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 8 Jan 2020  

Whether your parents or in-laws are visiting Singapore – or you’ve been tasked to plan a trip here for the family – this itinerary is all you need for a day around the Marina Bay area.  

9am – 12pm: Breakfast and a little tender loving care

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Photo: Toast Box 

Start your day in Toast Box or Rasapura Masters food court with the quintessential Singapore breakfast: sturdy Nanyang-style coffee (this guide to local Singaporean drinks will put you in good stead), kaya (coconut jam) and butter toast, and soft-boiled eggs flecked with pepper and a dash of soy sauce. Then whisk the folks off to their next respective stops. 
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Clock in some tender loving care for your parents at Buff’d Nail Spa or Salon 360°. Alternatively, seek solace of Banyan Tree Spa – located 57 floors up in the heart of Marina Bay Sands – for a relaxing spa treatment to soothe the mind and body.

Boost your mom’s confidence at KBL Healthcare, with their aesthetic physicians passionately committed to improve overall well-being that includes a full-range of medical-grade spa treatment for overall aesthetic and ageing concerns. It is the best place to get your mom’s concerns solved.

As for our dad, treat him to a day of traditional pampering and grooming at Truefitt & Hill. The world’s oldest barbershop offers haircuts, shaving services, facial threading, and skincare masks. If you dad enjoys drinking, here are a few world-class indulgences that would be right up his alley. Stop by The Oak Cellars for rare and vintage cigars or wine, or The Whisky Distillery for some of the finest whiskies.

12pm – 2pm: Lunch with a view


After a luxuriously lazy morning, tuck into lunch over views of the Singapore Strait and Infinity Pool – the world’s largest! – at Spago Dining Room by Wolfgang Puck. Choose from the a la carte menu, or try the three-course Express Prix Fixe Menu (S$48++); options for mains include Steamed Japanese Sea Bream, and the Grilled Angus Beef Burger. Fun fact: the American-Austrian chef and restauranteur behind Spago also holds a 2018 Michelin star for CUT, located in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands – where yet more lunchtime options await.



Both Yardbird Southern Table & Bar and Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay front the waterfront promenade, while Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer attracts long queues for its CrazyShakes and stacked burgers. Or retreat for exquisite dim sum at Mott 32, you can opt for the lunch set delights starting at S$32++. Don’t miss their signature Apple Wood Roasted Peking Duck and Barbecue Pluma Iberico Pork Glazed with Yellow Mountain Honey, which you need to make sure to order at least 5 days in advance. 

2pm – 6pm: Afternoon jaunts

Future World

It’s now time for a proper exploration of the Marina Bay area. Even if your parents or in-laws aren’t into art, Future World or Minimalism at ArtScience Museum make perfect photo opportunities. The former, a collaboration with well-loved Japanese collective teamLab, promises interactive fun for all; think digital flowers and waterfalls that part with the touch of a hand, and a seemingly infinite Crystal Universe illuminated with thousands of lights.

When you’re done, take your time wandering the scores of mid- to high-end stores set within The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands – dad might appreciate the luxury watch shops and, if he’s an audiophile, Devialet’s futuristic speakers.

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Minutes from Marina Bay Sands by foot is Gardens by the Bay, a 101-hectare expanse set with two domed conservatories and Supertrees. Look this way for our complete guide to the attraction, including hidden art installations and when to catch the free nightly Garden Rhapsody show. The Gardens can be explored leisurely in three to four hours.

6pm – late: time for a real feast

You’d likely be famished from all that walking, start your dinner at CUT or Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro & Oyster BarIf you're looking for something that would satisfy all your cravings, head to RISE® Restaurant for a mouth-watering international buffet that's served to your table. Every special themed is served every night, making sure that you and your family can enjoy a different culinary experience each visit. 

If you’d rather take in the rest of the Marina Bay area, make for the Event Plaza to catch Spectra (temporarily closed due to the coronavirus sitation), a free nightly light-and-water show set against the city skyline. For an alternative vantage point, stroll past Red Dot Design Museum and down toward the stretch fronting Fullerton Bay Hotel. The Merlion Park is located here, along with other attractions like Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. You’ll also be able to grab some picture-perfect shots of Marina Bay Sands.

After all that fun, retreat to your room or suite in Marina Bay Sands – there are scores of options, from Luxe Suites with exclusive views of the Gardens or harbour, to spacious Family Rooms on the lower floors. Certain room tiers such as Club Rooms and Suites include buffet breakfast at RISE, Spago or Club55, too. The options are endless, but be sure to read up on these travel tips in the lead-up to your trip to Singapore.

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