Aug 10 2011

Singapore’s Hungry Ghost Festival

Published by under Festivals

While many people in Singapore are fasting this month for Ramadan, the city’s ghosts are feasting! The seventh lunar month is the Hungry Ghost Festival in Singapore and this year it falls from July 31 to August 28. But Hungry Ghost month isn’t really a celebration – it’s a downright spooky affair. Chinese Taoists believe … read the full post

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Aug 08 2011

Singapore’s Tiger brewery tour

After months of renovations Asia Pacific Breweries, the home of Tiger Beer, is again open to the public. Considering how expensive it is to drink in Singapore, S$16 is a bargain for a brewery tour and the chance to drink your fill of Tiger Beer at the “tasting session” that follows. The tour begins in … read the full post

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Aug 04 2011

How to get a Philippines visa in Singapore

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The fact that Travelfish.org doesn’t currently cover the Philippines is no excuse to leave this archipelago paradise off your itinerary. Visa-free entry to the Philippines for up to 21 days is given to citizens of many countries including Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK, most of Europe, Japan, South Korea, and ASEAN countries.  However, if … read the full post

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Aug 01 2011

7 days of drinking in Singapore

Published by under Bars & nightlife

It doesn’t take long to realise that drinking in Singapore is an expensive habit, but drink promotions can make an evening out a little more affordable. While we have already covered Singapore’s best happy hours, here are my latest suggestions for getting the most booze for your buck every day of the week. Monday Timbre@Arts … read the full post

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Jul 27 2011

Singapore’s Thieves Market

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Whoever said, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has certainly shopped at the Thieves Market along Sungei Road in Singapore. In addition to being the oldest flea market in Singapore –  this riverbank between Little India and Bugis has been a site of casual commerce since the 1930s – the Thieves Market is the … read the full post

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Jul 25 2011

Ice skating, fake and real… in Singapore

Ice skating certainly isn’t the first activity that springs to mind when thinking of how to fill your days in Singapore, but the city actually has two skating rinks. The newest place to strap on some skates is the 600 square-metre rink in the middle of high-end mall The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. While … read the full post

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Jul 20 2011

Thrill-seeking on Sentosa island

Published by under Outdoors

With an onslaught of new adventure sport attractions, Sentosa island is no longer just for kids. Here’s a round-up of island activities that will get your adrenaline pumping when you’re done elbowing competitors out of the way sales shopping on Orchard Road. The latest addition and unmissable when you get off the monorail at Beach … read the full post

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Jul 18 2011

Betel Box food walk through Joo Chiat, Singapore

Published by under Walking tours

With a promise of tasting around 40 various dishes of Singaporean food, how could I not go on the Betel Box weekly food walking tour of Joo Chiat when I was staying with them last week? Aside from eating, the tour promised to tell visitors all about how Singaporeans live, play and pay, so quite … read the full post

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Jul 13 2011

Singapore’s changing of the guards

If you’ve ever walked all the way east along Orchard Road, you may have wondered what the deal was with the gated driveway with armed guards just before you reach Plaza Singapura Mall. This is the entrance to The Istana – the official residence and office of Singapore’s prime minister – and is off-limits to … read the full post

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Jul 11 2011

Options for getting to and from Singapore’s airport

Published by under Transport (local)

With hands-down the best public transit system in Southeast Asia, there are more options than just taxis for travelling between downtown Singapore and Changi airport.  I’ll take you through all your options, listing the pros and cons of each. Changi airport is the easternmost stop on Singapore’s extensive subway system, better known as the MRT. … read the full post

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