Archive for August, 2012

Aug 30 2012

Closure of the Changi Airport Budget Terminal

Budget airlines operations will relocate to Terminal 2.

On September 25, 2012, the Budget Terminal at Changi Airport in Singapore will officially close to make way for the construction of a new terminal. If you’ll be flying into or out of Singapore after this date on a low-cost airline like TigerAirways this will affect your flight – but in a good way. The … read the full post

Aug 27 2012

Singapore hawker dishes: Satay

Skewers of happiness.

If there’s one thing that’s universal about the human race it’s our love of barbecue. At Singapore hawker centres, this frequently takes the form of satay – bite-size morsels of grilled meat served with a peanut sauce so good you’ll be licking the bowl. Most satay vendors offer a variety of meats and the usual … read the full post

Aug 23 2012

What’s on in Singapore in September 2012

Published by under Events

Chinatown is taken filled with lanterns for the Mid Autumn Festival.

Proof that Singapore offers something for everyone, events on the calendar for September 2012 range from a race of the world’s fastest cars to a centuries-old Chinese harvest festival. Here are the highlights of the best events throughout the month. It’s no secret that Singapore is obsessed with technology, and half the city will be … read the full post

Aug 21 2012

Must-try seafood dishes in Singapore

Published by under Food

Grilled squid - extra chili!

No self-respecting food lover would come to Singapore without trying the famous chilli crab, but local cooks have plenty of other delicious tricks up their sleeves for dealing with prawns, squid, cockles and even stingrays. If you’re a fan of fresh seafood, you won’t want to miss out on these. While the Mediterranean has calamari, … read the full post

Aug 13 2012

Fun free things to do in Singapore

Seeing Singapore doesn't have to be expensive.

It’s no secret that Singapore is the most expensive city in Southeast Asia to be a tourist. But even if you’re down to your last Sing-dollar, it’s possible to sightsee without spending a cent. Here are some suggestions for fun and completely free things to do in Singapore. A visit to see the Merlion, Singapore’s … read the full post

Aug 09 2012

The bars of Emerald Hill

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Come for great drinks in a uniquely Singaporean setting

Looking for a place to wet your whistle in the Orchard Road area? Skip the bland hotel bars and head to historic Emerald Hill for a tipple among the palm trees and Peranakan architecture. When you detour from Orchard Road onto Emerald Hill, the first bar you’ll see is the 3-in-1 Peranakan Place complex. Multiple … read the full post

Aug 06 2012

Are you supposed to tip in Singapore?

Published by under Money & costs

A 10% service charge is added to restaurant bills in Singapore.

To tip or not to tip? When dining in a foreign country, that is often the question. In Singapore, the short answer is no – the country does not have a tipping culture. For the long answer, keep reading. Restaurants & bars: If you’re eating or drinking at the kind of place where a server … read the full post

Aug 02 2012

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

You don't want to anger this goddess.

In many religions women are considered to be the gentler sex. To see why this definitely isn’t the case in Hinduism, visit the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple in Singapore’s Little India neighbourhood, which is dedicated the fierce goddess Kali. Although she looks peaceful on the temple’s entrance sign, the statues inside show the Hindu goddess Kali … read the full post