Feb 14 2011

How to get a Thai visa in Singapore

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If Thailand’s your next destination and a 30-day visa free entry won’t suffice, Singapore is a great place to get the paperwork done. The Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore is located at the heart of Orchard Road and can process all visa types. For a 60-day tourist visa you will need the following: * 1 … read the full post

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Feb 11 2011

The Picturehouse: Singapore’s Art House Cinema

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Catching a movie is one of the best ways to beat the sticky heat of Singapore and a relatively affordable form of entertainment. Since English is the dominant language among Singapore’s youth, it’s the big American blockbusters that tend to dominate the silverscreens. But if Hollywood’s latest doesn’t appeal to you there is an alternative … read the full post

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Feb 08 2011

Universal Studios Singapore gets its thrills back

What’s an amusement park without a rollercoaster? Universal Studios Singapore may have opened in March 2010 and already attracted 2 million visitors, but it’s been operating without its star attraction: The Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon rollercoaster. Inspired by the hit sci-fi series, this dueling rollercoaster has two intertwined tracks – a seated rollercoaster on … read the full post

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Feb 04 2011

How to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

If Singapore’s just one stop on your Southeast Asian itinerary there’s a good chance your next destination is Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s cosmopolitan capital is located about 320km northwest of Singapore and is reachable by plane, train, or automobile. Fly There are over 25 flights per day connecting Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and, now that all … read the full post

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Feb 01 2011

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Singapore

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The Year of the Rabbit is almost here and Singapore is in full party mode. Though Chinese New Year is largely a holiday spent to be spent with family, there are many places around the city where you can join the festivities. Gong xi fa chai! Chinatown Eu Tong Sen Street is the epicentre of … read the full post

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Jan 26 2011

On Singapore’s WW2 Trail: The Battle Box

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Sometimes I get the feeling Singapore doesn’t want visitors to know about places like the Battle Box. Maybe it’s because the events that happened here aren’t exactly a high point in local history or maybe it’s simply because most tourists come to Singapore to eat at hawker centres and shop, but the Battle Box remains … read the full post

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Jan 19 2011

Singapore Vegetarian Eats: Komala’s Restaurant

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There’s lots of competition for tasty food and good value in Little India, so the fact that Komala’s has been open more than 50 years and is always busy speaks for itself. This South Indian restaurant has implemented a fast food-style ordering system to deal with the steady stream of customers, but the food remains … read the full post

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Jan 17 2011

Singapore attractions: Marina Sands Skypark

When I moved to Singapore in 2007 the Marina Sands Hotel was just a hole in the ground. But, by the miracle that is the speed of construction here, this 55-storey luxury hotel opened for business in June last year. Though this mega-structure currently takes the title of the most expensive hotel in the world … read the full post

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Jan 13 2011

The Makansutra: Singapore’s famous foodie guide

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Who says you need a lot of money to eat like a king? Singaporeans have applied the foodie mentality to their beloved hawker stalls where the best meal of your life can cost only a couple bucks. There are hundreds of blogs and guides rating Singapore’s thousands of food stalls, but the most highly-regarded foodie … read the full post

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Jan 11 2011

How to order coffee like a Singaporean

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Singapore is so westernised that it’s easy to forget you’re in Asia, but one local tradition that’s holding strong is the kopitiam. Found in every hawker centre, these local breakfast joints are more than just a place to satisfy your caffeine cravings.  Given that most Singaporeans live in crowded apartment blocks, kopitiams have become the … read the full post

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