The Monocle Travel Guide series reveals their favourite places in each city we cover, from the ideal route for an early morning run to the best spots for independent retail. Full of surprises and quirks, they also feature detailed design and architecture pages, neighbourhood walks to get you away from the crowds and their favourite places to eat everyting be it tasty food or something truly celebratory.
Decidedly global in its outlook, the modern metropolis of Singapore has kept a foot firmly rooted in tradition. Today quaint colonial-era shophouses sit alongside shimmering skyscrapers; temples, mosques and churches share the same streets; and open-air food courts sell tasty and authentic fare just footsteps from fine dining establishments. Singapore continues to defy expectations.