A wander around town reveals gleaming modern skyscrapers looming above ornate temples. Just when you’ve glimpsed the future, you can step into the city’s past with a tour around a war memorial. Eat delicious Asian dishes for less than 5 SGD at a hawker centre (open-air food court), or experience fine dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant. If you’re after retail therapy, you’ll find designer stores aplenty on Orchard Road, and hidden gems in the bohemian Haji Lane boutiques. Kick-start your days like a local in Tiong Bahru’s trendy cafés, which serve up brews to please even the pickiest of coffee lovers. Take afternoon tea at Raffles Hotel and enjoy a spot of people-watching, then sip cocktails at one of the elegant rooftop bars.