Archive for the tag 'orchard road'

Oct 15 2012

Duty-free shopping at DFS Galleria Singapore

Published by under Shopping

Head inside for discounts on luxury goods like handbags and perfumes.

Ever wish your flight would be delayed just so you could have more time to take advantage of the shopping at Changi Airport? If you can plan ahead a little, you can avoid that by shopping for duty-free goods anytime you like at DFS Galleria. Though it looks like any other mall on Orchard Road … read the full post

Aug 09 2012

The bars of Emerald Hill

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Come for great drinks in a uniquely Singaporean setting

Looking for a place to wet your whistle in the Orchard Road area? Skip the bland hotel bars and head to historic Emerald Hill for a tipple among the palm trees and Peranakan architecture. When you detour from Orchard Road onto Emerald Hill, the first bar you’ll see is the 3-in-1 Peranakan Place complex. Multiple … read the full post

May 28 2012

The Great Singapore Sale 2012

Published by under Events,Shopping

Now is a dangerous time for shopaholics to be in Singapore – The Great Singapore Sale has returned. This year the event runs from May 25 until July 22 with special events, extended shopping hours, contests and, of course, discounts. Here are some tips for making the most of the sale. First off, it’s worth … read the full post

Apr 02 2012

A walk along Singapore’s Emerald Hill

Emerald Hill is one of the most colourful streets in Singapore and makes an easy detour from the shopping belt of Orchard Road. Come for the beautiful Peranakan architecture, a bit of antiquing, or maybe a drink at one of the trendy bars? During Singapore’s early colonial days, the Orchard Road area was home to … read the full post

Feb 27 2012

Great meals in malls: Orchard Road foodcourts

Published by under Food

Singapore may be a shopping mall nation, but that means you’re never far from an easy, affordable foodcourt meal. If you’re from the West the word ‘foodcourt’ may evoke images of burgers and pizza slices, but in Singapore this couldn’t be further from the truth. Singaporean foodcourts mostly serve Singaporean food – think of them … read the full post

Dec 12 2011

Christmas in Singapore

Published by under Festivals

Don’t be fooled by the balmy climate and the non-Christian majority: Singapore goes crazy for Christmas. Like festive celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Christmas time in Singapore is largely a secular event that takes place not at home but in malls and restaurants around the city. Singapore’s “Christmas in the Tropics” events are full swing now … 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!

Sep 12 2011

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Published by under Outdoors

Singapore is constantly changing. Massive new attractions like Marina Bay Sands and Universal Studios open every year and, due to land reclamation work, the island is actually getting bigger. It’s unlikely that Singapore’s founders would recognise what their tropical trading post has developed into, except maybe if you took them to the Botanic Gardens. The … read the full post

Sep 07 2011

Singapore’s best vegetarian restaurants: International eats

Published by under Food

In a previous post I covered where to get the best vegetarian Indian, Chinese and Peranakan cuisine. In this post I’ll tackle Singapore’s other vegetarian culinary offerings. Japanese food is practically defined by its use of fresh fish and at Zen Vegetarian Restaurant sashimi is still on the menu – it’s just made from gelatin … read the full post

Jul 13 2011

Singapore’s changing of the guards

If you’ve ever walked all the way east along Orchard Road, you may have wondered what the deal was with the gated driveway with armed guards just before you reach Plaza Singapura Mall. This is the entrance to The Istana – the official residence and office of Singapore’s prime minister – and is off-limits to … read the full post

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