Archive for the 'Sightseeing & activities' Category

Aug 08 2011

Singapore’s Tiger brewery tour

After months of renovations Asia Pacific Breweries, the home of Tiger Beer, is again open to the public. Considering how expensive it is to drink in Singapore, S$16 is a bargain for a brewery tour and the chance to drink your fill of Tiger Beer at the “tasting session” that follows. The tour begins in … read the full post

Jul 25 2011

Ice skating, fake and real… in Singapore

Ice skating certainly isn’t the first activity that springs to mind when thinking of how to fill your days in Singapore, but the city actually has two skating rinks. The newest place to strap on some skates is the 600 square-metre rink in the middle of high-end mall The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. While … read the full post

Jul 20 2011

Thrill-seeking on Sentosa island

Published by under Outdoors

With an onslaught of new adventure sport attractions, Sentosa island is no longer just for kids. Here’s a round-up of island activities that will get your adrenaline pumping when you’re done elbowing competitors out of the way sales shopping on Orchard Road. The latest addition and unmissable when you get off the monorail at Beach … read the full post

Jul 18 2011

Betel Box food walk through Joo Chiat, Singapore

Published by under Walking tours

With a promise of tasting around 40 various dishes of Singaporean food, how could I not go on the Betel Box weekly food walking tour of Joo Chiat when I was staying with them last week? Aside from eating, the tour promised to tell visitors all about how Singaporeans live, play and pay, so quite … read the full post

Jul 13 2011

Singapore’s changing of the guards

If you’ve ever walked all the way east along Orchard Road, you may have wondered what the deal was with the gated driveway with armed guards just before you reach Plaza Singapura Mall. This is the entrance to The Istana – the official residence and office of Singapore’s prime minister – and is off-limits to … read the full post

Jul 06 2011

Wildlife spotting on Pulau Ubin

Published by under Outdoors

Modern Singapore may be more of a concrete jungle than a real one, but a few spots remain where you spot a selection of the tropical wildlife that used to be abundant here – and I’m not talking about the zoo. One such place is Pulau Ubin, a small island off the east coast, where … read the full post

Apr 16 2011

Where to go for a swim in Singapore

After the cleanliness and crazy prices, what friends who’ve visited me in Singapore commented most about was the heat. Though the temperature is similar to Bangkok or Bali, Singapore feels hotter. Maybe it’s the relentless humidity or the extreme difference between the icily air-conditioned indoors and sweltering outdoors, but you’ll sweat through your shirt in … read the full post

Feb 08 2011

Universal Studios Singapore gets its thrills back

What’s an amusement park without a rollercoaster? Universal Studios Singapore may have opened in March 2010 and already attracted 2 million visitors, but it’s been operating without its star attraction: The Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon rollercoaster. Inspired by the hit sci-fi series, this dueling rollercoaster has two intertwined tracks – a seated rollercoaster on … read the full post

Jan 17 2011

Singapore attractions: Marina Sands Skypark

When I moved to Singapore in 2007 the Marina Sands Hotel was just a hole in the ground. But, by the miracle that is the speed of construction here, this 55-storey luxury hotel opened for business in June last year. Though this mega-structure currently takes the title of the most expensive hotel in the world … read the full post

Jan 05 2011

The best free things to do on Sentosa

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

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