Southeast Asia's smallest country packs a powerful cosmopolitan punch.
Perched on the southernmost tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore is the smallest country in Southeast Asia. But this micro-state packs a powerful punch. Singapore is a carefully managed merger of East and West. Sleek skyscrapers meet beautifully maintained colonial architecture, interspersed with Buddhist temples, Hindu shrines and the Sultan Mosque. The glitzy, wall-to-wall shopping malls of Orchard Road showcase the latest fashions, which are balanced by the eclectic offerings of Chinatown’s open-air markets. Visit world-class museums, peruse modern art galleries and sip a Singapore sling in one of Rudyard Kipling’s and Somerset Maugham’s old haunts. It’s all in a day’s experience in this one-of-a-kind city.