Singapore

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Singapore

Singapore

Eat It: Come to Singapore and discover three cuisines to tempt you: Malay, Chinese and Indian, all reflective of local ethnic groups. The city-state is famous for its hawker centers, where as many as 100-plus vendors each offer a specialty. Maxwell Road hawker center and Old Airport Road hawker center are local favorites, where you can tuck into iconic dishes like Hainanese chicken rice, roti, char kway teow (fried rice noodles), chili crab or rojak (a salty-sweet dish with vegetables, fruit, Chinese fritters, peanuts and shrimp paste). For upscale takes on local flavors, try Wild Rocket -- and don't miss the sophisticated desserts at 2 AM Dessert Bar.

Experience It: Local culinary aficionado Tony Tan offers an amazing food tour in the Joo Chiat neighborhood that not only leaves you stuffed full of good food, but also provides deep insights into Singapore's unique culture. It's a great way to connect with the city that lies beyond Orchard Road's mega-malls.

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