Though physically small, Singapore is an economic giant. The world's aspiring 'City in a Garden' is an unexpected wonderland for fans of all things green and natural. The island city-state on the southern tip of Malay Peninsula has seen many rulers in its history. Just stay central and escape to Singapore's soothing Botanic Gardens. A full calendar of traditional festivals and holidays celebrated throughout the year adds to its cultural appeal. The city-state in Southeast Asia consists of the island of Singapore and about 54 smaller islands. The mai nisland is linked by a causeway to the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore's progress over the past three decades has been remarkable, yet the island has not been overwhelmed by development. What I love most about Singapore are the sharp and constant contrasts: smoky temples in the shadow of skyscrapers, luxe condos backing onto jungle, old-school shophouses housing secret cocktail dens. From chilli-spiked crab, to fragrant laksa, rendang and biryani, Singapore is a mouthwatering feast of flavours. Singaporeans are obsessed with food – good food – and you'll find it steaming, sizzling and simmering almost everywhere you look. Asia's perennial geek has finally found its groove. More than just satay and malls, new-school Singapore is all about sci-fi architecture in billion-dollar gardens, contemporary art in converted colonial barracks, and single-origin coffee in heritage shophouses. Book a hotel in Singapore online. Hotels from budget to luxury. Good rates. No reservation costs. Hotel booking deals for hotels and accommodation.