28 May '16, 7am

City life: Singapore | National Geographic Traveller (UK)

The old adage about Singapore being boring is, quite frankly, getting a bit boring. This city-state, which celebrated its 50th year of independence in 2015, is a financial powerhouse that’s home to sci-fi architecture, glow-in-the-dark gardens, awesome art collections and vibrant ethnic communities. Over its short but rich history, its 277sq miles have been shaped by ethnic Malays, Chinese opportunists, Indian immigrants and British colonisers, all of whom left their mark on the food, architecture, language and philosophy of the Lion City. Here, smoke-filled Hindu temples rub shoulders with Victorian concert halls, pastel-coloured shophouses sit in the shadow of sky-piercing towers, and the people are polite in the extreme — and positively obsessed with food, heaping as much praise on a finely-made £1 dumpling as they would on 500 quid’s worth of molecular cuisine. They al...

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