Staff, 2022-12-25 23:00:51,
This article is part of a guide to Singapore from FT Globetrotter
When Singapore is mentioned, what comes to mind are the gleaming skyscrapers of our financial district and the triple towers of Mofshe Safdie’s Marina Bay Sands, along with the futuristic-looking lotus of the ArtScience Museum and the flower domes and “supertrees” — solar-powered vertical gardens — of Gardens by the Bay, all nestled within a manicured swath of the Singapore Strait.
However, the Singapore that I know best is the bustling one of my parents and grandparents, a city of rich heritage and culture whose different areas refer not simply to topographical locations but also to character-filled enclaves of different migratory ethnic and dialect groups — along with all the accompanying food, culture, vibrant colour and ear-scorching slang.
Any morning in Singapore is immediately made better by a sunrise walk or morning yoga in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the only tropical botanic garden which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Not only is it a verdant paradise that articulates Singapore’s reputation as a garden-city — the work carried out here to research and preserve rare tropical flora and fauna native to the region is also incredibly important, not only for Singapore but all of…
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