Hot Spots in Singapore


Singapore is full of happening places. The place is literally overflowing with shopping malls, restaurants, pubs, clubs and entertainment centers and still, new places keep coming up all the time. If you are in Singapore and are looking to spend some exciting time, here are three hot spots in the country that you must not miss out on.

Dempsey Road & Tanglin Village

Ask tourists who visit Singapore once in a while or locals in the country, one hot spot that remains on everybody’s lips is the Dempsey Road & Tanglin Village. It is located just beyond Orchid Shopping Area. Dempsey Road & Tanglin Village was once the army barracks of the British. Now, it is a huge hub of restaurants, pubs and other watering holes. Located in the same vicinity is Dempsey Hill and Dempsey Hill Green, which was previously the Civil Service Club. This place is also rife with around thirty food joints, two spas, a special entertainment center for kids and also for kids is a fabulous party spot.

Shopaholics can find therapy here. There are over twenty five retail stores catering to various kinds of goods. You can shop for clothes, electronics, accessories, footwear and so much more when you are on a day out here. Tanglin village also has another F&B hub called 6ix and 7even @ Dempsey. The place is as interesting as its name. You have around eleven restaurants here, in addition to numerous shopping outlets, pubs and bars. Once upon a time, these stores formed a huge furniture shopping area. Now, however, furniture has been moved to accommodate more interesting merchandize and lifestyle niches.

Until recently, Dempsey Hill was famous for another thing – ghosts! There have been innumerable anecdotes of ghost sightings here. Not anymore though. Ghosts have vacated their haunt and made way for one of the best hot spots in Singapore.

Clarke Quay

Located on Singapore River, Clarke Quay is a beehive of activity. What was once a commercial center for goods transport through boats has now been completely transformed – and how! The charm of the place has been left intact, though. All new buildings and developments have been made in tune with the architecture of the old structures as an ode to the Quay’s historical importance. This major riverside activity hub features a host of nightclubs and eating joints which provide an awesome view of the river. You can let your hair down on floating pubs and eating joints.

In addition to food and drinks, Clarke’s Quay has The Arena, which is an Illusion show center, G-Max which is a reverse bungee jumping location, river cruises, river taxis and lots of events which take place all over the time. Zirca, one of the most happening nightclubs, is located at Clarke Quay.

VivoCity

VivoCity is the biggest shopping mall in Singapore. However, it is much more than just a shopping mall. It is a complete lifestyle place with lots of shopping, huge cinema houses, rooftop amphitheater, restaurants, sea facing promenade, dance clubs, fitness centers, spas, beauty salons and much more. Visually, the structure is stunningly futuristic. The interiors are soothing with lots of green patches and indoor children’s playground. The rooftop also has a wading pool. With so many features packed into one spot, VivoCity is definitely hot.

Besides these, there are lot of other happening places in Singapore such as the St. James Power Station which is a complete music and dance hub in the country. With numerous rooms and each room featuring a different music or dance form, this place is a haven for culture. In addition, there are also restaurants and bars here. Holland Village is another such place. With numerous food chains, unique shopping opportunities and bars, this place is great to spend some hours relaxing. The live music here is simply awesome.

Last Updated: June 12, 2013

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