Gone are the days when outsiders struggled to pinpoint Singapore on a map; this equatorial city-state is making waves across myriad sectors from health to logistics. Its skyline has taken shape at a blistering pace with numerous attention-grabbing architectural accents. Singapore can still surprise though: quaint colonial-era shop houses sit anachronistically nestled alongside skyscrapers; temples, mosques, and churches share the same streets and open-air food courts sell tasty street food just steps away from fine-dining establishments. With a decidedly global outlook, the country embraces all things hi-tech and modern while having one foot firmly rooted in tradition.
Monocle’s travel guide to Singapore will equip you with the know-how to explore beyond the obvious. Monocle have scoured the city-state for the top restaurants and attention-grabbing architectural flourishes and listed independent retailers selling goods that embody the best of “brand Singapore”. Decidedly global in its outlook, Singapore embraces all things hi-tech and modern while having a foot firmly rooted in tradition, as you’ll discover in Monocle's fully illustrated, 148-page hardback guide.