Buzzing, ever-changing Singapore celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence in 2015 and if ever there was a time to visit the tiny but mighty metropolis it's right now as this year the excellent city break destination brings together the best of the old and new in spectacular style.
The Lion City, which gained independence in 1965, is famed for its multicultural diversity and unique attractions, along with the rich heritage, glamorous hotels and world-class shopping malls. During the Golden Jubilee, visitors can expect a National Day like none before on 9 August, when the party will include a stunning parade at the Padang with live stunts and performances to recapture the country's history. It will culminate in an amazing fireworks display at the site where Singapore's independence was declared.
The historic City Hall and former Supreme Court will be reborn as new arts institution The National Gallery Singapore in the autumn, showcasing the best of South East Asian art from the 19th century to present.
If this wasn't enough, the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix returns in September and there is a whole host of attractions to visit at any time of year in this wonderful city, including the awe-inspiring Gardens by the Bay and Singapore's bustling Chinatown.
Click through our slideshow below to read more about why Singapore is the city to watch in 2015 and how you can visit the top destination.
Get there: Singapore Airlines flies four times daily from London Heathrow and daily from Manchester to Singapore.
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