Collected by Kate
20 Trengganu St, #02-01 Chinatown, Singapore 058479
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...
8A Marina Boulevard 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...
Telaga Harbour Park, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
The Langkawi cable car overlooks lush jungles, cascading waterfalls, and peaceful islands. At the base of Machincang mountain catch the SkyCab and get off at the middle station. From here you can trek along the SkyTrail with a nature guide who...
Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Swimming with sharks is one of those exhilarating experiences you just have to take part in on a trip to Malaysia. The Pulau Payar Marine Park boasts unique experiences—the setting can not be more idyllic and the diving more unique. For those who...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
There are many ways to get to Sentosa, Singapore's playground island to the south. You can take a cable car, a monorail, a taxi or, if you fancy a stroll, walk 10 minutes across the bridge from outside Vivocity Mall at HarbourFront MRT. In the...
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...
160 Owen Rd, Singapore 218953
L'etoile is a two-story cafe that could be your mother's living room if she were French and lived in a restored shophouse in Singapore. It's a lovely place to grab a coffee and a cupcake and rest up after a long, hot afternoon of exploring Little...
1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
The Fullerton Hotel sits on the site of a former fort, which also served as a lighthouse for ships coming into Singapore to unload or refuel. The lighthouse beacon is now in a museum but climb the spiral staircase from the Fullerton's Lighthouse...
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