Singapore is a thoroughly organised and modern city that is undeniably Asian. Singapore enjoys a rich ethnic, cultural and historical heritage with Chinese, Malay and Indian traditions part of the everyday landscape. Catch the Chinese opera, witness a Hindu fire-walking ceremony, or spend an evening at a world-renowned ballet performance. There is a dizzying variety of cuisine and dining experiences on offer, from food streets in Chinatown and local hawker centres to chic cafes and elegant restaurants. Or recapture the colonial era with a Singapore Sling under the languorous ceiling fans at Raffles Hotel. There are pockets of green in Singapore. The gently undulating central plateau contains a water catchment area and nature preserve. A significant area of primary rainforest, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, lies just 12 kilometres from the city centre and contains more species of plants than the entire North American continent.