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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Oct 06 2011

Singapore’s best heartland hawker centres: Part 2

Today I continue the two-part post encouraging visitors to get away from the city centre to explore the residential areas of Singapore and taste the fantastic hawker food. The money you’ll save on meals will cover the MRT fare to get here – I promise! In case you missed part one, it’s here. Chomp Chomp … read the full post

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Oct 03 2011

Singapore’s best heartland hawker centres: Part 1

To outsiders Singapore is one sprawling city, but to its residents there are two distinct divisions: town and the heartlands. Often the only part of Singapore that visitors experience is Orchard Road, Raffles Place to Marina Bay and other central areas where you find five-star hotels and people queuing to shop at Louis Vuitton. A … read the full post

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Sep 30 2011

A drink with a view: 1-Altitude

On the rooftop of the tallest building in Raffles Place, 1-Altitude isn’t just the highest bar in Singapore it’s the highest al fresco bar in the world. The bar is completely uncovered and there’s nothing but a five-foot glass wall to keep you from walking off the edge and plummeting 282 metres onto a banker. … read the full post

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Sep 26 2011

Peninsula Plaza: Singapore’s “Little Burma”

Published by under Food,Shopping

As the economic hub of Southeast Asia, people from across the region are drawn to Singapore to try to make a buck. These groups add to Singapore’s colourful cultural diversity and, as the communities grow, they establish their own restaurants, temples, and even shopping malls. Golden Mile Complex is the domain of the Thais, Lucky … read the full post

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Sep 21 2011

Singapore in photos

Published by under Photos

With its gleaming skyscrapers and smoke-filled temples — often on the same street — Singapore is a photographer’s paradise. Whether you’re doing a walking tour of Little India or hitting a hawker centre for a cheap meal, don’t forget your camera!

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Sep 19 2011

How to get to Sentosa Island

Published by under Transport (local)

One of the 63 islands that make up Singapore, Sentosa has been developed as an island resort with thrill rides, white sand beaches, hotels, restaurants and a casino. Getting to Sentosa has become an attraction in itself and, though the island is less than 1km offshore and connected by road, there are currently five ways … read the full post

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Sep 15 2011

Favourite Singapore freebies

It’s no secret that it can be expensive to be a tourist in Singapore.  I recently did a run-down of the city’s cheapest accommodation, but even if you’re on a shoestring budget there’s no need to stay in your hostel killing time on the guest computers and sipping the complimentary coffee. Beyond the price of … read the full post

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Sep 12 2011

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Published by under Outdoors

Singapore is constantly changing. Massive new attractions like Marina Bay Sands and Universal Studios open every year and, due to land reclamation work, the island is actually getting bigger. It’s unlikely that Singapore’s founders would recognise what their tropical trading post has developed into, except maybe if you took them to the Botanic Gardens. The … read the full post

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