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

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

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

7 Essential Singapore Breakfast Dishes

“There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.”—Ron Swanson We all know about the English Breakfast, the Irish Breakfast and the Big Breakfast. We’re creatures of routine, and most of us probably have a go-to breakfast food, even if it’s black coffee. Instead of cereals or hearty meats, Singaporeans tend

Places of the Week: 4-10 Mar

Hola amigos, I think you know the drill. For the uninitiated, check out our first weekly feature here. The Food Place This week, we’d like to move on from chicken rice to something heavier and messier. Enter satay bee hoon, a splattering sensation with sweetness and crunch in every bite.         View

Singapore Food Culture: An Introduction

One might say that Singapore’s food culture is Singapore’s culture, and they won’t be far from the truth. Food is an integral part of the daily lives of people living in Singapore, and nothing reflects the patchwork of cultures that make up the republic more than Singaporean cuisine. It’s safe to say that Singaporeans don’t