7 luxurious experiences you need to try in Singapore
Is Crazy Rich Asians old news? Because we’re still basking in the memory of those lavish lifestyles! It was the perfect movie postcard for Singapore and a nice reminder of just how lucky we are to have all this right on our doorstep. From the second the main two characters arrive in Singapore, Rachel is in awe of just how luxurious Jewel Changi airport is, saying “I can’t believe this airport has a butterfly garden and a movie theatre. JFK is just salmonella and despair.” It’s a city that sweeps you off your feet from the moment you arrive and we just can’t get enough of it.
That’s why we went on the hunt to find out what else Singapore has to offer. Suffice to say, Singaporeans are spoilt for choice! If you feel like splurging or purely want to fantasise for a few minutes *sigh* keep reading because we’re listing 7 luxurious experiences you need to see to believe.
1. Stay at this hotel if you need a butler at the push of a button
Think gilded chandeliers. Think bronze Bentleys with chauffeurs at the door. Think $450 a night. If you stay at St. Regis, there is no doubt you’ll feel like royalty from the moment you step into its opulent lobby. Expect 300-thread count sheets, an award-winning spa and, yes, a butler who is actually just a button push away. Sounds dreamy!
2. Get behind the scenes at Universal Studios!
Resorts World Sentosa
A standard one-day adult ticket into Universal Studios Singapore costs $79 and, if you simply refuse to queue, you’ll need a $40 Express Pass too. So far Universal Studios is costing you $119 and that’s without food and drink. However, if you’re treating yourself you could always go for the VIP access option. Now you have your own personal tour guide, priority access to rides and shows, behind-the-scenes access and a chance to meet the performers! A meal voucher and complimentary refreshments are included, but how much will all this set you back? Expect to pay $298 for adults and $228 for kids.
3. Take a food tour to Michelin star awarded stalls
We could have picked out one Michelin star restaurant and left it at that, but we all know Singapore is famous for its drool-worthy Hawker centres! That’s why we recommend taking this fantastic food tour that will guide you along an array of delectable delights, from the Michelin star awarded Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice to the most acclaimed restaurants in Chinatown and all for just $92.00 per guest!
4. Drink at the secret neo-speakeasy that has a raucous reputation
The Straits Times
Luxury isn’t just a price tag; it’s about a feeling of exclusivity and experiencing something special. That’s what speakeasy cocktail bar 28 HongKong Street has managed to capture. Speakeasies were illicit establishments that sold alcohol during America’s prohibition era. Although it’s not illegal to sell or drink alcohol now, we still crave that unique thrill of having a secret to keep! That’s why you might find it hard to locate this bar as it’s hidden behind a nondescript shopfront, but that’s all a part of the charm.
5. Take a dip in the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool
Marnia Bay Sands
Swim, sunbathe and drink champagne 57 floors up in Marina Bay Sands hotel! Any Singaporean worth their salt has heard of the stunning boat-shaped SkyPark on top of this world-famous hotel. But have you been up there yet? Unless you’ve stayed at the hotel you probably won’t have had a chance to visit the roof because you’d need to show your Marina Bay Sands key card for this exclusive treat. But if you do book a room, you’ll find the view is simply spectacular, with a panoramic vista of Singapore’s iconic skyline. This is one luxurious experience that is truly unique to this beautiful city.
6. Be one of the 999 guests at this exclusive gym
The rich and famous sweat just like everyone else, but they do it in style! Gravity is Singapore’s most exclusive gym, offering a completely personalised health and fitness experience. Lucky members get personal access to some of the best fitness coaches in the city, a customised training regime and even tailored meals to fit your dietary needs at Artemis, their on-location restaurant. From the temperature-controlled outdoor pool to the breeze-controlled yoga deck, Gravity will take your breath away, and we don’t mean because of your cardio workout!
7. Fancy a $2,500 haircut?
If you want to get your next haircut from the same man who styled Princess Diana and Grace Kelly then that is exactly what it will cost you. However, if that’s a tad out of your budget, you can always visit the Kim Robinson salon on Orchard Road and book an appointment with one of his junior stylists ($138 – $158) or senior stylists ($198 onwards). Kim Robinson’s stylists have perfected his signature dry cut, allowing them to shape with the natural flow of the hair. You won’t leave this salon with a simple haircut; it will be a true masterpiece designed by an expert and tailored to you.
Can’t pick what to do first? Why not book a free consultation at one of our 3 clinics in Singapore! Whether you’re after a body contouring treatment, hair removal or a skin brightening facial, we will help you pick the perfect treatment to satisfy your needs.
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