A Plateful of Singapore

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The ‘Singapore culture’ is a result of one of the most cosmopolitan populations in the world. The cuisines here will leave you wanting for more. The city is a blend of everything Asian with a strong global identity. Here are some attractions that show Singapore’s cultural side and leave you spellbound.

Raffles Hotel

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A luxury hotel that is an institution of luxury and cuisine, the Raffles Hotel has been treating guests to the highest standards since 1887. Treat yourself to Singapore’s national cocktail, the Singapore Sling at the celebrity favourite, the Long Bar.

Hawker Food Market

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Food and people are the main ingredients for culture tours in Singapore and the city’s 200 plus hawker markets are the best places to experience this twist of culture and cuisine.  Whether it’s lunch at Maxwell Road or dinner at the Victorian styled Lau Pa Sat, discovering food in Singapore starts from the hawkers.

White Rabbit

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Set in a restored chapel in the former British barracks, the White Rabbit provides a unique eating experience. Dine from a menu containing old European favourites and enjoy the vibrant surrounding area with its bars and art galleries.

Timings: 12PM to 2.30PM, 6.30PM to 10.30PM Tuesday to Friday, 10.30AM to 3PM, 6.30PM to 10.30PM Weekends (Monday Closed)

Chingay Parade

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The Chingay Parade is the largest in Asia. A great introduction to the culture and art of Singapore, the parade has myriad attractions including elaborately designed floats and street performers. Watch the city celebrate together at the Chingay Parade, an essential Singaporean experience.

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

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A world famous performance arts centre set in the stunning Marina Bay area, the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is a destination for theatre and music aficionados. With groundbreaking architecture and design, the venue is a symbol for Singapore’s cultural scenery.

Tiong Bahru

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The best way to experience the culture of Singapore is by absorbing the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this vibrant city which comes to life in its older localities. Singapore’s oldest housing estate – Tiong Bahru exudes heritage in every corner, with its bird singing groups, its hawker markets and strong folk culture.

With a multicultural population and an economy where the globe converges, Singapore’s culture is cosmopolitan and this blend of influences reflects in the cuisines that are served from its streets to its luxury establishments.