This tiny island city-state at the end of the Malay Peninsula is often praised as an example of economic success as well as a utopia of order. Yet there is more to Singapore than clean streets, trains that are always on time, and gleaming modern buildings. Its multicultural heritage and rich history add flavour to the smoothly-functioning modernity. Ride to the top of the famous Carlsberg Sky Tower, shop in the chic boutiques along Orchard Road, or watch an opera at the dramatically designed Esplanade Theatres on the bay. The meeting of Chinese, Indian, Malay and Western cultures is evident in the city’s mosques, Buddhist temples, and churches, as well as in neighborhoods like Arab Street, the traditional textile district; bustling Chinatown; the bright Bollywood atmosphere of Little India; or the legendary Raffles Hotel and the Padang cricket fields that have hardly changed since the era of British Colonialism. From this Asian and Colonial melting pot arises a miracle: one of the world’s best cuisines. Whether at a top restaurant or in the amazingly cheap hawker centre, the fusion of exotic tastes will shock you with its deliciousness.