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The compact Lion City is perfect for a stylish stopover or short stay, with multi-culti dining, hot shops and buzzy rooftop bars all within strolling distance...
Shop: Hit high-end megamall Ion Orchard, at 2 Orchard Turn, a dramatic edifice with a damaging amount of fashion brands inside. Go designer with Diane von Furstenberg, Dior or Chanel; or sample niche labels such as Aussie handbag favourite Mimco. Afterwards, check out H&M's flagship store at 1 Grange Road.
Snack: PS Café, on level two of Palais Renaissance mall, at 390 Orchard Road, is a pretty shopping pit-stop, with energy-boosters such as the delicious soy-glazed salmon salad. Windows onto Orchard Road flaunt fun people-watching.
See: The Singapore Art Museum, at 71 Bras Basah Road, is handy for a culture hit, juxtaposing trad Chinese watercolours with cutting-edge art.
Stroll: For quirky fashion, design and vintage finds, head to Haji Lane in Kampong Glam (the Arab Quarter), a tiny alley adored by the style set.
Spa: On lush Sentosa Island, a 15-minute taxi ride south of town, luxe Auriga Spa at Capella Singapore hotel offers pampering treatments influenced by the lunar cycles.
Savour: Take tea at the Knolls café at Capella Singapore, or enjoy the hotel's Chinese fine-diner Cassia.
Sip: Seventh-floor Lantern bar at the Fullerton Bay Hotel is a perfect perch for cocktails with bay views. For higher-rise thrills, Ku De Ta bar, atop the Marina Sands SkyPark opposite, is a must, but reserve ahead (+65 6688 7688).
Sleep: Vine-entwined contemporary boutique hotel Naumi is centrally located in the CBD, with a relaxing ground-floor lounge and seductive rooftop pool bar. Offering 40 elegant rooms, it's ideal for bleisure trips, with smart Corporate Suites, airy Executive Patio Suites and an exclusive Ladies Floor with extra toiletry treats and magazines.
To book any of Mr & Mrs Smith's boutique hotels visit www.mrandmrssmith.com or call the expert Travel Team on 1300 896 627. Smith guests enjoy exclusive extras at all stays.