May 07 2012

The best Singapore iPhone food apps

To quote Singaporean food blogger Leslie Tay, “Never waste your calories on yucky food!” This is even more important for visitors to Singapore who have a limited number of meals to sample the city’s diverse and delicious cuisine. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of food apps to direct smartphone-toting travellers to the most mouthwatering meals. Note: … read the full post

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May 04 2012

Mexican food in Singapore

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There’s no question that Singaporean food is delicious, but this cosmopolitan city is also a great place to satisfy any cravings for food from far-flung countries. The fact that all food in Singapore is imported from overseas means you can get any ingredient here, including the tomatillos, chipotle peppers and masa harina necessary to make … read the full post

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May 01 2012

Review: Malaysian Food Street at Resorts World Sentosa

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Would you love to try the famous food of Penang and Melaka, but just don’t have the time to add Malaysia to your travel itinerary? Now you can feast on Malaysian streetfood favourites like char kway teow and chicken rice balls right here in Singapore. Malaysian Food Street is the newest dining destination at Resorts … read the full post

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Apr 27 2012

Inside a traditional Chinese funeral shop

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Singapore is often dismissed as being the most Westernised country in Asia, but the older generation has hung on to many customs including traditional Chinese funeral rites. While funerals are deeply personal affairs that visitors probably shouldn’t intrude upon, you can gain some insight by visiting a Chinese funeral supply shop. Funeral supply shops are … read the full post

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Apr 25 2012

Cycling Bangkok to Singapore: The food that fuelled us

We cycled the 2260 kilometres from Singapore to Bangkok in 18 days. I’d like to say that it was pure grit and determination that kept us going, but really it was the food. When you are cycling six to nine hours a day, you need a lot of fuel to keep going, and you can … read the full post

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Apr 23 2012

Kampong Buangkok: Singapore’s last traditional village

When Singapore split from Malaysia in the early 1960s, the government implemented a number of policies to rapidly modernise the newly independent city-state. One of them was to move all the people from Malaysian-style kampong villages to the high-rise public housing apartments. Somehow, one of these traditional villages was spared from the bulldozer and survives … read the full post

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Apr 21 2012

Cycling from Bangkok to Singapore: Should I do it?

So what did we learn by cycling from Bangkok to Singapore? I learned that if I can do this, then anyone can be a cyclist. You just have to keep pedalling. There isn’t another way. As Yoda says, “Do or do not… there is no try.” He’s pretty much spot-on for a fictional gnome: just … read the full post

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Apr 19 2012

Singapore’s best coffee shops

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UPDATE, December 2012: While Palheta coffee still exists, it’s now being served at Chye Seng Huat Hardware and the address below is no longer current. Instead head to 150 Tyrwhitt Road, or contact them on 6396 0609. Many months of travelling in Southeast Asia on a budget may lead you to believe that coffee is … read the full post

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Apr 16 2012

Cycling from Bangkok to Singapore: The home stretch

The Chinese proverb, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” needs to have a corollary: that the problem is you have to keep taking steps until you’re actually done. If you don’t take any steps, you don’t make any progress towards the thousand miles. Elementary? Yes, but harder to deal with … read the full post

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Apr 12 2012

Singapore hawker dishes: Yong tau foo

If you’re a fussy eater who likes to know every ingredient that goes into your meal, this healthy soup is the perfect Singapore hawker dish for you. Every bowl of yong tau foo is custom-prepared with the diner choosing the ingredients and even the flavour of the broth. Common in hawker centres and foodcourts across … read the full post

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