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T+L's Definitive Guide to Singapore

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Lay of the Land

CBD: The Central Business District is a hotbed of modern architecture and includes the 656-foot-high Marina Bay Sands Skypark.

Katong: This area is known for its Peranakan heritage; streets are chockablock with pastel-colored shop-houses.

Little India: In bustling Little India you’ll find food stalls and Hindu temples.

Orchard Road: Head here for high-end restaurants and shopping malls, as well as top hotels.

Sentosa: On the island’s southern tip, there are pristine beaches and waterfront resorts.

Tiong Bahru: Bordering Chinatown, Tiong Bahru’s Art Deco charm, one-off boutiques, and café culture have earned it a cult following among hipsters.

Getting Around

Taxis can be hailed easily; the SMRT is one of the world’s cleanest and most dependable subway systems.

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