Modern Singapore is a fairly young country, if you don’t count the hundreds of years of Singaporean civilization and foreign colonialization which preceded the Republic. Diversity is the simplest and truest hallmark of the country. When exploring, you may find yourself weaving through Chinese, Malaysian, and Indian quarters. Each area is intertwined, and there is little segregation. In Chinatown, one place that isn’t to be missed is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. In the morning hours you can grab some Hainainese chicken rice (Chinese influence). For lunch, some Nasi goring (Malay fried rice), and for dinner some Char Kway Teow sweet noodles (multicultural influence). The vast urbanization of the land since its boom in economic growth has led to many of the natural landscapes to diminish. Nonetheless, Singapore holds some striking sights as locals have great taste. Even upon arriving you can witness true art at the Changi Airport with the Jewel, a huge complex of stores, gardens and the world’s largest and tallest indoor waterfall. At the Singapore Botanic Gardens you’ll be able to find all of the country’s native biodiversity, including rooms filled with stunning orchids. These gardens are considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.