New chefs include Anne-Sophie Pic, of the three-Michelin star Maison Pic in Valence, France and venerable French master chef Alain Ducasse.
It's a hotel with a garden city vibe minus the heftier bill and pretence of other high-rise hotels elsewhere on Sentosa.
I slept better here than on any recent full-fare carrier in Economy.
Formula 1 is famous for the rev of engines, the smell of oil and burned rubber, and speeds of up to 375km/h, but the Singapore Grand Prix is no longer just for boys and their toys.
Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference.
Qantas has returned to the London to Singapore route after abandoning Dubai as a stopover destination.
Singapore's other iconic hotel (besides the Raffles) was once home to ''the most important post office in the [Far] East''.
The level of seat comfort, minus the business class price tag, makes this flight an attractive option for Australians.
Thought of as 'Asia-lite', Singapore is a heady blend of Indian, Malay, Chinese and Western culture. Clean as a whistle and easy to navigate, dine from one of its hawker corners or splurge on a stylish star-studded restaurant - this city accommodates both with panache. Shop on Orchard Road, relax in a leafy garden or take a trip to a swish five-star hotel for sundowners and 360 degree views.