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By Chris | May 23 2007
Singapore offers more than just eclectic shopping, sumptuous dining and amazing architecture.
There are a wealth of activities to enjoy during your visit. We have picked some of our favorites; whether it is watching a live sports event, a family visit to the theme park or a fun night at bars and clubs, there is something for everyone.
Acclaimed as one of the world’s most spectacular zoos, Singapore Zoo is totally unmissable.
Home to more than 3,600 mammals, bird and reptiles, including several rare and endangered species, visitors can easily spend a whole day here. Its ‘open zoo’ concept, with natural barriers such as streams, rocks, walls and vegetation, allowing the animals to live in a more natural habitat. The park runs three exclusive tours, all of which can be booked via their website, the most recent including a behind the scenes style meet with a white rhino! Each viewing area is carefully designed to provide safe interaction between visitors and the animals.
With its outstanding ocean and jungle golf course designed by Gary Player, this beach resort promises to be the toast of any trip to Singapore.
Situated just 45 minutes by ferry from Singapore, the 447-hectare project is currently being developed in phases. Currently it comprises hotels such as Club Med Ria Bintan, two 18-hole championship golf courses, a clubhouse with recreational facilities and 1,500 resort homes, which are afforded magnificent sea views. The club has also made it into the official ranking of the Top 100 Golf Courses published by Golf Digest Magazine. There is also an academy service for Elite Travelers, where, upon request golfers can play alongside certified professionals.
Explorerkid is a family friendly club for Elite Travelers with children aged 12 years and below.
They operate the largest indoor playground in Singapore – Explorerkid Indoor Children Playground – at the E!hub area of downtown. Although parents are advised to not leave the premises, the club will do its best to assist children and has a strict set of play guidelines for staff members. The playground is open from midday to 10pm daily, except weekends when it opens at the earlier time of 10am. Adults can also get an admission and use some of the equipment – just remember to bring your inner child!
+65 6589 1668
3rd Level, E!hub at Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
Changi Golf Club is the perfect location for more experienced golfers.
It has a challenging, undulating walking nine-hole, par 34-course, which includes an eight hole that was once listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the narrowest in the world. There are reminders of the Club’s former incarnation as a British Air Force Golf Club, with barracks and even air-raid bunkers. Open to the public for more than 50 years, the clubhouse also boasts a restaurant and a Golfer’s Lounge overlooking beautiful Changi Beach and the Straits. Elite travelers can enjoy private rental of a cards room, a sunset terrace or even a karaoke lounge!
+65 6545 5133
20 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508505
At Resorts World Sentosa, the Universal Studios VIP Tour is the ultimate theme park experience.
Your VIP Tour Guide will ensure that you feel like a visiting celebrity with a whole day of superstar pampering that you will never forget. You’ll be personally escorted through the theme parks, with priority access to rides and shows. Explore The Lost World™, Jurassic Park™, WaterWorld™, Sci-Fi City™ and much more. Not only will you get to see some great behind-the-scenes movie sets, you’ll also meet some of the world’s favorite characters including Scooby Doo, the Simpsons and even Marilyn Monroe.
+65 6577 8888
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
If you’re a keen climber, or have always wanted to tackle an indoor climbing facility, then BorderX will tick all your boxes.
Via Ferreta is a European style of climbing that originated in the Italian Alps. Staffed by an experienced team who introduced the first via ferrata to Singapore, it is also the world’s highest at 30 meters, soaring up a dizzying eight storeys.
+65 6884 4870
181 Orchard Road, #04-22 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Art Stage Singapore is an international key event exhibiting contemporary art and design galleries and dealers.
Some of the most interesting art from Asia and the Pacific are positioned against carefully selected Western pieces. There is focus on quality through strict selection of the exhibitors. It is also the only contemporary world art fair to be equipped with 13-foot stands. VIP guests can also enjoy an exclusive program throughout 2012.
Maria-Elena Rudolf, Head of VIP Relations
+65 6224 4975
44 Club Street, Singapore 069421
The Singapore Cable Car Ride, a 37-year-old national icon, has now been enhanced to offer guests a world-leading experience in terms of comfort, design and technology.
Elite travelers can experience the brand new Jewel Cable Car Ride and take pleasure in an out-of-this-world experience traveling along Singapore’s skyline. The new Jewel Cable Car’s cabin interior is extra spacious with large panoramic windows that offer a spectacular 360-degree bird’s eye view of the city, harbor, sea and Sentosa Island. The most exciting highlight that will catch your attention is the stunning World’s First Seven Star VIP Jeweled Cabin. Large black leather upholstery seats and armrests covered with Swarovski black glittering crystal fabric feature throughout, while the roof is illuminated through special Swarovski glass panels. There are Swarovski crystals in both the interior and exterior and the glass floor is enhanced with crystal elements, the cabin befits even the wealthiest elite travelers.
+65 6377 9688
The Jewel Box, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203
The Singapore Indoor Stadium has a unique, ultra-modern design featuring a cone-shaped roof and a pillar-less arena, both of which reflect traditional Asian cultural values.
Designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange in 1989, the air-conditioned stadium has a reputation for excellent customer service and professionalism in operating one of the world’s most successful venues. The $70 million venue is Asia’s favorite destination for sports and live entertainment, as proven by the sheer number of annual visitors. The site features a year-round program of international performances and sporting events. World-renowned acts have played here, including musical legends such as Elton John, The Rolling Stones and Janet Jackson, in addition to sports stars Pete Sampras and the Harlem Globetrotters.
+65 6344 2660
2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691