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GETTING THERE

Singapore Airlines and a host of other carriers offer connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Singapore’s Changi Airport.

WHERE TO STAY

Albert Court Village

180 Albert St.

011-65-6496-7699

www.stayfareast.com/hotels

On the edge of Little India, encircling a courtyard of restored shophouses and featuring several restaurants serving local and international fare. Rooms from around $130.

ParkRoyal Beach Road

7500A Beach Rd.

011-65-6505-5666

www.parkroyalhotels.com/en

A solid four-star hotel near the shops, restaurants and cafes of the Arab Street neighborhood. Rooms from about $180.

WHERE TO EAT

Lagnaa

6 Upper Dickson Rd.

011-65-6296-1215

www.lagnaa.com

North and south Indian dishes cooked to the spiciness level you desire in the heart of Little India. Smallish, almost mezze-like entrees from around $6.

Hjh Maimunah

15 Jalan Pisang

011-65-6291-3132

www.hjmaimunah.com

A smorgasbord of delicious Malay food in the Arab Street neighborhood. Meals around $5 to $10, depending on how much you load up your plate at the buffet.

WHAT TO DO

Haw Par Villa

262 Pasir Panjang Rd.

011-65-6872-2780

Kitschy and charmingly decrepit Chinese mythology-themed sculpture garden a short walk from the Haw Par Villa MRT (subway) station. Daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free.

Mustafa Center

145 Syed Alwi Rd.

011-65-6295-5855

www.mustafa.com.sg/index.asp

A 24-hour retail extravaganza stretching two city blocks in Little India. Clothing, electronics, groceries and anything else you can think of.

INFORMATION

www.yoursingapore.com

M.K.