Whether it is unique dining concepts, old-time favourites or award-wining cuisines, your tastebuds will thank you when you indulge in the food in Singapore.
For variety on a budget, visit the local coffee shop known as the 'kopi tiam' (say 'ko-pee tee-yum') – commonly found in residential areas with many small stalls selling simple, local food. Slightly bigger is the hawker centre, typically offering a wide selection of inexpensive dishes and the best way to enjoy local fare. Popular centres include the ones at Maxwell Road, Chinatown Complex Food Centre and Tiong Bahru.
If you prefer Korean, Japanese, Italian, French or other international flavours, there are also close to 7,000 restaurants for you to choose from. Popular dining hotspots include Holland Village, Dempsey Hill, Club Street and Bras Basah.
Putting the art in dining
From dining in the world's largest aquarium, the S.E.A. Aquarium at renowned celebrity chef Cat Cora's Ocean Restaurant to eating in the dark at Nox on Beach Road, our city is full of innovative dining experiences.Find out more at totaltravel
As much as we love our local brew, the contemporary café scene in Singapore has been flourishing at a tremendous rate. Tucked away in non-descript spots are cafes with their own distinct style and atmosphere, including Department of Caffeine, Toby's Estate, Kith and Orange Thimble.Find out more at totaltravel
Get in line
Because we take our food very seriously, we are willing to wait patiently in line for them – especially if they come from famous stalls. So, should you be unsure of what is good to eat, look around you for the longest queue and join it quickly!Find out more at flight centre
Ten insider spots from a top local chef
Prepare for a culinary adventure around the island as Chef Damian D'Silva of Immigrants Gastrobar shares his ten favourite dining spots where you can experience the real Singapore.Find out more at news.com.au