By Sandy Mandel and Barbara Winchell
“Head” to Singapore, the new Monte Carlo. High finance, retail utopia & steamy nightlife fused with more millionaires per capita. A city that breathes food & fashion boasting the largest LV store in the world. Experimental architecture, vertical landscape & a techno inspired marketplace produced the youngest iPhone developer at age nine. Arrive in style and land at the private Seletar Airport.
Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip and modern (perfect for singles) (S) or romantic & elegant (perfect for married) (M) Sometimes you to “marry” the two (MS)
Where to Stay – Sleek & Sultry Singapore “Stays” in style.
Fullerton Bay Hotel- Waterfront hotel with unsurpassed views. Optimal location lined w/ cafes & bars outside your door. State of the art technology- you’re never out of touch. Reserve a bay view room w/ infinity jacuzzi on your patio. Watch fireworks display (M)
Marina Bay Sands – A 6 billion-dollar development contains the world’s highest rooftop infinity pool & largest casino. Access the exclusive Club Pangaea (entry fee starts at $2,000.) Book the Marina Suite on the 50th floor & don’t look down! (MS)
Scarlet Hotel – Hidden away in Chinatown. An edgy boutique hotel (member of Small Leading Hotels) offers close proximity to Club Street shopping, bars & nightlife. (S)
St. Regis Singapore – is the ultimate business hotel. Enjoy private butlers, a renowned art collection, & a bloody Mary tasting. Take a business break – enjoy ballroom dancing or the luxurious marble heated spa chairs.
Where to Dine
Lunch – Maxwell Hawker Court.
Drink at Tippling Club, one of the 50 best bars in the world.
Dine at KuDeTa overlooking Singapore Harbor.
Dine at Clifford’s in the Fullerton Bay Hotel – breathtaking views! Redefines destination dining.
Burnt Ends – an 18-seat foodie restaurant.
Waku Ghin – the ultimate dining experience, Singapore’s 7th best restaurant in Asia.
What to Do
Gardens by the Bay with its “supertrees” & Marc Quinn’s floating “baby sculpture.”
The Frank Stella 3 ton installation & Dale Chiluly glass sculptures at the Ritz Carlton.
Stroll Chinatown, India St. & the Arab Quarter for atmospheric flavor of old Singapore.
Still awake? Walk the “steamy” side of Singapore in the Geylang Area – leggy streetwalkers mixed with the best local food on the island.
September 19-21- Formula I Grand Prix Night Race.
October – The Thimihi Festival firewalker ceremony. Certainly a “hot” ticket!
What to Wear
Singapore – High Tech meets High fashion. From futuristic bras, space-age sneakers to techno fashion, Wear2Where provides fashion forward inspiration.
Single – Mix a sequined bustier top & Marni skirt w/ Valentino embroidered mesh ankle boots
or wear a Roksanda Ilincic cutout jumpsuit to Breeze seafood bar at the Scarlett Hotel. If it gets
too hot – get a room!
Married – Wear an orange Valentino macramé shorts outfit w/ Giuseppe Zanotti turquoise
wedges accented with multi colored stones. Mix in Oscar azure earrings. Have lunch at the
Fullerton Bay Hotel rooftop pool – enjoy the bar’s mixologist.
Married/ Single – Style a sea blossom pencil skirt w/ tri colored Louboutin heels. A black
leather bralette peaking out of a Mary Katrantzou Trellich print sweatshirt is perfect for a
night at KuDeTa, the hottest restaurant in Singapore.
Caviar Affair tapped the uber chic and fabulous Sandy Mandel and Barbara Winchell of Wear2Where, the go-to fashion and travel website, to dispatch from Singapore. Expertly navigating the world from a single & married perspective, Wear2Where styles you for any travel destination from the slopes, to the beach, to the city .