Top travel attractions Sentosa right now? Because you simply wanted to gift someone with that special bottle of fragrance. Gifting your special someone something luxurious just because you appreciate him or her means a lot. Regardless of the occasion, giving something just because is always an exceptional gesture. As Joseph B. Wirthlin said, “Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming.” One of the lasting memories that we usually have are those in relation to what we smell. Regardless of what you give a family member, a close friend or a special someone, it is best to do it with a sincere heart. Whether its an expensive perfume or a simple bottle of fragrance, as long as it is given out of love, it’s the thought that always count.
Raffles Hotel: This luxurious colonial-style hotel has a long history dating back to 1887 and has become one of the most important landmarks in Singapore. Its famous guests include Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II and the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The Raffles Hotel features 103 suites and 18 distinctive restaurants and bars as well as an arcade with over 40 boutiques and stores (think Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co.) Many come for the Raffles Bar experience and you can be sure to enjoy the best Singapore Sling in town. After all, it was actually invented here, and they’ve had almost 100 years of experience at making them.
Getting to St John’s & Lazarus requires a little bit of advanced planning. Scheduled ferries from Marina South Pier (SG$18/US$13 per person for a return ticket) take about 30 minutes to get to the island. There are no stores on the island, so bring enough water, snacks and sunscreen for the day. When you get to the beautiful crescent beach and swim in the crystal clear waters of one of Singapore’s nicest beaches, you’ll be glad you made the effort to get out here! Little India is one of Singapore’s cultural enclaves, and the recently launched Little India Heritage Walks are a good way to explore the area. It’s a sensory overload with endless streams of colours, sounds and scents. If you’re not too squeamish, walk around the wet market located on the first floor of the Tekka Market, or take up Anthony Bourdain’s challenge of going on a scavenger hunt inside Mustafa’s, a 24 hour store where you can apparently buy anything.
After an $118 million refurb and rebranding job, the Singapore History Museum reopened as the National Museum of Singapore: the largest museum on the island. There are two main galleries: the Singapore History Gallery, which traces the history of Singapore from its beginnings in the fourteenth century to the present day and the Singapore Living Galleries, which focus on four lifestyle themes – food, fashion, film and photography. It’s worth a visit just for the building, an imposing neoclassical structure, complemented by modern glass additions. Shoehorning art and science into the same room and doing justice to both was always going to be a big risk. But by and large, the ArtScience Museum succeeds. Future World: Where Art Meets Science is a collaboration with Japanese art collective teamLab and features interactive experiences that are also perfect Instagram fodder.
Besides the orchid-inspired scents, Singapore Memories has also revived a range of old and heritage perfumes from Singapore’s past like the award-winning Singapore Girl! This will definitely be a meaningful souvenir to remind you of Singapore back in your home country. With a total of 38 different variants of perfumes and room fragrances, you’ll definitely find a scent that suits you! Other gifts suggestion: Travel back in time as you head to a Munch Munch store. The shop sells a variety of Singapore-exclusive snacks and toys from the pre-Internet era! Bring home a Singaporean childhood memory with you, especially the famous (and addictive) iced gems and little mantou biscuits (from SGD 2) Aside from sweet treats, you can also find savoury snacks such as prawn chips and chilli-flavoured tapioca chips (from SGD 2). Bring back the inner child in you as Munch Munch also sells candies and toys from the past! Disclaimer: Some snacks may not be Halal-certified however their products especially their biscuits are usually Muslim-friendly as they do not contain pork, lard or alcohol. But do check the list of ingredients or enquire with the staff before purchasing them. We advise you to dine at your own discretion.
Join us complementary tour of the perfumery where you get to know about Singapore history and flora up close. This tour starts at fixed time, few times a day. Also, consider a self-guided Augmented Tour and Digitised perfume making experience! We often have deals with partner hotels and other Sentosa attractions. Call your concierge to find out about the available discounts. Sentosa is covered with secondary rainforest and of course houses the most amazing flora, much of which is native. It is also the place where Singapore’s only dinosaur footprint was discovered. ?Our perfumery exhibits and tours are designed to appreciate the heritage & history of perfumery in a very Singaporean context, with special focus on Orchids & Sentosa’s plants. Read extra information on perfume making kit Sentosa.
Easy to carry and flaunt: The design of the Singapore Memories perfume gift set and the carry case is as such that it becomes convenient for anyone to use and carry it around with ease. The box holds all 7 perfume vials along with the carry case. It is made of sturdy plastic hence it can be carried around on holiday or business trips as well. The carry case is small enough to fit into the palm of your hand hence you can slip it into your pocket, handbag, or clutch bag. It is perfect to fit into your busy lifestyle. They will love this thoughtful gift. The generic name, ‘children of the air’, is derived from Greek aer (air) and eides (resembling), referring to its epiphytic nature and the way such orchids are cultivated. A. crispa is a large, tough, robust epiphyte. Young leaves are typically covered with purple spots. Inflorescence is up to 35 cm long, drooping, branching, loosely many-flowered. Ear-drops prepared by boiling the pulverised plant in neem oil, are instilled 2–3 drops at a time into the ear every night to treat earache in the Western Ghats. A. crispa contains aeridin, a bactericidal phenanthropyran. The contribution of aeridin to the management of earache is undetermined, but it works as a bactericide.