While you’re enjoying the Singapore Yacht Show next month you might wonder what else there might be to do in and around Sentosa. Well here’s a handy guide if that thought crosses your mind. There’s sights to be seen, fun to be had and of course loads of food to be eaten.
If you are not already familiar with the Singapore Yacht Show, the eighth edition is set to take place from the 12th to 15th April at ONE ̊15 Marina in Sentosa Cove. SYS provides an unrivalled opportunity to discover some of the world’s finest superyachts and boating brands whilst enjoying glamorous parties, high-end entertaining, and an enviable range of prestige products and brands including supercars, fine dining, high fashion, art and beautiful timepieces. All this in a fun environment and highly social setting.
One of the most anticipated new features will be a dedicated area known as the “Floating Leisure Hub”. Located right in the heart of the show, this area is targeted at diving, fishing and water sports enthusiasts. Visitors will find a floating village packed with the latest leisure and recreational watercrafts and loads of live demonstrations, exciting trials, prize give-aways and evening networking events.
So go and indulge in your superyacht lifestyle and then when the horns blast at the end of the show we have a heap of fun, food and frolics listed below that will make your trip to Singapore one to remember!
For the child in you…
If you’ve travelled to Singapore with the owners or guests family in tow, or if you’re just a big kid yourself there are some great attractions you might be interested in.
There’s Universal Studios for the Disney enthusiasts, Adventure Cove Waterpark for those who need to splash around for a good time and Mega Adventure where you can zip-line, climb walls and free-fall jump to your heart’s content. For the curious amongst you there is also an aquarium called Underwater World where you can learn about all the freaky creatures of the ocean, and Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom for the funky creatures of the land.
In this same area there are plenty of resorts and spas if you get some time away from the yacht, or your guests fancy some extra special pampering. Resorts World Sentosa, Amara Sanctuary Resort, Festive hotel and Siloso Beach Resort are recommended for some relaxation. Since you’re in the area there’s also some interestingly magnificent sights to check out like The Crane Dance and The Lake of Dreams which are displays made of light, water, fire and mechanics.
For the classy folk…
For the owner, captain or crew member who loves a round of golf we suggest Serapong or Tanjong Golf Courses. Both part of the Sentosa Golf Club, Tanjong was superbly renovated in 2016 and Serapong plays host to the Singapore Open and is ranked as the 43rd best golf course in the world.
There is also a beach just minutes away from the golf courses, so those non golfers amongst you can wander over to Tanjong Beach Club for some seafood, and if anyone wants to keep sand out of their toes (who even is that!) they can stay inside the building and look out at the beautiful beach and sea.
If you’re classy but you’re not into golf you might like ‘Gardens by the Bay’, a botanical garden that is sure to have the freshest most oxygenated air you’ve ever breathed, along with some stunning and extraordinary plants you never knew existed.
For your inner shopaholic…
Vivocity is the largest shopping mall in Singapore and lucky for you it’s just a 10 minute taxi or 40 minute bus journey away from Singapore Yacht Show. You could even walk there in less than an hour but it’s best to take a vehicle back as you’ll have all of those heavy shopping bags.
Alternatively you could go all the way out to Orchard Road which is where you’ll find the designer stores including Gucci, Prada and Dior.
Dining in Singapore…
If you want easy lunches out while you’re at the yacht show and don’t want to travel too far, Quayside Isle is just a five minute walk away. There’s a huge variety of food to choose from: seafood, Greek, gelato, Italian, Mediterranean, Indian, tapas, Chinese and many more. There’s also some bars you can hang out at if you need to get away from it all at night.
For something more up-market try high tea at Anti: Dote, an experience unlike any you’ve had before that includes intricate culinary designs served to you in a miniature chest of drawers. For something more traditional yet equally unique, lunch at Pollen includes eating your meal surrounded by beautiful flowers. IlLido at the Cliff is another amazing dining experience, Italian cuisine and views of the beach at a very special venue that can also be booked for weddings. So if you time it correctly you could prank your partner into thinking they’re in for a surprise ceremony – except don’t do that, it will be disastrous.
And now for some culture…
Firstly to submerge yourself into every day life in Singapore go to China Town and Little India. China Town has everything you need, it has a variety of food, stores and stalls to buy presents for your crew mates and a Heritage Centre where you can learn about local history. Little India is where a community of Indians settled over 200 years ago and is now made up of markets and shops. This could be where you find your new colourful outfits, lavish jewellery and discover a few new fruits.
Pulau Ubin is an island nearby thats a couple of hours away from where you’ll be staying, so if you plan on visiting Pulau Ubin then start your day very early. Take the yacht or grab a ferry over to the island and enjoy the sights. Pulau Ubin is full of nature for hiking around in. One way to get around the paths is a taxi van for a speedy tour, another is to hire a bike, this is a popular way to get around as you’ll have time to see everything which you may not if you walk, but you’ll have a more peaceful experience than being crammed in a van with other locals and tourists.
To find out more about the Singapore Yacht Show visit www.singaporeyachtshow.com and enjoy your trip!