Telok Ayer Market – The historic hawker centre in downtown Singapore

Telok Ayer Market

One of my favourite hawker centres in Singapore is the Telok Ayer Market. This food court – also known as Lau Pa Sat – is in a heritage building that is worth a visit in its own right. While a Singapore foodie might tell you there are a dozen other hawker centres that are better, […]

My best ever airport immigration experience

Singapore Immigration

There are so many stories online of horror airport immigration experiences that you could start a Tumblr and never run out material (http://shittyairportexperiences.tumblr.com/ is free if you want to be the person to start that Tumblr). In my years of international travel I’ve had some memorably bad border control experiences (some of which were my […]

Flight Review: Jetstar Airways – Singapore to Melbourne

Jetstar at Singapore

Flight: Jetstar Airways JQ 8 From: Singapore (SIN) To: Melbourne (MEL) I flew with Jetstar Airways from Singapore to Melbourne, comparing fares on Skyscanner and booking direct at jetstar.com. I booked for the price after figuring how I was going to get back to Melbourne from Colombo. As there are no direct flights from Sri […]

Where I Stayed: Orchard Parade Hotel, Singapore

Orchard Parade Hotel

Hotel Name: Orchard Parade Hotel by Far East Hospitality Address: 1 Tanglin Road, Orchard, Singapore I stayed at the Orchard Parade Hotel in Singapore. I was a guest of the hotel for the first night, and I paid for a second night. The Orchard Parade Hotel is a 4 Star hotel in the Orchard Road […]

Flight Review: SriLankan Airlines – Colombo to Singapore

SriLankan Airlines

Flight: SriLankan Airlines UL 308 From: Colombo (CMB) To: Singapore (SIN) I flew with SriLankan Airlines from Colombo to Singapore, booking online via srilankan.com after comparing fares on Skyscanner. SriLankan Airlines is the flag carrier of Sri Lanka and is a member of the One World alliance. There were also flights available with Emirates and […]

Singapore Travel Guide

Travel Guides Your Singapore – Singapore Tourism Board. Coconuts Singapore – From the Coconuts group of city guides, covering local news and events. Singapore Guide – Travelfish index page for Singapore. Singapore Travel – Destination Guide. Focus Singapore – Travel and tourism links as well as information for living in Singapore. Singapore Culture And Attractions […]

Where I Stayed: Singapore Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport

While booking flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Denpasar (Bali), the two cheapest flights on offer were overnighters with connections in Singapore or Kuala Lumpur (Low Cost Carrier Terminal). If you know anything about LCCT you would know not choose to do an overnighter there, so I picked the luxurious SIN. Usually I would […]

Where I stayed: Ali’s Nest: The cheapest guest house in Singapore?

Ali's Nest - Singapore

One of the joys of travelling in Southeast Asia is staying in guest houses. For less than the price of a dorm room in Europe you get the privacy of own room with a bathroom attached. In some cities there are cheap guest house districts such as Khao San Rd in Bangkok, and Pham Ngu […]

Supertree Grove – Singapore

Supertree Grove - Singapore

The Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay is a forest of tree-like structures that have become an instant landmark in this part of Singapore. The Gardens by the Bay is a new park that has been built on reclaimed land, behind the massive Marina Bay Sands hotel, and next to the Singapore river. The […]

A visa run to Singapore

SE Asia Map

I am spending a few months in Thailand on a basic tourist visa, which means that after one month I have to leave and reenter to start a new visa. The previous month I went to Myanmar for 3 weeks. This time around I had not planned for a new country visit, so a short […]