Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It is one of the most sought after tourist destination in Asia. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. It is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. In Singapore's Chinatown, inside the red-and-gold Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, said to house one of Buddha's teeth and is a major tourist attraction among many. Singapore is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. Travelling around Singapore is extremely easy - thanks to its most efficient and widespread public transport systems. Food in Singapore is taken very seriously. From cheap hawker fare to Michelin-starred fine dining, food-loving Singaporeans and the visitors from around the globe will line up for it. Other than food, Singapore is well known as shoppers' paradise. Specially the Orchard Road is the queen of shopping malls, with all the high-street brands, plenty of high-fashion houses and a few discount outlets thrown into the mix. If you prefer your shopping a little less mass-market, head out to local neighborhoods for independent designers, quirky art galleries, bustling markets, Chinese medicines, Persian carpets and a sari or two.