranakan”, which Victor himself was able to try during his visit. The cocktail tells a story of Singapore that come together through each of its native ingredients such as blue pea flowers, candlenut, laksa leaves, gula melaka and more.

 

THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF SINGAPORE

 

Beyond Singapore’s world-class attractions and bustling metropolis surrounded by lush greenery, there lies its rich history and collective pride and innovation. Singapore has so much to offer from each of its neighborhoods, famous and unexplored - where the locals hang out within art districts, heritage sites, surrounded unique architecture. From design, cuisine, performance, and more, Singapore’s streets are filled with passion.

 

Whether your passion is shopping, food, arts & culture, or nightlife, there is a neighborhood waiting to be uncovered by you.

 

Hop on board with “VicTour Singapore” and watch our series on YouTube to see what else Singapore has to offer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dh4RdqPz5g

 

For comprehensive updates on Singapore travel, entry, as well as departure guidelines and requirements, visitors can refer to https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/vtl/requirements-and-process

 

Rediscover Singapore at visitsingapore.com or http://www.facebook.com/VisitSingaporePH

 

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