Pictures of Singapore that will make you cry (or just book a trip)

Usually when you hear of city-states, you think of the ancient tales of Sparta and Athens. But in truth, there are still a few city-states out there, and they are all worth a visit.

Today we're looking at Singapore — literally (heyoooooo). These pictures of this modern Southeast Asian metropolis will get your travel glands salivating. With some of the highest rankings in categories like healthcare, education and safety, it's a modern oasis for modern travelers. Just leave the gum at home.

Singapore city skyline at night
With 5.6 million people, Singapore is a densely populated cityscape. Getty Images/iStockphoto.

Fragment of decoration in Sri Mariamman Temple in Singapore
Entrance to the Sri Mariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. Credit: Getty.

Gardens by the Bay
The surreal and serene Gardens by the Bay. Credit: wsboon images/Getty.

Singapore at Night
A nighttime walk along the Helix Bridge offers stunning city views. Credit: surangaw via Getty Images.

Singapore buddha tooth relic temple at dusk
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is widely regarded as one of the top attractions in Singapore. Spend some extra time here to take it all in. Credit: vichie81/Getty.

You know that crazy looking building in the Helix Bridge photo? Yeah, there's an observation deck, giant infinity pool and super-trendy restaurant on top of it. Credit: Vivek Prakash/Reuters.

Big flyer and birds flying in the sunset sky.
Take a ride on the Singapore Flyer, akin to the London Eye, to get a bird's eye view of the city. Credit: Getty.

Southern Ridges Canopy Walk, Singapore
Walk or jog right in the canopy at the sprawling Southern Ridges. Credit: Getty.

Sunset at Changi Beach
In case you get bored of the gazillion things to do in the city, take some downtime for a sunset stroll at Changi Beach. Credit: Getty.

Singapore central business district
Singapore: A cool place to be. Credit: naphakm/Getty.

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