GETTING THERE Singapore Airlines and a host of other carriers offer connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Singapore’s Changi Airport. WHERE TO STAY Albert Court Village 180 Albert St. 011-65-6496-7699
www.stayfareast.com/hotels On the edge of Little India, encircling a courtyard of restored shophouses and featuring several restaurants serving local and international fare. Rooms from around $130. ParkRoyal Beach Road 7500A Beach Rd. 011-65-6505-5666
www.parkroyalhotels.com/en A solid four-star hotel near the shops, restaurants and cafes of the Arab Street neighborhood. Rooms from about $180. WHERE TO EAT Lagnaa 6 Upper Dickson Rd. 011-65-6296-1215
www.lagnaa.com North and south Indian dishes cooked to the spiciness level you desire in the heart of Little India. Smallish, almost mezze-like entrees from around $6. Hjh Maimunah 15 Jalan Pisang 011-65-6291-3132
www.hjmaimunah.com A smorgasbord of delicious Malay food in the Arab Street neighborhood. Meals around $5 to $10, depending on how much you load up your plate at the buffet. WHAT TO DO Haw Par Villa 262 Pasir Panjang Rd. 011-65-6872-2780 Kitschy and charmingly decrepit Chinese mythology-themed sculpture garden a short walk from the Haw Par Villa MRT (subway) station. Daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Mustafa Center 145 Syed Alwi Rd. 011-65-6295-5855
www.mustafa.com.sg /index.asp A 24-hour retail extravaganza stretching two city blocks in Little India. Clothing, electronics, groceries and anything else you can think of.