Category: Things To Do

Singapore’s Katong Neighborhood

April 11, 2014

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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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10 Unusual Foods to Try in Singapore

March 14, 2014

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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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New Year’s Eve Events in Singapore

December 20, 2013

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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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How to Get to Sentosa Island

November 22, 2013

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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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Singapore’s Marina Bay

November 1, 2013

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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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The Colonial History of Singapore

October 11, 2013

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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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Thaipusam Festival

September 13, 2013

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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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Singapore on a Budget

August 16, 2013

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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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Save 40% in Singapore

August 9, 2013

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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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24 Hours in Singapore

August 6, 2013

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Singapore Flyer. Photo courtesy of Walter Lim via Flickr.

For a small island, there’s a lot to do in Singapore — enough for several days at least. But if you only have a day in the city, you can still get an appreciation of its cultural diversity with visits to some top attractions. Here’s an idea of how to spend 24 hours in Singapore.

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