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 […]
Category: Things To Do
January 30, 2015
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.
January 16, 2015
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.
November 15, 2014
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.
November 4, 2014
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.
October 24, 2014
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 […]
October 10, 2014
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. […]
September 8, 2014
Enter to win 2 free Escape Hunt Experience Singapore passes! It’s a great group oriented activity for all ages!
September 7, 2014
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 […]
August 1, 2014
Iconic Orchard Road is the commercial heart of Singapore, and a visit can mean only one thing: shopping.