The city I call home today is, in my opinion, a better version of Dubai, a city I also used to live in and which was in fact built mirroring a lot of the Little Red Dot’s experience.
Singapore is greener (not hard since Dubai is in the desert), more efficient, friendlier and more “normal”. There are less mammoth developments and more regular landmarks, like the grey social housing buildings, although Singapore does have a manmade island called Sentosa filled with Universal Studios, water parks, lots of celebrity chef restaurants, a casino and many beach resorts. There are also lots of free things to do on Sentosa so it is not all glitz and spending.
The city state is a fantastic holidays destination with lots more to offer than just modern-day facilities. There is a rich British colonial heritage, mixed Chinese and Indian neighbourhoods and plenty of museums to learn something new. Best of all? Pretty much every Asian food can be enjoyed within its confines. Go on, indulge!
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2020 Christmas in Singapore: Events, lights and activities to feel the Christmas spirit
Get in the full spirit of the season with this list of places to see during Christmas in Singapore, a guaranteed Christmas delight.
All natural Sembawang Hot Spring Park in Singapore
Visit the all natural Sembawang Hot Spring Park in Singapore, a fun day out in nature at the island’s natural phenomenon.
Singapore parks to explore this weekend
Here are the best Singapore parks for a good hike or to spend time in nature. See where to go to escape the city.
What you should know about Jurassic Mile Singapore
Jurassic Mile Singapore is a new attraction with scaled replicas of dinosaurs at Changi Airport. Find out where to go & what to see here.
Indoor activities and things to do in Singapore when it rains
Stuck at home while it pours with rain outside? Fear not, we have a list of over 30 amazing things to do in Singapore when it rains!
Hiking trails in Singapore
Hiking in Singapore consists of coastal trails, forests, canopy walks, boardwalks & wildlife. Here are all the best hiking trails in Singapore
Camping in Singapore
Camping in Singapore has grown in popularity as a way to get closer to nature. Get your tents & find out exactly where to go in this article.
The best sunsets from all over this wonderful globe
What better way of rounding up the year than with the best sunsets I have seen? And I have seen many, from Bora Bora on 1st Jan to what I hope will be the best yet, Namibia
Best cooking classes in Singapore
Looking to get your hands dirty & give traditional local cuisine a try? We’re here to help you with the best cooking classes in Singapore!
Fantastic must-see art galleries and museums in Singapore
There are galleires and museums in Singapore for all tastes and ages, where both the artefacts and buildings are historic. Here is the complete list of where to go and what to see in the Lion City.
Best Singapore staycation deals
Ready for great brands for a fraction of the price? Get gifts, room upgrades & F&B coupons with these best Singapore staycation deals.
Best Singapore staycations under S$200
Escape the same four walls & try an undiscovered hotel for some much needed “me (or us) time” with a Singapore staycation under S$200.
Guide to the North Eastern Riverine Loop Singapore
The North Eastern Riverine Loop in Punggol may seem far for some, but it is an ideal place to escape the bustle of city life with its stunning views.
What to do in Pulau Ubin Singapore’s favourite island
Wondering what to do in Pulau Ubin? Here is your complete guide to the kampong island near Singapore for nature lovers and intrepid explorers.
Beautiful Creative Coloring at Yoon Salon
Beautiful Creative Coloring at Yoon Salon in Singapore. How I got the exact look I wanted at a creative dyeing & professional hairstyling studio.
Review of NEW Lufthansa Business Class Airbus A350
My review of Lufthansa Business Class relaunched Airbus A350 from Singapore to Munich. One of the best experiences I’ve had at 33,000 ft. Read here to see why.
Best resorts near Singapore in Bintan and Batam
Looking for the best beach resorts near Singapore? Read on for the best resorts in Bintan, Batam and beyond with info on which island you should choose.
Best luxury boutique hotels in Singapore to avoid the cookie cutter
Since the first luxury boutique hotel Singapore has bloomed with many other options. Here are my picks of the best luxury boutique hotels in Singapore.
Best luxury hotels in Singapore for every taste
Guide listing the best luxury resorts and hotels in Singapore. Find a luxe hotel or resort that suites your specific tastes and needs.
Most instagrammable spots in Singapore
From gorgeous tropical green spaces to modern skyscrapers, hipster cafes to colorful shophouses, Singapore is deliciously photogenic. Follow us on a journey of the most instagrammable spots in Singapore.
All you need to know to visit Gardens by the Bay like a Pro
Your complete guide to visit Gardens by the Bay, one of Singapore’s top and most photogenic destinations. Complete with local knowledge and insider info!
Guide to Singapore Sentosa Island: Attractions things to do and where to eat & stay
Looking for a complete guide to Singapore Sentosa Island? Here you will find the best attractions, hidden secrets, and great places to eat, drink & stay.
Guide to the National Museum of Singapore
A guide to the National Museum of Singapore where you can dive into the city-state’s past and learn more about its culture.
Best hotels with rooftop pools in Singapore
Staying at a hotel in the Lion City without a pool is like going trekking in sandals – not sensible. So we’ve compiled a list of the best hotels with rooftop pools in Singapore as well as hotels with beautiful pools that are not on the top level. Click for more details.
Guide to the The Southern Ridges and Henderson Waves
Here’s everything you need to know about walking the entire 10km Southern Ridges in Singapore. From North through the Henderson Waves to the Cable Car.
Most beautiful temples in Singapore
Singapore is home to a variety of different cultures and religions, and with it, has produced some spectacular monuments. Here is a list of the most beautiful temples in Singapore from Hindu to Buddhist.
Guide to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore
An in depth guide to one of Singapore’s most beautiful buildings, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Find out all you need to know here.
Unknown facts about Marina Bay Sands in Singapore
Here are some awesome unknown facts about Marina Bay Sands in Singapore that you may not know. Did you know there’s an underground labyrinth for staff?
Exploring Mustafa Centre Singapore
The Mustafa Centre Singapore is one of the most bizarre and fun malls you will ever enter. Find everything under one roof in this Little India institution.
Best things to do in Little India Singapore
Explore the Lion City’s most interesting neighborhood with this comprehensive guide of things to do in Little India Singapore.
The best things to do in Singapore Chinatown
Singapore Chinatown is a must visit in the Lion City. This is the most definitive guide of the best things to do in Singapore Chinatown, by a resident.
Fun and interesting facts about Singapore
After living in the small city-state for several years, I have found out some unqiue things. Here are some fun and interesting facst about Singapore to know before you go.
The best beaches in Singapore
Find the best beaches in Singapore for a day out to beautiful white sands and blue oceans. Find beaches on the mainland or the surrounding islands.
The best free walking tours in Singapore
Here is our list of the best free walking tours in Singapore. From off the tourist map to exploring the most famous sites, you can get it all – for free!
Gardens by the Bay Light Show tips & best views
Here is all the information you need to know about the Gardens by the Bay Light Show, also known as “Garden Rhapsody”. Plus a few local tips.
100+ things to do in Singapore – Best attractions and coolest places
Updated 2020: The most complete list of things to do in Singapore. The coolest activities, the best tourist attractions, the must-do activities, the can’t miss points of interest and the most unusual places in Singapore.
Is Singapore Airlines Premium Economy worth it?
Singapore Airlines’ much anticipated Premium Economy cabin launched in 2016 and is offered on the longer routes of the airline including the ultra-long service to New York which only has…
Chinese New Year in Singapore – Traditions and legends
Chinese New Year is the biggest celebration in Singapore, the equivalent of Christmas in the West and a great excuse to learn more about the traditions and the interesting items that dot the city: orange trees, red envelops, paper lanterns…
Things to do in Singapore during Chinese New Year
Stuck in Singapore of visiting during Chinese New Year? Fret not. Here are 7 things to keep you entertained in this ghost-town time of the year
Review of Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10 Business Class
I have flown Singapore Airlines more times than I can remember, except the new Boeing 787-10. Until today that is. I am very excited to be sharing this review of Singapore Airlines 787-10 Business Class.
Nine Delicious Autumn Food Festivals around the world
Food festivals to die (eat) for!
Review of Hotel Fort Canning – Singapore’s luxury boutique hotel
After a last minute booking at Hotel Fort Canning Singapore, I had a very positive experience which saved my weekend. See why in my review of Hotel Fort Canning.
Review of the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
See an honest review of the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove with the highs and lows of a stay at this high-end resort on Singapore’s island of fun.
What to expect at Six Senses Singapore at Duxton Hill
Six Senses Singapore in Duxton Hill opened in April 2018 and within the first two months I had already been there four times. It’s Six Senses’ first urban retreat addition. Click here for my full unbiased review of the intricately designed Six Senses Singapore at Duxton Hill.
Review of Singapore Airlines Business Class to San Francisco via Hong Kong
Here is my review of the Singapore Airlines Business Class flight from Singapore to San Francisco with a 2 hour stop in Hong Kong.
The story of Raffles Singapore, the oldest hotel in Asia
With the Raffles Singapore undergoing another full renovation, let’s take a moment to learn some facts about the oldest hotel in Asia
Review of the JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
Review of the JW Marriott Singapore South Beach. Swanky architecture and interiors meet sleek and refined lines at Singapore’s South Beach enclave.
Fine dining in Singapore – my top picks on where you have to eat
A fine dining Singapore list with my top picks that you need to visit. Where to go, why to visit and what you will get
Review of Singapore Airlines A350 Business Class
Curious to see how the Singapore Airlines A350 Business Class compared to the A380, I took the opportunity to test it out from Singapore to San Francisco.
Review of Naumi, Singapore’s luxury boutique hotel
Review of luxury boutique hotel Naumi, its dining options, the rooftop infinity pool and bar and its incredible smart, naughty and nice rooms
Best places to spend New Year’s Eve
The best places to celebrate New Years Eve around the world with a great party, fireworks and lots of people looking forward to a new year
Finding paradise at the Capella Singapore
The Capella Singapore is a haven of peace and a tropical getaway only 20min from the city. After a weekend stay, I am sold!
Banyan Tree Bintan review – Rediscovering Bintan’s most romantic resort
A weekend getaway at the Banyan Tree Bintan brings back romanticism in the convenience of a short ferry ride from Singapore
Funny Singlish expressions for visitors to Singapore
Have a laugh at some of the funniest Singlish expressions Singaporeans use
Itinerary: A weekend in Singapore for food and culture lovers
What to do if you have a weekend in Singapore for those who love culture and food. Get your fantastic itinerary right here.
50 things to do in Singapore categorised by neighbourhood
In the year of the Little Red Dot Golden Jubilee, let me give you 50 things to do in Singapore organized by area
Singapore Airlines Business Class Singapore to Beijing Review
Singapore Airlines is always a good idea, even more so if you are traveling Business Class. In this flight to Beijing I discover a few improvements to the product and leave relaxed and satisfied
Singapore Airlines Suites Review – What $18,000 will get you in the air
Drool over the flight on Singapore Airlines Suites from Singapore to New York – I could get used to the unlimited lobster, champagne and caviar…
Your Guide to Tiong Bahru Market
Tiong Bahru Market (TBM) would most likely feature on any local’s favorite go-to place for breakfast. Read more to find out where to eat what
A free-flow champagne staycation at Shangri-la Singapore
A staycation at the Shangri-la Singapore comes with the fabulous perks of free-flow champagne but, is that enough to lure us to re-book?
Guide to Singapore’s hipster Tiong Bahru Neighborhood
Despite being one of the oldest estate housing areas in Singapore Tiong Bahru has is now one of the most hipster and is filled with expats and youngsters.
Waku Ghin: What a $600 a head dinner of rare seafood looks like
On a very special occasion I finally find a reason to justify the very hefty price tag for what is the rarest seafood and highest quality ingredients dinner I ever had. Was it worth it?
Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class Auckland – Singapore
Here is my review of the Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class flight from Auckland to Singapore. See what they got right here.
Experiencing expat culture shock with the expat sub-culture
As an expat I realized that living in a melting pot of cultures often means creating your own. But what happens to that sub-culture when you enter an eminently English world?
Oh-So: Review of the Raffles Hotel Singapore
Raffles is the founding father of Singapore and as such the Raffles Hotel is an institution. See my review of the The Raffles Hotel in Singapore.
From Spain to Bora Bora – 2014 in travel
A year of transition and change. Between jobs and experiments 2014 was a remarkably difficult, enriching and rewarding year and one in which I learned too many lessons for my…
Tiffin Room for afternoon tea at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore
Going to The Tiffin Room at the Raffles Hotel Singapore? Read my review here!
Around the world in 5 indulgent afternoon teas
Want to go overboard with your high tea? Well then you should check these excessive places. Around the world in 5 indulgent afternoon teas.