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Best Singapore Hotel Bars

June 10th, 2011 by

The modern city of Singapore is synonymous with soaring skyscrapers, adrenalin-pumping adventures, delectable dishes, and a fusion of colourful cultures.  Still, there is so much to see beyond the city’s meticulously clean streets.  When the sun begins to set and the lights are turned down to low, a different face of the metropolis comes to life for the public who is ever ready to party the night away.

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Here is a list of the splendid hotel bars that are perfect for night caps and endless servings of Singapore Slings.

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1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel

There is no other best place to try the famous Singapore Sling but at its birthplace, the two-storey Long Bar of the Raffles Hotel.  Guests are treated to a chic and tasteful club atmosphere where alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks abound.  One serving is always never enough most especially when bar-goers are entertained by band performances every single evening.

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A Day Guide For Singapore

January 28th, 2011 by

There are people who visit Singapore and make it a point to stay for a week or more.  There are also those who pop in for a day. If you qualify for the latter, check out some must-see stops and activities in the foremost city-state.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Shops and almost all of the major malls in Singapore open at 10:00 a.m. The Botanic Gardens, however, opens at 5:00 a.m. – perfect for early risers. Join local residents and take a brisk stroll, run or practice tai chi. The park is also a good place to have a typical Singaporean breakfast of toast with kaya spread and soft boiled eggs procured from a nearby food stall.

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Singapore’s Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

December 17th, 2010 by

The list of spectacular attractions that Singapore has to offer is truly endless.  Whenever I find myself in this fascinating country, I make it a point to do the rounds and cover most of these impressive landmarks with the little time that I have.  One of these notable stops is the world-famous Esplanade.

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Known for its characteristic mirror shells, the unique architectural design of the Esplanade has been likened to the Durian fruit numerous times. This is why a lot of people fondly refer to them as the Durians of Singapore.

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8 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Singapore

December 14th, 2010 by

From Sentosa Island to Marina Bay, Singapore is primed to ring in 2011 with a bang. Whether you’re up for some overnight beach raves or a tamer brand of fun, the island state has all the action you’ll need to welcome the new year in style.

Marina Bay fireworks

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Read Or Die In BookFest@Singapore

December 7th, 2010 by

If you like reading, then you’ll love BookFest@Singapore, the island’s biggest annual book fair. Reading material from all over will gather in one massive ten day-long event which are bookended by the weekends, just in time to give you something to read during the coming holidays.

Photo courtesy of Eustaquio Santimano.

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Touch The Singapore Marina Bay Sands Skypark

November 9th, 2010 by

Singapore’s newest attraction literally lets you swim in the sky. The Marina Bay Sands Singapore is a new hotel with three adjacent towers that supports the Skypark. The enormous 200 m tall platform includes a 150 m long, incomparable infinity pool.

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Photo courtesy by Eustaquio Santimano.

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A Day Like No Other At Universal Studios Singapore

November 5th, 2010 by

My heart was thumping in anticipation the day I woke up in Singapore and realized I was going to Universal Studios. It was bright and sunny outside: perfect for a day of fun and adventure.

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Universal Studios Singapore attracts throngs of people not only from Singapore but from the world over. As such, I made sure to purchase tickets online beforehand.  The process is completely hassle-free and ensures entry to the park. Tickets (2010 prices) cost S$66 for a weekday single visit and S$72 for a weekend single visit. There is also the option of a two-day pass for a price of S$118. Rates are significantly lower for children (4 to 12 years old) and senior citizens (65 years old and above).

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Race to the Singapore Marathon

October 11th, 2010 by

The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore is the island nation’s biggest running event, with 60,000 runners participating this year. The 2010 marathon on Sunday, 5 December marks the eighth year for the prestigious event, which began with 6,000 runners and grew larger and more ambitious with each passing year. Last year’s marathon drew 50,000 participants from the combined races, meeting the event’s maximum number of runners.

Singapore Marathon

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Singapore Zoo River Safari

August 25th, 2010 by

The Singapore Zoo is one of Singapore’s most popular tourist attractions. Housing more than 315 animal species, the zoo attracts people from all over the world.

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The Singapore Zoo already offers a one of a kind experience, with a distinct rainforest habitat and other great attractions, but it’s about to get even better as development of Asia’s first River Safari is currently underway.  The River Safari, which will be the first river theme park in the world, should be completed in 2012 and will probably make this already extraordinary zoo even more popular. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Must-See Singapore Attractions

August 27th, 2009 by

The city of Singapore offers visitors from around the globe a unique opportunity to explore the culture that has molded the city and country as it stands today.

Singapore skyline at night

While visiting, be sure to include at least a few of these attractions on your itinerary so that you, too, can gain a better understanding of this city’s diverse cultural history. Read the rest of this entry »

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