Archive for the 'Sightseeing & activities' Category

Sep 15 2011

Favourite Singapore freebies

It’s no secret that it can be expensive to be a tourist in Singapore.  I recently did a run-down of the city’s cheapest accommodation, but even if you’re on a shoestring budget there’s no need to stay in your hostel killing time on the guest computers and sipping the complimentary coffee. Beyond the price of … read the full post

Sep 12 2011

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Published by under Outdoors

Singapore is constantly changing. Massive new attractions like Marina Bay Sands and Universal Studios open every year and, due to land reclamation work, the island is actually getting bigger. It’s unlikely that Singapore’s founders would recognise what their tropical trading post has developed into, except maybe if you took them to the Botanic Gardens. The … read the full post

Aug 17 2011

A walk down Singapore’s Temple Street

Published by under Walking tours

A historic street in Chinatown named for its Hindu temple? Temple Street is more than just an exemplary example of Singapore’s multiculturalism – it’s the perfect stretch for a quickie walking tour. I’ll assume you’re coming from Chinatown MRT station and start where Temple Street meets with New Bridge Road. Near the beginning of the … read the full post

Aug 15 2011

Changi Airport’s best free attractions

Whether you’re stuck in transit or just checked in waaay to early for your flight leaving Singapore (90 minutes is plenty), there’s no reason to be bored at Changi Airport. Save that Bill Bryson novel for the plane – a ton of fun and completely free things to do beckon within the secure departure area. … read the full post

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 Food,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

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