Stall in Singapore's Chinatown

Singapore’s Chinatown

Singapore’s Chinatown is the go-to destination for travelers looking for a dose of cultural stimulation. Dating, as it does, at least as far back as the 13th century, the district is one of the world’s oldest and largest Chinatowns. Despite a history that is steeped in bloody conflict (multicultural, modern Singapore emerged out of a series of clashes between Malays and Chinese immigrants), the district has long been one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city.

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November 15, 2014 by
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Hawker Centre in Singapore

How to Dine at Singapore’s Hawker Centers

Singapore’s hawker centers (collections of independently owned and operated food stalls) are justifiably famous. It is practically a cliché for visitors to tout these cheap, abundant, vibrant, and eclectic assemblages of eateries as some of the very best phenomena that the region has to offer. Whether it’s a cliché or not, it’s certainly true. While Singapore is one of the most expensive travel destinations in Southeast Asia, the high cost of goods and services can be offset considerably by treating yourself to a steady diet of Chinese-influenced and other pan-Asian dishes featuring: grilled, roasted, barbecued, and steamed meats, chilies, fermented shrimp paste and other exotic condiments, and mountains of noodles. The majority of these dishes are available around the city for as little five dollars.

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November 4, 2014 by
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The Green Market Lounge at Changi Airport

If you’re traveling through Singapore and wondering what VIP Lounges are available, consider checking out one of Changi Airports best options, The Green Market Lounge. The Green Market Lounge is great for travelers who don’t have elite status or lounge access with their respective airline. It offers 3-, 6,- or 12-hour options depending on the […]

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October 24, 2014 by
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Tiger Beer and Brewery Tour

Brewery tours are a common activity in cities with iconic beers or an active community of craft brewers. While Singapore’s Tiger Beer may not have the notoriety of some other brands, it’s definitely a Singapore icon. Brewed since 1932, this bold lager has continued to evolve, carving a permanent spot in the global beer scene. […]

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October 10, 2014 by
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Win 2 free Escape Hunt Experience Singapore passes!

Enter to win 2 free Escape Hunt Experience Singapore passes! It’s a great group oriented activity for all ages!

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September 8, 2014 by
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Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore

Chinese Mooncakes

Unlike other Mid-Autumn Festivals that take place in spots like Hong Kong and Taiwan, which are only celebrated on the days surrounding the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore runs for just over a month. Singapore has a large Chinatown and Chinese community that helps bring this large celebration to life […]

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September 7, 2014 by
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Shopping on Iconic Orchard Road

Shopping on Singapore's iconic Orchard Road is a must-do experience for any traveler visiting the city.

Iconic Orchard Road is the commercial heart of Singapore, and a visit can mean only one thing: shopping. 

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August 1, 2014 by
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Romantic Things to Do in Singapore

View from the Singapore Flyer. Photo courtesy of Caitriana Nicholson via Flickr.

If you’re traveling to Singapore with your significant other, you’ll find the city ripe with romantic possibilities. Here are just a few ideas for romantic things to do in Singapore.

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May 9, 2014 by
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Singapore’s Katong Neighborhood

Katong District in Singapore

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.

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April 11, 2014 by
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10 Unusual Foods to Try in Singapore

Fish ball noodles. Photo courtesy of thienzieyung via Flickr.

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.

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March 14, 2014 by
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