The Singapore connection – Singapore's condensed landscape means visitors can quickly tour some of the city's most famous attractions and be back at the airport in a matter of hours.
Botanic Gardens – Singapore's Botanic Gardens are an oasis of calm amongst the hustle and bustle of one of Asia's largest cities says Shawn Low, editor of Lonely Planet's Asia-Pacific edition.
Orchard Road – There are bargains aplenty to be had on Orchard Road, one of Singapore's main shopping thoroughfares, says Low.
Singapore Art Museum – The Singapore Art Museum in the heart of the city's Colonial District offers cultural activities away from the intense glare of Singapore's midday sun. Nearby museums include the Peranakan Museum and the National Museum.
Singapore Flyer – The 165-meter-tall Singapore Flyer meanwhile offers spectacular 360-degree views of the city throughout the day.
Night time perch – A good way to get a sense of Singapore's scale is to find a lookout point on one of the city's many rooftop bars come sundown, says Low.
Night safari – Singapore Zoo's famous Night Safari allows visitors to get up close and personal with a variety of nocturnal animals.
Little India – Little India is a remnant of Singapore's previous life as a colony of the British Empire and plays host to a vibrant expatriate Indian community.