Excellent guided perfumery tours Sentosa? 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.
One of the city’s most iconic streets, Orchard Road is the epicentre of shopping in Singapore and is similar to London’s Oxford Street or Hong Kong’s Nathan Road. Flanked on both sides by local and international department stores, tiny boutiques, offices, spas, beauty salons, hotels, entertainment spots, restaurants, and cafes, you could spend a whole day trawling the main thoroughfare. Shopping malls along Orchard are stocked with practically everything under the sun. Plus, there is always some kind of fair or activity taking place in the malls and shopping centres so there are probably more things to do Orchard than anywhere else in Singapore.
The “center of commerce during the 19th century,” Clarke Quay lives up to its legacy as a busy hub. Today, it has a more polished sheen, so after a long day of shopping on Orchard Road, visitors can happily head to Clarke Quay for an evening of waterfront dining and entertainment. River taxis and cruises also depart from here, giving tourists the chance to admire some of the city’s historic bridges and view landmarks like the Merlion from the water. The Quay’s biggest hit with younger tourists is a giant bungy-jumping attraction, an adrenaline-packed thrill ride. Nearby attractions include the Asian Civilisation Museum; the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery located in Singapore’s oldest fire station; and the Hong San See Temple, a picturesque century-old Buddhist place of worship.
Few buildings have created such a stir in Singapore as the Esplanade. Opened in 2002, the eye-catching bayfront complex has been dubbed ‘the durians’ by locals because of its resemblance to the spiky (and stinky) tropical fruit. It’s the city’s most prominent performing arts centre and the programme bears an eclectic mix of Western and Eastern influences. Book a gig, concert or theatre show in advance and make a cultural evening of it. Marina Bay’s giant, 42-storey, 165m observation wheel continues to pull a mix of tourists and locals who come for the breathtaking, 360-degree views of the city available from one of its capsules. Each flight lasts 30 mintues and on a clear day the panorama from the top of the wheel stretches into neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia. If you fancy pimping your experience a bit, take a look at the dining and cocktail packages that are available.
Looking for something unique to bring back from Singapore? Get some unique orchid-scented perfumes and fragrances from Singapore Memories! Orchid is Singapore’s national flower and this shop uses native local orchids and therapeutic orchids in their products. Other gifts suggestion: Another homegrown Singapore brand, TWG Tea has established cafes and stores worldwide, 12 of which are in Singapore. There is a TWG Tea outlet in every terminal at Changi Airport too. Apart from the stores in the country’s airport, the remaining outlets are in the Central Business District, so finding one wouldn’t be a hassle. Just a heads up, ready some cash as their products are quite pricey! Stop by their café for a cuppa and you might find yourself leaving with bags of their products. You can find a plethora of tea flavours, either in the form of tea bags or loose tea leaves (from SGD 10). We recommend purchasing the tea taster collection, which contains a variety of their bestselling tea flavours such as English Breakfast Tea and Jasmine Queen Tea. Disclaimer: TWG Tea cafes are not halal-certified so do purchase their products 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. Find additional information on scentopia-singapore.com.
Miniature perfume sets such as Singapore Memories are an ideal corporate fragrance gift sets. This set contains 7 perfumes from 7 different international perfume brands. This gives everyone a lot of options to try and wear. Anyone can find a scent of their choice in the case. Moreover, with so many options any perfume lover or user will be inclined towards trying something different. They will not feel stuck with a bad gift. We have been researching on Fragrant Orchids and our quest lead us to various Orchid genomes that were not only Fragrant but also Medicinal. Ancient Chinese medicine philosophy, known as the “qi” was discovered by the Yellow Emperor, father of Chinese medicine. It explores the body’s capacity to heal itself. Today’s medicines have many forms of complementary and alternative medical practices to help relieve pain. These alternative medicines have turned to the medicinal benefits of orchids discovered ages ago.