An independent and proud nation since 1965, Singapore has become a world leader in finance and international trade, bursting at the seams with complex history, breathtaking arts and a melting pot of different cultures.
Even though visiting Singapore is relatively expensive compared to neighbouring countries, it deserves more than a few days of your time to let the atmosphere and way of life soak in. There are so many wonderful sights, sounds and smells to keep you enthralled, besides the buzzing and energetic nightlife, that Singapore long ago transcended its image of being a little sterile.
Singapore is so full of surprises and unique experiences - it embraces food, culture and traditions from all over Asia
If you’ve never been to Singapore, take the time to explore into its abundant nooks and crannies. The rich heritage may not be immediately apparent amid the modern cityscape, but there are dozens of museums, art galleries and heritage centres to help you get the feel of the place.
A Little Slice Of Heaven
Just walking around the city, you can’t help but notice that Singaporeans have an obvious love of food, the flavours of which come from three main cultures.
The biggest influence is the southern Chinese provinces, with street food such as pork rib soup, Hokkien Mee noodles, and Laksa - a spicy coconut based noodle soup topped with fish cakes, bean curd and hard boiled eggs.
Not to be outdone, the Indian influence bestows famous dishes such as tandoori, and dozens of snacks like roti. There’s nowhere else quite like it in Asia, and that’s what makes Singapore an unforgettable experience.
If choice and variety is what you’re looking for, as well as a fascinating insight into Singaporean life, the dozens of bustling stores serve up amazing dishes like “lao sim”, a noodle soup with shredded chicken that’s a staple of the locals, and a special kind of carrot cake called “fu ming shu shi”.
Eating in Singapore is a foodie’s dream, but it’s not all just about the food…
Take a Japanese Sake Master Class To Taste The Best Sake In The World
A sake class gives a chance to sample award-winning sakes such as one called “Taka sake”, a 100% pure rice sake with a distinguished masculine personality and flavours of opulent tropical fruit.
This unique sake was developed by master brewer Mr Takahiro Nagayama, the owner of his family business that has been developing high quality sakes for generations.
From Food to Art: The Da Vinci Exhibition
Since late last year, the da Vinci exhibition has wowed visitors with a focus on different areas of the da Vinci mystery - such as mathematics, natural sciences, architecture and music. The exhibition is a fascinating insight into Leonardo da Vinci’s life, paintings and inventions, with extensive audiovisual materials and interactive exhibits. To understand more about the genius who lived hundreds of years ago, the exhibition makes you realise that many of his ideas are still just as relevant today.