With influences from China, India, Malaysia, England, and more, Singapore offers a fascinating melting pot of cultures and traditions to explore.
Built in the late 1880s, Raffles Hotel is a lasting reminder of Singapore’s colonial past. Famous for the Singapore Sling cocktail, this classic building is a superb spot for taking time out from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. You’ll find more high-end bars and eateries all over Singapore or, for something a little more local, try some ‘hawker food’ (street food), some of which is even Michelin star rated.
Wander along tree-lined streets with some familiar names, from Park Lane to Oxford Street, and admire Singapore’s eye-catching architecture. You’ll see everything from traditional Malay-style houses to modern skyscrapers including the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Dominating the skyline, this unique building comprises three towers topped by a ship that boasts the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool.
The Gardens by the Bay are another highlight. Showcasing a wonderful blend of natural flora and manmade design, this is truly one of the most novel attractions in Asia. If your voyage includes an overnight stop in Singapore, perhaps explore the gardens after dark, when clever lighting only adds to an already bewitching experience.