Singapore has emerged as one of world's hot-list destinations. Its clean, its polished, its creative and very modern. It’s a city of dreams. Dirt-cheap prices are e a thing of the past there I did find it very expensive for the short time I was there. Its malls are the stuff of legend – ambitious consumer temples packed with catwalk couture, on-trend street brands and just-released electronics. Beyond the malls is a scene that's deliciously eclectic stunning: hunt down Chinese medicines, dusty antiques or local art in heritage Chinatown shophouses; bespoke fragrances to the Islamic call to prayer in Kampong Glam; or pick up local frocks, bling and books in the deco buildings of Tiong Bahru.
What I loved most about Singapore are the sharp and constant contrasts: smoky temples in the shadow of skyscrapers, luxe condos backing onto jungle, old-school shophouses housing secret cocktail dens. More than just satay and malls, new-school Singapore is all about sci-fi architecture in billion-dollar gardens, contemporary art in converted colonial barracks, and single-origin coffee in heritage shophouses.
Singaporeans are obsessed with food – good food – and you'll find it steaming, sizzling and simmering almost everywhere you look. Indeed, food is the greatest unifier across ethnic divides and there is heady mix of Chinese, Malaysian and Indian spices. Centuries of cultural exchange shine through in the region's unique Nonya cuisine, while modern Singapore's global status is reflected in a booming restaurant scene that covers all bases with ever-increasing intrigue. #singapore#photography#nofilter#moments#aroundtheworld#capture#seetheworld#aroundtheworld#wanderlust#travel#traveling#holiday#trav#destination#asia#travelling#instatravel#tourist#traveler#beautiful#instagood#photopftheday#picoftheday#bestpicture#love#people#awesomeness