Having visited various travel forums
and conversing with travellers the world over, we came to
realize that the common grouse amongst visitors to Singapore
is that it is expensive, yet with little to see or do.
There's some ring of truth to that when we're compared
to other countries in the region, but it's also possible
to see and do plenty here at no or low cost. Indeed, given
our small land mass, the amount of things we offer certainly
packs a punch!
We've worked out 10 different full-day self-guided tours.
These self guided tours are FREE and have
proven to be a hit for those who have gone on them.
Singapore is known for its cheap and mouth-watering food,
but foreign visitors who decide to check out a hawker centre
are usually at a loss as to what to order because of the
sheer variety! What we attempt to do is to show the way,
with a description of the food and where they can be found.
We've also picked out several festivals and events in Singapore
which are definitely worth the stay to experience e.g. Thimithi,
Ramadan, Thaipusam, and Chinese New Year.
There're many other attractions in Singapore, some of
which are both expensive and not worth seeing i.e. clear
tourist traps. We won't be recommending any of those. For
tourists who are interested in the full array of attractions
in Singapore, they can visit the Singapore Tourism Board's
- A Traveller's Perspective.
contributed by Stephen Morris
could be in 5th Avenue New York, a market in Calcutta or
in a corner of the Amazon rainforest.
how diverse Singapore is. Being 136km from the Equator brings
lush vegetation that gives the humid air a slightly exotic
feel. You can't pigeon-hole Singapore. Yes it has the most
straight lines along its coastline than any other countries
in the world. Chewing gum is definitely discouraged. Miss
Marple would love it here, it's spotless.
stark contrast to the uptight impression Singapore may unwantingly
give, the warmth of the people tone down the harsh exterior
by their healthy appetite for fine food, fine wine and hearty
laughter. It's an eclectic melting pot for Asia. It's what
London is to Europe. Rio to South America. It fully embraces
Orientals and Asians from the far flung corners of the eastern
world, while at the same time adopting the tastes of the
off the beaten track, the surrounding islands present beauty
and a lifestyle that teleports you back six decades from
modern-day Singapore. Drink fresh coconut juice, wade through
swampy waters, admire the splendour of the trees while the
tropical rainfall drops through palm trees on to the cobbled
love the convenience of our cities, our fast cars, fast
food, trains, timetables, lifts and esclalators. Well Singapore
has all that too. But during the elbow shoving madness of
the early morning rush hour, pause and ponder the 'Thot
of the day: Holding a grudge is like being stung to death
by one bee'. That's class.
could sample the local Mee Siam noodle dish, or you could
have a regular Maccy D's at double the price a stones throw
away from each other. Have an onion bhaji for breakfast
then chicken rice balls for brunch. Shop till you drop in
Prada & Gucci, or peruse the antique indian craft market
and barter for the statue of Vishnu. Sari's and sushi. Cockney
and curried crab. Teriakyi and Tupac. Its true, you just
can't pigeon-hole Singapore.