I am no stranger to sleeping in awkward positions on airport benches, with an arm looped through the strap of my bag for security and trying to stay warm by using my scarf as a blanket. This time, though, I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t face the thought of trying to catch a few winks in that horribly uncomfortable way after a 16-hour flight, with a five-hour flight still to come. With no memberships to any airline clubs, we headed to the Plaza Premium Lounge, which was basically heaven on earth at that particular moment.
Anytime is a great time to visit Singapore; however, with Singapore getting ready to celebrate 50 years of independence this August, there’s no better time than now to book a vacation. Here are nine reasons to visit Singapore in 2015.
If you’re enthusiastic about golf and like to attend tournaments while traveling, mark your calendar for Singapore in 2016. Earlier this year, it was announced that the Singapore Open is returning in 2016, after a three year hiatus. The prestigious event will be held at the Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club January 28 – […]
Chinese New Year is undoubtedly one of the most important holidays in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Also called Lunar New Year, it’s the longest holiday in the Chinese calendar, typically celebrated over the two-week span starting from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the 15th day of the first month. Much like other countries with significant […]
Singapore has an unfair reputation overseas for sterility and a general lack of excitement – yet, while it might lack the bustling atmosphere of food vendors on street corners that are a common sight in neighboring southeast Asian countries, its hawker centers are still at the epicenter of local communities and known for whipping up top-notch Singaporean food to decades-old recipes. Here are eight such dishes not to miss.
Open 365 days a year, the Singapore Zoo (commonly known as the Mandai Zoo) is a favorite among locals in Singapore and international travelers alike. Famous for its signature night safaris and its controversial “croc coaching” shows, the zoo has a great deal to offer.
With its historical ties to Malaysia, it should come as no surprise that Singaporean food shares a lot of similarities to Malaysian food. However, British influences and other cultures have also helped shape what we know as Singaporean cuisine today. To help you prepare for your trip and understand more about the food you’ll find […]
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.
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.
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 […]