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Singapore on a budget

Mix new architecture and hip boutiques with smoky temples and old food markets, and you have a taste of Singapore. Find out how to make the most of the island nation if you’re visiting on a budget
The gold-domed Sultan Mosque
COMPILED BY AMANDA CANNING, WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM RIA DE JONG AND CRISTIAN BONETTO. PHOTOGRAPHS: AFLO/GETTY IMAGES, RIA DE JONG/LONELY PLANET

SIGHTS Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

(btrts.org.sg)

Consecrated in 2008, this hulking Buddhist temple (free to enter) is home to what is reputedly a tooth of the Buddha, discovered in a collapsed stupa (Buddhist relic structure) in Mrauk-U, Myanmar. Though its authenticity is debated, the relic enjoys VIP status inside a 320kg solid-gold stupa in a dazzlingly ornate fourth-loor room. More religious relics await at the third-loor museum, while the peaceful rooftop garden features a huge prayer wheel in the Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas.

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