A huge part of the culture in Singapore is based around food and with so many different influences, you're in for a real treat. Chinatown, Little India and Arab St offer the best insight into traditional dishes with everything from seafood to Malaysian and even Middle Eastern fare on offer. Just as rich as the food is the history of Singapore and the best place to discover the region's colonial past is located north of the Singapore River and east of Orchard in the Bras Basah area where you'll find plenty of museums and historical buildings which will give you an insight into the Singapore of old.
With such a large population of religious locals, Singapore is home to a wide range of faiths and places of worship. The most common religions include Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Sikhism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam, all of which have their own important places of worship. The best places to see include the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, the Burmese Buddhist Temple, the Sri Mariamman Hindu temple, the Masjid Sultan and Thian Hock Keng temple, the oldest hokkien temple in Singapore. Located in Ang Mo Kio, Balestier, Chinatown and Arab St, all places of worship are open to visitors outside services.
If you worship at the altar of fashion and all things retail, then you're also in luck as Singapore is renowned for its outstanding shopping. Most of Singapore's most popular shopping malls are found on Orchard Road however skyscrapers that surround the Singapore River also offer some great opportunities and if you want to see where the locals shop, Marina Bay and Bugis are your best bet.