What: A nine-treatment-room retreat beneath the Capella Singapore, starchitect Norman Foster's addition to an 1880s colonial party palace turned upscale resort.
The look: Follow the curvilinear wall lined with shiny silver fish sculptures into the airy, enticingly scented spa reception. Images of tattoo-covered bodies hang on the walls; in the treatment rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows look onto individual bamboo-filled gardens.
Who goes: Finance types sneak off from the nearby business district.
The treatment: The Auriga Signature Massage has a different type of kneading for each of the moon's four phasesyou'll get a strong pummeling in the neck's nooks and along the spine during the new moon; lymphatic cleansing techniques when it wanes.
P.S.: The spa's addictive cranberry home brew makes a welcome change from Asia's pervasive lemongrass tea (massages, $100).