The best way to enjoy Singapore is by immersing yourself in the many diverse cultural experiences that define our city.
Start by exploring the various ethnic enclaves around the island. Go for a wander in Little India, with its web of side alleys and back lanes that offer captivating glimpses of local life or Chinatown - where modern bars are nestled comfortably in between stalls and shops from a time long gone.
The Katong/Joo Chiat precinct is another must-visit neighbourhood, not only because it is home to the Peranakan culture with its beautiful art-deco shophouses from the 1920's, but also due to the abundance of culinary options you can indulge in such as the famed Katong Laksa.
Harmony in diversity
Rarely in other parts of the world do different religions co-exist in harmony. However, in Singapore, it is not surprising to find a church, a temple and a mosque within the same vicinity; open to visitors who want to take a closer look.
For deeper insights
Did you know that Peranakan brides use 174 individual hair pins to hold up their bridal headgear? To learn more about their culture as well as the others that make up our island, visit the Chinatown Heritage Centre, Malay Heritage Centre, Eurasian Heritage Centre and Peranakan Museum.