Archive for July, 2013

Jul 15 2013

Ramadan in Singapore

Published by under Festivals

Sultan Mosque is the focal point of Arab Street

Around 15 percent of Singapore’s citizens are Muslims, meaning the city-state, along with much of Southeast Asia, celebrates the month of Ramadan. This year the period runs July 10 to August 7; it’s a great time if you’re in Singapore to get a flavour of the Malay culture here. Singapore’s Arab street and Kampong Glam area, historically … read the full post

Jul 09 2013

Singapore hawker dishes: Lor mee

Published by under Food

Lor mee tastes much better than it looks - don't be deceived by the black gooey appearance.

Lor mee is a hawker dish of Hokkien heritage. The lor or gravy is simmered for hours, with spices, meat stock, egg whites and corn starch to give it its sticky consistency; served with flat yellow noodles and some crunchy additions, it’s dish worth seeking out while you’re in Singapore. (You’ll also find lor duck, … read the full post

Jul 04 2013

Senoko fish market, Singapore

Published by under Sightseeing & activities

The Senoko fishery port is a hive of activity, even after midnight.

Seafood aficionados love Singapore for its barbecue stingray, black pepper crab and cereal prawns — and with the city-state surrounded by water, the seafood here is as fresh as you can get. But where does your seafood come from, between the sea and your table? Enter Singapore’s fish markets. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of … read the full post