Jan 28 2013

Review: Nanyang Old Coffee and Museum, Singapore

Published by under Food

For those who like it the old-fashioned way.

The traditional method of brewing Singapore-style coffee is alive and well at Nanyang Old Coffee in the Chinatown neighbourhood. Come for a cup of kopi-o, handmade dim sum and to browse the mini-museum of antique coffee-making equipment. Nangyang Old Coffee is located in the ground level of a red shophouse at the junction of South … read the full post

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Jan 24 2013

Etiquette at Singapore hawker centres

Published by under Food

Soon you'll be ordering chicken rice like a pro.

Offering delicious food at bargain prices, hawker centres are one of our favourite things about Singapore. Here’s everything you need to know before sitting down for a meal at a hawker centre. The first things most Singaporeans do when arriving at a hawker centre is find a table. There are no rules about seating and … read the full post

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Jan 20 2013

Thaipusam 2013 in Singapore

Published by under Festivals

Now that's devotion.

Anyone who says Singapore is boring has obviously never witnessed the gruesome-but-fascinating festival of Thaipusam. This year it happens on January 27. Here’s everything you need to know. Thaipusam is a religious celebration practised by Tamil Hindu communities around the world. It commemorates the victory of the god Murugan over a demon, but is also … read the full post

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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 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 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

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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

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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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