1. This is where to find world-class and wonderfully unique food and drink
Singapore is a proud home to cuisine that’ll cater to pretty much every craving and it’s little wonder that the metropolis has earned a reputation for being a glorious multi-cultural melting pot. You’ll probably be pleased to hear that this place is home to a remarkable 44 Michelin-starred restaurants. Yep, you read that right. One place you have to check out is Candlenut – the world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant specialising in innovative modern takes on traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. If street food is more your energy then Singapore’s one-of-a-kind hawker food culture is about as good as it gets. Make sure you check out the Chinatown Complex, home to more than 250 food stalls (including Hawker Chan – the first street food trader to be awarded a Michelin star), which, as you might expect, means a heady and intoxicating combination of sights, sounds, aromas and flavours. Truly, a feast for the senses – and replete with eateries offering some serious bang for your buck. And one more tip while you’re here: cocktails at Smoke and Mirrors. Because sure the libations are lush (the rum, apple and spice combo in By The Pandang is phenomenal) but the panoramic views of the city’s skyline are sublime, with those of the sun setting over the Civic District especially beautiful.