Archive for the tag 'how to'

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

Feb 04 2011

How to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

If Singapore’s just one stop on your Southeast Asian itinerary there’s a good chance your next destination is Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s cosmopolitan capital is located about 320km northwest of Singapore and is reachable by plane, train, or automobile. Fly There are over 25 flights per day connecting Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and, now that all … read the full post

Jan 11 2011

How to order coffee like a Singaporean

Published by under Food

Singapore is so westernised that it’s easy to forget you’re in Asia, but one local tradition that’s holding strong is the kopitiam. Found in every hawker centre, these local breakfast joints are more than just a place to satisfy your caffeine cravings.  Given that most Singaporeans live in crowded apartment blocks, kopitiams have become the … read the full post

Jan 10 2011

How to buy a local SIM card in Singapore

Published by under Phone & internet

It’s easy to get online in ultra-modern Singapore, but sometimes you’ve just got to make a phone call. Once you see what your hotel is charging per minute, it might be smart to invest in a local SIM card for your own +65 phone number. All you need to get started is your passport and … read the full post