Travelfish correspondent Tanya Procyshyn
Tanya Procyshyn is a freelance writer and photographer based in Singapore. Originally from the Canadian prairies, she moved to warmer climes after completing her B. Sc. in Biology/Psychology at the University of Manitoba in 2005. She has called Singapore home since 2007 and previously lived in Southern Thailand.
Tanya’s travels have taken her to more than 30 countries across the globe. With a passion for unusual destinations, her adventures range from camping alongside Komodo dragons in Indonesia to shaking hands with soldiers in North Korea. In Singapore, you may find her scuba-diving at Pulau Hantu or scouring Little India for the spiciest masala dosa.
In addition to being Travelfish’s Singapore correspondent, Tanya’s writing and photography has appeared in print publications like Asian Geographic, PhotoYou, Expat Living, Singapore Connection, TigerTales, and Southeast Asia Backpacker magazine. She also manages various travel-related websites including www.idreamofdurian.com, www.geekswithpassports.com and www.foodieswithpassports.com.
You can contact Tanya by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @idreamofdurian.
Posts by Tanya Procyshyn:
Who says you need a lot of money to eat like a king? Singaporeans have applied the foodie mentality to their beloved hawker stalls where the best meal of your life can cost only a couple bucks. There are hundreds of blogs and guides rating Singapore’s thousands of food stalls, but the most highly-regarded foodie … read the full post
Singapore is so westernised that it’s easy to forget you’re in Asia, but one local tradition that’s holding strong is the kopitiam. Found in every hawker centre, these local breakfast joints are more than just a place to satisfy your caffeine cravings. Given that most Singaporeans live in crowded apartment blocks, kopitiams have become the … read the full post
It’s easy to get online in ultra-modern Singapore, but sometimes you’ve just got to make a phone call. Once you see what your hotel is charging per minute, it might be smart to invest in a local SIM card for your own +65 phone number. All you need to get started is your passport and … read the full post
Drinking in Singapore is infamously expensive, but you can get most booze for your buck during happy hour. Most bars and lounges offer drink discounts from 17:00 to 19:00 or later to attract the after-work crowd, and this is a great opportunity to try the trendy bars at half the price. These are my favourite … read the full post
Singapore has a fleet of 25,000 taxis and they always use the meter. Taking a taxi is an affordable luxury with base fares of S$3 and S$0.60 per kilometre, but surcharges complicate things and can add up quickly. Follow these tips to keep your taxi fares as low as possible. – Hail a cab on … read the full post
Sentosa Island may be one of Singapore’s main attractions, but even after you’ve paid S$3 for entrance by monorail the costs keep coming and coming – S$23 for Underwater World, S$10 for Songs of the Sea, S$70 for Universal Studios! Being on a budget doesn’t mean you should skip Sentosa, though you won’t see any … read the full post
With more than 315 species including rare Southeast Asian animals like orangutans and Komodo dragons, it’s no wonder the Singapore Zoo attracts over 1.6 million visitors a year. Even if you don’t usually enjoy zoos, Singapore’s might change your mind with its open-concept exhibits and lush tropical grounds. Having visited a handful of times, here’s … read the full post