For architecture buffs, Singapore offers a singular blend of the traditional and the ultramodern. There are still plenty of streets lined with original Chinese shophouses, painted in bright colours, and with their typical corridors and internal courtyards. The legendary Raffles Hotel is just one of many intact examples of colonial architecture.
Singapore is also home to some of the world’s most stunning and innovative contemporary buildings. The Marina Bay Sands® complex is a defining feature of the skyline – three sloping towers soaring 200 metres above the ground. They’re topped by the SkyPark®, a huge platform with lush gardens and a public observatory offering spectacular views of the city.