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Singapore is a city-state of stark contrasts. Combining modernity with tradition, the country offers a melting pot of Chinese, Malay, Indians, Eurasian and foreign expats, which comprise more than a third of its population. Singapore has developed into one of the world's financial capitals, making it a country of contrasts as modern cityscape and bustling nightlife grow alongside enduring traditions and well-kept religious relics. Even on the streets of Singapore, it will cost you $500 if you spit gum onto the street.Fish pedicureIf you want to try something new, step into one of the city's tiny beauty salons, such as one at the beginning of the Chinatown street market, and do a fish pedicure.Religious templesWandering the streets of Chinatown and eventually you will fall upon a marvelous vestige of Hinduism in Singapore known as Sri Mariamman Temple.
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