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  • Alex Gillam

Singapore, a Modern Island Paradise

An island city-state located at the crossroads of the Asia Pacific, Singapore is a one of a kind blend of multi-racial traditions as old as the cultures themselves. Confined within a land mass of just 639 square kilometers, Singapore is a dynamic, modern metropolis where skyscrapers tower high above the world's second busiest port.

Some of the highlights of the Lion City include:

  • A day spent tracing the steps of the film Crazy Rich Asians; neoclassical structures abound as you explore everything from the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark to the Gardens by the Bay on this immersive tour of the hit film’s iconic set pieces.

  • Little India, the hallmark of Singapore. At Little India, you will see the bustling Indian enclave where curries, pots and pans, sarees and goldsmiths create the atmosphere. Your ears will be filled with the unmistakable sounds of Indian music, while garlands, bright saris and sweet talking traders compete for your attention.

  • The Singapore Botanic Gardens, a dynamic and living monument to the foresight of the founding fathers of Singapore. Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore and a keen naturalist, established the first botanical and experimental garden on Government Hill (Fort Canning Hill) in 1822, shortly after his arrival in Singapore.

  • The icon of Singapore, the legendary Merlion statue, a mythological lion/fish hybrid that has become a national icon representing Singapore’s humble beginning as a fishing village.

  • Clarke Quay, an eclectic mix of godowns (warehouses) and shops restored to their original 19th century style, and home to specialty restaurants, themed pubs, bazaars, boutiques, and pedestrian streets.

For more information on Singapore, head on over to our Destination Page to see what all this diverse island has to offer.

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