Singapore Travel Tips
Singapore has traded in its rough-and-ready opium dens for towers of glass, and its steamy rickshaw image for hi-tech wizardry, but you can still recapture the colonial era with a gin sling under the languorous ceiling fans at Raffles Hotel.
At first glance Singapore appears shockingly modern, but this is an undeniably Asian city with Chinese, Malay and Indian traditions. It's these contrasts that bring the city to life.
Singapore is home to a sizable Indian community, and Little India is where they congregate, worship and sell their wares. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Singapore ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, June 2012
As a major shopping hub of Asia , Singapore
certainly has its fair share of expensive activities; but did you know
that it is also rich in cultural activities that do not cost a single ...
Sports betting and traditional gambling are incredibly popular in Singapore . Locals tend to favor speculation over football and horse racing, as well as a specifically Singaporean variation of ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2011
Of the many ways to escape the concrete jungle that is modern Singapore, a daytime skulk through one of the city’s cemeteries is one of the more intriguing. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, April 2012
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, ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, May 2012
As one of the most prosperous and modern countries in the world, finding your way around Singapore
is not much of a problem. It is also affordable and therefore there is
little need for ...
It stands to reason that any place as multicultural and populous as Singapore would have a lot to offer in the way of international cuisine, and this city doesn’t disappoint. Sample regional fare ...
Much has been made lately of Singapore
reputedly letting its figurative hair down. This supposed trend may be
greatly exaggerated (the city-state is still a far cry from other
southeast Asian ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2012
Situated in Singapore ’s
new downtown Marina Bay next to the Marina Reservoir, the Gardens by
the Bay development consists of three separate waterfront gardens (Bay
South, Bay East and Bay ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, December 2012
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 ...
Highlighting the vivid contrast between the dense urbanity of modern Singapore
and the lush natural beauty that exists within and around it, the
extended trail that follows the band of ...
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, a special exhibit is currently running at ArtScience Museum at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore . Editor’s Note: This ...
is a decidedly secular place. It is, however, also a vibrantly diverse
city with a mix of ethnicities and cultural influences, and there are
rich pockets of religiosity worth ...
Beginning January 21st and running through the 29th, the Chinese New Year festivities known locally as River Hongbao 2012 will grace Marina Bay in Singapore . Usher in the Year of the Dragon with a ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, November 2011
The lanes and quays of the Singapore River
have been crowded with European and Chinese merchants since the
mid-19th century. Today, the waterway that first attracted colonial
settlement serves ...
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