While bustling Singapore is the world’s fourth-largest financial centre and high in the international rankings for standard of living, education and healthcare, it also offers the visitor a thriving cosmopolitan experience brimming with diversity, and we recommend that you take your time and explore the fascinating mix of culture & cuisine, arts & architecture that awaits.
A visit to some of Singapore’s various ethnic quarters will immerse all your senses in the extraordinary diversity of cultures residing in the small island city-state. You can start with Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Little India, Joo Chiat and Katong. For a taste of the arts, museums, galleries and exhibition spaces abound, and you don’t want to miss the art installations along Orchard Road and around Marina Bay areas. Shopaholics will also find a wide range of unique clothing and other items in the ethnic neighbourhoods, and all the designer brands they could desire around Marina Bay.
For foodies, Singapore is a street food paradise. While in Chinatown, venture over to Maxwell Food Centre and try the Hainanese chicken rice. Throughout your stroll through the various ethnic neighbourhoods, you’ll discover halal Malay food, South Indian vegetarian thali, North Indian naans and briyani, Cantonese dim sum, Peking duck, fried noodles from Chinas Fujian Province, and spring rolls. Just be sure not to leave without trying some of Singapore’s signature dishes like chilli crab and fish head curry and of course a Singapore Sling. Try out more local dishes here!
The latest jewel in Singapore’s art crown, the National Gallery Singapore is a visual arts institution housing an unparalleled collection of modern Singapore and Southeast Asian art. Dedicated to curating a collection that will provide insights into the unique art, heritage and history of the region, this is a must-visit destination in Singapore. The Gallery showcases more than 8,000 pieces, making it one of the world’s largest and most invaluable public collections.
Take an evening stroll through any of the numerous landscaped gardens and parks on the island. Marvel at the illuminated sights of Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s impressive latest attraction of greenery spread over 101 hectares right in the heart of the City. Next, visit Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, an iconic platform built 200m in the air, seemingly defying gravity.
End off your trip by visiting Singapore’s latest attraction, Jewel Changi Airport. It is a stunning 137,000 sqm indoor sanctuary, home to world-class experiences and award-winning airport services. Plan your experience here and don’t miss Jewel’s range of local shops that showcases products stamped with our heritage. Browse a heady mix of contemporary and traditional, and bring home a piece of Singapore!
Your visit to Singapore will never be dull because there is so much to see and to do. Make the most of your trip to the bustling city by exploring the fascinating mix of culture & cuisine and arts & architectures. Click here to find out what you shouldn’t miss when you are in Singapore.