Singapore is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. It’s constantly evolving, reinventing, and re-imagining itself, with people who are passionate about creating new possibilities. It’s where foodies, explorers, collectors, action seekers, culture shapers, and socialisers meet―and new experiences are created every day.
Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Its colonial core centers on the Padang, a cricket field since the 1830s and now flanked by grand buildings such as City Hall, with its 18 Corinthian columns. In Singapore’s circa-1820 Chinatown stands the red-and-gold Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, said to house one of Buddha’s teeth.
When to visit
The weather’s warm and tropical year-round. Rainstorms are possible at any time, but rainfall usually peaks Nov–Dec. Chinatown comes alive for Chinese New Year (varies Jan/Feb), celebrated with parades, lights and traditional lion dances, including at the large, multicultural Chingay Parade.
Major events include
- The Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix (Sep) is staged at the Marina Bay circuit.
- There are music concerts and other events in the run-up to the race.
- Chinese New Year (varies Jan/Feb)