Singapore

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ShermansTravel experts do the legwork – literally – to walk you through the neighborhoods and regions in your destination. From local geography to notable landmarks to the hotel and restaurant meccas, we detail which areas to scope out during your stay and which spots aren’t worth the cab fare.

Singapore Neighborhoods

Historic Quarter

Victorian-era colonial edifices rub shoulders with high-rise office complexes in the river and downtown areas. Government and commercial buildings are centered around the harbor.

Chinatown

Temples, markets, street food vendors, and eateries share space on Chinatown's narrow streets. Thanks to urban renewal, many skyscrapers also rise amid conserved rows of terraced shop-houses.

Little India

Spices are milled and fortunes are told under images of Hindu deities and Bollywood celebrities in this colorful bastion of Indian culture and commerce.

Kampong Glam

The Muslim district is full of textile shops and mosques. Malaysian traders continue their centuries-old way of life oblivious to the towering skyscrapers that surround the area.

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Located 7.5 miles from the central business district, this delightfully green park encompasses 840 kinds of flowering plants, 500 species of animals, and 3.7-miles of mountain biking trails.

Jurong

At first glance, industrial Jurong in western Singapore seems unappealing, but this area shelters bird and reptile parks, theme gardens, and a science center with a planetarium.

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