Eco-Tourism and Nature Reserves in Singapore

You can find several interesting eco-friendly landscapes in Singapore, such as Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Pulau Ubin, where the flora and fauna have more and less been left to take their own course. These green-lung areas, while well-known to locals, are slightly off-the-beaten-track for most tourists. If you’re really into ecology and the environment, … 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

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

13 Best Museums and Galleries in Singapore

It’s only natural that Singapore museums come in great variety, as the city-state’s history is rich in pickings in several different areas. The rather sombre but fascinating Changi Prison Chapel and Museum is a stark reminder of the sufferings of WWII, while the colourful Chinatown Heritage Centre and the Peranakan Museum each explore and explain … 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

Best Things to Do in Bukit Timah

Bukit Timah in the western part of Central Singapore is home to forested hills and is the place to go in Singapore if you’re an enthusiast of all things botanical. The hill is the highest natural landmark, Bukit Timah Hill, which is also one of Singapore’s important nature reserves. Bukit Timah is also the location … Read more