You'll be surprise and in awe when you arrive in Singapore, a place that the United Kingdom ruled until 1963, when it became a sovereign country after being part of Malaysia for a short period. The people are friendly and they speak English, their official language.
On the tip of the Malaysian peninsular, Singapore is a country where East meets West. Because of its British background you can find bars like Muddy Murphy’s in the middle of its commercial area near Orchard Road. http://muddymurphys.com/ or go to anywhere else and eat a well portioned Asian dishes.
It is recommended to stay around this central vibrant part of the country at the Marriott; http://bit.ly/HdgLDe or check all other hotels in the area: http://www.agoda.com. From there you can get anywhere using very accessible taxis. Or as many visitors do, use the underground rail system that Singaporeans are proud of. http://bit.ly/1ibRbt5
Be certain to get out and around during the day or night. During the day go to the Botanic Gardens or the Zoo for a safari http://www.nightsafari.com.sg/ Go to Raffles and have one of their famous Singapore Slings and a steak at The Long Bar http://bit.ly/1ibS4Sx. Check out Clarke Quary night life and have a soft crab at Jumbo's http://bit.ly/1cXuoRn
Check with your hotel for day trips. One of the most popular is to go by bus north to Kaula Lumpir, Malaysia. Another is to go to Indonesia by boat. Both require you to bring your passport.
Stay for ten days and then take a quick two to three days trip to Bali. Airline tickets are cheaper than most hotel night stays. Concierge at all hotels will make arrangements and it’s an awesome diversion from normal places to visit.
Get your tickets long before the airline trip leaving from the west or east coast of the USA. Cheap airlines to Singapore: http://bit.ly/18HbDkq. For more info, check out Singapore Chamber of Commerce: http://www.amcham.org.sg/
Photo of Marina Bay Sands by Author Giok Ping Ang, resident of Singapore, Singapore. Right: Sing; Sing.