Nov 29 2011

ZoukOut Sentosa beach party

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Think Ko Pha Ngan is the only place in Southeast Asia where you can dance to DJs all night on the beach? Think again. Straight-laced Singapore lets down its hair one night a year for ZoukOut, a 14-hour party held right on the beach of Sentosa. With dozens of DJs and an expected turn out … read the full post

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Nov 23 2011

Where to buy a prepaid 3G micro SIM in Singapore

Published by under Phone & internet

Getting a local SIM card in Singapore is as easy as popping into the nearest convenience store with your passport, and I’ve already written about how to buy one. However, if you need a prepaid 3G micro SIM card to fit your iPhone or iPad they are only available at select locations. Singtel offers its … read the full post

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Nov 16 2011

Singapore’s Mint Museum of Toys

Published by under Museums

When you were a kid, how did you treat your toys? Did you tear into a new toy and play until it broke, or were you the type who kept your favourites in mint condition with the original box? The Founder of the Mint Museum, Singaporean Chang Yang Fa, was definitely the latter and his … read the full post

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Nov 14 2011

How to extend your Singapore visa online

Published by under Visas

Welcome to Singapore! Depending what country you’re from, tourists are issued a visa-on-arrival which is valid for 30 to 90 days. This is more than enough time to see the sights, but if you need to extend your visa it couldn’t be easier. In fact, you don’t even need to get up from the computer … read the full post

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Nov 10 2011

Singapore hawker dishes: Chicken rice

Forget chilli crab — if Singapore has a national dish it’s definitely chicken rice. First of all, this simple but tasty dish is something that Singaporeans genuinely eat all the time. No hawker centre is complete without a chicken rice stall and it’s a balanced meal – carbs, protein, chilli sauce – for just a … read the full post

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Nov 07 2011

Family rooms under S$120 in Singapore

Published by under Accommodation

It’s hard to find a budget hotel room in Singapore, and nearly impossible when you’re travelling with kids. A budget of around S$120 per night for two adults and two children limits you to hostels and guesthouses, but not all of them accept young guests. To take some of the guesswork out of finding a … read the full post

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Nov 05 2011

Rainy day suggestions for Singapore

If you’re in Singapore right now you’ve probably become well acquainted with your umbrella, with November through January the rainiest months of the year. Don’t let the gloomy weather stop you from enjoying the city – there are plenty of indoor attractions for these rainy days! Museums are an obvious choice for whiling away a … read the full post

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Oct 31 2011

What not to pack when visiting Singapore

Published by under Practicalities

There’s good reason for Singapore’s nickname “The Fine City”: minor misdoings, from eating on the subway to not flushing a public toilet, are punishable by a monetary fine.  It’s even possible to earn a fine before you’re fully in the country if you attempt to bring a banned item into Singapore. Certain items you wouldn’t … read the full post

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Oct 28 2011

Singapore’s spookiest places

It’s no secret that Singapore is a haunted city – there’s a month-long festival devoted to feeding hungry ghosts. Of course, it’s not the gleaming shopping malls and skyscrapers that many Singapore residents consider to be haunted, it’s the old and forgotten places in the city’s outer reaches. These sights are here year-round, but this … read the full post

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Oct 24 2011

Singapore’s best microbreweries

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Though Tiger is undisputedly the official brew of Singapore, if you’re looking for a locally-brewed beer with a little more oomph there are some fine options. The obvious choice is Brewerkz and it won’t disappoint. The huge restaurant at Clarke Quay also serves as the factory and on any given day you’ll find more than … read the full post

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