I had a close call with a food allergy abroad recently. I was craving a pork chop bun in Macau and managed to get hold of one in a neighbourhood shop. V, who was with me, saw how much I enjoyed it and got one for herself too. I didn’t think about the eggs that […]
Have you seen anyone write about how they spent two weeks in Singapore? Two weeks in Singapore without leaving the country? You mad, bruh? I’ll die of boredom there. Perhaps I am. The average visitor stays in the country for 3.5 days. The Lonely Planet guidebook provides only a one-day itinerary. Even the Tourism Board […]
If you’re reading this, you’re probably heading to the Singapore Grand Prix. I’m looking forward to it as well! For visitors, there is no lack of options around the city for breakfast and lunch, and the race organisers bring a good variety of street food vendors and celebrity restaurants to the Marina Bay street circuit […]
I bet you’ve heard that Singapore is expensive, right? It’s true, and some of the prices may come as a shock after you’ve toured the rest of Southeast Asia. While you won’t find US$5 beds or US$1 beers, there are ways to keep your spending down. If you’re willing to rough it out, you can […]
I passed a couple of police officers interviewing a shaggy-haired lad outside OverEasy in Singapore yesterday. On the pavement, the lad had placed a bucket of liquid, a tin wrapped in a jack-o’-lantern jacket and a sign. That sign said, ‘I’m colecting (sic) money to travel around Asia.’ Ah, a traveller, I surmised. Probably someone […]
This is the typical image of Singapore that is seen on postcards: glassy skyscrapers and post-modern malls, interspersed with colonial landmarks and ethnic architecture, a sterile playground for the wealthy. It defies the expectations of the backpacker in Southeast Asia who is used to rustic towns, dense tropical forests and undeveloped beaches.