Singapore is a city, an island and a country. Its location, at the tip of the Malaysian Peninsula, makes it the true crossroads of Asia and Australasia. A thriving, modern, dynamic city renowned for its efficiency and high standard of service, Singapore successfully blends traditional culture, exemplary cuisine and inspirational architecture. Find grand and luxurious hotels, coupled with the low-key and cheap food markets of Bugis Junction and Boat Quay. Singapore is a very compact city, offering outstanding shopping on Orchard Road or in some of its many air-conditioned shopping malls. It also boasts some of the best restaurants in Asia, with endless entertainment options and cultural treasures. Sightseeing opportunities include, the cultural quarters of Chinatown, Arab street, and Little India, the riverside area, one of the main venues for entertainment, with Boat Quay and Clarke Quay offering an eclectic mix of restaurants, alfresco dining, lively bars and jazz venues and for panoramic views across Singapore and the southern islands, take the journey up to the top of the Sky Tower. No visit to Singapore is complete without enjoying a Singapore Sling cocktail at the world-renowned Raffles Hotel, where the drink was created. If you prefer to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, unwind on the shores of Sentosa Island or take a stroll through the 52 hectares of the Botanic Gardens.