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Singapore

A fast-paced metropolis and global financial hub obsessed with world-firsts, where centuries-old cultural practices adorn steel-and-glass facades with a dizzying array of sights, sounds and tastes all year round. Singapore’s multitudinal character is what makes it so difficult to define – much less stay away from.

  • Yes I am very, very sure – Confirm plus chop

  • Yes, I can confirm – Onz (On-z)

  • Afraid of missing out – Kiasu (Kyah-soo)

  • Hitch a ride – Tompang (Tohm-pung)

  • Very good – Shiok (She-oak)

  • Overachieve – Spoil Market

  • Crazy/Insane – Siao

  • Can you do this? – Can or not?

Singapore: What You Need to Know Before You Go

Welcome! Singapore is a cosmopolitan city-state that is ever-changing, constantly being shaped by the ebbs and flows of global trends. A major financial centre hub today, it seemingly stays true to its history of trade and commerce birthed as a strategic port from the...

Useful Apps to Download Before Your Trip to Singapore

Where in the world is Singapore? Singapore is an island city-state located in Southeast Asia and is often called the 'Little Red Dot'. Singapore may be small, but its outsize influence in the world has made her one of the most popular travel destinations. In 2018...

SEE & DO

The Search for Singapore’s Very Own Grand Budapest Hotel

I’ve watched the Grand Budapest Hotel twice. On the surface, you might think this is yet another witty comedy; however, it is more than that, in all Wes Anderson’s films, there is always a melancholic undertone buried effortlessly beneath all the meticulous artistry...

Fun Places in Singapore to Discover with Your Kids

No experience in life can ever be as meaningful as that of spending quality time with your children. Watching that angelic smile bloom shyly on their face before erupting into an exuberant grin, the bubbling of laughter so pure no mineral water harvested from pristine...

5 Things to do in Singapore After Dark

“Singapore is so hot.” Yes, we can’t help it. How do our bodies cope with the heat? We perspire and then we whine about our sweat drenched outfits and ruined makeup in the day. So how? Stay indoors, or simply go out at night! When it is perpetually summer in...

Weekender’s Guide: Kampong Glam, Singapore

For such a small country, there are surprisingly many locales of interest in Singapore.  Yes, we may never have the majesty of Mt Fuji in our backyard, nor be able to hop on a train (the real type, complete with bentos and whistles) to find a village taken over by...

EAT & DRINK

5 Places You Can Find Awesome British Food in Singapore

It’s 1am and you’re wide awake in bed. The jet lag from your trip to London is keeping you tossing and turning, thinking about the shows on West End. A second later, an audible growling sound echoes throughout the room as you let out a sigh reminiscing about chowing...

Where to Find the Best Japanese Coffee and Brunch Cafes in Singapore

Café-hopping is a way of life for Singaporeans (especially the millennials). On weekends, locals are seen hanging out at trendy cafés—an epitome of slow living where the ambience is relaxed and bright, people engage in conversations, reading a book, savouring a hearty...

A Slice of Singapore’s History in 10 Dishes

Nothing stokes the flames within Singaporeans quite like a good ol’ debate on which stall sells the best version of our favourite hawker dish. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise when eating is often hailed as Singaporeans’ undisputed favourite pastime (aside from...

TIPS & TRENDS

7 Unique Singapore Souvenirs to Bring Home With You

Your stay in Singapore has (sadly) come to an end but before that flight home you plan to get some keepsakes that will remind you of your time in Singapore.  Now, I’m not here to ask you get that tacky “I love Singapore” T-shirt or the typical fridge magnets and no,...

Useful Apps to Download Before Your Trip to Singapore

Where in the world is Singapore? Singapore is an island city-state located in Southeast Asia and is often called the 'Little Red Dot'. Singapore may be small, but its outsize influence in the world has made her one of the most popular travel destinations. In 2018...

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