50 reasons Singapore is the best city in the world
By Charlotte Glennie, Mavis Ang, Gillian Rhys, Vidhu Aul and Nicholas Walton, for CNN
13 minute read
3:45 AM EDT, Fri August 7, 2015
Architectural jaw-droppers —
Singapore is home to two of the world's three most expensive buildings (including the three-towered Marina Bay Sands, pictured), a concert hall shaped like a durian and a museum shaped like a robotic hand.
courtesy gardens by the bay
Street food for every stomach —
Nothing wrong for having a sensitive stomach here. Street food in Singapore isn't just delicious, it's hygienic.
Green pieces —
World's tallest indoor waterfall, supertrees, world's largest column-less greenhouse -- a walk through Gardens by the Bay is like visiting a theme park of plants.
World's coolest hybrid —
What other place would even think of making a bizarre hybrid of a lion and fish its international ambassador? No wonder the water-spewing Merlion is the stuff of selfie legend.
Best-ever crustacean dish —
If you're not ready to get into a lengthy argument about where to get the best chili crab -- it's the unofficial national dish -- you're probably not Singaporean. And you've probably never eaten what many consider the world's tastiest crab dish.
Nonstop calendar of celebrations —
Recognizing the celebratory seasons of Chinese, Malay, Indian, Caucasian and other cultures, Singaporeans know partying. The Chingay festival (pictured) is the best party of the year. Until the one coming up next week.
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World's highest, largest rooftop pool —
As if the altitude weren't enough, Marina Bay Sand's 495-foot pool is also an infinity pool.