Long dismissed as little more than a sterile stopover, Singapore has reinvented itself as one of the world's hot-list destinations.
What I love most about Singapore are the sharp and constant contrasts: smoky temples in the shadow of skyscrapers, luxe condos backing onto jungle, old-school shophouses housing secret cocktail dens. I can travel the world without ever leaving the island. One minute I'm in the 'Hong Kong' wet markets and malls of Chinatown, the next the 'Mumbai' street scenes of Little India, the next the red-light 'Patpong, Bangkok' district of Geylang. Dig deeper than the 'sterile' cliches and you'll find a place more complex, contradictory and addictive than you might imagine. Even after countless sojourns, Asia's little red dot never fails to make me swoon.
recent Singapore adventures
Singapore / Oct 2013
Capitalising on its melting pot of cultures, Singapore is finally getting some spark, and is fast becoming one of Asia’s hit-list destinations.