Is Singapore the Next Great Music City?
Having lived in Thailand for much of the last two years, Marina and I were lucky enough to get to Singapore a couple different times recently and have absolutely loved it each time. Singapore is an amazing city, and very unique in South East Asia. The laid-back island life of Phuket was wonderful but it was equally nice to know that a major city such as Singapore is just right around the corner. While many major music acts come to Asia, we found it hard to find any known acts play in Phuket, aside from the cover bands!
Singapore will show itself in the best light once again for the hosting the well-known Taiwanese singer, actor, and composer, Jay Chou. He is now standing tall right next to the greatest international singers and he has become a model for the contemporary Asian music. His success comes from a fusion between Rock, R&B and Pop he has developed throughout his career in music. This singer is 34 years old and he has already recorder 12 LP over the more than 15 years he has been on stage. While we might not have heard of him, he is huge in the Asian world as Singapore is quickly becoming a major music destination not only in Asia but in the world. Buy tickets to his December 27th show in Singapore as he is not to be missed!
While cities like Dubai are able to attract major acts like Lady Gaga and Eminem once or twice a year, major musicians are looking for other cities in Asia to perform in and Singapore is quickly becoming a popular destination. With all of the amazing food options (seriously, they are endless) and entertainment options (check out Santoosa Island for a good time) and the endless shopping malls, Singapore provides an ultra modern city just a short flight from some of the most cultural little villages in all of Asia.
Some of the most amazing hotels in the entire world are in Singapore and we have absolutely loved staying at the Four Seasons Singapore and the world famous Marina Bay Sands, which shouldn’t be missed even if you aren’t staying there. We have written many posts about why we love Singapore and always enjoy our time there, but are quickly realizing it will also be a popular place for us to catch good music for years to come!