Mar 26 2012

A quick Little India walking tour

Published by under Walking tours

With its beautiful temples, exotic markets and delicious food, Singapore’s Little India neighbourhood is not to be missed. Even if you only have a couple hours to spare you can still see the highlights of this ethnic enclave. This quick walking tour takes about two hours, including time for some shopping and a cup of … read the full post

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Mar 24 2012

Raffles Hotel Museum

Published by under Museums

Note: The Raffles Hotel Museum closed permanently in February 2013. Raffles Hotel is the one place in Singapore where nostalgia about the British colonial days seems to be encouraged, and only then because it’s a serious money maker. A night in the cheapest room at this luxury heritage hotel costs S$700 and even a Singapore … read the full post

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Mar 19 2012

The stranger side of Singapore: Tan Moh Hong Crocodile Farm

UPDATE: The Singapore Crocodile Farm has closed. Most visitors are familiar with animal-based attractions like the Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park, but did you know that Singapore also has a crocodile farm? The Tan Moh Hong Crocodile Farm opened in the 1940s and little has changed since then. The first indicator that the croc … read the full post

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Mar 16 2012

Irish pubs in Singapore

Published by under Bars & nightlife

No matter where on earth you travel, you can always find two things to quench your thirst: Coca-Cola and Guinness beer. In Southeast Asia Coke is served in all manners including plastic bags filled with ice, but the best way to enjoy a Guinness remains at a traditional Irish pub. With St Patrick ’s Day … read the full post

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Mar 12 2012

Singapore hawker dishes: Roti prata

Sometimes simple is best. Roti prata, a popular Singapore hawker dish imported from South India, is a deliciously buttery flatbread served with a bowl of curry. It’s equally popular for breakfast or a midnight snack, and is one of the few hawker dishes that is easily made vegetarian. Roti prata (called roti canai in Malaysia) … read the full post

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Mar 08 2012

Scuba diving at Pulau Hantu, Singapore

Published by under Excursions

No, I’m not about to reveal that Singapore is Southeast Asia’s most underrated dive destination, nor that it really compares with some of the best. Of the sixty-some islands that make up Singapore, only one called Pulau Hantu is frequented by local scuba divers and snorkellers. About 30 minutes south of Singapore by boat, Pulau … read the full post

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Mar 05 2012

Happy hour drinking at Clarke Quay

Published by under Bars & nightlife

There are many reasons why Clarke Quay is Singapore’s top spot for an evening drink: the views of the sun sinking over the Singapore River, the eclectic crowd, and the fact that nearly every bar has a happy hour drink special! Here’s a quick guide to finding the cheapest drinks at Clarke Quay. If beer … read the full post

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Mar 01 2012

What’s on in Singapore March 2012

Published by under Events

Singapore always has a full schedule of special events. This month Singapore offers everything from a Southeast Asian film festival to concerts by 1980s-era pop icons to a Transformers convention. Here are the details. Music fans may need a second job if they plan to afford all the great concerts happening this month. Fans of … read the full post

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Feb 27 2012

Great meals in malls: Orchard Road foodcourts

Published by under Food

Singapore may be a shopping mall nation, but that means you’re never far from an easy, affordable foodcourt meal. If you’re from the West the word ‘foodcourt’ may evoke images of burgers and pizza slices, but in Singapore this couldn’t be further from the truth. Singaporean foodcourts mostly serve Singaporean food – think of them … read the full post

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Feb 23 2012

Cooking classes in Singapore

Why just eat chilli crab and chicken rice when you could be learning how to make them? For the souvenir that keeps on giving, enrol in one of these cooking classes to learn the art of making Singapore’s mouth-watering cuisine. Cookery Magic is Singapore’s most highly recommended cooking school and offers separate classes for Chinese, … read the full post

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