Singapore’s newest attraction – the $1 billion dollar Gardens by the Bay – is finally open! Located in the Marina Bay area, the gardens comprise of climate-controlled conservatories with plants from across the world and outdoor gardens with 50 meter tall ‘Supertrees’. Admission to the outdoor gardens is free. Admission to two conservatories is S$28 (USD22) for adults and S$15 (USD12) for children age 3 – 12.
Singapore’s ArtScience Museum will be hosting Harry Potter: The Exhibition from June 2 – September 30, 2012. For the first time in Asia, this exhibition will allow fans of the magical series to see hundreds of costumes and props from all eight films films including Harry’s wand and the golden snitch. Admission is SGD24 (USD19.50) for adults and SGD14 (USD11) for children age 2 – 12.
It’s crab season in Singapore and Café Mosaic at the Carlton Hotel is offering an all-you-can-eat crab buffet until October 31, 2011. Fresh Sri Lankan crab will be prepared in many ways including black pepper sauce, crispy crab tempura, and Singapore’s signature chili crab. The buffet is available 6:30pm – 10:30pm nightly and costs SGD78 (USD63) including a glass of Tiger beer or soft drink.
Treat yourself to a soothing spa treatment at a special price at St Gregory Spa at the five-star Marina Mandarin Hotel. Until September 30, 2011, a natural body scrub is SGD50 (USD40), a deep-cleaning facial is SGD98 (USD80), and a 100-minute body bliss massage is SGD188 (USD154). Prices include 7% local taxes. Advance booking is required for all treatments.
Purchase a “Singapore Pass” valid for one day and receive the second day free! This is an all-in-one sightseeing pass valid for admission to the Singapore Flyer, Asian Civilizations Museum, Orchid Gardens, Singapore River boat tours, and more! The “Singapore Pass” costs SGD63 (USD50) for adults and SGD33 (USD26) for children under 12. This is an online promotion and available until further notice.
Summer is the time to indulge in great products at great prices during the Great Singapore Sale. This year’s event runs from May 27 to July 24 with hundreds of stores and restaurants across the city participating. Clothing, jewelry, electronics, housewares, hotel rooms, and more are discounted up to 70% off their regular prices. Many stores also extend their opening hours during this event.
Experience everything that Singapore’s fun-filled Sentosa Island has to offer for one price. The new “Sentosa Play Pass” gives visitors access to 13 attractions including the Tiger Sky Tower, The Merlion, Images of Singapore, and Fort Siloso. The pass costs SGD63.90 (USD50) for adults and SGD47.90 (USD38) for children and is valid for one day from 9am – 7pm.
Singapore’s new ArtScience Museum, the first of its kind in Asia, officially opened on February 19, 2011. The museum has 3 permanent galleries that explore the dynamic relationship between curiosity, inspiration, and expression and will also host special exhibits like the current Genghis Khan exhibition. Admission is SGD30 (USD23.50) for adults and SGD17 (USD13.50) for children aged 2 – 12.