Marina Square – Shopping Haven at the Bay

Marina Square is one of the older malls in Singapore but recent renovations have definitely spruced things up a bit. The huge space in the middle of the mall is often filled with events and on-going promotions. Marina Square is a mere stone’s throw away from the famous Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, the Singapore Flyer and in close proximity to the Gardens by the Bay. It is also accessible by the City Hall, Esplanade and Promenade MRT stations. Marina Square offers 4 exciting levels of shopping with over 200 specialty shops comprising fashion, F&B, children & lifestyle concepts. In July 2013, Marina Square launched a gourmet wing branded as ‘The Dining Edition’ as part of its redevelopment plan. The Dining Edition features mid-to-upscale restaurants, bistros, bakery cafes and coffee joints. Several F&B restaurants at The Dining Edition have the added attraction of sheltered “alfresco” dining areas. Marina Square is one of the biggest shopping centers in Singapore. The Westin Singapore is located close by to the Marina Square, and is one of the most luxurious hotels in Singapore. The hotel has fabulous, elegant and plush accommodation, which gives out par anomic views of the city. The hotel is located nearby to mega shopping malls, theaters, dining, restaurants, cafes and electric nightclubs.

One of Singapore’s best food courts can be found at Marina Square, there’s an open air section that overlooks the waterfront. It gives you a splendid night view of what happens when the lights start beaming from the top of Marina Bay Sands. It contains also mid-priced retailers unlike Orchard Boulevard’s glamourous upscale retailers and specialty boutiques. Marina Link allow shoppers a direct access to Esplanade. Through extensive renovation upkeep with industry trends and changing times, Marina Square has revived its glory. The food court has many options as Yoshinoya; the long established Hong Kong pharmacy, Watsons; U.S. coffee giant chain Starbucks, and Danmark’s Andersen’s.

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Nightlife at Robertson Quay – This is the most laidback of the three quays along the Singapore River

The Robertson Quay is largely a residential estate with bars, restaurants, cafes, performing art houses and art galleries. The Robertson Quay is mostly known to have a fabulous night life. The Riverdale Residence, Singapore is located within close distance to the Robertson Quay, and is among the most luxurious Serviced apartments, Singapore. The Riverdale Residencies feature private residencies that are spacious, convenient and located just outside the central Business district and the main shopping district in Singapore. As it is situated within only few minutes away from the city, it is the perfect place for leisure travelers and business travelers. This area is also known to be very private and safe. The Riverdale Residencies provides the perfect mix of elegance, comfort, luxury and class, with a wide variety of amenities and services.
The Robertson Quay is filled with offices, warehouses and has a mix of local and expat residents. Especially at night, there is a multitude of dining options to be found, including Australian Pub grub at Boomerang bistro and bar. The Brussels sprouts has some delicious mussels and fries and has an extensive craft beer selection. You can find the best, authentic pizzas at Bella Pizza or can try out some good authentic Japanese barbeque. One can have a blissful, leisurely stroll along the beautiful Singapore River, and can take a look out from the multi-colored Alkaff Bridge, which was painted by a Filipino artist. One can have so much fun at Robertson Quay, where the city never sleeps. People sit and talk all night, and try out many dining options that are available. There are good karaoke bars, one can get tipsy and just let loose on the many rooftop bars that overlooks this vibrant city. One can enjoy live music and party hard all night at one of the many hotspots at Robertson Quay.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.

Yin Yang Yoga in Singapore – Supple Movement

Among the many types of yoga that is geared to making practitioners whole is Yin yoga. As opposed to the more dynamic forms of yoga, yin yoga is a slow paced form of exercise that encourages practitioners to hold poses for a longer period than the traditional form in order to achieve the full benefit of the practice. Based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang it is said to have originated in China and the western world was first introduced to it in the 1970s.

Yin yoga’s aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. With this intent, moderate pressure is applied to connective tissues such as tendons, fascia and ligaments through eighteen yin and five yang poses to be used in combination. These are expected to be held for at least for five minutes each to enable ‘qi’ to move easily through the central pathways of the body. With the increase in achieving the perfect yoga poses flexibility is said to improve exponentially along with immunity, organ health and emotional well being. Other benefits of yin yoga is calming of the mind, regulating energy and lowering stress levels.

Yoga practices usually commences with five minutes of meditation. Many of the poses are floor poses and are of the Yin variety with poses being held for a long period. Practitioners are encouraged to relax while holding these poses. With this more meditative approach, good outcomes can be achieved by practicing a few poses well, rather than rushing through the 18 yin poses and the 5 yang poses. Yoga classes end with a five minute Shavasana. Understanding various concepts in Chinese medicine is the key to getting the full benefit of this yoga practice.

With the increasing popularity of this exercise in Singapore many interested in achieving the total well being guaranteed by the practice are willing pupils while others are interested in being teachers. Many teacher trainers and classes therefore proliferate. Classes are offered by a host of teachers in varied locations for the whole family and are promoted as being fun and nurturing. Students are encouraged to achieve steady progress through practice to notice the differences of this activity is said to do to energy levels and general well being.

COMO Shambhala a holistic wellness regime that combines meditation, exercise and diet have health and wellness retreats in several iconic Asian locations that offer a combination of exercise, naturopathy, massage therapy and nutritional advice under the guidance of expert instructors, targeting total well being. Escape to a COMO wellness retreat to take advantage of excellent holistic programmes and be on the way to achieving total wellbeing.

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Museums in Singapore – The essence of Singapore

Have you always wanted to experience the most intricate details of Singapore? The country houses a range of interesting museums that will educate you on the arts and culture of Singapore. Out of all the luxury hotels Singapore has to offer, select The St. Regis Singapore with its Singapore luxury suites will prove to be the right choice of accommodation to where you can retreat to after an absorbing day of going through each of the museums that adorn Singapore.

History buffs should visit the Asian Civilisations Museum down Empress Place for a taste of pan-Asian cultures while the Peranakan Museum on Armenian Street will offer valuable insights into the Peranakan communities of Southeast Asia. Modern art lovers would revel at Sam at 8Q while kids would be thrilled to visit the Mint Museaum of Toys located on Seah Street which is the world’s 1st museum built for toys.

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Sentosa Island in Singapore – Experience a host of attractions

Head down to the most breathtaking resort island in the city; Sentosa Island in Singapore. Located less than 15 minutes away from the city, this exciting attraction is a must- visit when you are holidaying in Singapore. Surrounded by pristine beaches, top tourist attractions and activities, Sentosa Island offers a perfect beach getaway in Singapore. Travellers in search of a luxury Sentosa resort Singapore can head down to W Singapore Sentosa Cove, a renowned beach resort in the island. This luxury resort Singapore has in store for its travellers would provide all modern amenities while you make the most of your holiday. One of the biggest attractions in Sentosa Island is Imbiah Lookout which has something to offer for everyone. If you are a thrill seeking traveller, take an adventure ride on Skyline Luge Sentosa and there are Butterfly and Insect Parks for the nature lovers. Apart from many other exciting attractions, Sentosa Island is home an array of dining outlets ranging from small bars and cafes to stylish restaurants. Offering an array of fantastic activities to engage in, a visit to Sentosa Island in Singapore will not disappoint the travellers.

Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.


Singapore River Cruises- Discover the old charm!

Whether you are on business or leisure, travellers to Singapore will never get bored of its exciting attractions and numerous things to do. An ideally located Orchard Road hotel Singapore would let you make the most of your stay as it gives you easy access to top attractions in the city. Orchard Hotel Singapore is a luxury hotel Singapore has to offer to its visitors who are in search of comforts during the Singapore holiday. Fun loving holidaymakers to the city can take up a Singapore river cruise and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the Singapore river banks. Original bumboats of olden days would definitely enhance the experience of cruising in Singapore and a journey down the river promises to offer a different perspective of the new Singapore city while you discover the old charm.

The Marina Bay Financial Centre – The Sophisticated Side of Singapore

The many towering skyscrapers of Singapore is what gives this little city a skyline to die for. Around the sophisticated Marina Bay one can find a whole niche of sky scrapers. Standing boldly exhibiting the most complex structure and architecture, these buildings give a modern and urbane edge to Singapore. The Marina Bay Financial Center is one such location that looms over the Marina Bay. Consisting of a total of 3 office towers, two residential towers and a retail space, the center in its entirety occupies a total of nearly 4 hectares.

The Financial Centre of Marina Bay is the hub of the international Banking and Finance institutions and houses leading names like the Standard Chartered, American Express, Barclays, Baker & McKenzie, Raffles Quay Asset Management, Wellington Management Company, the Societe Generale and several many others. The many companies and banks are scattered over the 3 finance towers and these 3 in unison marks the Finance Centre of Singapore where you can find everything and anything to do with the monetary industry in the nation.

A tour through the finance center will leave you fascinated just like most other places in Singapore. The finance center has a sophisticated aura wherever you wander and the high end companies only accentuate this classy ambience.

The Marina Bay in itself is one of the most popular attractions in Singapore. With its giant Wheel Platform and spectacular skyline, this is one location that will keep you awe struck all day long. For an exquisite view of Marina Bay and all its wonders, walk through the famous double Helix Bridge of Singapore. An attraction in itself, this bridge will take you through one of the most finely created structures and displays to you one of the most sophisticated parts of Singapore.

Singapore is indeed a wonderland to explore, for the attractions you find here are simple endless. Every day in Singapore is one energetic exploration that can never get you bored. For a one of a kind Singapore city hotel experience choose the M Hotel Singapore. This 4 star hotel Singapore has is known for its array of luxurious facilities.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.


Business Travel Singapore – Setting the Pace in Corporate Comforts

One of the most dynamic business hubs in Asia, Singapore provides corporate travellers with an ideal destination to host corporate events. Finding a Singapore city hotel that already has modern business facilities and event venues is ideal and one such option is M Hotel Singapore. This 4 star hotel Singapore has a variety of meeting rooms and is also conveniently located in the Financial District, Near the Marina Bay Financial Centre. Another venue of note is the Singapore EXPO Convention & Exhibition Centre where you will find a variety of modern convention halls, conference rooms and exhibition space for both small and large scale events. It is also possible to find many event planners in the city that will help you plan your event to your requirements. Added to this is the fact that the city is well networked by a range of transport services including MRT, bus and taxi services which ensure you can easily access this lively metropolis and its meeting venues.

Singapore Yacht Show – Elegance and Luxury on the Waves

The business central of Asia, Singapore is hosting the third annual Singapore Yacht Show from Eighteenth of April 2013 to 21st April at ONE°15 Marina, Sentosa Cove. This premium event is a platform for the biggest, fastest, sleekest and most luxurious of the yachts in the world to make their first debut and is a place for the biggest names in the super yacht industry. Slowly the yachts are moving away from their traditional routes in the Mediterranean and Caribbean and moving in to Asian waters and the Singapore yacht Show is a thrilling chance to create new ventures in the Asian market, away from the recession and global warming in the west.

Three times bigger than the previous year, the show is expected to attract hundreds of the richest of the rich interested in super yachts building contacts and opportunities in a growing market. It’s just more than a business meeting but a festival and a celebration of these beautiful boats, its sleek streamliner exterior, state of the art technology and art deco interiors set for a luxury cruise in the exotic waters of Asia. The event will host the 5th Asia Pacific Super Yacht Conference on 17th and 18th April attracting over 250 key personnel in the industry and invitees can visit the VIP Preview Gala on Sentosa. Sanlorenzo, Westport, Feadship. Palmer Johnson, Sunseeker, Riva, Burgess and Ocean Independence, Fairline, Sealine, Hanse Yachts and Cranchi are among those participating at the event. Benetti, Kingship, Royal Huisman, Azimut Yacht and Gulf Craft alongside local brokers and dealers such as Luxury yachts, SG Boating, Simpson Marine and Premium Nautical add to this impressive list.

Apart from the yachts its self there will be a supercar and classic rendezvous, private parties from sun down to sun up aboard multimillion dollar yachts and fine art exhibitions. BMW M-Cars and Lamborghini along with private aircraft producer Embraer will get together in with leading art galleries at the luxury Pavillion to host exhibitions. High end property developers will also be present along with famous fashion houses promoting their wares.

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore is an exclusive Luxury Hotel Singapore offering plush comfortable surroundings to make your stay memorable. Special Singapore Hotel Promotions will be available in synch with the yacht Show.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.


Reflections At Bukit Chandu – Singapore’s Tribute to Those Lost at War

Reflections at Bukit Chandu is an information centre focusing on the Second World War. It is located in Bukit Chandu (also known as Opium Hill) in Singapore. Bukit Chandu was the site of the Battle of Bukit Chandu, one of the fiercest clashes to take place before the British handed over Singapore to the Japanese. The battle took place just two days before Singapore was surrendered. The soldiers defending the hill were heavily outnumbered by the Japanese troops, and many lives were lost on that day.

The centre was opened on the 15th of February, 2002, to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the fall of Singapore. It was inaugurated by the then Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan. The centre is housed inside a bungalow, one of the few remaining Singaporean bungalows constructed between the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Before the centre was opened it was painstakingly restored so that it would more closely resemble the original structure. The items on display include maps, photos and various other items.

Singapore is a small island located beneath the southern tip of the Malayan Peninsula. The small island is a hub for commerce and entertainment in Asia and receives many tourists annually. The island has excellent infrastructure and is a terrific place to visit. Places such as shops and restaurants are quite easy to come by. The local public transport system is top notch and services nearly every part Singapore. The metro system is a great way of beating traffic and when choosing accommodation it is always best to pick a place that is close to a train station.

When looking for a luxury hotel Singapore there are only a very few options better than the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore. Not only do they offer excellent accommodation, they also provide warm and friendly service. The hotel is located near Singapore’s business district as well as the famous waterfront districts, making it the ideal accommodation choice for both business and leisure travellers. Those who want to make the most of their vacation can take advantage of the Singapore hotel promotions offered on the hotel’s website.