Archive for November, 2012

Nov 29 2012

How to save money in Singapore: part 2

Published by under Practicalities

The perfect souvenir for mom and for staying on budget.

“How to save money in Singapore: part 1” covered the essentials of sleeping, eating and drinking. Now I’ll share some tips on saving money on transportation, sightseeing, shopping and keeping in touch with your friends and family back home while in Singapore. Unlike other Southeast Asian cities, Singapore does not have cheap tuk tuks or … read the full post

Nov 27 2012

How to save money in Singapore: part 1

Published by under Practicalities

Thanks to hawker centres, you can eat like a king even on a small budget.

It’s no secret that Singapore is an expensive city to be a tourist — especially by Southeast Asia standards. Here are some tips to get the most bang for your Sing-dollar during your time here. Accommodation will be your biggest expense in Singapore and a private room with en-suite bathroom will set you back at … read the full post

Nov 24 2012

Fish spas in Singapore

We hope you're not ticklish!

Fish spas — where tiny “doctor fish” eat dead skin from your feet — are among the more bizarre beauty trends sweeping the world. Not only do they leave your feet softer and smoother, but proponents claim it improves blood circulation and relieves stress. If you’re curious to give it a try, here’s where to … read the full post

Nov 19 2012

Singapore hawker dishes: Popiah

Wok & roll.

Vietnam may be better known for fresh summer rolls, but at Singapore hawker centres you’ll find a comparable creation called popiah. Not only do popiah make a healthy snack, they’re a bargain at around S$1.50 per roll. As you may have guessed from its similarity to a spring roll, popiah is a hawker dish of … read the full post

Nov 15 2012

Review: Moonstone Bar, Singapore

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Moonstone is as high above Singapore as the cable car.

Atop Mount Faber, the second highest hill in Singapore, is a glass-walled dining complex called the Jewel Box. Inside you’ll find three fine-dining restaurants plus Moonstone, a casual al fresco bar serving up Japanese nibbles and stunning views of Sentosa Island. While The Jewel Box’s three restaurants (Black Opal, Sapphire, and Empress Jade) are quite … read the full post

Nov 12 2012

Original Singapore Walks

Published by under Walking tours

The guides are full of stories about Singapore.

If you’re thinking of joining a guided walking tour of Singapore you can’t go wrong with Original Singapore Walks. Their guides speak perfect English and have in-depth knowledge of Singapore’s cultures and history – including the city-state’s dark past. Launched in 2003, Original Singapore Walks run a walking tour every day of the week to … read the full post

Nov 08 2012

Henna tattoos in Singapore’s Little India

Get the full "Little India look" with a henna tattoo.

You’ve got the sari and the gold jewellery, now all you need to complete the look is a henna tattoo. Read on to learn what to expect of this traditional form of temporary tattooing and where to find a henna artist in Singapore’s Little India neighbourhood. Henna is a natural dye that people have been … read the full post

Nov 05 2012

Review: Dessert Hut, Singapore

Published by under Food

Sweet mango and cool shaved ice.

Singapore is famous for spicy, savoury foods like chilli crab and laksa, but what’s for dessert? To satisfy your sweet tooth, head to Dessert Hut where you can sample Singaporean concoctions like mango sago and peanut soup at bargain prices. Dessert Hut is located in Chinatown in the People’s Park Complex, one of Singapore’s less … read the full post

Nov 02 2012

Fun things to do with kids at Changi Airport

Make new friends at Changi Airport's butterfly garden.

Does your family have a long lay-over in Singapore? There’s no need to feel restless – Changi Airport has plenty of activities to keep travellers of all ages entertained. If your little ones need to burn off some energy before a flight, each terminal has an indoor playground with slides and climbing structures. In addition … read the full post