Spend an afternoon or evening taking a boat down the Singapore River, a canal that runs through a central part of the city’s business district. Be sure to pick a tour that goes by the Merlion, the national icon that has a fish’s tail and a lion’s head, out of which a constant fountain of water flows. It makes for a cool, weird photo op. Grab a beer at any of the bars lining the canals afterwards and chat it up with locals and other tourists.