From Chinatown’s picturesque shophouses and temples, to the sleek skyscrapers of the Financial District, Singapore is a beguiling blend of traditional cultures and Western influences. Compact and best seen on foot, the island boasts historic neighbourhoods, a buzzing nightlife and lush natural spaces. Use our map of Singapore to plan your trip.

Gaze upon the stately Colonial District from a resort in Marina Bay, wander through Hindu temples in Little India, and admire the golden domes of the Sultan Mosque on Arab Street. The city’s food, a heady mix of exotic tastes and smells, reflects its diverse cultural history, from South Indian dishes served on banana-leaf platters, North Indian tandoori fare, to a wealth of Chinese and Malay cuisines, served at bustling hawker’s markets such as the huge Tekka hawker centre in Little India. Lovers of shopping will be well catered to, browse the latest fashions at Orchard Road’s designer boutiques.

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