From a humble trading post to the buzzing global city it is today, Singapore is a vibrant melting pot of nationalities and cultures.
The city-state has an illustrious history of sailing with pirates, royal families and sea gypsies all crossing the famous Singapore Straights in all manner of vessels centuries ago.
Friendly and welcoming people, an ultra-modern city, multi-ethnic offerings and a rich heritage make Singapore truly unique. The country’s strategic location, safe environment and excellent infrastructure have contributed to its success as a leading business and tourist destination.
The Clipper Race fleet will berth at ONE°15 Marina Club, an elite members club located in the exclusive Sentosa Cove enclave.
The award winning club comes complete with world-class marina facilities and luxury accommodation, dining establishments and a comprehensive range of luxurious private club amenities catering to both boaters and non-boaters alike. For more information on ONE°15 Marina Club, visit http://one15marina.com
The island lifestyle quarter evokes the glamour of Monte Carlo with luxury accommodation, restaurants, bars, a spa, tennis courts and modern marina facilities.
The ONE°15 Marina Club is just 10 minutes from the city centre and is right by entertainment quarter, Resorts Resorts World at Sentosa.
Universal Studios Singapore, Marine Life Park, the Lake of Dreams show and many shops, restaurants and a casino will be entertaining Clipper crews during their stay.
There is also a long beach to try various watersports or relax at different beach clubs.
Singaporeans are passionate about food and there is an endless variety on offer at any hour of the day on every corner of the island.
For a culinary journey, head to one of Singapore’s famous hawker markets to try the best street food.
Maxwell Road Food Centre in Chinatown has more than 100 stalls offering specialties such as Chicken Satay, Chilli Crab and Hainanese Chicken Rice.
Tucking in with the locals at street stalls is a great way to sample authentic dishes at very cheap prices.
The Little India quarter is a fun, buzzing multi-ethnic neighbourhood to explore with its brightly-coloured shophouses the main attraction.
And nearby Kampong Glam is the city’s Arab quarter where old stands proudly by the new. Now, 18th-century shophouses are home to funky boutiques, retro cafes and laneway bars.
For nightlife with a view, head to one of the city’s many rooftop bars. Ku de Ta at the Marina Bay Sands resort has spectacular views across the city and of its gravity-defying infinity pool, the highest in the world.
At 282 metres high, Altitude bar is the place to see and be seen.
And arty types should head to Singapore’s Anne Siang Hill area which has undergone a transformation after a seedy past. Independent shops, bars, galleries and restaurants around Club Street have created a new creative hub.
|Population||5, 280, 65|
|EDA||14 Feb 2014|
|EDD||19 Feb 2014|