Singapore is famous for its food, which is plentiful, flavorful, and often inexpensive. For local cuisine, hawker centers like Lau Pa Sat and Maxwell Road Hawker Center are your best bets. There, you can find favorites such as chili crab– delicious, fresh, juicy crab cooked in sweet chili sauce. Another famous local specialty you’ll find in hawker centers is Hainanese chicken rice, which is considered a Singaporean national dish. Given Singapore’s history as a British colony, the Britain’s influence still very prominent in the restaurant scene. You can even take High Tea in the Raffles Bar & Billiard Room. For even more colonial history, visit the Long Bar and try a Singapore Sling. It’s a little touristy and expensive, but it’s a famous old stand-by, and worth visiting if only to say you’ve been there. For haute cuisine, you can’t go wrong with the internationally acclaimed French restaurant Les Amis, which offers fine wine and innovative dishes. The combination of cultures in Singapore makes for great variety in cuisine, and Singaporean standards mean high quality, so Singapore is a foodie’s dream.