Archive for the 'Sightseeing & activities' Category

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

Jan 03 2011

Tips for enjoying the Singapore Zoo

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

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