I have visited Singapore several times and always enjoy the experience. The last time was for four nights in 2010 with my wife and we managed during my downtime to have a Singapore Sling at Raffles, go to the Zoo to do the night safari tour and enjoy several delicious meals. We stayed at the Swissotel in Merchant Court and below is my review of it.
In November 2013 we stayed at the Ambassador Transit Hotel Singapore Changi Airport during a stopover from Australia. The hotel is ideal for an eight hour break with access to a pool.
The top five things I would recommend to do in Singapore.
1 Just go for a wander down Orchard Road
2 Visit the Singapore zoo and night safari and visit the Jurong Bird park nearby. I also would suggest you eat before you go as the food options there are not the greatest. If you feel brave have the little fishes clean up your feet.
3 River walk from Clark Quay to Marina Bay in late afternoon or early morning to avoid the heat of the day.
4 Enjoy a Singapore Sling at Raffles but ask the bartender to make one for you and avoid the premade ones at all costs
they are awful.
5 Little India for some great budget food options