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Welcome to the Little Red Dot

Singapore is a place with many nicknames. Some call it the ‘Little Red Dot’ due to the city-state’s size and appearance on world maps; others ‘Singapour’ due to its humidity and wet season rain showers. Some have also dubbed it ‘Singabore’ for its allegedly sterile environment – while we can’t deny the first few, this last name is one we hope to dispel.

Singapore is a city full of strangely unique and wonderfully diverse experiences around every corner, where shophouses exist alongside skyscrapers, hawker food gets cooked up streets away from restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs, and nearly every month features a massive event. In recent years, the government has made big investments into the tourism industry, from the opening of two casino resorts at Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa, to converting the former army base of Gillman Barracks into an international art cluster and developing sustainable green areas around the island. The local creative scene has also been flourishing, with the presence of more indie musicians and fashion designers.

Whatever experience you’re looking for, Singapore has it.


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Updated on 25 Mar 2015.

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