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

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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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Feb 14 2011

How to get a Thai visa in Singapore

Published by under Visas

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

Published by under Art & culture

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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