Best of the Best 2018 - 152
Clockwise from left:
Gardens by the Bay;
sampling Singaporean fare;
street food in Singapore.
Singapore's tidy, urban landscape and modern marvels belie delicious diversity.
North by Rail
Explore the three acres of the Flower
Dome - also home to baobabs,
Madagascan ghost trees, woolly cactus
and other globe-spanning plants. It's a
tranquil piece of Singapore's groundbreaking
Gardens by the Bay complex, featuring
the jaw-dropping "supertrees." Spend
four days touring this surprisingly green
equatorial city, discovering Chinese, Malay,
Arab and Indian cultural heritages (and
Explore Singapore by rail on a three-day
journey aboard a luxury train. Begin
with one overnight stay at the city's
refined Fullerton Hotel (also a national
monument), and try dinner at one of the
lively street food stalls. The next day,
board the train and delight in the passing
Southeast Asian landscape from your
private cabin as you make your way to
Bangkok, with stops in Penang, Kuala
Lumpur and the island of Koh Chang.
The melting pot of Singapore is a
renowned culinary destination, where
satay smoke billows, fragrant curries
simmer and noodle-pullers and rotiflippers share center stage. See what
makes it all tick on a day-long culinary
adventure, during which you'll visit an
urban farm, learn to wrap spring rolls,
explore the wet market, relax at an Indian
coffee shop and try Peranakan-style
sweet and savory rice cakes.
Your Virtuoso travel advisor can arrange these exceptional experiences and more.