A clash of cultures
Singapore was initially a British colony, and since gaining autonomy it has become a multicultural place where English is very widely spoken, but so is Mandarin Chinese. You’ll find a Chinatown and an equally fascinating Little India. British colonial buildings are still intact and beautiful, but the local cuisine has blended so much of European, Indian, and Chinese cultures. It’s a perfect global microcosm of culture.
A very clean city
Singapore may be the cleanest city you’ve ever set foot in. There are heavy fines for littering and chewing gum. It’s a spotlessly clean place and they go to lengths to keep it that way. You’ll probably never visit a cleaner country than here.
A vibrant food scene
Because of the incredible blend of cultures, all that incredible food has come with it. In many ways, food defines a culture, and with such a perfect blend of Chinese, Indian, and European culture in Singapore, you get the best of every world in the food scene. The best of the lot being the exciting hawker centres: wide open food courts with communal tables where you can pick and choose what street food you want to try. It’s healthy, clean, exciting, and a favourite place among both locals and tourists.
A great stop-over
Singapore is the ideal place to stop over on your way from Thailand to Indonesia, or Southeast Asia to Australia. Because it’s a small place, a lot can be seen in a day or two, making it the perfect stop-over.