20 Best City Breaks in the World

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Singapore

Green spaces abound in Singapore. Like to get back to nature without leaving the city? Be sure to spend a little time at the Tropical Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before heading across town to see the sights at the beautiful Gardens by the Bay.

So plentiful are the parks here, you can sometimes forget that this is a large and modern metropolis. Therein lies Singapore’s allure — with the towering skyscrapers underlining the fact that there are attractions here to appeal to all.

Singapore is paradise for foodies, whilst those seeking culture and the arts are also well catered for. This is a multi-cultural spot indeed, with 5.6 million people at home here — 39% of them foreign nationals.

The ultimate melting pot, Singapore’s colonial past can be explored at Padang — the playing field and cricket ground overlooked by important buildings and significant landmarks. It’s just another green space that is always beckoning those keen to take a break from Singapore’s bustling streets.