Marina Bay Sands and the Helix Bridge. Photo courtesy of Jimmy McIntyre via Flickr.

9 Reasons to Visit Singapore in 2015

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.

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June 19, 2015 by
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Sentosa Island at sunset. Photo courtesy of Beshef via Flickr.

Attending the Singapore Open

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 – […]

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April 8, 2015 by
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Chinese New Year in Singapore

Stall in Singapore's Chinatown

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 […]

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February 3, 2015 by
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8 Must-Eat Singaporean Hawker Foods

Laksa in Singapore

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.

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January 30, 2015 by
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The Singapore Zoo

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.

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January 16, 2015 by
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Guide to Singaporean Cuisine

Coffee in Singapore

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 […]

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December 19, 2014 by
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Singapore’s Chinatown

Stall in 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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How to Dine at Singapore’s Hawker Centers

Hawker Centre in Singapore

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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