Singapore is one of Asia’s most enthralling cities, making it an ideal stopover on your holiday. It’s a modern, multi-ethnic city that’s a combination of two different eras of time and a walk along its clean streets tells you how smoothly blended history and high-tech is here.
Its glitzy architecture is like something from the future, the tri-towered Marina Bay Sands a national icon. Singapore is also a shoppers’ heaven and Orchard Road is its Fifth Avenue, overflowing with a seemingly infinite number of malls. The Botanical Gardens and Gardens by the Bay make Singapore one of the planet’s greenest cities.
Among its state-of-the-art skyline runs a subcurrent of antiquity and around each corner you’ll stumble across old-world markets, temples and shophouses that are nods to its mix of Chinese, Malay and Indian heritage. A place that lives for its food, cuisine mirrors Singapore’s culture, with its legendary hawker centres home to sumptuous street food and fine-dining establishments never in short supply.
Attractions like Singapore Zoo, its pioneering Night Safari and the entertainment island of Sentosa are fun escapes for families and couples alike.