Located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, the city-state of Singapore is a supremely wealthy and well-ordered place. It’s also surprisingly green and shares Malaysia’s diverse ethnic mix and love for food. We could only afford to stay there for a few days at a time while in transit in Southeast Asia, but it was always a treat to visit, with amazing things to see and good things to eat.
When we visited
April 2015, May 2016
In a botanic garden full of orchids and other exotic (to us) tropical plants, watching crowds of Asians jostle to take photos of pansies and tulips in a special exhibition of European spring flowers
Did you know?
Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in. It’s tried for first place with Paris and Hong Kong, according to The Economist.