If Singapore’s modern skyscrapers are getting to be too much, take a step back in time to a Singapore of yesteryear in the historical Katong neighborhood.
Singapore is undeniably one of the world’s best foodie destinations, thanks in part to is blend of cultural influences that have created the ultimate fusion cuisine experience. In a place with such varied dishes and ingredients, it’s no surprise that some are a bit more odd than others. For all the adventurous eaters out there, here are 10 unusual foods to try in Singapore.
Singapore has a long and storied history, and with that history comes a wealth of historic buildings scattered throughout the diverse city. A great way to experience the city of the olden days is by spending some time at Singapore’s historic hotels, bars and restaurants during your trip.
As a major hub for travelers around the world, there is perhaps no country in Asia more qualified to take on the extravagance and worldly appeal of New Year’s Eve than Singapore. Indeed, all around town from high-end hotels to public spaces, there is a place for everyone to join in the world’s most famous countdown.
Sentosa Island has become one of Singapore’s premier tourist destinations and a favorite spot for a quick tropical escape from the big city. The island just off Singapore’s southern coast is home to Universal Studios, an aquarium, beaches, resorts and opportunities for island-hopping to nearby islands. If you’re planning to visit, here’s everything you need to know about how to get to Sentosa Island.
As an important trade port in the Malacca Straits by the nineteenth century, Singapore was of great strategic value to colonial forces in Asia at the time. Consequently, the swampy island was largely under British control until 1959. During your stay in this city famous for its hodgepodge of cultures, take some time to explore the colonial history of Singapore.
Most travelers who come to Singapore are surprised by how clean, modern and efficient the entire city is. The Thaipusam Festival in Singapore, one of the most important annual events in the country, is shocking for completely different reasons. This Hindu festival is celebrated in many Southeast Asian countries and is famous for the devotees who pierce and skewer their flesh as a sign of their devotion to Lord Subramanya, son of Shiva.
Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in Asia, but that doesn’t mean the budget traveler can’t come and enjoy its many sights and sounds. If you’re planning a visit and don’t want to blow your travel funds, here are some tips for tackling Singapore on a budget.