When exploring this small former colonial outpost you will pass between the past and the future, from exotic ethnic enclave to efficient business centre, from serene gardens to sleek skyscrapers. You will discover a dynamic city rich in contrast and colour and a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture.
Singapore is not just the transport hub of Asia but also the epicurean focal point. The mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and various expat inhabitants have ensured that the food is as varied as it is tasty. The same variation is also evident in the accommodation choices, you can choose between the modern uber chic and the old colonial stalwarts such as Raffles.
Singapore is made up of not just one island but a main island with 63 surrounding islets. However, its compact size belies its economic growth. In just 150 years, Singapore has grown into a thriving centre of commerce and industry and this is reflected in the shopping, where you can find for all manner of things from colourful trinkets to state of the art electronics.
Singapore makes the ideal stopover point when heading into or out of the Southeast Asia region.