Archive for the tag 'bugis'

Feb 06 2012

Internet cafes in Singapore

Published by under Phone & internet

With free WiFi in many public places and practically every Singaporean wielding an iPhone, internet cafes are quickly becoming a thing of the past in Singapore. Thankfully, if you need to do some impromptu web surfing, printing, or Skyping a few internet cafes survive in all of the city’s central neighbourhoods. Little India is home … read the full post

Sep 02 2011

Singapore’s best vegetarian restaurants: local eats

Published by under Food

In many Southeast Asian countries being a vegetarian limits you to a boring diet of fried rice with veggies. This couldn’t be further from the case in Singapore. As many Hindus are vegetarians, the easiest place to go for a meatless meal is Little India. Modest restaurants along Serangoon Road, particularly around the temples, have … read the full post

Aug 25 2011

Singapore’s cheapest hostels

Published by under Accommodation

How do you choose a hostel in Singapore? Do you research which one has the friendliest atmosphere or is closest to the MRT, or do you just book the best deal you can find? As a budget traveller myself, I can empathise that sometimes it all comes down to the numbers, especially in Singapore where … read the full post

Jul 27 2011

Singapore’s Thieves Market

Published by under Shopping

Whoever said, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has certainly shopped at the Thieves Market along Sungei Road in Singapore. In addition to being the oldest flea market in Singapore –  this riverbank between Little India and Bugis has been a site of casual commerce since the 1930s – the Thieves Market is the … read the full post

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