Sungei Buloh Nature Park

Sungei Buloh Nature Park in the wetlands just south of Buloh Island in Singapore is a great place for bird-watching, being a regional stopover for birds on their North-South migrations. An 87-hectare wetland reserve, the park is a little less than an hour’s ride by car from the centre of town. photo by Qingwu Zhou … Read more

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

Getting Around Singapore

Public transportation in Singapore is efficient and clean, which makes getting around the city-state a breeze. Singapore’s transportation network offers access to every corner of the island, either by bus, MRT underground or taxi. A useful tip for travellers is to avoid rush hour traffic between 8-9am and 5-7pm. Any time outside these hours still … 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

Zouk Singapore

Zouk is a hugely popular club in Singapore that’s been compared to some of the best in Europe, playing mainly house music to a mostly young crowd. Zouk’s music is spun by resident DJs while live acts from visiting international artists are a regular draw. With a variety of different clubs within, Zouk attracts a … 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