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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Oct 19 2011

Sentosa’s new Maritime Experiential Museum

Published by under Museums

Every year new attractions open on Sentosa and every time they seem to be more and more random. The most recent additions have been a cable car museum, sky-diving simulator, and the world’s largest dancing animatronics show. Seriously, who comes up with these things? But the new Maritime Experiential Museum is a perfect fit.  It’s … read the full post

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Oct 17 2011

Halloween, Singapore-style

Published by under Events

Life in multi-cultural Singapore means that holidays often overlap. I hope you get lots of rest mid-week on the Deepavali public holiday because the days that follow are packed with Halloween activities. Since Halloween falls on a Monday this year, most of the activities take place the weekend before. Sentosa Island’s innocuous attractions have been … read the full post

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Oct 15 2011

Deepavali celebrations in Little India

Published by under Festivals

Just when you thought Little India couldn’t get any more colourful or chaotic, the biggest festival on the Hindu calendar pulls into town. This year Deepavali falls on October 26 but, like Christmas, half the fun is the weeks leading up to the big day. If you’re in Singapore this month you must come down … read the full post

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Oct 10 2011

Where to photograph the Singapore skyline

With gleaming skyscrapers, colonial hotels, the world’s tallest ferris wheel, and a Merlion, there’s no mistaking the Singapore skyline for anywhere else in the world.  If you’re hoping to get some panoramic photos of this dazzling city-state, these viewpoints are where you’ll want to be. Marina Bay Sands Skypark: Singapore’s newest observation point is the … read the full post

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