No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here in Singapore. Eat cheap and cheerful at the hawker’s stalls or go for a five-star meal – it’s up to you! Dress to impress, down a shot and dance the night away with the beautiful people. Shop at markets or departments stores for beautiful handicrafts, the latest designer gear or the coolest gadgets – you’re sure to find a bargain.
Eating, Drinking & Being Merry
1. Check out the little hawker food stalls that you’ll find in every corner of Singapore – great food and cheap.
2. Try CZ’ZAR in Great World City (one of the medium-sized malls there) – great food and it’s usually packed with locals. Need a map?
3. Din Tai Fung, rated in the NY Times top 10 restaurants 1993, is a very popular food chain, and there are several outlets in Singapore. Be prepared to wait, as there’s always a line to get in, but it’s worth it! It features Taiwanese cuisine, professionally prepared and adored by locals. Given the variety of food in Singapore – if the locals love it, it’s got to be good!
4. Try Roti Prata (a flaky Indian bread much loved by locals) at 2 traditionally popular spots amongst locals in Singapore, The Roti Prata House and Thasevi Food.
5. For something a little different at night, try The Chupitos Bar at Clarke Quay – a very mainstream eating and entertainment precinct around the corner from Boat Quay (the older version but still great and less mainstream).
The Chupitos Bar is one of Singapore’s very first shooters bar, and serves over 200 different “Chupitos”, or “little drinks” in Spanish. Shots range from local infusions to bite-sized pearls of B-52, with each made even more dramatic with the use of props and tricks by their award-winning ‘flairtender’. Here’s the best place to warm up for that crazy weekend. Need a map?
Shopping till ya droppin’
1. Lucky Plaza is one of the old Singaporean malls on Orchard, but one of the most edgy. It’s filled with a great variety of shops selling all sorts of stuff from suitcases to computer equipment and unlike other malls; the shops here are always game for bargaining. Need a map?
2. If you want electronics only, go to Sim Lim Square. It may not be the sexiest shopping center, but that’s only because their one and only focus is to give great bargains on the latest electronics. Need a map?
1. Sentosa island (get there by road, monorail or cable car) has more than casinos and Universal Studios – it has a number of beaches with lots of great little spots to sunbathe or just chill. One of our favorites is Wave House Sentosa. Besides great food and drinks at Wave House Sentosa Restaurant & Bar, you can also enjoy exhilarating wave rides. The rest of Sentosa is also filled with cool stuff, such as a zipline park, a luxurious marina, and even a luge (great fun!) that you can take to get down to the beach. Need a map?
2. If you’re after some heritage, try the Battlebox Museum at Fort Canning. It’s an old Army bunker from where the British controlled the war effort, before they surrendered Singapore to the Japanese.
3. Shop, eat or just browse in Arab Street. Arab Street is well known for its outlets selling beautiful silks, and there are many interesting quirky little shops and places to eat.
4. For a real taste of Singapore, try eating durians in Geylang. It’s as much of a local delicacy as you can find, but it’s definitely an acquired taste (it was actually on an episode of Fear Factor!).
5. Don’t be thrown off by their names as the Army Market & Sungei Road Thieves Marketare both places where you can find really cool stuff in a bazaar/open market style that hasn’t changed much for years.
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