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41 Cambridge Rd, Singapore 210041
Farrer Park is a neighborhood in transition at the northern end of Little India. Trendy cafes have popped up across from a famous bak kut teh (pork rib soup) shop, and older housing estates are now sharing space with newer condominium...
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1 Kadayanallur Street, #01-04, Singapore 069184
Devout foodies flock to the hawker stands in Singapore, one of the world's cleanest cities. Check out the tasty Hainanese Chicken Rice at the famous Maxwell Food Centre; you'll want to find the Tian Tian stall. Explore the other stands and...
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920 Tiong Bahru Rd, Singapore 158792
Grab a seat at one of the newsprint-covered tables (or “chope” the table by putting down a pack of tissues to let others know it’s taken) and then stroll the aisles to check out what looks good. I recommend Fu Ming Carrot Cake, dim sum in little...
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In a city obsessed with food, you’ll find some of the best, most authentic, and most inexpensive dishes at the hawker centers. Singapore resident K.F. Seetoh’s Makansutra guidebook shepherds you through thousands of stalls, pointingout “die die...
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1220 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 468960
A great way to get to know local cuisine is to visit a food center, that is, a hawker center. You'll find a vast array of local dishes that are inexpensive and delicious. The crowd situation here is, well, it's basically too crowded during the...
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8 Raffles Ave, #01-15, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802
If you are eager to try the famed Singapore street food but don't know where to begin, come to Gluttons Bay by the Esplanade for a tutorial. Here you'll find lots of signs explaining the various options and friendly hawker stall uncles who will...
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There are oodles and oodles of options at this 24/7 food center. Try the signature noodle dish at Wanton Kee noodle stall—the queue moves quickly so you can dive right in to the chewy heap. Noodles, roasted pork and meats, waffles, dumplings,...
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18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
The best fast food in Singapore's central business district can be found at Lau Pa Sat (Raffles Place MRT stop). This 150-year-old former fish, fruit, and veg market was converted into a collection of hawker food stalls in the 1970s. The market,...
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Old Airport Rd, Singapore
I was told Old Airport Road hawker center is one of the most authentic and least touristy in all of Singapore. What really intrigued me, though, was the chance to try crocodile. I tentatively approached Crocodile Kingdom and ordered a Ginseng...
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3 Muscat St, Singapore 198833
Visit three distinct neighborhoods in central Singapore to get a feel for the cultures that have contributed to the city’s pan-Asian identity. You can start in Chinatown, where the high rises of the central business district give way to foot...
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20 Kandahar St, Singapore 198885
Maison Ikkoku, at the end of Kandahar Street, is housed in an old building three stories high. It has a buzzing coffee joint on the first level, a hipster-chic boutique on the second, and a bar and terrace on the third. The best seats in the house...
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48 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 217959
Singapore's great culinary tradition has more to do with the city/state's position as a global financial power than it does with any unique cultural heritage. Before it became the most important trading port in Asia, Singapore was little more than...
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151 New Bridge Road 91 Upper Cross Street Singapore 059443/058362 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059443
Whether on a rooftop, by the water, or in a local hawker center, dining outdoors is one of the perks of a city with balmy temperatures year-round. Check out Privé on Keppel Island and snag a table on its large outdoor patio, near a marina of...
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1 Kadayanallur St, #01 -10/11 Maxwell Food Center, Singapore 069184
You know you have found Tian Tian at the Maxwell Road Food Center when you see the line of people waiting for tender chicken. If there is one dish that can be considered the national dish of Singapore, this is it. The chicken is boiled until it is...
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Ann Siang Hill, Singapore
Head to Ann Siang Hill near Chinatown when you want to get away from the crowds in the city. During the day the open doors welcome you into restored shop houses with intricately designed tiles leading the way to chic and stylish clothing. At night...
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244 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058793
Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, dating to the early 19th century. In Singapore, South Asian Indian immigrants have brought their culture to their new homeland. These temples are unique, with colorful statues adorning...
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288 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840
In itself, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is one of the most visually stunning pieces of architecture in all of Singapore. But it was the surrounding grounds that really drew me in. Chinatown is certainly a bustling section of Singapore, but the...
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1 Zubir Said Drive #02-01, Singapore 227968
This tiny little shop shares a space with an awesome pastry shop, and is filled with the cutest little odds and ends, specializing in items with very strong nostalgia of Singapore back in the '80s. It's a more personal and hipster version of...
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24 Ann Siang Rd., Singapore 069704
Wine can be rather expensive in Singapore. For my money Le Carillon provides the best wines by the glass, along with charcuterie and cheese plates, and a good atmosphere. In general, the Club Street neighborhood is a great place to find a drink—it...
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Robertson Quay, Singapore
Robertson Quay is a section of the Singapore River that is perfect for a morning or evening jog. You can crisscross the river via several bridges—some colorful, some striking in style, all different. If you're more interested in a leisurely stroll...
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1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
For that elusive wow factor, head straight for Singapore's highest rooftop bar, 1 Altitude, on the 63rd floor of 1 Raffles Place. The views from this expansive space are amazing in every direction. It’s a great spot for a sunset cocktail or, once...
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80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Part of the waterfront development that includes sister property Fullerton Hotel and dining hub One Fullerton, the Fullerton Bay Hotel opened in 2010 and touts itself as the only hotel located on the Marina Bay waterfront. Unlike its sister hotel,...
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Downtown Core, Singapore
Everything about this place is full of cheer, bustle, and dazzle. Enjoy a game of go with the masters, or watch a community dance that seems to go on forever.
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5 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069688
Oxwell's upstairs dining room serves refined pub fare while the rooftop and ground-floor bars lure in a strong happy hour and late night crowd. On weekend evenings, this buzzy corner of Ann Siang Hill and Club Street is closed to traffic and fills...
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Some call it "Singapore Inc.," but I think it has a lot more soul than its nickname. We took three walking tours by Singapore Walks, which gave us insight into the city-state's fascinating cultural history—from the indigenous Peranakan...
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River Valley Rd, Singapore 179037
Tour the spice garden at Fort Canning Park with a botanist to see and smell chilies of all types as well as lemongrass, galangal, turmeric, curry leaves, limes, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.Fort Canning Park is bounded by Hill Street, Canning Rise,...
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8 Queen St, Singapore 189555
I wish I had written down the artist and title...sorry. Anyway, I highly recommend this museum, particularly the modern art/contemporary art building across the street!
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47/49 Armenian Street, Singapore 179937
The Peranakans, a people unique to Singapore and its Straits neighbors, developed a fusion cuisine that combines Chinese ingredients with Malay spices and cooking techniques. The tangy and aromatic dishes often incorporate ingredients unfamiliar...
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39 Armenian St, Singapore 179941
The Peranakan Museum houses an excellent collection of antiques, textiles, and artifacts over three floors in a beautiful heritage building that in and of itself is something to behold—it was constructed in 1912 as the Tao Nan School...
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Chin Swee Road, Pearl Bank, Singapore 169879
A quiet moment in the shade, drinking a cold Stella, writing down some anecdotes from the trip....
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2 Orchard Turn, #55-01, Singapore 238801
For a special occasion, Luke Magnan's restaurant Salt at the top of ION Orchard is a great choice. The views are impressive and the food, an Aussie take on modern cuisine, is impeccable. Fresh Australian and local produce is showcased on an...
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2 Stamford Road, Level 70, Equinox Complex, Singapore 178882
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From your 70th-floor table at Jaan restaurant, you can see Malaysia and Indonesia as you savor chef Julien Royer’s artisanal French cuisine. The Gourmet Garden menu stars “Jaan’s Garden,” a colorful composition of 50 ingredients, served with...
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19 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168650
I haven't eaten pancakes since I was a kid, but when I spotted the blackberry and chocolate pancakes at the Open Door Policy (ODP) restaurant in Singapore, I thought I might revisit my childhood. After a week of eating barbecue chicken and rice...
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10 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Singapore 228211
Singapore has embraced brunch in a big way. One option—found at most major hotels—is a lavish, all-you-can-eat brunch with freely flowing champagne. Prices and selection will vary slightly among them. The Marina Mandarin has a pool-bar with lounge...
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10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
The Shoppes at MBS feature outposts of practically every major designer label from Armani to Versace. The Shoppes are also home to a number of celebrity chef restaurants. Here you'll find Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck's Cut, Mario Batali's Osteria...
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10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Sands Skypark Tower 1, Singapore 018956
When I'm at the Marina Bay Sands I would always prefer Sky on 57 over Ku De Ta...privacy and all. I brought my parents up to the top of the Marina Bay Sands and we stayed for a number of hours sipping wine, munching on some eats, enjoying the...
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30 Raffles Ave, Singapore Flyer, Singapore 039803
In Singapore, love is in the air. Many young people live with their parents, so courting is all about being out on the town. For a grand, romantic gesture, sweep your partner off his or her feet (literally) and reserve a four-course Sky Dining...
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80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
When the original Clifford Pier opened in 1933, floating hawkers sold their wares out of sampans (flat-bottomed wooden boats) docked there. Today, a namesake restaurant occupies the space once given over to the pier, and it celebrates this hawker...
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310 Orchard Road, Tang Plaza, Singapore 238864
Yvonne Chia is the Singapore jewelry designer behind WoonHung. The word is a name her grandfather gave her that means having both femininity and male strength. Her new “natural range” line features strands of hand-carved wooden beads, which are...
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30 Seng Poh Rd, Singapore 168898
“I grew up in Singapore, and among the breakfasts of my youth, chwee kueh is the one that tugs at my heart most. It’s a steamed rice cake topped with an umami-bomb of crunchy preserved radishes that have been stir-fried with soy sauce, shallots,...
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6 Kim Tian Rd, Kai Fook Mansion, Singapore 169246
The funny rooster portraits and front-and-center foosball table inside Coq & Balls are as cheeky as its name. But the restaurant’s beer list—look for anything by Hitachino—and classic dishes, such as the prawn paste chicken wings, are no joking...
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#01-19, 78 Moh Guan Terrace, Singapore 162078
Café Hua Bee, which has served the same fishball mee pok (noodles) for 70 years, was recently saved from demolition by locals. The developer’s compromise? At night, the café shuts down to make way for Bincho, a modern yakitori-ya serving grilled...
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6 Raffles Blvd, #01-211 Marina Square, Singapore 039594
In need of some foot maintenance? Kenko Reflexology and Foot Spa is a sure bet. Never thought you'd be fish food, did you? Well, these hungry, feeding fish are like clingy little magnets, as they get busy devouring the dry, dead, and apparently...
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Serangoon Road, the main thoroughfare that cuts through Little India, is crowded with vendors selling saris, chai, and marigold and jasmine garlands, which residents deposit at the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. The Mustafa shopping center, home to...
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80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Singapore Zoo has been recognized as a leader in creating naturalistic habitats since its opening in 1973, using concealed moats to separate animals from visitors and incorporating a local reservoir into the landscaping. There are dozens of themed...
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10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Even if you aren't staying at the Marina Bay Sands hotel, you can still enjoy a cocktail in the Sky Park next to the impressive infinity pool as the sun goes down. With views over the marina and central business district, the city eye candy is...
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1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Singapore is known for its orchids, and the National Orchid Garden is one of the best places to see them. Singapore's National Orchid Garden is home to the world's largest collection of tropical orchids—more than 1,000 species, including one named...
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9 Lock Rd, Singapore 108937
While visiting Singapore's museums, be sure to get out to the Gillman Barracks for an injection of contemporary art. Serenely housed in 14 pristine blocks, the galleries, cafes, and restaurants offer a menu of both the local and international....
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3 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178958
The weekend of the Formula 1 Night Race is a huge one in Singapore. Even if you don't care much for racing cars, you'll find the concerts, special events, and festival atmosphere turn the city into one big party. Big names like Shakira, The...
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18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
With its domed greenhouses of epic proportions dotted across some 100 hectares (250 acres), the sustainable Gardens by the Bay are educational and fun. The Cloud Forest is a misty, 42-meter-high (138-foot-high) “mountain” that...
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2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925
The world-class Singapore Zoological Gardens are famous for being open, natural, and perfectly in tune with their lush jungle setting. Stroll between enclosures or take the tram to see thousands of species from all over the world. The Night...
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216 Lavender St, Singapore 338771
When I asked some locals where to eat late-night, I was directed to the Lavender Street Food Court. I passed on the turtle soup and instead feasted on dim sum and the famous Singapore chilli crab.
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River Valley Rd, Singapore 179037
Crab, with butter and noodles and just the right amount of meat... enough said. So heavenly.
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51 Old Airport Rd, Singapore 390051
Food is an obsession in Singapore, and eating here is like a sport. When Singapore's king of hawker food, K.F. Seetoh, takes you on a food crawl, you know you're in for a serious challenge. Our first of five food center stops was Old Airport Road...
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2 Adam Rd, Singapore 289876
Until my first trip to Singapore, I had no idea stingray was even edible. Now I am addicted! Tender and juicy, with virtually no bones, and slathered in a slightly spicy BBQ sauce, it is a must-eat dish in Singapore. Although you can eat BBQ...
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462 Upper East Coast Rd, Singapore 466508
Pepper crab, buttered asparagus, and a frosty brew—this is probably one of the top five meals I've ever had. You'll find it at Hua Yu Wee, out toward the airport. Go there.
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3150 Commonwealth Avenue West, Singapore 129580
Singapore is famous for a lot of exotic foods, and to Westerners, few seem as strange as frog. But the spicy, moist meat makes for a lovely Singaporean meal ingredient.
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Orchard Rd, Singapore
I remember the first time I had a traditional Singaporean breakfast. I was in Changi Airport on my way to an adventure. A traditional breakfast consists of 3 things: 1) Kaya toast and butter. Kaya is made from a type of leaf plus coconut jam,...
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181 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427452
If you're doing some soul searching in Singapore, come to Katong, an East Coast community full of character and characters. Easties grow up here and never leave (those who do spend the rest of their lives pining for the laid-back,...
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141 Serangoon Rd, Singapore
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is a Hindu temple located in the center of Little India on Serangoon Road in Singapore. The Temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. The building is constructed in the style of South Indian Tamil temples, and the...
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347 Serangoon Rd, Singapore
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple is a popular landmark in Little India, where much of Singapore’s sizable Tamil Hindu community works and worships. Originally a simple building on a plot of land, the temple became something entirely different in...
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124 Onan Rd, Singapore 424536
Built in 1942, this family-run bakery claims to be the oldest surviving Muslim bakery in Singapore. It is a jack-of-all-trades, turning out to-die-for Indian curry puffs and naan along with English pastries and cakes, French bread, and Malay...
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1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
For over 80 years The Fullerton Hotel has stood where the Singapore River meets Marina Bay as a member of Singapore’s old guard. The historic hotel invites guests to enjoy the same refined opulence it has offered for decades. The space has...
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8 Braddell Rd, Singapore 359898
To say my mother is Hainanese and a gifted cook is like saying Singaporeans love to eat. An overstatement. Growing up in a Hainanese kampong (village) on my great-grandmother’s chicken rice (fowl fattened for the grand sacrifice, rice steamed in...
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20 Trengganu St, #02-01 Chinatown, Singapore 058479
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An evergreen Chinese favorite, dim sum is great to snack on when visiting Singapore’s famed hawker centers or exploring the city’s Chinatown. Dim sum literally means “touch the heart,” and the authentic local offerings are...
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154 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218431
Bak kut teh (or meat bone tea) is a simple, hearty, comforting Chinese soup with a peppery kick that you can dress up as simply or as daringly (add kidneys, liver, and other organs) as you like. Originally a breakfast dish, it is now eaten any...
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102 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207678
Singapore's Little India has a wealth of South Indian restaurants to choose from, but my favorite for an unfussy, authentic South Indian meal is Anjappar across from retail giant Mustafa. Hailing from Chennai, the restaurant is known for its dosa—...
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One of the best parts of Singapore is Little India. The smells, people, and culture bring a little reality to this very manicured country. When I lived in Singapore five years ago, I used to love to visit this North Indian restaurant called...
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Yu Sheng Salad is the seasonal noodle salad enjoyed in Singapore for Chinese New Year. Everyone digs in with their chopsticks and it's shared! Yum! During the holiday season you can find this in any grocery store in Singapore.
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100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026
The “farmpreneurs” in the northwest Kranji district grow organic produce and educate Singaporean city dwellers about its merits. At Bollywood Veggies, a farm and public garden, you can see how big a jackfruit grows and taste other exotic produce,...
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47 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore
This venue closed in the summer of 2017.

The Library is a speakeasy in the grand old style. You'll need a password to get in, but they will give it to you next door at The Study, which, by the way, is a delicious Jason Atherton date spot. You can...
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3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
The Fountain of Wealth, located in Suntec City Mall in Singapore's central business district, is the largest fountain in the world. Based on a Hindu mandala representing the universe, the fountain is lovely in the afternoon, when you can enjoy its...
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Geylang, Singapore
Bam, slap, thwack. Woosh, woosh, sss. Ee, zzz, clang, plop. Thank you, auntie! Szrkst, szkst. Aaahh. This is the audible life cycle of Mr. Mohgan's Super Crispy Roti Prata. The libretto of the above prata operetta goes something like this: Mr....
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41 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089855
I’m used to chefs telling me they’ve made everything I’m eating: the butter, the bread, sometimes even the wine. But Singapore’s André Chiang takes the handmade ethos to the extreme at his Restaurant André. He proudly claims responsibility for the...
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30 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 168898
Many of the buildings in Tiong Bahru, a neighborhood near Chinatown, were built in the 1930s when the Singapore government undertook one of its first housing development projects. The two-story Tiong Bahru Market, which was completed in 2006 but...
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78 Moh Guan Terrace, Singapore 162078
Tiong Bahru is one of Singapore's most atmospheric neighborhoods. Art deco government-built housing developments are being turned into renovated loft apartments with cafes, bookstores, and vintage clothing boutiques at street level. On a lazy...
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1 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168641
Head down the alley, past a spiral staircase. There sits Nana & Bird, where you can browse handbags from Meli Melo, minidresses by Singaporean designers, and trippy necklaces made of thin strips of recycled bike tubes. This appeared in the...
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68 Seng Poh Lane #01-10, Singapore 160068
When wandering through Tiong Bahru on a Saturday morning, I always stop into Flea & Trees, a quirky vintage boutique with great dresses and one-of-a-kind statement necklaces and baubles. https://www.facebook.com/FleaTrees?ref=br_tf
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78 Yong Saik Street, #01-12, Singapore 163078
Forty Hands is the coffee shop that started the hipster-volution of Tiong Bahru, and it is still one of the most popular spots in the neighborhood. Great coffee, breakfast eggs, toasted sandwiches, truffle fries, hot dogs, baked goods... need I go...
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44 Eng Hoon St, Singapore 169786
The Monkey God Temple (Qi Tian Gong) in Tiong Bahru dates from 1920 and is a reminder of the ethnic Chinese soul of this neighborhood, which has recently undergone somewhat of a transformation. When you visit this temple you breathe in the vibrant...
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56 Eng Hoon St, Singapore 160056
Coffee and breakfast spots abound in hipster-approved Tiong Bahru. The Orange Thimble is a good choice for sandwiches and coffee. There is plenty of space to sit inside this layout, which stretches back over several rooms.
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Sungei Rd, Singapore
The sellers in Singapore's oldest flea market may not be offering anything you want, but it's still interesting to stroll this elbow-shaped lane and peruse the old cassette tapes, secondhand clothes and electronics on display. Not least because...
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Known for being a bit boisterous and rowdy, Little India has a distinct personality from the rest of Singapore. It can start to feel a few degrees hotter than the rest of the city as you dodge shoppers, temple goers, and trinket sellers on...
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Bishan, Singapore
It might seem blasphemous that Hans Tan, the 32-year-old designer behind Singapore’s Hans Tan Studio, takes a sandblaster to highly collectible Nonyaware pottery. But Tan’s limited edition Spotted Nyonya collection is his reinterpretation of the...
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8A Marina Blvd, B2 - 05, Singapore 018984
Din Tai Fung is not a Singaporean chain—it originated in Taiwan—but outposts of this restaurant have flourished all over the city, thanks to its addictive dumplings. (Seriously: addictive.) Making the perfect soup dumplings (xiao long...