Places of the Week: 1-7 Apr 2019

Alright, everybody! Welcome to a new week of cheap eats, cheap drinks and cheap things to do in Singapore! The Food Place This will probably be right up your alley. Just a few hundred steps away from the Bugis cultural district lies a building equally well-known among Singapore’s visitors. Let’s head up–to the 70th floor

9 Essential Tips for Hostel Living

Staying in a hostel for the first time may be nerve-wracking, but you’ll be absolutely fine if you follow these 9 ground rules.   1. Say Hello!  Photo by DDP on Unsplash Many travellers staying in hostels travel solo, and not gonna lie, it gets lonely! It’s likely that you’re not the only one with first night jitters.

Peranakan Culture in Singapore

Peranakan Culture in Singapore: A Brief History Chinese traders began arriving and trading in Southeast Asia from the 10th century. From the 13th century, many Chinese sailors and traders began settling in Java and the Malay Peninsula, and intermarried with local Malay women. The marriages resulted in a blend of Chinese and Malay cultural elements that would eventually form the

Places of the Week: 18-24 Mar

What’s up, amigos? We’re in the middle of March (already?!), and we can’t believe it. It’s been sweltering here in Singapore, and this writer has lapsed back into her shameful bubble tea habits.   The Food Place Ah well, how about a refreshing ice-blended drink to turn down the heat this week? No, we’re not

10 Tips for Solo Female Travellers

The idea of visiting a foreign country alone is daunting, especially for women. But don’t let it stop you from experiencing the wonders of the world’s cultures. Here are 10 tips for solo female travellers to ensure that you stay safe while having fun abroad! Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash 1. Plan Ahead Even if you’re a

Top 10 Hostels in Singapore

Singapore isn’t a cheap travel destination, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save while you’re here! Hotels in Singapore are notoriously pricey, but the city’s clean and unique hotels are here to give the big chains a run for their money. Here are the top 10 hostels in Singapore for maximum comfort at minimum price.

Places of the Week: 11-17 Mar

The Food Place Singaporeans are the masters of metaphor. Take, for instance, “Singapore has a rojak culture” or “Your English very rojak”. “Mixed” might be a good word, but it doesn’t pack as much power, and dare we say, flavour. Well, this rojak in question is actually a Southeast Asian salad. There are two types