Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Its colonial core centers on the Padang, a cricket field since the 1830s and now flanked by grand buildings such as City Hall, with its 18 Corinthian columns. In Singapore’s circa-1820 Chinatown stands the red-and-gold Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, said to house one of Buddha’s teeth.

Much like Hong Kong, Singapore’s colonial past is evident everywhere. This Island city on the equator gives a glorious mix of tropical and high tech. Amazing food and fabulous restaurants provide a great background to some glorious photo opportunities.

Cloud Forest, Singapore