Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, the city-state of Singapore has developed into one of the most prosperous metropolises and one of the busiest ports in Southeast Asia. Due to its notoriously strict legal system, it has also developed a reputation for bland sterility and predictability (the author William Gibson famously referred to it as “Disneyland with the death penalty”). One aspect of Singaporean culture that is decidedly not bland, however, is its food, and one of the best and most memorable ways to sample the regional cuisine is by visiting one of its many legendary, bustling hawker centers.
Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Singapore Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Singapore. Photo courtesy of William Cho via Flickr.