Even though the first inhabitants of Singapore date back to second century AD, the city is a progressive melting pot of culture, food, fashion and business. Shopping and dining are said to be the national pastimes of Singapore.
Our Marriott hotel accommodations are located in the business epicenter, but are also found on the same street as many popular stores and shopping malls. Gone are the days of the nutmeg and pepper plantations that contributed to the naming of Orchard Street. Today, visitors can shop for goodies at Prada, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Christian Louboutin.
While Singapore offers many shops, it also treats city-goers with even more restaurants. The variety of cuisine proves the government’s effort to be a multicultural locale. Sumptuous Chinese, Indian, French, Italian or Malaysian restaurants are in abundance, and many are a short walk or cab ride from Singapore hotels.
Once you’re revitalized, take a stroll along the Helix Bridge, the 280-meter bridge that connects Marina Bay and Marina Center and is the longest in Singapore. The double helix architecture of the bridge creates a perfect picture op and is a great spot to view the city skyline in search of your next stop.