It has useful and interesting itineraries, an easy to follow lay out, detailed maps and doesn’t ignore the box-ticking activities that Singapore draws people in with.Indy Best product reviews are unbiased, independent advice you can trust.

You can find out where to get Italian suits cut or which bar will serve up the best martini, alongside recommendations on the best tables in town.

The whole of the back is dedicated to shopping, while there are also short sections on clubs and activities.

The editor’s choice section breaks down what to see into bite-size pieces from the best festivals and parks to daily markets, and it also has a useful section on money-saving tips.

The main section splits Singapore into eight sections including the surrounding areas and details the attractions of each part from Chinatown’s colourful Wak Hai Cheng Temple to one of the historic esplanade park in the Civic District.

And you won’t get lost with the inclusion of nine detailed maps with the sights included, although there’s no main pull out map. Buy now Fitting into the palm of your hand, this pocket guide book begins with 10 attractions that include classic experiences such as sipping on a Singapore Sling cocktail at Raffles Hotel and venturing out of the city to Sentosa Island’s best beaches.

There is a detailed guide to a perfect day in the city, starting with breakfast at the 1919 Killiney Kopitiam coffee shop to the best city vistas from the Singapore Flyer observation wheel.

We compared the guides by looking at the breadth and depth of the information, how easy the guide was to navigate and whether it was size-appropriate.

Endeavouring to show off the city’s art and its proximity to nature, this guide (written by native Richard Lim) is slick, concise and covers all bases from transport to tipping etiquette.

The main part colour codes the sections and splits the city into seven areas, with additional sections covering the zoos, parks and gardens as well as island excursions.

Buy now From one of the most reliable names in the guidebook world, Lonely Planet’s tenth Singapore edition has special features on local cuisine, tips for shopping along with a small section on the little – but important – first time essentials from what to wear and general etiquette like not leaving your chopsticks upright in a bowl.

It’s a culturally diverse city that modernised into a tech hub from its origins as a fishing village and an all-important colonial East-West trading post.