Archive for March, 2011

Mar 30 2011

How to get from Singapore to Indonesia without flying

I’ve seen this question posed on many online travel boards, the Travelfish.org forum included: “I need to get from Singapore to Indonesia, but I don’t want to fly. Isn’t there a cheaper way to do it?” The short answer is no. All the budget airlines fly from Singapore to Indonesian destinations like Jakarta and Bali, … read the full post

Mar 25 2011

How to get a Burmese visa in Singapore

Published by under Visas

With affordable flights to Rangoon (Yangon) courtesy of JetStar Airways, Singapore is second only to Thailand as a launching point for travels to Burma. And if you’re considering a visit to Burma now that Aung San Suu Kyi has given the nod to independent travellers visiting, Singapore is a good spot to get your visa, … read the full post

Mar 23 2011

Broadway’s “The Lion King” opens in Singapore

Published by under Events

Singapore is known as the Lion City, so it’s only fitting that the Broadway show “The Lion King” has made its Southeast Asian debut right here. The musical is based on the 1994 Disney classic and is the first major performance to grace the stage of the new Sands Theatre at the stunning Marina Sands … read the full post

Mar 21 2011

Why you should get an EZ-Link Card in Singapore

Published by under Transport (local)

If you’re going to be in Singapore for a while a stored value EZ-link card for public transportation is a wise investment. The S$5 cost of the card is non-refundable but it quickly pays for itself. How quickly? For stays of 5 days or longer I suspect you’ll be glad to have one. Here are … read the full post

Mar 08 2011

The best free iPhone Apps for Singapore

Published by under Phone & internet

Judging by the number of people with iPhones in Singapore, one might think Apple products are given away with every plate of chicken rice. A recent tongue-in-cheek listing of the “world’s coolest nationalities” ranked Singaporeans #2 for taking geekiness to the extreme level, citing facts like Singapore is home to a 9 year old boy … read the full post

Mar 03 2011

Singapore hawker dishes: Carrot cake (chai tow kueh)

Placing an order for “carrot cake” with a wizened man with a wok, it’s hard to imagine that anyone would expect a slice of cake with cream cheese icing. The name of this classic Singapore hawker dish isn’t meant to deceive; it’s simply the result of a direct translation from Mandarin. The main components of … read the full post