Archive for July, 2011

Jul 27 2011

Singapore’s Thieves Market

Published by under Shopping

Whoever said, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has certainly shopped at the Thieves Market along Sungei Road in Singapore. In addition to being the oldest flea market in Singapore –  this riverbank between Little India and Bugis has been a site of casual commerce since the 1930s – the Thieves Market is the … read the full post

Jul 25 2011

Ice skating, fake and real… in Singapore

Ice skating certainly isn’t the first activity that springs to mind when thinking of how to fill your days in Singapore, but the city actually has two skating rinks. The newest place to strap on some skates is the 600 square-metre rink in the middle of high-end mall The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. While … read the full post

Jul 20 2011

Thrill-seeking on Sentosa island

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With an onslaught of new adventure sport attractions, Sentosa island is no longer just for kids. Here’s a round-up of island activities that will get your adrenaline pumping when you’re done elbowing competitors out of the way sales shopping on Orchard Road. The latest addition and unmissable when you get off the monorail at Beach … read the full post

Jul 18 2011

Betel Box food walk through Joo Chiat, Singapore

Published by under Walking tours

With a promise of tasting around 40 various dishes of Singaporean food, how could I not go on the Betel Box weekly food walking tour of Joo Chiat when I was staying with them last week? Aside from eating, the tour promised to tell visitors all about how Singaporeans live, play and pay, so quite … read the full post

Jul 13 2011

Singapore’s changing of the guards

If you’ve ever walked all the way east along Orchard Road, you may have wondered what the deal was with the gated driveway with armed guards just before you reach Plaza Singapura Mall. This is the entrance to The Istana – the official residence and office of Singapore’s prime minister – and is off-limits to … read the full post

Jul 11 2011

Options for getting to and from Singapore’s airport

Published by under Transport (local)

With hands-down the best public transit system in Southeast Asia, there are more options than just taxis for travelling between downtown Singapore and Changi airport.  I’ll take you through all your options, listing the pros and cons of each. Changi airport is the easternmost stop on Singapore’s extensive subway system, better known as the MRT. … read the full post

Jul 06 2011

Wildlife spotting on Pulau Ubin

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Modern Singapore may be more of a concrete jungle than a real one, but a few spots remain where you spot a selection of the tropical wildlife that used to be abundant here – and I’m not talking about the zoo. One such place is Pulau Ubin, a small island off the east coast, where … read the full post

Jul 05 2011

Singapore Food Festival 2011

Published by under Festivals

Deciding where to go for dinner in Singapore will be even harder this month during the Singapore Food Festival. Throughout July, Singapore’s signature dishes like chilli crab, laksa, and chicken rice will be celebrated with special food-themed tours and pop-up dining opportunities around the city. The main event, The Singapore Food Festival Village, will be … read the full post