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Singapore is a fascinating destination and will engage any traveller - the food lover, shopaholic, sports junkie, or history buff. This island nation is renowned as a food heaven and shopping paradise, with hawker centres offering a culinary history of Asia, and countless shops set upon streets and streets of shopping malls. The city is also a great introduction to Asia, as it is a microcosm of the diverse cultures of the region.

Singapore also has a well-deserved reputation for the high standards of safety and cleanliness, and this sterile predictability has earned it descriptions such as William Gibson's 'Disneyland with the death penalty' or the 'world's only shopping mall with a seat in the United Nations'. Nevertheless, the country known by some as the 'Switzerland of Asia' is for most a welcome respite from the poverty, chaos, and crime of much of Asia in general. But if you delve below the squeaky clean surface and take a step off the beaten track, you will soon find out that Singapore is so much more than meets the eye.

Here, we feature some fresh and engaging perspectives about travelling in Singapore - find out more about Singapore as a travel destination. Where do Singaporeans hang out? How do you order hawker food in Singapore and avoid high roaming charges? Read on to find out!

Craving for that plate of scrumptious Hokkien Mee you ate during your last trip to Malaysia? Travelling across the causeway to get a fix of your favourite hawker dishes i...
To the untrained eye, Singapore may appear as just another modern city, with its typical skyscrapers and tall buildings. Take a closer look, however, and you will notice ...
When you visit Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 (T1), keep a lookout for the latest art sculpturein the departure hall. Named ‘Kinetic Rain’, th...
Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb is on exhibit in Marina Bay Sands' ArtScience Museum. It is an exhibition pairing mummies and artifacts culled from the extensive and...
Hari Raya Puasa is a three-day Muslim holiday which marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting from dawn to sunset. Hari Raya Puasa is the single most important ...
The Hungry Ghost Festival can be said to be the Chinese equivalent of Halloween. On the fifteenth night of seventh month of the lunar calendar, the Chinese believe the ga...
August 9 — a day that Singaporeans celebrate every year with pomp and splendour, for it's National Day.
Food lovers behold, the annual Singapore Food Festival is here once again! Come July, food lovers can look forward to the Singapore Favourite Food Village that is held in...
Singapore Art Museum's (SAM) Art Garden, the hugely popular contemporary art exhibition for children, returns for its fourth edition from 17 May to 1 September 2013. Held...
If you are thinking of visiting Singapore, or if you are already on your holiday in Singapore, don’t be surprised to see our skyline clouded by haze. 
This June, head away from the hustle and bustle of the city and take your kids for an exciting experiential learning experience at the Jurong Bird Park. Jurong Bird Park ...
Fashion's finest will be put in the spotlight once again as Samsung Fashion Steps Out (FSO) returns in its 2013 edition. The fashion and shopping festival promises an exc...
From 3 April onwards, visitors can look forward to discovering the exotic wildlife found in eight iconic river habitats with the soft opening of River Safari, Asia’s...
Singapore Restaurant Week, one of the highlights on Singapore’s gourmet calendar, will be back from 18 to 24 March 2013 with over 105 premium participating restaurants.Th...
Transit tourists to Singapore now have more reason to rejoice. With the recent update on Changi Airport's Free Singapore Tour, two new itineraries have been added to the ...
When visiting Singapore just before the New Year, one may be overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of people getting ready. A trip through Chinatown proves just that. The ...
If you’ve visited Singapore before and think you’ve explored everything, given our modest geographic size, you could be right. However, Singapore city’s ever-changing fac...
Singaporeans can welcome some new additions to Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s (WRS) latest attraction, the
Some of the best attractions in Singapore are open to visitors for free, and the experience of walking through the city's vibrant districts requires only your energy and ...
Located right at the heart of Singapore’s vibrant city centre, the Bras Basah and Bugis precinct is home to more than 20 historical sites and national monuments which pro...
There's a saying that a true Singaporean eats durians. Not all Singaporeans however enjoy eating the critically-acclaimed 'King of Fruits'. And who could blame them? With...
Loud voices hollering over large bustling crowds, the smell of fumes and elderly men in waist bags and long waiting lines are just one of the many sight and sounds you wi...
If colonial architecture symbolised the British rule over Singapore, shophouses would represent the heart of Singapore’s everyday life. These pre-industrial form of urban...
Art manifests itself in many forms in our everyday lives. The concrete jungle scenery of Singapore may seem to be completely devoid of any meaningful artistic expression ...
Catching a cab might be the fastest way to get around the island. Convenient, affordable and fully air-conditioned, cabs are frequently used by locals and tourists alike....
Beneath the superficial façade of a cosmopolitan metropolis, Singapore's quirky side and idiosyncrasies go beyond petty legislation and cultural habits. If you haven't ha...
The Singapore Girl is the iconic stewardess of Singapore Airlines, Singapore's national carrier. She evokes the distinctive image of the slim, sweet, smiling Asian girl, ...
Before there was Cappuccino, there was kopi. An age-long coffee tradition involving brewing coffee through a steep metal pot consisting of a cotton “sock” filter. The loc...
Singapore is in fact home to a wide range of cultures from all around the world, especially Asians and Europeans. These groups have congregated in certain districts. This...
Mix luxury with sensational views as you get panoramic views of Singapore from the highest bars and restaurants in Singapore while dining in style. Wine and dine in style...
Bubble tea is a sweet beverage with a tea base, flavoured with fruit syrup and/or milk. This eclectic mix of ingredients, complemented by the gamut of toppings and flavou...
During Chinese New Year, you will be overwhelmed with the mouthwatering scents of New Year goodies. However, do you know the significance of the various types of goodies?
As 2012 draws to an end, let us prepare to usher in a new year. What better way to welcome 2013 than with one of these exciting countdown celebrations happening throughou...
Eager members of the public can now get a special and exclusive preview to the upcoming River Safari! Visitors to the
The Singapore River is a small river with great historical significance. Spanning just six kilometres, this prominent and treasured waterway has been cast in the limeligh...
The Chinese of Singapore take their Lunar New Year shopping seriously – and why not? A fresh year means a fresh start, and a new outfit speaks volumes. While many opt for...
The heartlands are towns in Singapore where most citizens get about with their daily activities, and hence can be said to be the best place for visitors to see and experi...
Be it retail hotspots, wonderful dining options, or gourmet grocers, a trip down Orchard Road will definitely overwhelm you with its great variety of options. Check out w...
Wisma Atria will officially launch their new building façade on September 6. Costing about S$31 million and a year to build, the shopping mall’s new look is an eye-catchi...
First time visitors may have already heard of Singapore's reputation as a 'food paradise', with a superb range of food that is second to none. It is also common practice ...
Get a feel of how Singapore used to be like by visiting the ethnic enclaves like Little India, glimpse olden-day trades and soak up the heartwarming cultural areas, all w...
Avoid high roaming charges when travelling in Singapore by picking up a prepaid roaming and calling card as well as signing up for Wireless@SG for constant connectivity.
Singapore is known for its great variety of cuisine, a top-notch public transport system and an airport so large and efficient, it's almost like a city in itself. But the...
Electronics are generally one of the more affordable items that can be found in Singapore, in particular, cameras. Get your dream DSLR for less in Sim Lim Square, Funan D...
From 17 March 2012,  over 260 paintings, drawings, sculptures, film, and videos by Andy Warhol will be on display at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. ...
If you're visiting Singapore during the Lunar New Year and would like to greet your friends in Mandarin, you'll find that there are many ways to wish someone a Happy New ...
Get a luxury IT bag from Singapore from three main areas: the Changi Airport, the Orchard Road shopping belt of Singapore and within the confines of Singapore's luxurious...
The Singapore Arts Festival is an annual event showcasing the success and continued development of the arts scene in Singapore. First established in 1977, the festival ha...
As part of the celebrations taking place in Singapore’s famous shopping district during the six-week Christmas on A Great Street 2012, shopping malls in Orchard Road have...
Now in its 19th year, the Singapore Food Festival 2012 is back again with more exciting events awaiting you. Based on the theme 'Seafood Tales of Temasek', notably inspir...
Singapore's National Day occurs annually on the 9th of August to mark the country's independence. Here are some ways in which visitors to Singapore can participate in the...
Singapore River Cruise has included Marina Bay Sands in its tour route, opening up more transport options for both tourists and Singaporeans.  The operation commence...
Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) is the only show in the world to gather the world's top award-winning garden and floral designers under one roof. It showcases the talents...
Aviation enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that the European Red Bull will be hosting the inaugural Flugtag (pronounced ‘floog-tug’) at
This March, be ready to marvel at the Marina Bay night skyline when i Light Marina Bay, Asia’s first and only sustainable light art festival, returns to illuminate our ci...
See Singapore through completely new eyes in this striking album! In June 2011, ComeSingapore.com launched the MySingapore iPad 2 giveaway. As part of this campaign, user...
Ever wondered what intriguing thoughts run inside the mind of an artist? Now, you will have the opportunity to look into the imagination of one of the greatest artists of...
An epicurean adventure awaits the discerning gourmand at the 16th World Gourmet Summit. An annual gastronomic festival that celebrates the finest cuisines, best of w...
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Singapore is back for a second year, and this time, there are ‘strings attached’. On October 19-21 & 25-28, from 8pm –...
Relive the glory days of the RMS Titanic at the ArtScience Museum. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will showcase the magnitude of the vessel using real artifacts recover...
From June to December 2012, experience the World’s First Angry Birds cable car ride featuring 30 themed cabins when the world’s popular feathered friends’ series Angry Bi...
2012 marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle in Singapore, and to commemorate the event, the National Heritage Board (NHB) and partners will be organizing a series of ev...
Following its successful run in 2011, the Singapore Art Museum will present its second Southeast Asian Film Festival 2012 this March. Focused on contemporary Singapore an...
Local fans of the Harry Potter series have good reason to rejoice - they will be afforded the chance to peer in the very world of Harry Potter with Harry Potter: The Exhi...
Every year, the Singapore Philatelic Museum features an exhibition dedicated to the Chinese Zodiac. This year, they are proudly presenting the ‘Imagine Dragons’ exhibitio...
Night Lights 2011 is a nine-evening outdoor showcase of spectacular light installations from France. Presented by the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) as part of Night Festival...
Organised by the Singapore Art Museum with support from the National Arts Council, the Singapore Biennale is Southeast Asia's leading and largest Biennale. Artists from a...
Every year come September, tourists and locals alike flock in crowds to the annual Formula One Grand Prix held in Singapore. The opportunity to witness the world’s first ...