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Take a leisurely stroll through the 154-year-old Singapore Botanic Gardens. Popular areas include the Evolution Garden and the National Orchid Garden, and there are guided tours you can join. There are free concerts almost every weekend at the picturesque Symphony Lake.
For a hearty meal afterwards, head over to nearby bakery and bistro Nassim Hill. Try the Hot Reuben sandwich on their signature bread infused with Belgian abbey beer Grimbergen Ambree. You can also try your hand at tapping your own Grimbergen draft beer.
Begin your day at the Singapore Zoo with a hearty breakfast in the company of orang utans, before taking a tram ride or exploring the rest of the open-concept zoo on foot. Then, pop over to Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park, the River Safari and meet giant pandas Jia Jia and Kai Kai, as well as the inhabitants of rivers from the Congo to the Amazon.
When night falls, acquaint yourself with nocturnal species – like hyenas and Australian wallabies – at the Night Safari. Enjoy all three parks with the 3-in-1 Park Hopper Special ticket at S$69, not inclusive of Jungle Breakfast (S$29).
On the leisure island Sentosa, learn about ocean life at S.E.A. Aquarium – the world’s largest aquarium that’s home to more than 100,000 marine animals from bottlenose dolphins to goliath groupers. Then, cool off at Adventure Cove Waterpark, where you can zip through massive waterslides, snorkel over a colourful coral reef or wade among velvety rays. A two-day Multi-Park Pass for entry to both attractions costs S$110 for adults.
After all the excitement, relax with a Herbal Compress Massage (S$280) at Spa Botanica. This blissful two-hour treatment uses a special blend of herbs, essential oils and massage techniques to loosen muscles and melt away tension. Spa Botanica was named Best Luxury Destination Spa by the World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2011.