Off the beaten path: Singapore

Singapore, the land where you can't chew gum, the home of the largest bat, the place with vibrant night life and lots of skyscrapers, is a small country, however it does have a number of attractive destinations for the off the beaten path travelers. You can visit the weird Buddha tooth temple, relax in some unusual bars, meditate by watching snails blink, go to the thieves market and learn a lot about the local culture by visiting interesting museums.

The glowing snails of Singapore

Quantula striata are unique tropical land snails found in Singapore - they emanate green light when they move, which adds to the atmosphere of the illuminated city at night.

The Buddhist version of hell

Haw Par Villa or the Tiger Balm Gardens is a park in Singapore, which depicts a version of Buddhist hell. This is the park where parents take children when they misbehave, and show them what may…