Singapore is an exceptional example for what is possible in terms of city planning in an autocratic state. They manage to extend a high-tech city to offer more and more space for people to live, work and recreate while making it greener at the same time. When for example the Peak Royal on Pickering hotel was build they created two square meters of green for every square meter of green they had to remove building a hotel that looks like a hanging garden.
Besides a lot of green, Singapore offers some nice areas for dining like Boat Quay and areas with bars with live music like Clarke Quay. The Merlion, chinatown, the lightshow at the supertrees and the tropical gardens at Marina bay are just a few things worth exploring.