Category Archive: SINGAPORE

My Guide to Eating Dim Sum

My Guide to Eating Dim Sum Dim Sum could be described as the Chinese version of Spanish tapas. Small, visually-delightful, mouth-watering steamed morsels are served up on tiny plates to be eaten solo or shared among family and friends. These personally-selected collections of little dumplings eaten with piping hot Chinese tea will leave you happily …

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PHOTO GALLERY: The Amazing Singapore Supertrees

PHOTO GALLERY: The Amazing Singapore Supertrees Supertree Grove, located in Gardens by the Bay South, officially opened in June, 2012. But the lushly landscaped gardens and high-tech Supertrees were several years in the making. (In fact, shhh, I sneaked into the park in May, 2012, to catch a close-up glimpse of the towering structures. Quite …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Modern Singapore Architecture

PHOTO GALLERY: Modern Singapore Architecture  One of major reasons I love Singapore so much is the amazing and varied architecture found throughout the city. Styles run from British colonial to Chinese and Indian shophouses to a variety of religious temples to tall, soaring skyscrapers. Singapore’s modern architecture is especially impressive. In fact, many of the …

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Luxury Travel Tips: The Best Rooftop Cocktail Bars Around SE Asia

Luxury Travel Tips: The Best Rooftop Cocktail Bars Around SE Asia I am most decidedly a cocktails girl. I’ve never acquired a taste for either beer or wine. If only beer or wine are available, I always prefer to go without. But cocktails, now that’s an entirely different story! I’ll gladly sip a sweet colorful …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Wonderfully Surprising Singapore Parks

PHOTO GALLERY: Wonderfully Surprising Singapore Parks Singapore is famous worldwide as a sleek modern city graced by tall skyscrapers, impressive modern architecture and luxury shopping. But Singapore is not only a city. It is, in fact, an independent island nation situated in the tropics. Often overlooked are Singapore’s 300+ parks which offer just about every …

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Review of Asian Civilizations Museum – Singapore

Review of Asian Civilizations Museum – Singapore  If you are interested in Asian countries, particularly their cultures and/or art objects, I strongly recommend visiting Singapore’s Asian Civilizations Museum while you’re in the city. This fascinating museum offers three floors full of large galleries showcasing, in great detail, the diverse cultures found in the region. The …

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Asia’s Amazing Shopping Malls

Asia’s Amazing Shopping Malls Let me start this article by qualifying that I am not into shopping. At all. For instance, whenever making plans with friends or on my own, I would never come up with the idea, “Hey, let’s go shopping!”. Not gonna happen. I’m much more inclined to head outdoors for hiking or …

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10 Free Things to do in Singapore Chinatown

10 Free Things to do in Singapore Chinatown While Singapore is my favorite city in the world, the city’s Chinatown district is an area I have decidedly avoided for many years. Sadly the beautiful colonial Chinese shop-house buildings lining the main streets are buried behind a dense horde of tacky, chaotic souvenir stalls that clog …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Buffet Lunch at Marina Bay Sands Hotel Singapore

Buffet Lunch - Marina Bay Sands Hotel - Singapore - desserts

PHOTO GALLERY: Buffet Lunch at Marina Bay Sands Hotel Singapore Do you enjoy huge, gourmet buffet meals? To be honest, I generally avoid buffets! They’re expensive. I can’t possibly eat enough in one sitting to get my money’s worth. And I always over-eat, almost to the point of feeling sick, definitely with a sore stomach! But once …

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10 More Free Things to do in Singapore (pt 3)

Singapore cityscape

10 More Free Things to do in Singapore (pt 3) Just when I think Singapore can’t get any better, I visit again and discover even more great places to go and things to do. Some are things I just hadn’t yet discovered. But most are new places, new events or new activities that have been …

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