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DELIGHTFUL: Marina Bay Sands is spectacular, but discover more of Singapore with your own culinary celebrity concierge.
DELIGHTFUL: Marina Bay Sands is spectacular, but discover more of Singapore with your own culinary celebrity concierge. Contributed

IF YOU'RE like me you can't count the number of times you've visited a city and later regretted missing out on true insights and out-of-the-way places because they weren't in the guide book.

Only the dedicated tourist will spend hours in research before she leaves for a holiday, to find out the small cafe locals keep a secret, the hippest bar only they know about, that elusive and authentic local dish, the out-of-sight garden, the hidden sylvan glade ... concealed places that deliver on experience and create memories to make your mates back home envious.

Now Aussie visitors to Singapore have a hot line direct to locals who are prepared to spill the beans on all the city's secrets.

And these just happen to be celebrity locals which makes it all the more spicy.

The introduction of the Singapore Celebrity Concierge means we all have a direct line to celebrities such as Tetsuya Wakuda, Antonia Kidman, Tom Williams and Masterchef finalist Audra Morrice, every one of them with close insider Singapore knowledge.

We can have a one-on-one chat with our chosen celebrity and find out the good goss only someone with experience and knowledge can deliver.

The Singapore Tourism Bord has just launched the Singapore Celebrity Concierge. It is the first service of its kind to Australians and means our next visit to the Lion City will be masterminded by these personalities.

Chef Tetsuya Wakuda is a regular visitor to the Sunshine Coast for the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival.

He's is arguably Australian's most renowned chef, and he chose to open his second restaurant Waku Ghin in Singapore, describing the city as his home away from home.

Antonia Kidman moved to Singapore in 2010 with her family, and as a mother of six children, she obviously knows everything going on in the city to entertain and delight the little ones.

Television presenter and lifelong explorer Tom Williams will present a one-hour Channel 7 special on Tuesday, April 15, at 7.30pm along with his mate chef Ben O'Donoghue entitled Tom and Ben Get Lost in Singapore.

They will reveal insider's knowledge to places we could never discover on our own.

"We find many Australians think they can tick Singapore off their bucket list once they have enjoyed a Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel but there is much more you can discover," Sharon Lam, area director Oceania for Singapore Tourism Board, said.

IF YOU GO

The celebrity concierges are available for a chat on Skype during April.

To register visit www.SingaporeCelebrity Concierge.com.au before Friday, April 25.

If you can't wait for your chat, each of the Singapore Concierges has also provided a list of their top 10 favourite Singapore places and experiences to unearth.

Go to www.SingaporeCelebrity Concierge.com.au and all will be revealed.


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