Destination Guide: Singapore
Dazzling skyscrapers, colonial gems and world cuisine
Dip into Chinese and Hindu temples and majestic mosques to enjoy Singapore's diverse communities. After Orchard Road's smart designer malls, tuck into seafood and waterside cocktails.
Feast on Malay dishes, Indian specialities and spicy seafood. Join locals at busy hawker centres like Victorian Lau Pa Sat for myriad Malay, Chinese and Indian food stalls. Select your lobster at East Coast Parkway's seafood restaurants or head to Little India for no-frills dosa crepes and fish-head curry.
See towering temples and leafy gardens. Statue-filled Hindu temples dot Chinatown, dwarfed by the immense Buddha Tooth Relic Temple with its hand-painted ceiling. Enjoy a stroll though the rare orchids and burbling streams of Tanglin's Botanic Garden, or explore Asia's history at Colonial District museums.
Mall-hop Orchard Road or find souvenirs in Chinatown's markets. Browse for antique Buddha statues and Indonesian furniture at Tanglin Village. For the best jade, try Chinatown's specialist showrooms, or buy incense and handicrafts in Little India. The latest designer clothes fill Orchard Road's air-conditioned malls.
Quayside jazz or high-tech classics. Revamped Clarke Quay draws Singapore's serious clubbers while jazz fans flock to Boat Quay for live music every night. The dazzling Esplanade arts complex may look like a high-tech hedgehog but it's the venue for classical music and dance. Find romantic hideaway bars in leafy Tanglin Village.