This glinting silver city is not just a land of architectural mindbenders, it’s Asia’s secret garden.

Travellers to Singapore are forever astounded by the country’s architectural feats. Aside from the temples and mosques built by royalty of old, here there are seemingly endless novelties. Take Marina Sands Bay, with its infamously expensive resort, Double Helix Bridge and sky-high swimming pool. On the other hand, a large slice of the country is now nature reserve, its parks and zoos full of exotic creatures. Singapore’s cultural diversity adds a finishing touch, an exciting blend of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences, each with their thriving pockets of the city.