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Guidebooks and brochures can be really useful in giving you the must-dos when you visit a new place — but if you want to avoid the tourist crowds following the same beaten paths, here are some suggestions from an actualRead more
Singaporean on what you can do for that authentic local experience in...
Travelling and shopping are two activities that complement each other pretty well. Discovering a new country is best done by browsing local books, visiting museums (and perusing their gift shops), and eating native dishes (and buying some of those ingredients to bring back home). Along with our photos, shopping offers proof that...Read more
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Singapore‘s culture. Given the many ethnic groups living in Singapore and the multitude of cuisines, it’s no wonder food is practically a national pastime for many locals! To experience the local food scene, your best bet is to head to the hawker centres and...
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Singapore is packed with 5.4 million people from across different cultures — which makes exploring the city a true multicultural experience. From the enclaves of the Chinese, Indians, and Malays to the metropolitan Marina Bay, Singapore has tons of cultural discoveries to offer, even if you only...
Big-name, high-end, fancy-pants restaurants may have their place, but for us, we prefer to take it to the streets. We’re more into slurping noodles from nameless shops, grabbing tacos from street corner carts, and snacking on all things served on sticks, served piping hot from a sidewalk grill. The inaugural...Read more
The TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ is the equivalent of receiving a gold star on your homework from your favourite teacher after weeks of study. Or the ‘MVP’ award from your respected football coach after months of training. Or finally collecting the honourable Eagle Scout badge after years of orienteering. A...Read more
At first glance, it seems like the ultimate symbol of romance: carve your names on a padlock, lock it to a bridge, and throw the key into the water, leaving you and your partner “locked” together for eternity. Except it’s not so romantic when the bridge collapses under the weight...Read more
Why visit just one country when a stopover can let you see two for little-to-no extra cost? Many airlines permit a stopover on their transit routes, and making the most of it means you can experience the cafés in Paris or hit up the markets in Hong Kong. Not only does...Read more
There are some basic rules that follow travellers around wherever they go: watch out for pickpockets in tourist zones; negotiate a taxi rate before you get in the cab; when in doubt, don’t drink the water. But then there are some specific rules for each country, and even each city....Read more
Pop quiz. You’ve just arrived in a strange new city. What’s your next move? Do you: (a) Reach for your guidebook? (b) Awkwardly try to make friends at the bus stop (or, God forbid, on Tinder)? (c) Join a small group of travellers and a friendly local host for a drink in a cool...Read more