Despite the small size of the country, Singapore is reportedly home to 39 billionaires and is ranked third in the world for GDP per capita.
It is unsurprising that there are businesses in Singapore that cater to the wealthiest of the wealthy, ready to pamper and impress with fine dining, high-end shopping, luxury hotels and more. For those planning to enjoy Singapore like Crazy Rich Asians, here are the best luxurious experiences you can get in Singapore.
Michelin-Starred Tasting Menus
Singapore may be famous for its cheap hawker fares that also often attract the wealthiest of food lovers, but the city is also home to a number of Michelin-starred fine dining restaurants. The three-starred Odette has also been named the best restaurant in Asia earlier this year. Waku Ghin’s ten-course menu lines up the most coveted ingredients from sea urchin to caviar to Ohmi wagyu. From the Nordic-Japanese restaurant Zen, named the most expensive restaurant in Singapore with its S$450 price tag, to edomae sushi at Shinji by Kanesaka, Singapore has something for every palate.
Related: 13 Things You Must Eat in Singapore
Luxury Shopping Malls
Singapore is one of Asia’s top shopping destinations with no shortage of high-end luxury brands. ION Orchard is arguably Singapore’s most famous shopping mall with over 300 retail stores, but luxury shoppers shouldn’t miss The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Paragon, IMM. Capitol Piazza and Orchard Gateway are the places to go to check out local designers and brands. Shop right before your flight at the Jewel Changi at the airport, boasting 280 stores and restaurants.
Best Luxury Spas
After a day of wandering around in Singapore’s tropical weather, a refreshing spa treatment might be in order. ESPA boasts Singapore’s first authentic Turkish hammam in addition to onsen-style pools, a crystal steam room and private beach villa suites within their 10,000 square-meter space. For complete serenity, the ryokan-inspired Ikeda Spa Prestige offers an onsen bath and relaxation massages. Remede Spa at the St. Regis enhances the spa experience with eucalyptus-scented steam rooms and tea and treats after a treatment.
Best Luxury Hotels
Plush beds, a majestic view, and unrivaled hospitality are all hallmarks of a luxury hotel. Stay at the posh Marina Bay Sands Hotel to gain access to their iconic infinity pool, open to hotel guests only. Some of their suites also come with a private gym and sauna. What could make a stay more luxurious than a 24-hour butler service at St. Regis Singapore? Those interested in local culture can take advantage of the free heritage tour offered by Fullerton Bay Hotel, a five-star hotel built directly over the water with river views.
Best Golf Club
This small island nation surprisingly has the most golf courses per square mile in the world. Sentosa Golf Club is frequently named as Singapore’s best golf club with two 18-hole courses with both city and ocean views. Marina Bay Golf Course is Singapore’s only public 18-hole golf course. Golfers can test their skills on the World Classic Course at Laguna National Golf and Country Club, known to be one of Asia’s most challenging.
Paddock Club at Formula One
Some of Asia’s wealthiest travel to Singapore for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix but the ultimate experience is to enjoy the race from the Paddock Club, located right above the pit garages. A Paddock Club package goes beyond priority access and the best views of the race. It also comes with exclusive pit lane tours, free-flowing champagne, and other drinks as well as food from celebrity chef restaurants including Heston Blumenthal and Nobu Matsuhisa.
Rent a Supercar
With the Formula 1 Grand Prix as one of the major annual events, Singapore certainly has proven interested in supercars. Visitors who want to experience driving around the island in a supercar need not bring their own, however: Ultimate Drive allows owners of luxury cars to rent their supercars to the public. For the ultimate driving experience, book the Joyride with Ultimate Drive. With this package, you can choose from a number of supercars from Ferraris and Lamborghinis to McLaren 12C and take it for a lap around the official F1 circuit.
Best Wine Bars
Singapore’s wine industry is a growing market and there a number of sophisticated wine bars now open. Park90 at The Regent curates wines that are rated 90 and above by Robert Parker (hence the name of the bar). Guests can enjoy wines starting from S$59, but for the ultimate luxury, there is a 2009 Domaine Romanée-Conti Grand Cru Monopole on the menu for S$27,500. The one Michelin-starred Ma Cuisine is a gastro wine bar with classic French bistro food and an extensive wine menu of over 3000 bottles. Bringing the love of wines to a younger, hipper crowd is Wine RVLT where bottles of their natural wine-focused selection are displayed on shelves and guests can pick up their own.
Drink Champagne on the Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer offers some unique experiences for travelers beyond a ride on Asia’s largest observation wheel. For the high-flyers wanting a more special experience, there are three ways to enjoy a round on the wheel: a Singapore Sling flight, a premium champagne flight, and a four-course dinner inside the observation capsule. The standard dinner is offered in a shared capsule, but for a more intimate and romantic dinner or a special celebration, a private capsule can also be booked for up to ten people.
Cocktails With a View
Sipping on a cocktail while enjoying the night lights of Singapore is a fitting way to end any evening in the city. Thankfully, there are quite a few rooftop bars offering spectacular views of Singapore alongside great drinks. 1-Altitude on the 63rd floor is the highest rooftop bar in Singapore and the world’s highest open-air bar. Smoke & Mirrors on the rooftop of the National Gallery of Singapore offers panoramic views of the cityscape and creative craft cocktails. Beer lovers can also get their view at LeVel 33 rooftop microbrewery. Of course, there’s always Ce La Vi on top of the iconic Marina Bay Sands.