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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
So spectacular is the 82-hectare (200-acre) Singapore Botanic Gardens that it is the rare horticultural spot to have earned UNESCO World Heritage site status. Established in 1859, it’s responsible for Singapore’s...
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In most of Singapore, street art is still considered vandalism. But the city has started to sanction some street art projects that are adding a lively new dimension to the urban landscape. At the pedestrian Helix Bridge, which opened in 2010 and...
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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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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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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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MacRitchie Reservoir, Singapore
The MacRitchie Reservoir is one of four reservoirs in the heart of Singapore at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, where the surrounding forests are protected as national parks to ensure the quality of the water. Though unfortunately not...
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10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
One of the most beautiful walks in Singapore, the waterfront walk offers you charming views of Singapore's landscape. Enjoy the pretty sunset here, a backdrop for the Singapore Flyer soaked in golden hues.
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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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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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Newton, Singapore
A snow cone with corn, red beans, and green jelly worms? Yes, ice kachang is a beloved Singaporean treat. You can find it in most hawker centers, and even if the thought of beans and corn in your dessert gives you pause, you should give it a try....
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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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9 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168645
I fell in love with this independent bookshop in Singapore. Browse hard-to-find magazines, art books, and novels plus vintage sunglasses and Pez dispensers at this independent shop. You’ll also find handbound notebooks and letterpress postcards...
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10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
If money is no object, staying near the Marina in Singapore is a great choice. On one side you have the bizarrely mesmerizing Marina Bay Sands development, which includes a hotel, casino (note that the Chinese take their gambling very seriously),...
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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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Pulau Ubin, Singapore
After a 10-minute ferry ride from Changi Point in Singapore City, you’ll arrive on Pulau Ubin—a small, densely forested island where life moves a little slower. Rent a bicycle and spend a lazy day pedaling around this sleepy fishing kampung...
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Sentosa, Singapore
Located just south of Singapore, Sentosa Island is a wonderland that can be easily reached by car, light rail, covered walkway, and cable car. Young explorers will love the Universal Studios theme park, Adventure Cove Waterpark, and Southeast Asia...
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If you find yourself with time to kill in Terminal 3 at the Changi Airport in Singapore, the butterfly garden provides a dazzling diversion.
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67 Killiney Rd, Singapore 239525
Simple, divine, classic—a few words that describe this century-old eating establishment. Although this particular restaurant is published in tour guides as a chosen place to consume, don't be too proud to try it. The classic breakfast consists of...
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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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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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30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
The skyline of modern day Singapore from this highway of a bridge is marvellous. You can see the ArtScience Museum (at Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort) and the Helical Bridge. There are also footpaths for pedestrians on this bridge highway.
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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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10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
This light show happens three times a night on weekends. Not Hong Kong but still pretty cool. I recommend you watch from Level 33, a restaurant in the Marina Bay financial tower #1.
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This place is magical. It's just a short cab ride from the heart of Singapore, but it feels like you've stepped into another world—a jungle. There are monkeys everywhere, and the hike is really very easy (in fact, I did it pushing a stroller with...
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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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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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262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
Haw Par Villa, a theme park containing more than 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas that highlight Chinese myths and legends, might be the best-value entertainment in Singapore. (It’s free!) Built in 1937 by the creators of Tiger Balm (the...
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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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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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8 Rodyk St, Singapore 238216
Among so many cafes in Singapore, Toby's Estate stands out with its airy, high-ceilinged space along the Singapore River. With wall-facing bar seats as well as a communal table, it's an excellent spot both for working alone and for chilling out...
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230 Victoria St, Singapore
Most people don't think of donuts when they think of Singapore cuisine, but these heavenly donuts changed my mind. Soft and fresh, without being too sweet, they taste like air on the tongue. The donuts look like artwork, to the point where I was...
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1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555

The enormous, elegant Empress Place Building is a landmark colonial government-office structure that overlooks the Singapore River in the central business district. Since the early 2000s, it’s been home to the Asian...

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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...
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This was on the wall outside 8Q SAM, Singapore's museum of contemporary art on Queen St. Singapore.
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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...
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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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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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350 Orchard Road, #01-01, Shaw House, 238868, Singapore 238868
This is the perfect pit stop after a day of cruising the streets of Singapore on a warm summer night. Gelatissimo is a kiosk gelateria perched at the corner of Scotts and Orchard crossroad. These mounds of ice cream—oops, GELATO—are filled with...
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387 Jln Besar, Singapore 209002
Liberty is an artisanal, small-batch coffee roaster that arranges tastings by appointment. If you're lucky, the husband and wife team will also have some of their wonderful cakes, muffins, and bars on offer to go with their perfectly pulled...
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10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
This is a good place to have a drink or enjoy dinner - the best view in Singapore. Keep exploring...
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77 Hillcrest Rd, Singapore 288951
Lovely breakfast in a quiet neighborhood for freshly made pastries and good coffee