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February 12, 2019
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February 12, 2019

Singapore Airlines reclaimed the title of world’s longest flight with nonstop service between Newark and Singapore aboard brand-new aircraft in October. This time around, instead of the business-class-only cabins of 2013, SQ added 94 premium economy seats. Fitting, as hit rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians” sparked a renewed fascination with Singapore that spread far beyond the suit-and-tie set. The historic Raffles hotel — the supposed birthplace of the Singapore Sling — will reopen in 2019 after an extensive renovation, but in the meantime, a handful of stylish new arrivals have made a mark on the hotel scene. Six Senses Maxwell opened in two artfully restored heritage buildings among colorful Chinatown shophouses in December, following sister property Six Senses Duxton; together, the two form Six Senses Singapore. The Capitol Kempinski Hotel debuted in downtown Civic District in the fall, a sanctuary of suites with deep soaking tubs and a saltwater relaxation pool surrounded by greenery. And enduring favorites are still going strong, from the live-music-filled bars of Arab Street to the eclectic, hometown-inspired prints of Little India design studio Onlewo to the busy-all-night tables of Makansutra Glutton’s Bay — the hawker center by Singaporean food legend and Anthony Bourdain confidante KF Seetoh. The city once known as just a global business center truly comes alive outside the 9-to-5, and whether you’re a backpacker or among the “crazy rich,” there’s something just right for you in Singapore. —Nina Ruggiero

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