Fifty one years since its independence, Singapore has grown to be one of Asia’s leading financial, cultural and tourism capitals. Really, who would have guessed that the resource-scarce island at the southern tip of the Malay Archipelago would become one of the Four Asian Tiger economies? With so much progress and development over the past few decades, it’s amazing how the island nation has managed to stay true to its cultural heritage, with institutions devoted to preserving the Peranakan culture, while celebrating the influence and beauty of the international art scene (ART & CULTURE – MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & MORE).
As such, it is only fitting that we prepared this comprehensive guide for the best of Singapore, from towering skyscrapers and historical colonial buildings to lush botanical gardens (EXQUISITE EXPERIENCES – OUT & ABOUT) and incredible architectural structures. Despite its size, there are certainly plenty of things available for a roaring good time in the Lion City – happily attested by movers and shakers of their respective fields, who share their fondest memories and go-to spots in the world’s only island city-state. We also recommend where you can find the best flavours of Singapore, from the upper echelons of the dining scene (FOOD & FLAVOURS – FINE DINING) to the deliciously humble hawker fare (FOOD & FLAVOURS – LOCAL). If you need a hint, then consider this your ultimate go-to guide for the finer things in life worth experiencing. Enjoy Your Singapore, as they say; you’ll definitely keep coming back for more!