Sep 28 2012

Singapore hawker dishes: Cantonese roast meat

Roasted pork rice and soup - a complete meal for just S$3.00.

If you want to try Singapore hawker food but nothing too exotic, Cantonese roasted meat is the perfect introduction. For only a few dollars, you get a complete meal with rice, soup and your choice of roasted duck, pork or chicken. The stalls are easy to identify too — just look for the display of … read the full post

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Sep 20 2012

Sushi for every budget in Singapore

Published by under Food

Who knew eels were delicious?

With its cosmopolitan population – including many Japanese expats – you’re never far from a sushi restaurant  in Singapore. Whether you just want a couple of California rolls in a take-away container or a Michelin-starred dining experience, Singapore has something to satisfy sushi cravings on any budget. Sushi is known for being expensive, so if … read the full post

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Sep 17 2012

Singapore’s other 62 islands: Pulau Semakau

Published by under Excursions

"I think we took a wrong turn somewhere around Orchard Rd."

Most of the 62 small islands considered part of Singapore are well off the tourist trail, but Pulau Semakau has a waiting list of eager visitors. Considering this island is used as Singapore’s landfill, why would anyone want to go here? The Pulau Semakau landfill is a unique environmental experiment and one of Singapore’s land … read the full post

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Sep 13 2012

Where to exchange currency in Singapore

Published by under Practicalities

Rupees, rupiahs or ringgit - they've got it all.

After a trip through Southeast Asia you’re bound to have some leftover Thai baht and Malaysian ringgit lining your pockets. Why not exchange it for Singapore dollars at one of the city-state’s abundant money changers? Money changers in Singapore state “zero commission”, but obviously they make a slight profit from the exchange rates. From my … read the full post

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Sep 10 2012

Drop-in yoga classes in Singapore

These people could benefit from a few downward-facing dogs.

Perhaps due to its overworked population, Singapore is bursting at the seams with yoga studios. Most cater to residents with monthly membership packages, but some offer drop-in rates for travellers and other infrequent yogis. Here’s a round-up. For the greatest variety of classes in one place -  including hot yoga, hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, pilates-yoga … read the full post

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Sep 06 2012

Singapore’s best party hostels

Published by under Accommodation

Bar downstairs, bunks upstairs.

Singapore’s night life can be a blast when you’re in the right company. If you’re looking for a hostel where the other residents are always up for a pitcher of Tiger Beer, this is where you should be staying. Since it’s more bar than hostel, you can be assured of a boozy time at the … read the full post

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Sep 03 2012

A quick walking tour of Singapore’s Chinatown

Published by under Walking tours

Make a quick detour to India.

With its bustling markets, unique architecture and mouth-watering food, Singapore’s Chinatown neighbourhood is not to be missed. It’s possible to rush through this walking tour of Chinatown’s highlights in one hour, or you could spend half a day exploring the museums and temples, shopping for souvenirs, and feasting on noodles and dim sum. The easiest … read the full post

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Aug 30 2012

Closure of the Changi Airport Budget Terminal

Budget airlines operations will relocate to Terminal 2.

On September 25, 2012, the Budget Terminal at Changi Airport in Singapore will officially close to make way for the construction of a new terminal. If you’ll be flying into or out of Singapore after this date on a low-cost airline like TigerAirways this will affect your flight – but in a good way. The … read the full post

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Aug 27 2012

Singapore hawker dishes: Satay

Skewers of happiness.

If there’s one thing that’s universal about the human race it’s our love of barbecue. At Singapore hawker centres, this frequently takes the form of satay – bite-size morsels of grilled meat served with a peanut sauce so good you’ll be licking the bowl. Most satay vendors offer a variety of meats and the usual … read the full post

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Aug 23 2012

What’s on in Singapore in September 2012

Published by under Events

Chinatown is taken filled with lanterns for the Mid Autumn Festival.

Proof that Singapore offers something for everyone, events on the calendar for September 2012 range from a race of the world’s fastest cars to a centuries-old Chinese harvest festival. Here are the highlights of the best events throughout the month. It’s no secret that Singapore is obsessed with technology, and half the city will be … read the full post

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