Articles Tagged ‘Chinatown’

Singapore’s Chinatown – a photo tour

Singapore’s Chinatown – a photo tour March 29, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More

Shopping in Singapore

Shopping in Singapore March 14, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
Singapore is a shopper’s paradise, with shopping malls galore, plenty of street stalls, and more brand names than you can imagine. For high street fashion and designer labels, your first stop should be Orchard Road – the highest concentration of shopping malls in the world. But where to begin? For...

Wet Markets of Singapore

Wet Markets of Singapore February 28, 2012 | Food | Read More
For an authentic shopping experience away from the organised calm of the air-conditioned malls, head down to a local wet market to take in the sights and sounds of local Singapore. Named because of the vast quantities of melting ice, and the constant washing-down of the fish and meat stalls, the wet...

Ethnic Enclaves of Singapore

Ethnic Enclaves of Singapore February 21, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
When Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore, drew up his Town Plan of 1822, he divided the city into ethnic enclaves in order to divide the living quarters of the racially diverse population. While Singapore is in no way racially segregated today, these neighbourhoods have maintained their...

Five Beautiful Buddhist Temples in Singapore

Five Beautiful Buddhist Temples in Singapore February 13, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
A third of Singapore’s population is Buddhist, and so it is no surprise that there are so many beautiful Buddhist temples here. A visit to one of these temples is not only to admire the architectural beauty, it is also an excellent way to learn about the religion, culture and background of the devotees...

Best Neighbourhoods for the Foodie in Singapore

Best Neighbourhoods for the Foodie in Singapore November 22, 2011 | Food | Read More
Singapore is a food-obsessed nation so you won’t have to travel far to come across food stalls and restaurants selling all manner of delicious delicacies. However, there are a few standout areas within the city that you shouldn’t miss if you are dedicated to tantalising your tastebuds. Little India...

One Day in Singapore

One Day in Singapore August 18, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Thousands of people every year choose to spend a night or two in Singapore as they break their long journey across the globe.  If you are one of these travellers who only have one day to spend in Singapore, then here we give you some ideas of how to squeeze in a lot in your short time in the city. Breakfast If...

Singapore’s Multi-Cultural Temples

Singapore’s Multi-Cultural Temples April 29, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
The cultural melting pot of Singapore means that the number and variety of religious sights to visit is staggering. The government’s promotion of racial harmony means that all races and religions live side by side in overlapping communities, and it’s not uncommon to find a Chinese Temple,...

3 Ways to see in the Chinese New Year

3 Ways to see in the Chinese New Year January 31, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
It’s Chinese New Year’s Eve on Wednesday 2nd February, when we wave goodbye to the Year of the Tiger and welcome in the Year of the Rabbit. Singapore is already buzzing with the sound of drums and the excitement of the celebrations to come – but where will YOU be seeing in the New Year? If you...

Chinese New Year Traditions

Chinese New Year Traditions January 27, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
With the Year of the Rabbit just around the corner, here’s a beginners guide as to how you can get into the spirit of Chinese New Year: 1. Spring Clean It’s important to start each New Year afresh, which means undertaking a thorough spring cleaning of your life and home. Your house should be...