Many people criticise Singapore for not being a true representation of Asia, having such a strong western influence, but I don’t think it’s trying to be. It’s an extremely successful and varied hub for world commerce with lots of Asian flavours thrown in. For a backpacker it’s an easy, adjustable starting point for a trip around Asia.
The main tourist areas of Singapore are split into precincts, making it really easy to navigate the city. You have; Arab street, Chinatown, Little India, Marina Bay and Orchard Road. (more…)