Archive for August, 2011

Aug 30 2011

Mid-Autumn mooncakes and lanterns

Published by under Festivals

As Hungry Ghost Month draws to a close, Singapore shifts from feeding the spirits to feasting on Mid-Autumn Festival treats with family and friends. This fall festival is second only to Chinese New Year as the most colourful time of year to visit Chinatown and runs from August 30 to September 25. The Mid-Autumn Festival … read the full post

Aug 25 2011

Singapore’s cheapest hostels

Published by under Accommodation

How do you choose a hostel in Singapore? Do you research which one has the friendliest atmosphere or is closest to the MRT, or do you just book the best deal you can find? As a budget traveller myself, I can empathise that sometimes it all comes down to the numbers, especially in Singapore where … read the full post

Aug 22 2011

Singapore Formula One Night Race

Published by under Events

In about a month’s time every speed freak in the world’s focus will be on Singapore for the one and only Formula One Night Race. Now in its fourth year, the event takes place September 23 to 25 with downtown Singapore shutting down to create a street circuit that passes local landmarks like the Singapore … read the full post

Aug 17 2011

A walk down Singapore’s Temple Street

Published by under Walking tours

A historic street in Chinatown named for its Hindu temple? Temple Street is more than just an exemplary example of Singapore’s multiculturalism – it’s the perfect stretch for a quickie walking tour. I’ll assume you’re coming from Chinatown MRT station and start where Temple Street meets with New Bridge Road. Near the beginning of the … read the full post

Aug 15 2011

Changi Airport’s best free attractions

Whether you’re stuck in transit or just checked in waaay to early for your flight leaving Singapore (90 minutes is plenty), there’s no reason to be bored at Changi Airport. Save that Bill Bryson novel for the plane – a ton of fun and completely free things to do beckon within the secure departure area. … read the full post

Aug 10 2011

Singapore’s Hungry Ghost Festival

Published by under Festivals

While many people in Singapore are fasting this month for Ramadan, the city’s ghosts are feasting! The seventh lunar month is the Hungry Ghost Festival in Singapore and this year it falls from July 31 to August 28. But Hungry Ghost month isn’t really a celebration – it’s a downright spooky affair. Chinese Taoists believe … read the full post

Aug 08 2011

Singapore’s Tiger brewery tour

After months of renovations Asia Pacific Breweries, the home of Tiger Beer, is again open to the public. Considering how expensive it is to drink in Singapore, S$16 is a bargain for a brewery tour and the chance to drink your fill of Tiger Beer at the “tasting session” that follows. The tour begins in … read the full post

Aug 04 2011

How to get a Philippines visa in Singapore

Published by under Visas

The fact that Travelfish.org doesn’t currently cover the Philippines is no excuse to leave this archipelago paradise off your itinerary. Visa-free entry to the Philippines for up to 21 days is given to citizens of many countries including Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK, most of Europe, Japan, South Korea, and ASEAN countries.  However, if … read the full post

Aug 01 2011

7 days of drinking in Singapore

Published by under Bars & nightlife

It doesn’t take long to realise that drinking in Singapore is an expensive habit, but drink promotions can make an evening out a little more affordable. While we have already covered Singapore’s best happy hours, here are my latest suggestions for getting the most booze for your buck every day of the week. Monday Timbre@Arts … read the full post