Travel Trends: What’s Hot In 2013

7. Singapore


Why now: A slew of slick new sights like the Marina Bay Sands casino and the lush Gardens by the Bay complex have added to lure of this super-clean, super-future Southeast Asian city-state. Early this year its Supreme Court is expected to finally overturn its archaic colonial anti-gay law.

Where to stay: The perfectly situated and hip-ly luxurious Naumi

Where to eat: The deliciously reimagined classic Singapore magic of Immigrants Gastrobar

Where to drink: The mixed and friendly DMYK (Does Your Mother Know)

Side trip: The sprawling Asian melting pot of Kuala Lumpur