So all your friends have headed to the Singapore Rugby Sevens this year, and dragged you along. Go above beyond having a chilled pint and a laugh with a bunch of friends, and create a memorable Singaporean Sevens trip. Come for the beer and fun, but stay for an unforgettable experience.
Here are the seven must-dos in Singapore to take your Sevens experience to the next level.
Time to Party
The Sevens experience does not end once you leave the Sports Hub. Hop into a complimentary shuttle bus from the National Stadium and head straight to Clarke Quay, where there is merriment abound. As the official after party destination for the Singapore Rugby Sevens, there is no limit on the number of options available to satisfy your inner party animal. Situated alongside the iconic Singapore River, Clarke Quay hosts an array of restaurants, concept bars, clubs and pubs. Keep your costume on and continue the Sevens adrenaline rush by joining in the ‘After 7s Music Festival’, where local talents will rock tunes to keep the party atmosphere riding high.
For thrill seekers, there is a perfect jam just a few steps away. The G-Max Reverse Bungy and the GX-5 Extreme Swing are located in the heart of Clare Quay and are ideal rides for all the adrenaline junkies out there. The rides propel passengers at top speed over 50 metres in the air and riders can experience speeds up to a heart stopping 120kph.
For magnificent views, Singapore has a whole host of stunning rooftop bars. SuperTree, by the IndoChine group, is a unique rooftop bar experience unlike any of the rest. Nothing ensures remarkable views like a 50-metre-tall manmade tree nestled within the Gardens by the Bay, with only the starlit sky as your roof. While sipping your drink, you will be able to experience the unobstructed views of the Gardens by the Bay on one side, and the structural beauty of the Singaporean cityscape on the other.
Have your drink on top of the highest rooftop bar in Singapore, 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar, the open air concept gives unparalleled 360 degree views of the Singapore city skyline. Admire the beauty of the Singaporean architecture under star speckled night skies as the music thrums through your veins, and beautiful bodies fill the dance floor.
So you think you can dance? Take off your dancing shoes and head to Tanjong Beach Club, one of the world’s best beach clubs, where everything seems to come alive when the skies go dark. Escape from the city and feel the golden sun kissed sands beneath your toes while sipping on tropical translations of your favourite classic cocktails.
For a less bohemian crowd, there is a club right in the heart of the Singapore Central Business District. The underground Club Kyo, is where suits head to after work to sample the finest of liquor, sakes, and spirits. Housed within a former bank vault, in the basement of the Keck Seng Tower, the décor has a markedly Japanese modern-minimalistic feel.
While you are in Singapore, it would be a big miss to not experience the excess of restaurant options available in this food-loving country. And if there is one thing that Singaporeans love, it is the variety of buffets. What better way to indulge in gratuitous gluttony than with an abundance of quality fare that you can pick and choose at your fingertips? At the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa, enjoy a languorous rugby themed Sunday brunch at the Barnacles by the Sea. Dine like a champion upon freshly shucked oysters, Alaskan king crab legs and other sumptuous fare by the poolside.
Try out rich and savory delights of Catalan cuisine in a collaboration between Michelin-starred chef Nandu Jubany, Chef Jordi Noguera and award-winning mixologist Dario Knox. Upon entering, be mesmerized by the sights and aroma of the open kitchen showcasing all the action you would usually miss out behind the scenes. FOC, which means ‘Fire’ in Catalan, makes for a vibrantly Spanish affair, it is sure to charm the way to your heart with bold flavors and spirited drinks.
Singapore is known as “The Garden City” the city-state is renowned for its intertwining of glorious flora and fauna amongst the city metropolis. The fascinating contract between the futuristic skyline and the age old beauty of nature is seen in The Gardens by the Bay. Build upon an impressive 250 acres of reclaimed land it is an incredible amalgamation of modern manmade prowess and Mother Nature’s gifts. Another testament to Singapore’s achievements as the Garden City is seen in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, which are the only tropical gardens to be designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Go on a hike in MachRitchie and walk amongst the highest canopies on the TreeTop walk. It is a free standing suspension bridge that connects the two highest points between Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang and is the first of its kind in Singapore and in the region. Test your will and make your way through spine-chilling heights and admire the view as your reward.
Visit the Southern Ridges for a 10 kilometre stretch that connects some of Singapore’s most luscious parks. Virtually every step you take is filled with awe-inspiring nature and striking views, and every photograph that you take will be postcard-worthy.
Surrounded by the Seletar Reservoir, the Singapore Zoo is abundant with lush greenery and brimming with over 2,800 animals which freely roam in the Mandai rainforest. The Singapore Zoo also offers novel experiences such as the Jungle Breakfast with the Wildlife, where attendees will be able to start the day off with a buffet spread accompanied by the friendly local orang utans.
The kaleidoscope of colors in the Jurong Bird Park is almost overwhelming in its beauty. Birds of all shapes, sizes and colors flock to the palm of your hand. Make a wealth of feathered friends as they swoop down from the canopies above to greet you for a truly unforgettable experience. For more animalistic experiences, visit the Night Safari and the River Safari for your own personal guided tour through Singapore’s wild side.
Does that not sound a glorious weekend worth an experience?
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