Singapore is an epochal city due to its culture and cuisine
People planning solo holidays may wish to visit Singapore, after a travel expert named the country as one of the three cities that define the 21st century.
Singapore - a city-state which shares its only border with Malaysia - is an island-based conurbation, made up of 63 of the land masses.
Brenden Sainsbury, writing on the Lonely Planet website on Friday (April 1st), said that the south-east Asian country has the perfect recipe for a 21st-century city.
"Take a former British colony in Southeast Asia; fill it with Chinese, Malay, and Tamil immigrants; endow it with one of the world's great hybrid cuisines; and then grant it political independence," he said.
"Singapore epitomises … a slick forward-thinking city: a prime Pacific Rim location, an eclectic melting pot of different cultures [and] unrivalled economic clout."
Mr Sainsbury is an author for the Lonely Planet, having recently written the travel guides for Cuba and Puerto Rico.