Known affectionately as The Little Red Dot, Singapore is a modern island metropolis on the tip of the Malay Peninsula boasting immaculately manicured gardens, hi-tech innovation, cultural diversity, culinary delights, endless shopping venues, expertly curated museums, world-class events and music festivals, and a smorgasbord of indoor and outdoor entertainment for all ages. An international hub connecting Southeast Asia to the world, Singapore delivers organized efficiency in a spotless tropical setting.
A wealth of experience awaits visitors to this compact city state roughly half the size of Los Angeles. Its location is ideal for a private charter into the Riau Archipelago to the south, offering an exceptional travel experience exploring two different realms, the futuristic and the natural.
East meet West in this country of Malay, Indian and Chinese origins born under British colonialism. Once a trading port controlled by both Majapahit and Siamese kingdoms, in 1819 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles signed a treaty to establish Singapore as a trading post for the British East India Company. Its history as a significant trade center endures to this day, bringing vital economic activity and stability to the region.
Singapore is unique in Southeast Asia as a global frontrunner in trade and a key financial and transport hub. The small nation is a huge player on the world scene, driving international commerce with its strong manufacture economy and highly skilled workforce. It is the world’s third-largest financial, trade and oil refining center, and the second-busiest container port. Attracting more than three times its population in 2016, Singapore is also a tourism boomtown that easily accommodates its throngs of visitors.
A stop on the FIA Formula One World Championship circuit, the Singapore Grand Prix F1 Night Race is a premier event on Singapore’s social calendar. The Singapore track is just over 5km long and the race’s 61 laps take about 2 hours. F1 drivers on this track make an average of 80 gear changes per lap around 23 turns at an average speed of 172 kph (107 mph).
The only full night race on the single-seat auto racing circuit, the Singapore Grand Prix begins at 8pm. Ticket holders to the massive 3-day event not only get to witness the dramatic race, but enjoy a feast of culinary delights in a variety of catered food stalls and revel in a festival of world-class entertainment.
An upscale shopping, dining, accommodation and casino venue, Marina Bay Sands’ unique edifice is an iconic part of Singapore’s signature skyline. Three independent 55-story towers are capped by the 200m (656 ft) high SkyPark bridge which offers chic bar and restaurant venues and an observation deck allowing a 360° view of Singapore and the South China Sea. Hotel guests can savor sunsets from the SkyPark’s 150m rooftop infinity pool.
Marina Bay Sands houses a skating rink and the dynamic ArtScience Museum and MasterCard Theaters where Broadway Musicals are performed. For high rollers, the casino at Marina Bay Sands features 350 tables hosting 20 different games, and 2,300 slot machines operating on three stories.
Clarke Quay is a happening dining and nightlife area lined with an array of clubs, live music venues, and rooftop bars along the Singapore River near the historic Fort Canning Park. Hotspots include Attica, Shanghai Dolly, Crazy Elephant and Cuba Libre, where patrons can dance the night away to Latin beats.
Guests may choose to drink and dine on a traditional Tong Kang riverboats once used for trade and now converted into floating pubs and restaurants. Clarke Quay is within short walking distance of the Asian Civilization Museum and Art 2 Gallery, and home to G-Max, a reverse bungy slingshot that launches riders in the air at speeds up to 193 kph (120 mph).
Sentosa Island is Singapore’s premier leisure district brimming with dining, shopping, nightlife, and entertainment options. Nature lovers can enjoy beaches, water sports, the S.E.A. Aquarium, and Mega Adventure Park’s tree top rope course and zip line. Indoor arenas include Universal Studios and 4D AdventureLand, and the child edutainment venues MOSH! and KidZania. One°15 Marina and the W and Capella resorts offer first class accommodation within easy reach of Sentosa’s abundant attractions.
The Sentosa Golf Club is ranked 58 in Golf Digest’s World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses and offers two courses for play. Bordering Capella resort, Serapong’s 72 par course is known as the Number 1 Championship golf course in Asia with the Singapore harbor providing a stunning backdrop, while New Tanjong features challenging bunkers unusual for Southeast Asian courses.
One°15 Marina on Sentosa Island in south Singapore houses superyachts in a serene bay within the upscale Sentosa Cove residence enclave. The Marina’s amenities include a fitness center, lounge, spa, tennis court and kids’ playground. Twenty-six rooms provide exquisite waterfront accommodation, and two acclaimed restaurants serve international cuisine.
One°15 Marina hosts an exciting annual lineup of yacht races, conferences and regattas. Perfectly situated for charters embarking on South China Sea adventures, the Marina neighbors the illustrious W Singapore and the Quayside Aisle, a waterfront promenade of upscale boutiques and fine dining options.