Archive for the 'Photos' Category

Feb 21 2013

Photos: Southeast Asian animals at the Singapore Zoo

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Singapore Zoo is considered to be one of the best in the world. It’s also a convenient place to see the unique animals of Southeast Asia if you don’t have time (or simply don’t enjoy) jungle trekking. The zoo is known for its free-range orangutans and even has a successful breeding program. It’s an amazing … read the full post

Oct 29 2012

Photo essay: Inside Singapore’s Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

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Buddha comes in every shape and size.

The multi-tiered Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is one of Singapore’s most important religious sites and is a must-see on any walk around Chinatown. But there’s more to it than the impressive exterior; head inside to experience the chanting monks, museum of Buddhist art and peaceful rooftop garden. Opened in 2007, the Tang dynasty-style Tooth Relic … read the full post

Jun 21 2012

Photo essay: Singapore’s Chinatown wet market

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Get your 8-10 servings of veggies a day!

Some travellers dismiss Singapore as “Asia lite”: sanitised, commercialised and dull. Dispel such silly notions with a visit to the wet market at the Chinatown Complex where some of the produce is so fresh it’s still hopping. With ground level stalls selling cheap souvenirs and sundries, the Chinatown Complex doesn’t look like much from the … read the full post

Feb 08 2012

Photo essay: Thaipusam in Singapore 2012

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For one day each year, the streets of central Singapore are blocked off to make way for the Hindu festival of Thaipusam, a celebration of spirituality through self-sacrifice. This year it took place on February 7, 2012. Thousands of people walk the four-kilometre Thaipusam pilgrimage route carrying flower garlands or milk pots to give as … read the full post

Feb 02 2012

Photo: Graffiti in the botanic gardens

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Singapore’s wonderful botanic gardens boasts many attractions — we’ve always been particular fans of the orchid garden and simply that there’s such a lovely rolling splash of greenery so close to the centre of town. Near the orchid garden you’ll find a graffiti strewn tree decorated with everything from “Dave was here” through to melodramatic … read the full post

Jan 16 2012

Photo essay: 24-hour shopping at Mustafa Centre

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Whether you’re shopping for a designer watch, durian cookies, football cleats or the latest smartphone you can find it in Singapore – and all under one roof at the 24-hour shopping mecca of Mustafa Centre. Mustafa Centre is more than just a department store: it’s one of Little India’s biggest attractions. Its four levels are … read the full post

Jan 05 2012

Photo: Crab

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Singapore is famous for its crab. This is why. It can be a pricey dish to buy if you’re travelling on a budget — though No Signboard Seafood could be a start — so we suggest sampling it as part of a larger meal with a group. This is easy to do if you take … read the full post

Dec 01 2011

Photo: Singapore shophouses

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Singapore wants to be famous for its glassy skyscrapers and and gravity-defying swimming pools but it’s often the simpler, down to earth shopfronts that are, if not the most beautiful, then at least harbouring the most character. These twins in Little India were among a mishmash of newer, uglier shopfronts and note that, save the … read the full post

Sep 21 2011

Singapore in photos

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With its gleaming skyscrapers and smoke-filled temples — often on the same street — Singapore is a photographer’s paradise. Whether you’re doing a walking tour of Little India or hitting a hawker centre for a cheap meal, don’t forget your camera!