Archive for the tag 'temples'

Apr 27 2012

Inside a traditional Chinese funeral shop

Published by under Art & culture

Singapore is often dismissed as being the most Westernised country in Asia, but the older generation has hung on to many customs including traditional Chinese funeral rites. While funerals are deeply personal affairs that visitors probably shouldn’t intrude upon, you can gain some insight by visiting a Chinese funeral supply shop. Funeral supply shops are … read the full post

Mar 26 2012

A quick Little India walking tour

Published by under Walking tours

With its beautiful temples, exotic markets and delicious food, Singapore’s Little India neighbourhood is not to be missed. Even if you only have a couple hours to spare you can still see the highlights of this ethnic enclave. This quick walking tour takes about two hours, including time for some shopping and a cup of … read the full post

Sep 15 2011

Favourite Singapore freebies

Published by under Money & costs

It’s no secret that it can be expensive to be a tourist in Singapore.  I recently did a run-down of the city’s cheapest accommodation, but even if you’re on a shoestring budget there’s no need to stay in your hostel killing time on the guest computers and sipping the complimentary coffee. Beyond the price of … read the full post

Aug 17 2011

A walk down Singapore’s Temple Street

Published by under Walking tours

A historic street in Chinatown named for its Hindu temple? Temple Street is more than just an exemplary example of Singapore’s multiculturalism – it’s the perfect stretch for a quickie walking tour. I’ll assume you’re coming from Chinatown MRT station and start where Temple Street meets with New Bridge Road. Near the beginning of the … read the full post

Apr 25 2011

Singapore’s other 62 islands: Kusu Island

Published by under Excursions

Here’s a factoid for you: Singapore is actually made up of 63 separate islands. But most people, even locals, don’t venture much further beyond the main island and Sentosa. Many of the outlying islands are explicitly off-limits to visitors because they’re used for heavy industry or military training, but my goal is to visit as … read the full post