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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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116 Rangoon Rd, Singapore 218394
This chain of restaurants began with a lone hawker stall and a dream. They serve a variety of Chinese dishes (along with a couple that are claimed to be Indonesian) but the piece de resistance is their fish head steamboat (pictured in the silver...
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18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
Every night the street next to Lau Pa Sat in downtown Singapore is closed to traffic. Satay sellers set up their grills, put out folding tables and chairs, and hawk their offerings to anyone drawn in by the fragrant clouds of smoke. You can't go...
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Tatai, Cambodia
I hadn’t been awake for longer than a minute. I peeled back the tarp door to my room, walked out onto my deck, and leapt. It was an abrupt but purifying way to start the day. The cool, brackish water instantly defogged my mind, and my eyes opened...
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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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Blk, 261 Serangoon Central Dr, #01-05/07, Singapore 550261
Shiny, slick Singapore is every solo backpacker’s air-conditioned reprieve after traveling the back roads of Southeast Asia. Highlights include world-class National Museum of Singapore, the Supertree Grove of vertical gardens at Gardens by the Bay...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
The historic Capitol Theatre, built in 1929, has been reopened in grand style and is now one of the region’s largest single screen cinemas. Set in a neoclassical-style development in Singapore's city centre, the 800-seat theatre hosts red carpet...
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9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556
The grandes dames of Singapore’s performing arts scene, the Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, have reopened after an extensive three-year refurbishment. The architectural integrity of the 152-year-old national monuments has been...
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1 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178957
Singapore's beautiful National Gallery (opened in November 2015) contains the world’s leading public collection of modern art from Southeast Asia. It is the largest visual arts institution in town matching the likes of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris...
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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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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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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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25 Trengganu Street, Chinatown, Singapore 058476
Chinatown Food Complex is located in the heart of Chinatown and has been a main staple in the Chinatown community for many years. The complex provides a collection of local dishes with cheap prices, such as carrot cake, char kway teow (which is...
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10 Roberts Ln, Singapore 218289
Bar B Q Tonight grills up some of Singapore’s best Pakistani and Afghani barbecue. Try the grilled whole pomfret or the Afghani Chicken Kabab, skewered minced chicken marinated with mild spices and herbs and then flame-licked to perfection. You'll...
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36 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089143
Before we headed to Potato Head Folk, our favorite bartender Louis (at L'Aiglon) suggested with a warning that a seat may be impossible. Luckily, we landed a spot at a long communal table on the second floor, and returned a few nights later to try...
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39 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059678
Head Chef Ivan Brehm, Chef de Cuisine Mark Ebbels and their team at Bacchanalia have just received a well-deserved Michelin Star (2016). Book ahead for a fine dining experience in a relaxed, open-kitchen atmosphere on trendy Hongkong Street. Brehm...
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115 Amoy St, 01-02, Singapore 069935
Ding Dong moved into its colorful, eclectic new digs on Amoy Street in the summer of 2016 but its fun and fresh approach to Asian fusion cooking remains the same. Unexpected combinations like homemade banana bread with foie gras, kimchi and banana...
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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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01, 11 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059383
Very tender and almost fall-off-the-bone spare ribs with lightly peppery aromatic tea broth, called Buk Kut Teh, is a must-eat dish. Especially at Song Fa where it faithfully serves Singaporean since 1969. The location we visited is very easy to...
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66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01, Singapore 338987
Everything they cook up at Kilo Kitchen on the Kallang RIver (and its sister outlet, Kilo@Pact on Orchard Road) is good. They're constantly switching up the menu and adding new dishes, but one thing I need to have every time I go is the wasabi...
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161 Middle Road, Singapore 188978
Chef Bjorn Shen takes a cheeky, no-holds-barred approach to cooking. He uses as many local ingredients as possible (and in sticky, buggy Singapore that takes a lot of leg work and constant weeding) and puts a lot of thought into the mostly sharing...
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01-14/16, 8 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039802
Crustacean lovers have come to the right place - Singaporeans LOVE prawns and take eating crabs to the next level. You'll find the big honkers imported from Sri Lanka and prepared with white pepper, black pepper and, a perennial favorite, red...
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73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, Singapore 139957
Shipping containers house food trucks representing 35 different outlets and a wide range of cuisines in this hipster-ready live music, food and drink venue. In addition to local celebrity chefs like Damian D'Silva and French fave Garcons, you'll...
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95 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207671
For an authentic, vegetarian, South Indian dosa fix, head to the oldest Indian restaurant inSingapore. Order at the counter, pick up your drinks, choose a table and await the delivery of your dosa: a large crispy lentil pancake served with a few...
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17A Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676
Let Chef Malcolm Lee take you on a culinary journey to Singapore's Peranakan heritage with a family-style set dinner. Lee serves updated versions of Peranakan classics using spices and techniques you'll only find in Singapore and the other Straits...
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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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80 Boat Quay, Level 5, Rooftop, Singapore 049868
At the periphery of the touristy seafood restaurants along Boat Quay, on the third floor of a nondescript building with a hidden back entrance, is an oasis of calm with an enticing drinks menu and good service. Southbridge, a refined but...
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600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square lobby, Singapore 188778
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The centrepiece of Divine's art deco wine bar is a soaring glass-fronted wine tower that holds up to 3,000 bottles. Buy a bottle and the bar's wine angels use an electric hoist to fly up the tower and retrieve your selection....
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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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70 Collyer Quay, #02-02 Customs House, Singapore 049323
The rooftop bar at hip Japanese joint Kinki (another name for the Kansai region in Japan) is where the after-work crowd let their hair down. From 5pm-8pm daily, drinks are buy one, get one free ('one for one' in Sing-speak) and the bar menu...
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73 Amoy St Second Floor, Singapore 069892
George and his staff can be found upstairs at 73 Amoy Street cracking irreverent jokes and making eclectic, creative cocktails. George has a knack for mixology, a nose for rare gins, gets to know his customers, and can sport a waistcoat and...
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1 St. Andrew's Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
The new National Gallery in Singapore combines world-class exhibits, stunning architecture, interesting history and some delicious restaurant options. For sundowners and snacks, head to Smoke and Mirrors on the roof (you may have to ask for...
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79 Circular Rd, Singapore 049433
Singapore actually has more than a handful of excellent French restaurants, wine bars, and bistros—but this gem on Circular Road is one of my all-time faves. O Comptoir brings a simple menu of savory buckwheat crepes (like they make in Brittany in...
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138 Market Street, #40-01 CapitaGreen (Rooftop), Singapore 048946
You may be thinking that the one thing Singapore does not need is another rooftop bar—and you'd be correct that sky-high venues that charge a lot for drinks are a dime a dozen now in the downtown core. But recently I have found myself going back...
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4 Haji Ln, Singapore 189197
This long, narrow bar on indie boutique-filled Haji Lane is such a find you'll want to 1) shout it from the rooftops but 2) keep it to yourself as it's already hard enough to find a seat here on busy evenings. There's a lot to shout about though:...
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2 Stamford Road, #71-00, Equinox Complex, Singapore 178882
New Asia Bar is not the hottest new club in town, but this veteran venue a dizzying 71 floors up offers a reliable night out, especially for the young and European (whether in reality or at heart). Themed DJ nights and fantastic 360 degree views...
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80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Lantern, the rooftop bar at the Fullerton Bay Hotel, is situated next to the hotel's 25 meter infinity pool but that's where the similarities to any other pool bar I've been to end. This is a glamorous—but still comfortable—space where cocktails...
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28 Hongkong St, Singapore 059667
When 28 Hongkong Street opened in 2011 at the address of the same name, this street was home to a few Chinese grocery distributors and not much else. By 2016, when the speakeasy was named the best bar in Asia at the inaugural Asia's 50 Best Bars...
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Gemmill Ln, Singapore
Gemmills is a comfy coffee and sandwich spot that morphs into a wine bar as the day wanes. It and its upscale sister restaurant next door, Maggie Joan's, are two of the new Gemmill Lane establishments offering a welcome alternative to nearby...
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12 Ann Siang Rd #03-00, Singapore 069692
For a change of scene from the bustling bars and restaurants lining Club Street and Ann Siang Road, head up a few stories to the rooftop bar at the Screening Room. A fun crowd with music to match awaits. Grab a drink and enjoy views of the...
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10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Sands Skypark Tower 2, Singapore 018956
It’s a crime not to order a cocktail (boozy or virgin) at Spago’s terrace bar, situated next to the famous infinity pool on Marina Bay Sands’ breezy veranda. The drink menu is just as beautifully curated as the decor, featuring...
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8 Marina Boulevard 33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981
Executive Chef Jimi Tegerdine and Brewmaster Gabriel Garcia know what they are doing at LeVeL33, the world’s highest urban craft-brewery, which also serves excellent modern European fare. As you enter the industrial space, you pass large tanks...
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335 Smith Street Chinatown Complex #02-58, Singapore 050335
Hawker centres are iconic in Singapore for serving great local food at bargain prices. But what if you want something other than a can of Tiger to go along with your carrot cake or bak chor mee? Daniel Goh’s The Good Beer Company to the rescue....
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1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
If you are interested in finding a lounge-like space where you can order a drink, sit down, hear yourself think, and carry on a conversation, the Post Bar at the Fullerton is a top choice. With indoor and outdoor areas, there's usually enough room...
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1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715
After flying roughly twenty hours from New York City, I landed in Manhattan. Welcomed in this chic nightlife spot at The Regent Singapore, Manhattan's elegant feels is "inspired by the 19th century's Golden Age of cocktails and fine drinking." The...
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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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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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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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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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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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93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
The National Museum in Singapore features excellent permanent and temporary exhibitions that celebrate the art, history, and culture of this vibrant port city. On Friday evenings from 6 to 8pm, entry to most of the exhibits is free. Combine your...
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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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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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245 Victoria St, Singapore 188032
If you wander in and out of the alleys near Victoria Street you'll see a lot of whimsical paintings on formerly bare walls. Haji Lane has always had its share of Instagram-worthy murals but the trend seems to be spreading throughout the...
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5 Campbell Ln, Singapore 209924
When exploring Little India, pop into the Indian Heritage Centre to learn about the history of this vibrant neighbourhood. In addition to exhibitions, talks and guided tours held inside the center, the IHC is also developing a Little India...