Archive for May, 2012

May 28 2012

The Great Singapore Sale 2012

Published by under Events,Shopping

Now is a dangerous time for shopaholics to be in Singapore – The Great Singapore Sale has returned. This year the event runs from May 25 until July 22 with special events, extended shopping hours, contests and, of course, discounts. Here are some tips for making the most of the sale. First off, it’s worth … read the full post

May 24 2012

Singapore hawker dishes: Char kway teow

If you think fried noodles don’t get any better than phad Thai, it means you haven’t tried char kway teow. This popular Singapore hawker dish combines rice noodles, seafood, Chinese sausage and lard into one sinfully savoury dish. We hope you’re not counting calories. Translated from Chinese, char kway teow means “stir-fried rice cake strips”. … read the full post

May 22 2012

Singapore hawker dishes: Laksa soup

This spicy bowl of seafood laksa could be yours for just S$4.

Spicy, sour, sweet and savoury – the popular Singapore hawker dish of laksa blends many flavours into one delicious bowl. Once you try it, you may just find yourself craving hot soup in spite of the tropical heat. While most Singapore hawker dishes can be categorised as having Chinese, Malay or Indian origins, laksa is … read the full post

May 21 2012

How to sign up for a free Wireless@SG WiFi account

Published by under Phone & internet

UPDATE, November 14, 2013: Please see the latest on getting online on the go in Singapore here. Singapore may not be the cheapest country in Southeast Asia for a holiday, but at least you don’t have to pay for the WiFi. That’s right, as part of its uber-modern image Singapore has invested in a wireless … read the full post

May 17 2012

Singapore’s Labrador Nature Reserve

Published by under Outdoors

Singapore has many public parks, but if you want to picnic by the seaside, walk through dense jungle and learn about World War II history there’s only one that fits the bill: the Labrador Nature Reserve. Located along the south coast of Singapore quite close to Sentosa Island, Labrador Park was officially upgraded to a … read the full post

May 14 2012

A visit to the farms of Singapore’s Kranji countryside

Published by under Excursions

Although Singapore is so densely populated that the government has resorted to literally increasing the size of the island, the northwest corner of the country remains refreshingly rural. The few businesses operating here have banded together to promote the Kranji countryside as an “agri-tainment” destination where you can visit small farms selling organic veggies, goat … read the full post

May 10 2012

Singapore’s other 62 islands: Pulau Ubin

Published by under Excursions

Any Singapore trivia buff should know that the city-state isn’t made up of just one island, but 63 small separate ones. In my ongoing series exploring the 62 lesser-known islands, I take a short bumboat ride to the east coast island of Pulau Ubin, one of the most rustic places left in Singapore. In local … read the full post

May 07 2012

The best Singapore iPhone food apps

Published by under Food

To quote Singaporean food blogger Leslie Tay, “Never waste your calories on yucky food!” This is even more important for visitors to Singapore who have a limited number of meals to sample the city’s diverse and delicious cuisine. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of food apps to direct smartphone-toting travellers to the most mouthwatering meals. Note: … read the full post

May 04 2012

Mexican food in Singapore

Published by under Food

There’s no question that Singaporean food is delicious, but this cosmopolitan city is also a great place to satisfy any cravings for food from far-flung countries. The fact that all food in Singapore is imported from overseas means you can get any ingredient here, including the tomatillos, chipotle peppers and masa harina necessary to make … read the full post

May 01 2012

Review: Malaysian Food Street at Resorts World Sentosa

Published by under Food

Would you love to try the famous food of Penang and Melaka, but just don’t have the time to add Malaysia to your travel itinerary? Now you can feast on Malaysian streetfood favourites like char kway teow and chicken rice balls right here in Singapore. Malaysian Food Street is the newest dining destination at Resorts … read the full post