No matter how well you think you know Singapore, unless you’ve traveled there recently you won’t recognize it. No longer just a stopover on the way to somewhere else, this tiny island nation (247 square miles; 5 million residents) in the South China Sea has emerged as one of Asia’s most vibrant destinations. And it’s not just the skyline that’s evolved. The very heartbeat of the city has changed—her pulse is racing. Literally. Two years ago, Formula 1 Grand Prix launched the circuit’s only night race on the downtown streets.
The city/state’s new attitude is perhaps best captured by Marina Bay Sands (10 Bayfront Ave., +65.6688.8888), a 57-story skyscraper whose massive triple towers share a single, spectacular rooftop Sky Park… Continue reading