Archive for the tag 'clarke quay'

Oct 01 2012

The Singapore Kindness Gallery

Published by under Art & culture

Maybe some inspirational quotes will do it.

When waiting to take the subway in Singapore you can’t help notice the public service ads reminding commuters to let people exit the train before pushing on and to give up their seat to the disabled or elderly. These reminders to be kind to your fellow man aren’t the work of a church or charity; … read the full post

May 04 2012

Mexican food in Singapore

Published by under Food

There’s no question that Singaporean food is delicious, but this cosmopolitan city is also a great place to satisfy any cravings for food from far-flung countries. The fact that all food in Singapore is imported from overseas means you can get any ingredient here, including the tomatillos, chipotle peppers and masa harina necessary to make … read the full post

Mar 05 2012

Happy hour drinking at Clarke Quay

Published by under Bars & nightlife

There are many reasons why Clarke Quay is Singapore’s top spot for an evening drink: the views of the sun sinking over the Singapore River, the eclectic crowd, and the fact that nearly every bar has a happy hour drink special! Here’s a quick guide to finding the cheapest drinks at Clarke Quay. If beer … read the full post

Feb 20 2012

Boat tours of the Singapore River

Whether you’re on a tight schedule or just have aching feet, a cruise along the Singapore River is a great way to sit back and soak up Singapore’s sights. Regular boat tours last about 30 minutes and cruise past the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Merlion and Marina Bay Sands. Two companies operate boat … read the full post

Jan 24 2012

Comedy Masala night in Singapore

Published by under Bars & nightlife

With a record that includes banning chewing gum and censoring slapstick comedies like Borat, it’s fair to say that Singapore is not known for its sense of humour. But that doesn’t mean Singaporeans don’t enjoy a good laugh. To see the city-state at its silliest and most politically incorrect, check out Comedy Masala night every … read the full post

Dec 19 2011

A tropical Christmas Day in Singapore

Published by under Festivals

If you ignore the stifling heat and monsoon rains, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Singapore. Orchard Road is the centre of festivities with Christmas trees, lights and fake snow, plus on Christmas Day itself there will be carolers and parade floats. Maybe it’s because I come from a ridiculously cold city, … read the full post

Sep 21 2011

Singapore in photos

Published by under Photos

With its gleaming skyscrapers and smoke-filled temples — often on the same street — Singapore is a photographer’s paradise. Whether you’re doing a walking tour of Little India or hitting a hawker centre for a cheap meal, don’t forget your camera!

May 02 2011

Singapore bars: The Clinic

Published by under Bars & nightlife

UPDATE: Clinic Bar has closed. Make yourself comfy in a gold-plated wheelchair and order up an IV bag of booze at Singapore’s hospital-themed Clinic Bar. Located in the trendy Clarke Quay area, the bar creates a morbidly chic atmosphere with shots served in syringes, servers wearing scrubs, and hospital bed couches. Clinic Bar is the … read the full post