The clubs are closing their clay courts, the indoor season is about to start and the ATP-Tour indoor season is celebrating one of the greatest comebacks in the last years – Andy Murray’s match against Stan Wawrinka in Antwerp. But at the meantime me and my wife decided to have a “stretched” summer and it is time to travel the world.
Off to Indonesia, our absolute favourite travel destination. A short stopover in Singapore and then off to Bali. It couldn’t be better.
5 Things To Do In Singapore During A 1-Day-Stopover
To be “In Love With Tennis” is not only having fun on court. It is to find more inspiration and energy to have a better time on court. So travel the world, enjoy your off season and come back with more power, more fun and more energy in order to have a good time on court during the winter season.
1. Roof Top Pool at SOFITEL City Centre
Sofitel Singapore City Centre is one of the newest 5 star hotels in Singapore and has all the latest tech plus a few whimsical surprises. We loved the European elegance and styling of this hotel and that some of Singapore’s best dining was available just a few 100 metres down the road. The roof top pool at level 7 is one of nicest pools around with an exklusiv garden view. The perfect time to #livethefrenchlive downtonw in Singapore.
2. Visit the Botanic Gardens
Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of the most important botanical gardens in Asia. It covers 74 hectares and is the most visited botanical garden in the world with 4.2 million visitors annually. In 2015, the garden became Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take the HoponHopoff bus “yellow line” to bus stop No.8 Botanic garden. Within 1-2 hours of walking around the garden you will tons of orchids you have never seen before. Trust me, it’s woth it.
3. Have dinner and walk around at Boat Quay
Boat Quay is one the most popular places for a waterside drink in Singapore, with its wide range of colourful bars and alfresco restaurants. It’s sandwiched in between Clarke Quay in the north and Marina Bay in the south. The main stretch comprises a walking lane that loops around the Singapore River. At our first night we had dinner at a indian restaurant with a nice view around the bay. If you choose Boat Quay for dinner you have a nice view during the light show of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel (starting at 8pm).
4. Roof Top Cocktails at Fullerton Bay Hotel
Lantern is a very stylish and classy Singapore rooftop bar, located on the 6th floor at the superb five star Fullerton Bay Hotel, right by the waterfront and opposite of the Marina Bay Sands complex. From Boat Quay it is only a 10min walk. The large terrace comes with very luxurious and stylish setting, with beautiful lounge furniture supplemented with a lot of greenery, creating a rooftop garden-feel. Partly open air and partly covered, it is possible to visit also on the rainy days. Even though the setting is luxurious, the ambience is still relaxed and classic lounge, completed with a great service. We had some delicious drinks and a perfect ending of our short stopover in Singapore before we were heading off to Bali.