Singapore

Since gaining independence from Malaysia in 1965, the city-state of 5 million people has been an economic powerhouse and is one of the wealthiest countries in Asia. A popular stopover for Europeans travelling to Australia, and the recently-built Sands Skypark is a unique attraction. A park shaped like a surfboard and perched on top of three 55-storey buildings, it has magnificent views of the city.

Singapore Zoo is regarded as one of the best in the world, and there is a nearby park that only opens at night. It offers a very different experience to most parks. You can walk through it or take the tram.

Country

Singapore flag

Why you should go:

Everything works so well.

Why you shouldn't:

The weather never changes. It is hot and humid.

Map of Singapore