Katong District in Singapore

Singapore’s Katong Neighborhood

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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Fish ball noodles. Photo courtesy of thienzieyung via Flickr.

10 Unusual Foods to Try in Singapore

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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Singapore’s Historic Hotels, Bars and Restaurants

Historic Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Photo courtesy of alantankenghoe via Flickr.

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.

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January 17, 2014 by
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New Year’s Eve Events in Singapore

New Year's Eve at Singapore's Marina Bay

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.

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December 20, 2013 by
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How to Get to Sentosa Island

Sentosa Express. Photo courtesy of alantankenghoe via Flickr.

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.

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November 22, 2013 by
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Singapore’s Marina Bay

Merlion at Marina Bay. Photo courtesy of Erwin Soo via Flickr.

On the shores of Singapore’s Marina Bay, you’ll find some of the most luxurious hotels, a lovely waterfront promenade and the best views of the skyline, particularly at night.

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November 1, 2013 by
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The Colonial History of Singapore

National Museum of Singapore. Photo courtesy of William Cho via Flickr.

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.

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October 11, 2013 by
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Thaipusam Festival

Thaipusam Festival. Photo courtesy of Peter Gronemann via Flickr.

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.

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September 13, 2013 by
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Singapore on a Budget

Singapore currency. Photo courtesy of Narin BI via Flickr.

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.

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August 16, 2013 by
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Save 40% in Singapore

Singapore deals

HURRY! Book by August 15th, 2013 to save 40% on limited-time Singapore Super Saver tours. This exclusive offer applies to all scheduled departure times and dates through March 31st, 2014.

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August 9, 2013 by
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