Experience the vibrant, cosmopolitan city-state of Singapore on a Holland America Line cruise. Located off the southern tip of Malaysia, Singapore is a savory cultural stew, combining Malaysian, Chinese, Indian and colonial European influences. Delve into the island’s faith traditions at Saint Andrews Cathedral, the gold-domed Sultan Mosque and colorful Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple. Foodies can feast on flavorful local specialties from wontons to coconut noodle soup. And gardeners will be amazed by the orchids at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
City-states are rare in the present day—and none are quite like Singapore. In the 20th century, the Southeast Asian nation hurtled itself into the modern world, and it continues to expand its state-of-the-art transportation system and build its edgy skyline.