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SINGAPORE by Rose Dykins

THE LION CITY ROARS H

ow many destinations can claim to have a rainforest in the city centre? Or a Little India, a Chinatown, an Arab Quarter and a proud British Colonial heritage? Not to mention one of the world’s most eyecatching skylines, housing one of the global top four financial centres? Singapore certainly seems to have it all. Its carefully preserved history and colourful pockets of culture, along with its swanky bars, incredible dining experiences and cutting-edge attractions make the cultural yet cosmopolitan capital tempting enough to attract expats from all over the globe. Aside from its lifestyle attractions, the Lion

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City was ranked the best place in the world to do business by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in 2014. “We’ve never received any complaints from our clients about Singapore,” says Scott Pawley, Managing Director of Global Travel Management. “Everything is run very efficiently, whether it’s the hotels, conference facilities or aspects such as transport and restaurants. And Singapore Changi is consistently voted one of the best airports in the world.” And at a time where global security is on high alert, the destination is considered a safe pair of hands. “Singapore scores well in terms of safety and security,” says Jonathan

Loh, Area Director of Northern and Western Europe for the Singapore Tourism Board. “People can walk round and try street food at 2am and they feel safe, it’s just not an issue.” Unlike some destinations, where you’re limited to the view from the window of a taxi, Singapore can be explored easily on foot. If you’ve visited before, you’ll know that its public transport is clean, punctual and farreaching. “Expats will tell you that they jump on the metro to reach our urban jungle, go there for a walk, and within a few minutes they’re back into the city itself,” says Lo. The city-state’s compact size is another advantage. “Travelling from the east to the

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