Apr 06 2011

New series on National Geographic: “Every Singaporean Son”

Published by under Art & culture

There’s a new reality series about Singapore on the National Geographic channel.  “Every Singaporean Son” follows 14 young men as they trade in their iPhones for assault rifles and begin their mandatory national service. Singapore has an imposing armed forces and every male citizen spends two years in full-time military training once they turn 18. … read the full post

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Apr 04 2011

Singapore eats: Botak Jones burger stalls

Published by under Food

You can feast on every kind of Asian food imaginable in Singapore, but sometimes nothing satisfies like a burger. Restaurants in trendy areas like Clarke Quay charge upwards of S$20 for a burger and fries, but it is possible to satisfy your Western craving for much less at a hawker centre. While the Western food … read the full post

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Mar 30 2011

How to get from Singapore to Indonesia without flying

I’ve seen this question posed on many online travel boards, the Travelfish.org forum included: “I need to get from Singapore to Indonesia, but I don’t want to fly. Isn’t there a cheaper way to do it?” The short answer is no. All the budget airlines fly from Singapore to Indonesian destinations like Jakarta and Bali, … read the full post

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Mar 25 2011

How to get a Burmese visa in Singapore

Published by under Visas

With affordable flights to Rangoon (Yangon) courtesy of JetStar Airways, Singapore is second only to Thailand as a launching point for travels to Burma. And if you’re considering a visit to Burma now that Aung San Suu Kyi has given the nod to independent travellers visiting, Singapore is a good spot to get your visa, … read the full post

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Mar 21 2011

Why you should get an EZ-Link Card in Singapore

Published by under Transport (local)

If you’re going to be in Singapore for a while a stored value EZ-link card for public transportation is a wise investment. The S$5 cost of the card is non-refundable but it quickly pays for itself. How quickly? For stays of 5 days or longer I suspect you’ll be glad to have one. Here are … read the full post

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Mar 08 2011

The best free iPhone Apps for Singapore

Published by under Phone & internet

Judging by the number of people with iPhones in Singapore, one might think Apple products are given away with every plate of chicken rice. A recent tongue-in-cheek listing of the “world’s coolest nationalities” ranked Singaporeans #2 for taking geekiness to the extreme level, citing facts like Singapore is home to a 9 year old boy … read the full post

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Mar 03 2011

Singapore hawker dishes: Carrot cake (chai tow kueh)

Placing an order for “carrot cake” with a wizened man with a wok, it’s hard to imagine that anyone would expect a slice of cake with cream cheese icing. The name of this classic Singapore hawker dish isn’t meant to deceive; it’s simply the result of a direct translation from Mandarin. The main components of … read the full post

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Feb 27 2011

The Red Dot Design Museum, Singapore

Published by under Museums

A museum showcasing luggage, iPod stereos, and thermal underwear? The Red Dot Design Museum’s collection may seem oddly mundane, but if you’re familiar with the award of the same name it makes a lot more sense. Established in 1955, a prestigious German design centre awards the “Red Dot” to everyday products with trendsetting or exceptional … read the full post

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Feb 24 2011

Singapore late night transport: NightRider & NiteOwl Buses

Published by under Transport (local)

With its ultra-efficient MRT system and frequent buses, getting around Singapore is a breeze during the day. But the very last subway train leaves City Hall station at 00:10 and most bus services have wrapped up by then, too. Taxis of course operate through the night and are a snap to find at late-night hotspots … read the full post

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Feb 17 2011

How to avoid rip-offs at Sim Lim Square

Published by under Shopping

Welcome to Singapore, where the streets are free of touts, prices are the same for everyone, and taxi drivers always use the meter! So is Singapore truly scam-free? I’d have to say the answer is almost, but not quite. Tourists do occasionally get ripped off and nine times out of ten it happens at Sim … read the full post

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