Central Business District
The Central Business District, or CBD as it is more commonly known, is the beating heart and financial centre of commercial Singapore. More than 600 financial institutions operate in Singapore, and it is home to South East Asia's largest stock market, and the World's fifth largest foreign exchange centre. Head to Raffles Place to get a glimpse into the every day business side of this buzzing city, and to surround yourself with the towering, gleaming skyscrapers. You will find Singapore's three tallest buildings here, all built to the 280m limit set by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore – the OUB Centre, the UOB Plaza and the Republic Plaza. Nearby Boat Quay and One Fullerton offer plenty of alfresco eating and drinking options, and one of the city's best loved hawker centres, Lau Pa Sat, is a popular choice for a wide variety of cheap local dishes.