Archive for November, 2011

Nov 30 2011

Left luggage services at Changi Airport

Got a long lay-over at Changi Airport? Singapore’s small size coupled with its efficient public transportation means even with just a few hours to spare it’s possible to venture into the city. Thankfully Changi Airport has excellent left luggage services so there’s no need to drag your suitcase along when you’re meeting the Merlion or … read the full post

Nov 29 2011

ZoukOut Sentosa beach party

Published by under Events

Think Ko Pha Ngan is the only place in Southeast Asia where you can dance to DJs all night on the beach? Think again. Straight-laced Singapore lets down its hair one night a year for ZoukOut, a 14-hour party held right on the beach of Sentosa. With dozens of DJs and an expected turn out … read the full post

Nov 23 2011

Where to buy a prepaid 3G micro SIM in Singapore

Published by under Phone & internet

Getting a local SIM card in Singapore is as easy as popping into the nearest convenience store with your passport, and I’ve already written about how to buy one. However, if you need a prepaid 3G micro SIM card to fit your iPhone or iPad they are only available at select locations. Singtel offers its … read the full post

Nov 16 2011

Singapore’s Mint Museum of Toys

Published by under Museums

When you were a kid, how did you treat your toys? Did you tear into a new toy and play until it broke, or were you the type who kept your favourites in mint condition with the original box? The Founder of the Mint Museum, Singaporean Chang Yang Fa, was definitely the latter and his … read the full post

Nov 14 2011

How to extend your Singapore visa online

Published by under Visas

Welcome to Singapore! Depending what country you’re from, tourists are issued a visa-on-arrival which is valid for 30 to 90 days. This is more than enough time to see the sights, but if you need to extend your visa it couldn’t be easier. In fact, you don’t even need to get up from the computer … read the full post

Nov 10 2011

Singapore hawker dishes: Chicken rice

Forget chilli crab — if Singapore has a national dish it’s definitely chicken rice. First of all, this simple but tasty dish is something that Singaporeans genuinely eat all the time. No hawker centre is complete without a chicken rice stall and it’s a balanced meal – carbs, protein, chilli sauce – for just a … read the full post

Nov 07 2011

Family rooms under S$120 in Singapore

Published by under Accommodation

It’s hard to find a budget hotel room in Singapore, and nearly impossible when you’re travelling with kids. A budget of around S$120 per night for two adults and two children limits you to hostels and guesthouses, but not all of them accept young guests. To take some of the guesswork out of finding a … read the full post

Nov 05 2011

Rainy day suggestions for Singapore

If you’re in Singapore right now you’ve probably become well acquainted with your umbrella, with November through January the rainiest months of the year. Don’t let the gloomy weather stop you from enjoying the city – there are plenty of indoor attractions for these rainy days! Museums are an obvious choice for whiling away a … read the full post