Day 3: A need for speed
Have a lie-in and start the day late with a leisurely brunch at Clan Cafe, the only part of new members-only club Straits Clan that’s open to the public. The coffee is top-notch – beans are roasted by local Coffee pioneer Papa Palheta – and the otah (grilled fish cake) toast with melted Comté cheese is a current favourite with Singapore’s scenesters. Also on the menu are hearty grain bowls, salads and broths. Linger and take in the stylish digs by design firm Takenouchi Webb and eye-catching tropical arrangements by Humid House.
Now that you’ve fuelled up, it’s time to get your heart pumping. Take a short taxi ride to Clarke Quay and strap in at the GX-5 Extreme Swing, where you’ll take a brave 50m drop at speeds of up to 120km/h. Continue the adrenaline rush over at Marina Bay Sands, where you can rent a Lamborghini or Ferrari from Ultimate Drive. Navigate towards Changi Airport and enjoy the 16km drive down the East Coast Parkway. As you draw closer to the airport, keep an eye out for planes landing and taking off, which makes for a pretty picture against the palm-dotted shoreline.
With your adrenaline fix sorted, it’s time to slow things down at The Ritz-Carlton Spa by enjoying a truly unique Cello Concerto massage, where a cellist will play in synchrony with the therapist’s movements. Carry on the relaxed vibe with a scenic drive down to Panamericana at Sentosa Golf Club. Choose a table on the terrace – which overlooks the golf course and the Singapore Strait – and tuck into juicy, slow-roasted lamb in a rosemary and thyme glaze; crispy pork belly and scallops with jicama salsa; and snapper ceviche with paw paw, citrus, coconut milk, chilli and coriander.
With your belly full, take a meandering stroll down to Resorts World Sentosa. Along the way, make a small detour past the Marvel-themed Sentosa Sandsation (1–16 Sep), an exhibition featuring 15 stunning superhero sand sculptures. Finally, make your way over to the Royal Albatross and set sail on a sunset cruise, where you can end the day on a high note by climbing the mast and taking in a view of Singapore from above.
This article was originally published in the September 2018 issue of SilverKris magazine.