10 Best Restaurants in Geylang and Joo Chiat

The Geylang district is known predominantly for its Malay and Peranakan cuisine. Katong, on the east coast, is particularly good for trying out Peranakan or Straits Chinese dishes. This hybrid of Malay and Chinese cooking is a legacy of the intermarriage between Chinese traders who came to the region at the end of the 19th … Read more

3 Best Places to Go Shopping in Geylang and Joo Chiat

East of the central area of Singapore, Geylang Serai has been the centre of the Malay community since the mid-19th century. ‘Geylang’ means ‘mill or factory’ named after the many processing plants in the old days. Today, you can browse around the markets and shops there selling wares catering to the needs of the Muslim community. … Read more

1 Day in Singapore

With only one day in Singapore and so much to see, first-time visitors often miss out on experiencing this exciting country in all its glory. Our guide shows you exactly how to spend one day in the Lion City, making the most of the city’s diverse range of attractions, activities, shopping, dining and nightlife – … Read more

Singapore Festivals and Events

Festivals in Singapore are a true reflection of the incredible diversity of this tiny city-state. The people of Singapore are comprised of multiple ethnicities, cultures and religious backgrounds, and the festivals across the island cater for all. The vast Chinese community celebrate their New Year in February, Vesak Day in May is a vibrant and … Read more

Singapore on a Budget: Your Ultimate Guide

This guide to Singapore on a budget is proof that with a little insider’s advice, visiting this fascinating country doesn’t have to drain all your money. Sure, Singapore can be ludicrously expensive depending on where you go and what you do, but if you’re careful enough you can actually eat, shop and get around town … Read more

8 Best Nightlife in Sentosa Island

Most of the nightlife in Sentosa takes full advantage of one of the island’s main selling points: its beaches. Whilst these are all manmade, the imported white soft sand and tropical palm trees create a perfect getaway from downtown Singapore, and plenty of beach bars, clubs and lounges have popped up on the shoreline taking … Read more

10 Best Things to Do in Singapore Civic District

The Civic District lies at the very heart of Singapore and is well-known for its key government buildings, museums, protected parks and memorial spaces. Although home to many must-see attractions, any visit to the Civic District wouldn’t be complete without taking at least a glance at the world famous Raffles Hotel. Comprised of only a … Read more

10 Best Free Things to Do in Singapore

The number of free things to do in Singapore actually makes this a perfect destination for budget travellers, even though the city has a reputation for being one of the world’s expensive places to visit – and it can be. But by using this list of free things to do in Singapore, it’s easy to … Read more

16 Best Things to Do in Marina Bay

Marina Bay has been the biggest winner in the fast-paced development of Singapore. The whole Marina Bay area has undergone a transformation of epic proportions and is now the de facto centre of Singapore for visitors. The S$5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands complex is the focal point of the bay, and many of the great … Read more

12 Best Places to Go Shopping in Bugis and Kampong Glam

The best shopping in Bugis and Kampong Glam introduces you to one of Singapore’s popular shopping scenes. Once a notorious centre of nightlife for sailors and military personnel visiting Singapore, Bugis, as well as the Arab enclave of Kampong Glam, has quickly become the go-to area for some of the city-state’s more alternative shopping action. … Read more