Arrive in Singapore's Changi Airport and meet your driver in the arrivals hall for a private transfer to your hotel. After checking in, the remainder of the day is free for relaxing or exploring on your own.
Dinner is on your own this evening and you'll have a variety of cuisines to choose. After dinner and still not sleepy? One of Singapore's most famous and popular visitor attractions, the open-concept night zoo shows more than 900 nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. Set in lush secondary rainforest, this is a must-see. The world's first night zoo allows you to see what over 2500 nocturnal animals from 130 species get up to after dusk, in naturalistic habitats and without barriers, via the use of special lighting techniques.
After breakfast, meet your guide for a Private Singapore City Tour. Begin your tour with a drive around the Civic District passed the Padang, Cricket Club, Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. The next stop at the Merlion Park and photo-taking opportunity with the Merlion, a mythological creature that is a part lion and part fish. Continue onto the Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore's oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples. As you stroll through the Botanic Gardens, you'll notice many of the Singaporeans performing traditional tai chi exercise and stretching.
For aspiring gardeners, a real treat awaits at the National Orchid Garden, which hosts the world's largest display of orchids. Our final stop will be Little India, the center of life for Singapore's Indian community. A visit to this buzzing neighborhood with multi-colored shop-houses various mosques and temples, and pungent aromas will awake your senses and tempt your taste buds.
Your half day is free for some independent sightseeing. A few options include the island resort of Sentosa is accessible by the Singapore Cable Car departing from Faber Peak descending to Sentosa Station. Orchard Road, once home to an orchard of fruit trees, is now widely known as the shopping district. Stretching out over two kilometers in the center of the city, it's home to numerous coffee shops, art galleries, hotels, designer and discount outlets, and restaurants. Singapore's National Gallery is the largest visual art gallery in the city-state and is mostly dedicated to local and Southeast Asian art from the nineteenth century to the present day. As you make your way through the city's many attractions, you'll notice there is a level of comfort and tranquility. Singaporeans are justifiably proud that their city was named the safest in the world in a 2018 survey.
Make sure you pause for lunch and perhaps a coffee, in the evening, you'll meet your guide for your private "Crazy Rich Asians Inspired Tour". Beginning with one of the top places to visit in Asia, Gardens By The Bay spans over 100 hectares and is a highlight for any visitor to Singapore. Built at a cost of over one billion dollars, the gardens opened June 2012 and have already been billed as an unmissable attraction. Within the gardens, there are also 18 impressive-looking Supertrees (tree-like structures), which are vertical gardens up to 50 meters tall and perform a multitude of functions. Along with providing a bird's eye view of the entire gardens, they also collect rainwater, generate solar power and act as vending ducts for the park's conservatory. This was also the site of the wedding scene for Crazy Rich Asians.
Our next stop will be the newest attraction in Singapore; the iconic Marina Bay Sands SkyPark. Crowning the three hotel towers of Marina Bay Sands, the SkyPark stretches longer than the Eiffel Tower when laid down. It's also home to the world's largest public cantilever, housing a public observatory deck amid lush gardens and a 150-meter infinity-edged swimming pool.
A short distance away leads you to Newton Food Center, located next to the Central Business District. With its charming Victorian wrought-iron structure, Newton is the actual location for the street food fest in the film that had critics salivating. With close to 100 stalls, it's no wonder this food center was chosen to be featured in the film. Your guide will explain some of the local cuisine and make some recommendations to sample; Hup Kee Fried (Oyster Omelette), Kwee Heng (Duck Noodle), Kwang Kee Teochew (Fish Porridge), Kway Teow Mee (fishball noodles) and Chong Pang Huat, for barbecued chicken wings.
Afterwards, take a stroll around the vicinity of Chijmes. This colonial-era compound pronounced "Chimes", was a former convent and Jesuit school. This beautiful five-building gothic-style complex is one of the most popular dining, shopping and lifestyle venues in Singapore. In the evening, a nice option for dinner is picturesque Clarke Quay; a pleasant riverside development, packed full of bustling bars and restaurants, and boutique shops.
After breakfast, your guide will meet you for your Private Eat at East Tour. We'll start the day in a third-generation family business which serves traditional dishes at Kim Choo's Kitchen. Learn about the vast history of the Chinese rice dumpling along with the Chinese legend and Dragon Boat Festival. Kim Choo Nyonya rice dumplings has been a mainstay in Singapore's diverse epicurean tapestry since 1945. Many covet its rich taste, raiment by the fragrance of Nanyang; finely woven around the humble delicacy.
Next, we will visit colorful Peranakan Houses in Joo Chiat. This area is named after Chew Joo Chiat, a wealthy Chinese landowner in the early 20th-century. The area's identity is especially shaped by its unique pre-war architecture - colorful two-story shop houses and terrace houses with ornate facades, intricate motifs and ceramic tiles. As one of the country's best foodie destinations, Joo Chiat/Katong is also well-loved by many Singaporeans. We end the day by exploring cool cafes that sit next to old-world coffee shops selling the famous Katong 'laksa', 'kueh chang' (dumplings) and other Nonya delicacies.
Lastly, visit our Old Airport Road Food Center which is a very popular place in Singapore to have wallet-friendly local favorites like char kway teow (prawn noodles), Hokkien mee, lor mee, kway chap, satay, rojak and soya beancurd. Reflecting the city's diverse cultures, you'll usually find a selection of local dishes as well as international flavors, including Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Western. This hawker center has the highest number of famous food stalls in comparison with any other places.
After breakfast, you'll have a private transfer to the airport returning home or onward to another Avanti destination!