Home' micenet eMag : micenet AUSTRALIA April 2014 Contents I would encourage all visitors to ditch the dazzling designer
boutiques of Orchid Road (Singapore’s high-end shopping strip)
and embark on a far more authentic shopping experience at Little
India’s 24-hour shopping mecca, Mustafa Centre – but be
prepared, because despite its modest exterior, Mustafa is an
assault on the senses. Literally everything you could ever need
and want is here. It may not be this seasons’ latest trend, but with
level, upon level, upon level of knick-knacks, decorative items,
foodstuff, apparel, textiles, jewellery, and electronics, this is
bargain hunting at its finest.
As in Chinatown, I eat my way through Little India’s bustling
streets and find a culinary gem in Banana Leaf Apolo Restaurant.
Here, traditional North and South Indian cuisine is served and
cutlery is optional. I order the restaurant’s signature dish, fish head
curry – stewed red snapper head in a rich tamarind-flavoured curry
served with Indian pickle and Nan bread. It’s an absolute must-try
for any spice-lover. And don’t be afraid to eat the entire head – the
lips are the juiciest part!
For unique accommodation in Little India, stay at Wanderlust.
This design-driven boutique hotel occupies an historic 1920s
building and its owner, Loh Lik Peng, gave four local design
agencies one floor each to create their own interpretation of
contemporary style. Fans of QT Sydney will love this property.
More to see and do
Raffles Hotel – No visit to Singapore is complete without a visit to
Raffles’ Long Bar for a Singapore Sling – or two. Sling-making
classes can be organised for groups and the hotel’s sumptuous
Raffles Courtyard offers an elegant outdoor event space.
Fullerton Bay hotel – This boutique 100-room property is
simply stunning. Perched along the waterfront, the hotel’s French-
themed Clifford brassiere (80 pax) oozes elegance, while its three
floating event pods (each seats 20) offer a sleek, contemporary
meeting space that’s literally on the harbour. A new restaurant and
event space will also be launched here in May 2014.
Sentosa Island – Touted as ‘Asia’s favourite playground’ the
island is just 15 minutes from Singapore’s city centre and features
three beaches, 17 hotels, a casino, and Universal Studios
Singapore. While most of the island’s attractions are geared
towards families, the luxurious Capella Singapore will excite even
the most refined incentive travel delegate.
Singapore Zoo – Home to the world’s widest primate
collection, the zoo serves up a lively rainforest-inspired experience
with walk-through exhibits and meet-and-greet opportunities with
its beautiful animals, including the cheeky squirrel monkey. There’s
also the nearby Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, and recently
opened River Safari, where you can catch a glimpse of
Singapore’s two giant pandas, Kai Kai and Jia Jia.
Clark Quay – Take a bumboat ride around the harbour, check
out the famed Merloin monument, and get off at this thriving night
spot. It’s also home to one of Singapore’s best cooking schools,
Coriander Leaf, and the chili crab juggernaut, Jumbo Seafood.
Arguably the biggest purveyor of chilli and black pepper crab in all
of Singapore, incentive delegates will know they’ve been spoilt
after a feast at Jumbo. Book an outdoor table by the river to make
the most of the location. m
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Partner with an alliance of professionals and experts to create your own immersive
experience. Work in 42,000 square metres of flexible and customisable event space
with free WiFi provided. Dine at 300 local and international restaurants serving
world-class cuisine by top chefs. Rest in one of the impeccable 5,200 five-star
hotel rooms to experience luxury of the highest order. Shop at 1,000 retail outlets.
Choose the venue, destination and event management teams that have delighted
millions of visitors over 18 years and counting.
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