Jan 10 2013

Review: Orgo rooftop bar, Singapore

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Come for the views, stay for the drinks.

Set on the roof terrace of Singapore’s Esplanade Theatres, Orgo offers more than just spectacular views of the bay. The bar’s cocktail menu is out of this world featuring original creations like vanilla dragonfruit martinis and spicy strawberry margaritas. The name Orgo is short for “organic chemistry” and, though the menu reads like the experiments … read the full post

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Jan 07 2013

Review: Lau Pa Sat Hawker Centre, Singapore

Published by under Food

One of the many offerings at Lau Pa Sat.

Lau Pa Sat is the only Singapore hawker centre that’s also a historic site – the beautiful Victorian building dates back to 1894 and served as the then-British colony’s first market. But make no mistake, people come here for the dizzying variety of delicious food and not a history lesson. Lau Pa Sat isn’t just … read the full post

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Jan 03 2013

Prawn fishing in Singapore

Prawn fishing is fun and solves the question "what's for dinner?"

If you like to work for your dinner, or are simply looking for a unique activity to try in Singapore, you may be interested in prawn fishing. Also known as “prawning”, this pastime is growing in popularity in Singapore – possibly because it ends with a meal of barbecued seafood. Prawn fishing is a lot … read the full post

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Dec 31 2012

Singapore’s best public parks

Published by under Outdoors

Nothing beats East Coast Park at sunset.

Singapore isn’t called “the garden city” for nothing – you’ll find a shady green refuge in nearly every neighbourhood. Here’s a rundown of our favourite public parks offering everything from open-air concerts to cycling along the coast. With its man-made beach and family-friendly activities, East Coast Park is a destination in itself. The park stretches … read the full post

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Dec 27 2012

Review: Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee, Singapore

Published by under Food


Though you certainly wouldn’t know it by walking past or even from reading the sign, Chye Seng Huat Hardware brews the best cuppa in Singapore. This retro-chic cafe roasts their own beans and has a coffee bar where you can sample their different blends and brewing methods. Chye Seng Huat Hardware is the new flagship … read the full post

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Dec 24 2012

Weather in Singapore

Published by under Practicalities

Not every day in Singapore can be perfect beach weather.

The weather in Singapore can be summed up as hot and humid year-round. Here are a few more details about the city-state’s climate to help you decide when the best time of year to travel here might be. Singapore has a tropical climate and the temperature is quite predictable. In general, you can expect a … read the full post

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Dec 21 2012

New Year’s Eve in Singapore 2012

Published by under Festivals

Expect a spectacular fireworks display at Marina Bay (image via www.marinabaycountdown.sg/)

Singapore may be the most straight-laced city in Southeast Asia, but it makes a memorable place to ring in the new year. Here’s a wrap-up of the best New Year’s Eve 2012 events in Singapore from spectacular fireworks at Marina Bay to all-night beach parties on Sentosa Island. If you want to ring in 2013 … read the full post

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Dec 17 2012

Review: Samy’s Curry, Singapore

Published by under Food

So many curries, so little tummy space.

Serving up South Indian specialties in a casual colonial setting, Samy’s Curry is a Singapore institution. The fact that Samy’s has been around for 50 years is a testament to how good the food truly is. You’ll find a browsing copy of the menu by the entrance, but the way to order at Samy’s Curry … read the full post

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Dec 10 2012

Singapore hawker dishes: Thosai (dosa)

Thosai make a complete meal for a couple dollars.

Thosai (also spelled dosa) is a savoury pancake served with a slew of spicy dipping sauces. Like so much of the Indian food popular at Singapore hawker centres, thosai are cheap, tasty and 100% vegetarian. The recipe for thosai was brought to Singapore from South India, a region where being vegetarian is the norm. The … read the full post

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Dec 06 2012

Christmas in Singapore 2012

Published by under Festivals

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas (in the tropics).

The people of Singapore must be confident that Santa’s bringing them something good, because they really get in the Christmas spirit. Here’s where to go for turkey dinners, Christmas trees, caroling, church services and – of course – shopping for presents. Since you’d have to be crazy to cook a turkey at home in the … read the full post

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