FT -23. Singapore

Day 01 :
Start with a stroll through the Singapore Botanic Gardens, followed by eats and coffee at Halia. Catch a bus to Orchard Rd and spend a few hours in retail heaven - or hell. Have lunch at Food Republic, pick up some treats at the Takashimaya basement, then head for the National Museum of Singapore.

Day 02 :

Take the MRT to Little India and spend the morning shopping and temple-spotting. Stop for lunch at Tekka Centre, then take a cab to the Singapore Zoo for the afternoon. If you don't feel like staying for the Night Safari, go back to Raffles Hotel in town for a few tipples at the Bar & Billiard Room, then cab it up to Arab St for a Middle Eastern feast and a shisha (flavoured tobacco smoked in a hookah), followed by drinks at BluJaz Café.

Day 03 :

Begin the day in the leafy heights of Mt Faber Park, before taking the monorail across to Sentosa Island. Take a Segway tour of the island, or, if speed is more your thing, have a few runs on the Sentosa Luge. Find a spot for a laze on the beach then have lunch at Coastes. Walk down the beach to Fort Siloso, visit Underwater World if it's not too crowded then take in the Songs of the Sea show. Afterwards, nip across the bridge to Keppel Island for drinks and dinner by the water at Privé, followed by a night out at the St James Power Station.

Day 04 :

You got bumped off your flight, so head for the Singapore Flyer for a quick spin. Then go to Changi Village and take a bumboat across to Pulau Ubin to spend the day cycling through the jungle followed by a stroll along the boardwalk at Tanjong Chek Jawa. Afterwards head back to the 'mainland' and go to East Coast Park to relax on the beach. Finish off with seafront curry at the Mango Tree.