Ngee Ann City Singapore

Ngee Ann City is one of Singapore’s high-end shopping landmarks on Orchard Road. The commercial complex has been presenting fashion brand names, top bookstores, beauty parlours, and restaurants to well-heeled shoppers for several decades. The mall also boasts an art and creativity section and the Takashimaya department store spread over 7 levels. Designer labels are … Read more

6 Best Restaurants in Bukit Timah

In Malay, Bukit Timah means ‘tin-bearing hill’. Bukit Timah Road is the longest road in Singapore, stretching from Little India in the South to Upper Bukit Timah Road in the North stopping short of the Malaysian border. A tree-lined thoroughfare and one of the oldest roads in Singapore, Bukit Timah Road is now a prime … Read more

Far East Plaza

Far East Plaza on Orchard Road is one of Singapore’s older shopping complexes. The complex attracts a young and cool crowd looking for one-off bargain buys from unknown designers. Around 800 retail outlets occupy the 6-level mall, catering to a mix of young students and tourists looking for unique items. Fashion shops are on the … Read more

ION Orchard

ION Orchard is a stylish architectural wonder, glowing like a futuristic beacon at the end of Orchard Road – enticing fashionistas and luxury shoppers inside. Welcome to Singapore’s most glamorous shopping complex – a glass, marble and steel work of art, where there are even extra special toilets for high spending customers and celebrities. Superior … Read more

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands stands out as a stunning icon of Singapore’s ever-growing city skyline. The 3 skyscrapers have – what seems to be – a cruise ship balancing precariously across the top. In fact, this is one of the highlights of Marina Bay Sands Hotel: a huge rooftop pool with sweeping views of Singapore, with … Read more

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

Singapore History

Singapore’s early beginnings intertwine fact and folklore – the city-state has been engaged in the pomp of ancient Malay empires, the intrigues of medieval trade, the bartering of European colonial powers, and the challenge of nation-building. Here, we give you an account of Singapore’s remarkable development throughout the centuries. Colonial Singapore Stamford Raffles is often … Read more

Legoland Malaysia Theme Park

Legoland Malaysia theme park offers a great day out for families in Johor Bahru, Malaysia (around an hour’s drive from Singapore’s Downtown Core). The theme park appeals to kids of different ages, offering more than 70 thrilling rides, water slides, and live performances that are spread throughout 7 different areas. Legoland Malaysia Resort’s vibrant Lego-themed … Read more

What to Do on a Short Trip to Bintan Island

Bintan Island is a popular holiday destination that’s less than an hour’s ferry ride from the southern coast of Singapore. Bintan presents a tropical island getaway for the throngs of day and weekend-trippers from the mainland. The island’s pristine, white sand beaches are the main draw here, along with quaint seaside villages and an impressive … Read more