After years of straight-laced conformity, Singapore is shaking things up. Young locals feel less pressure to jump into the corporate world and many are pursuing their passions; the result is a renaissance in sectors including food, fashion and design. Despite high rents and car prices, it's still possible to have a really good time on very little. Lush greenery abounds from touchdown at the stunningly efficient Changi Airport, with new nature reserves sprouting up on suburban edges. Meanwhile, Orchard Road has had a facelift with a string of glossy new malls.
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