Being in Singapore and not having a cocktail or swimming perched on a roof is like being in France and not eating a croissant, just impossible.
Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, after independence it became one of the most prosperous countries in the world with the busiest port on the planet .
Singapore is a new, rich, futuristic and stylish nation . Home to amazing green gardens and old temples, in the middle of ultra-modern skyscrapers and an efficient public transport system. The city preserves the old and builds the new at the same time.
From its shopping malls on Orchard Road and green spaces like the Botanic Gardens , to the vibrant nightlife of the Chinatown Night Market and the row of Indian restaurants in Little India , Singapore has it all in a small space!
This beautiful island city is an idyllic getaway for those looking to sample a wide variety of experiences in one destination , and an ideal destination for those seeking thrills.
If you want a playground for adults and children, you should visit Sentosa , an island that is home to many attractions and amusement parks, including the well-known Universal Studios Singapore theme park , water parks, wildlife parks, golf courses, beaches and tourist complexes. .luxury.
To complete your trip, you can say goodbye to the city from the top of the Singapore Flyer , one of the highest Ferris wheels on the planet, or from the incredible Marina Bay Sands Luxury Hotel in Marina Bay, the most symbolic hotel in Singapore for Infinity. Largest rooftop pool on the planet.
Ultimately, there are endless opportunities for all kinds of interests. In this Singapore guide you will find useful information to better plan your trip to this beautiful and amazing country that is unique on the planet.
When to go to Singapore
Singapore lies just 1 degree north of the equator, this normally leads to hot and sunny weather , with no strong seasonal differences in weather conditions. Throughout the year, the few rains that do fall are quite brief, with a maximum duration of one hour, except during the monsoon.
The maximum temperature is on average thirty-two-thirty-three °C, while the minimum temperature is twenty-five-twenty-six °C. With what in any season of the year you can spend pleasant days on the beach and sea , which has an average temperature between twenty-eight ° and thirty ° degrees.
The months of July to September are a good time to explore the many facets of Singapore; especially around July, when numerous events such as the Great Singapore Sale and the Singapore Food Festival take place.
From February to April, the weather is quite nice and you can enjoy many outdoor activities, such as jungle trekking, bungee jumping, cycling, etc. Undoubtedly, it is the best time to visit Singapore .
November to January are the wettest months , while the hottest months are May and June . Those who cannot bear high temperatures or high humidity should avoid visiting Singapore during this time.
Boroughs of Singapore
Singapore is a small country located on an island . With a population of more than 5.5 million people, it is a very busy city, second only to Munich as the most densely populated country on the planet.
However, in contrast to many other densely populated countries, Singapore, with more than 50% of the land covered by vegetation and with more than 50 large parks and 4 nature reserves , is a captivating garden city.
Large independent residential areas have multiplied throughout the island, around the center of a clean and modern city. The center of the city is located in the south and is made up of the commercial area of Orchard Road , the new river in the Marina Bay area and also the financial district full of skyscrapers known as the CBD (Central Business District).
Riverside (Civil District) : the colonial core of Singapore, with museums, sculptures and theaters, not to mention restaurants, bars and discos.
Orchard Road – Miles and miles of shopping malls.
Marina Bay – A new urban area, dominated by the Marina Bay Sands complex (hotel, casino, shopping mall, convention center, and museum) and Marina Barrage. The newly opened gardens located near the Marina Bay Sands Resort is a huge public garden housing 2 huge air-conditioned greenhouses, the Flower Dome, the rainforest and an array of giant trees.
Bugis and Kampong Glam : are old districts of Singapore, now largely occupied by shops.
Chinatown – The area originally designated for the settlement of the Chinese population, today it is a very popular attraction for tourists.
Little India : a piece of India, north of the city center.
Balestier, Newton, Novena and Toa Payoh – Central Burmese lodges and temples.
Woodlands – The northern part of the island, the residential and also industrial hinterland of Singapore. This area houses the Singapore Zoo.
Western part : in the western part of the island are the residential areas of Singapore.
Jurong – Home of Nanyang Technological University. There is an ice skating rink at Jcube in Jurong East and certain attractions such as the Singapore Bird Park, the Singapore Science Center and the Singapore Discovery Centre.
North East – The heart of Serangoon NEX, Hougang Mall and Compass Point
East Coast , largely the eastern residential area of the island, contains Changi Airport, miles and miles of beach, and many well-known restaurants. It also covers Geylang Serai, the true home of Singaporean Malaysians.
Sentosa – A separate island, once a military stronghold and today the island’s top destination with many resorts, casinos, attractions and theme parks, including the famous Universal Studios Singapore .
This city-state, which is as diverse as it is incredible, is characterized thanks to its strong economic development by a landscape of skyscrapers and buildings. Between concrete and glass, the city center could be unlivable, and yet it is not, quite the contrary.
The difference ? The rooftops, which are roofs where something is always happening, are evolving to include bars, restaurants and the pleasure of a dip in superb swimming pools. They dot the roofs of buildings in Singapore, to offer an unparalleled view of the city. The roofbars, which are therefore rooftop bars, in Singapore, are mainly concentrated in the Marina Bay district, bordering the Singapore River. There is, however, a dilemma concerning them. Which one to choose ? So to decide or test as many as possible, here are 7 roofbars not to be missed.
MARINA SANDS THE BAY
Perhaps the best known in Singapore, it has become a reference and a must, to enjoy the height. On the roof, on the 56th floor of the hotel complex, is perched 1 hectare of space dedicated to the longest infinity pool in the world, restaurants and relaxation. A stunning view at 150 meters above sea level, for a look at Singapore that remains in the memory.
10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
Tel: +65 6688 8868
The One Raffles Building houses the tallest roof bar in Singapore, with a height of 282 meters. And it’s not over, 3 concepts are developed there to make it “the best restaurant to impress”. So you will find a sports bar there 282with a golf simulator on the 61st floor, a European-style restaurant on the 62nd floor, the Stellar and a bar Altitude on the 63rd floor. The bar on 63rd offers you the highest view of Singapore, with a 360°C panorama of the city.
One Raffles Building
1 Raffles Pl, Singapore
Tel: +65 6438 0410
Open: Monday-Thursday: 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
Friday-Saturday: 6 p.m.-4 a.m.
Sunday: 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
The Lantern bar rooftop bar is perhaps the cosiest, being the highlight of the Fullerton Bay Hotel. You can cool off in the swimming pool, then enjoy a dish and sip a sweet cocktail, while admiring the skyline of the CBD (business center) and the bay of Singapore. Drawing its inspiration from the history of Singapore, the reference to the red lanterns symbol of the first Chinese immigrants and the alliance of the vegetation, inhabiting this roof, increase the cozy atmosphere tenfold.
Fullerton Bay Hotel
80 Collyer Quay, Singapore
Tel: +65 6333 8388
Open: Every day: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Located on the roof of the Wangz Haloest hotel, this roofbar is like a halo that covers Singapore. Between inside and outside you can enjoy every Friday and Saturday, live music groups. Acoustic music and a view that will charm your senses. For an atmosphere of relaxation and pleasure.
Wangz Hotel, Level ‘R’
231 Outram Road, Singapore
Open: Sunday-Thursday: 4 p.m.-11 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 4 p.m.-12 a.m.
If you want a change of scenery, head to Chinatown and climb the Ying Yang roofbar. The elegant decor of the opposition of black and white, ying and yang, will let you appreciate the view of the Buddha Tooth Relic temple, with the buildings in the background. This quite intimate space will give you the opportunity to start your evening in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Club Hotel
28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore
Tel: + 6808 2188
Open: Monday-Saturday: 5 p.m.-3 a.m.
Do you want to have a bite to eat in the highest micro-brewery in the world? So go up to the 33rd floor of Tower 1 of the Marina Bay Financial Center (MBFC). On this rooftop, you will find a bar, and a micro-brewery, where the portions know how to stall you. It will also welcome you for very late brunches. Add to that a view of all of Singapore, enough to appreciate this micro-brewery like no other.
Level 33, MBFC Tower 1,
8 Marina Boulevard, Singapore
Tel: + 6834 3133
Open: Sunday-Thursday: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Friday-Saturday: 12 p.m.-2 a.m.
If you are walking in the Arab Street district, not far from Haji Lane, take a little detour to this little house that hides its game well, with a rooftop that gives a full view of the Sultan Mosque. Enter Maison Ikkoku to satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy colorful pastries, with a cold cocktail, on the roof of course.
20 Kandahar Street
Tel: + 6294 0078
Open: Sunday to Thursday: 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday and Saturday: 4 p.m.-2 a.m.