Skyline and Greenscape

Ramped-up contemporary architecture has always kept pace with Singapore’s aerodynamic economy. A concrete jungle ensued around ranges of architecture from the colourful Malay facades attesting merchant class success to Gothic, Palladian and Art Deco. Thankfully, greenscapes caught-up to the modern tangle and have been by built into and on top of buildings, sprawling parks, botanical gardens and spaces for wildlife.

Culture and Cuisine

A classic and contemporary melting pot. Straights Chinese, Malay, British and East Indies Dutch mixed and flourished here – contributing to the one-of-a-kind Peranakan culture. Food is such a priority that asking whether the other person has eaten is part of any introduction. Endless religious and cultural diversity are reflected in the cuisine. Hawker centres packed with food stalls are preferred by locals but the dashing economy also fills world-class restaurants.

History and Technology

With economic leadership comes the responsibility of historical preservation and an ever-innovative support for the arts in all forms and expressions. Visitors can wind their way through and along traditional museums and tours showcasing the city-state’s multi-culturalism, view the hippest art on the market in private galleries or interact with any of the above with smart devices at a variety of modernized venues.

Nightlife and Landmarks

It is easiest to blend everything the city offers with a dive into its never-ending nightlife. Every facet of the city is lit and reflected in the surrounding water. Shops, galleries and restaurants are open late. There are many iconic spots like the 1882 Raffles – birthplace of the Singapore Sling cocktail – and breath-taking views from and of landmarks like the Singapore Flyer – the world’s largest Ferris wheel.


Destination

It is built into an early recorded name for the area – “island at the end” in Malay – and not surprising that reliable mentions of the region from Chinese explorers date only back to the third century. The modern Republic of Singapore was founded as a British trading post in 1819, occupied briefly in WWII and gained independence in 1963.

One main island and over 60 islets comprise one of the world’s only three city-states. Despite its slight geography, Singapore is one of the four Asian tigers, the world’s third largest financial centre and the most religiously diverse country in the world. This most tech-ready nation positively and diplomatically influences and spans a region far beyond its geography.