Fabulous guided perfumery tours Sentosa island in Singapore? Built in 1894, Lau Pa Sat, once a wet market, is now a popular and atmospheric hawker centre. This historic building was built with Victorian filigree cast-iron and is located in the heart of Singapore’s business area. At lunchtime, it’s full of office workers, whereas, by night, the street is closed and the many food stalls serve plenty of local favourite dishes. Also known as Telok Ayer Market, standout dishes at Lau Pa Sat include sticks of tasty satay chicken with peanut dipping sauce and grilled stingray, covered in a spicy sambal sauce.
Fort Canning is located right in the centre of the island. The place has played a significant role in the history of Singapore: Sir Stamford Raffles built his first home on Fort Canning hill, and during World War II it served as the headquarters of the British Army and later as the Japanese Army during their occupation of Singapore. Famous for its ‘open’ captivity models, the Singapore Zoo is designed so that many of the animals are kept in large enclosures that are surrounded by moats and other relatively noninvasive barriers. The zoo is home to over 300 animal species, 15% of which are classified as threatened.
The 2,500 rooms at this hotel offer views of the South China Sea or Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline, but let’s be honest: the Moshe Safdie-designed SkyPark is the real crowd-puller, sitting atop the three hotel towers 200 metres above ground level. Non-hotel guests have to pay for the privilege of enjoying unfettered views from the Observation Deck across the city – but it’s definitely worth it. To take that selfie to make all your friends back home seethe with envy, if nothing else.
Besides the orchid-inspired scents, Singapore Memories has also revived a range of old and heritage perfumes from Singapore’s past like the award-winning Singapore Girl! This will definitely be a meaningful souvenir to remind you of Singapore back in your home country. With a total of 38 different variants of perfumes and room fragrances, you’ll definitely find a scent that suits you! Other gifts suggestion: Instant Singaporean meals (from various supermarkets): Craving for halal Hainanese Chicken Rice or Laksa? There are many varieties of instant meals in Singapore. Some come in the form of instant noodles or ready-to-eat meals. They range from unique Singaporean dishes such as Singaporean Chilli Crab to common ones such as Laksa and Chicken Rice. If you are into cooking your own Singapore meals, there are those which come in paste or powder form. Dancing Chef and Prima Taste are just two of the many brands of instant meals, which can be found in the many supermarkets in Singapore. Just follow the instructions on the packets, add your own ingredients and you can enjoy Singapore meals back home! P.S. We found the packets above at Mustafa Centre – click here for a one-stop guide to this amazing 24-hour supermarket!
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.
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. Perhaps the most important name is its Chinese medicinal name: Heishanzhe. The Chinese herb Heishanzhe (A. rigida) is obtained from Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan. Chinese medicinal texts state that its roots and leaves relax muscles and joints, promote blood circulation and relieve pain, hence it is used to treat traumatic injuries and fractures. In Laos, leaves were used in making mats. In Thailand, the entire plant is used as a tonic to strengthen the body. Active Ingredients that made it medicinal are: 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, 4- hydroxybenaldehyde and 4-methoxymethyl phenol. Read extra info at https://www.scentopia-singapore.com/.
Base Notes are the fragrances that solidifies the whole perfume. It ties very well with the middle note which enhances the scent even more. Base notes have the heaviest fragrances such as vanilla, amber, sandalwood, musk, etc. These deep and rich scents can overpower or blend with all of the other fragrances of the perfume. It is the one that ties up the perfume into one. Depending on the character of the perfume, the base notes allow the perfume to last from 4 hours to several days. The drydown is the process wherein all the fragrances come out as one. Since the smell of the fragrances change in an hour or so, drydown will determine how well the perfume blends in with the person’s skin chemistry. Perfumers also add aromatic components, or fixatives, to establish the longevity of the perfume.