Singapore

A wealthy and vibrant city-state, the island country of Singapore is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to the north and Indonesian islands by the Singapore Strait to the south.

Once a colonial outpost of Britain, Singapore has since become one of the world’s most prosperous places, with glittering skyscrapers, a thriving port, plus a host of attractions and luxury hotels. Meander through the fashion emporiums of Orchard Road or take a stroll through any of the beautiful city parks. A melting pot of Asian cultures, Singapore elegantly fuses influences of India, China and Malaysia against a backdrop of Western modernity. The country’s cuisine is no less diverse with a sensational mix of Asian dishes and delights. For those who want more than chic shopping and dining experiences, there are also plenty of activities and adventures. In fact, Singapore is one of only two cities in the world that still retains an area of primary rainforest, in the form of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.