Smart, successful and super-efficient, Singapore is both a thriving city-state and an island country with hidden depths. Best known for its futuristic skyscrapers, it’s also home to colonial buildings, ornate mosques and traditional shop-houses. Cultural enclaves serve mouth-watering cuisine, from the curries of Little India to satay sauce in the Malay districts. To spend your dollars, visit the designer shops and lounge bars of Orchard Road or the antique stalls and night markets of Chinatown. If shopping’s not your scene, cruise downstream in a cargo boat, wakeboard along the Kallang River or hike through the virgin forest of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.