Archive for the 'Sightseeing & activities' Category

Dec 31 2012

Singapore’s best public parks

Published by under Outdoors

Nothing beats East Coast Park at sunset.

Singapore isn’t called “the garden city” for nothing – you’ll find a shady green refuge in nearly every neighbourhood. Here’s a rundown of our favourite public parks offering everything from open-air concerts to cycling along the coast. With its man-made beach and family-friendly activities, East Coast Park is a destination in itself. The park stretches … read the full post

Dec 03 2012

Review: Sentosa Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom

Can I keep it as a souvenir?

If your kids have a fascination with the creepy-crawly, the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom deserves a spot on your Sentosa Island itinerary. Even if they don’t, this mini-zoo is a lifesaver if the monsoon rains wash out your other plans. The first exhibit you encounter at the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom is also … 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 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 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

Oct 09 2012

Family-friendly activities at Marina Bay Sands

It's fake ice, but still slippery!

With its exclusive casino and luxury shopping Marina Bay Sands has become the playground for Singapore’s rich and famous, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyed by the average person. Within this ultra-modern shopping mall you’ll even find activities that kids will enjoy. Here are some suggestions. One of the top family-friendly attractions at … read the full post

Oct 05 2012

Itineraries: Singapore for World War II buffs

Make peace with the atrocities of war at the Changi Museum & Chapel

Singapore may be a long way from Europe, but this little island played a pivotal role in World War II. Whether you’re a war buff or just want to learn more about this chapter of history, here’s an itinerary that will take you to Singapore’s most important WW2 sites and memorials. Note that these sites … read the full post

Sep 10 2012

Drop-in yoga classes in Singapore

These people could benefit from a few downward-facing dogs.

Perhaps due to its overworked population, Singapore is bursting at the seams with yoga studios. Most cater to residents with monthly membership packages, but some offer drop-in rates for travellers and other infrequent yogis. Here’s a round-up. For the greatest variety of classes in one place –  including hot yoga, hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, pilates-yoga … read the full post

Sep 03 2012

A quick walking tour of Singapore’s Chinatown

Published by under Walking tours

Make a quick detour to India.

With its bustling markets, unique architecture and mouth-watering food, Singapore’s Chinatown neighbourhood is not to be missed. It’s possible to rush through this walking tour of Chinatown’s highlights in one hour, or you could spend half a day exploring the museums and temples, shopping for souvenirs, and feasting on noodles and dim sum. The easiest … read the full post

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