Singapore isn’t especially known for it’s spirits, and I mean the alcoholic type. Besides the world famous Tiger Beer which has been around for ages since my grand parents’ time, there aren’t any other well known Singapore based spirits that have made a name worldwide. With almost all of the country’s spirits imported, you wouldn’t think that there will be local breweries and distilleries around the island.
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Normally, we would associate hot springs in areas with volcanic activity. So for Singapore to have a hot spring seems very unlikely. But we actually have 2 hot springs; one which is located on the main island, and the other which is located on Pulau Tekong, which is used by the military and not accessible by the public. So if you can’t travel to Japan due to Covid and you miss soaking in an onsen, then this might a good place to visit.
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It’s close to 2 years already and with most people still not being able to travel for leisure due to Covid, we have been finding creative ways to keep our travel lust in check. One of these has been finding locations in Singapore which are unspoilt and doesn’t look like you are inside a city. So here are some places which have been enjoying rising popularity for surreal sunrise and sunset photos, while we pretend that these are scenes from another country.
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Despite being such a built up and developed city, Singapore still has quite a few hidden places which are seldom seen. Some of these places are from recent history and have interesting stories behind them. One of these is a abandoned railway track and tunnel which was forgotten until recently. Due to the continuing lack of travel overseas from the pandemic, local exploration is becoming quite a hobby amongst us.
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The one year anniversary of the start of the pandemic has come and gone, and we are still no closer to getting to travel without restrictions. With this in mind, it was time to look for interesting activities to simulate travel experiences. As an island, there are actually quite a lot of sea based activities to do in Singapore. So how would you like to take a cruise on a sailing boat and experience how it was like in the age of sailboats?
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Very often you wouldn’t think of Singapore and crocodiles being together, given that Singapore is a cosmopolitan city of almost 6 million people, filled with skyscrapers, shopping malls, and high rise apartments. But yes, crocodiles are native to Singapore and you can usually spot them lurking in the northern nature reserve of Sungei Buloh.
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The Old Jetty at St John’s Island
It’s almost the end of 2020 and international leisure travel is still not allowed for most countries. So we are all pretty much stuck in Singapore. With 5.6 million people crowded into an island city state of roughly 50 km wide by 30 km tall, there’s only so many places you can go to rediscover your local neighbourhoods. So how about going off the main island?
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It’s taken a long time, but I’ve finally got my blog’s e-commerce page up. I must admit that the journey … Continue reading Shop Launch
This year’s National Day Celebration was decidedly different from every other year since Singapore gained independence. There’s always a huge parade with military hardware on display, performances by artistes and a really huge fireworks show in the evening. This is also a time to show your patriotism to the country, and many of us showed that patriotism by packing our bags and leaving Singapore for a short holiday usually to the nearby South East Asian countries.
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With most of the world under some form of lockdown, it’s been a strange time for a lot of people. Governments have been trying to avoid the negative connotations of the word “Lockdown” and have come up with creative terms and acronyms to describe this. We hear of “Shelter At Home”, “Movement Control Order” and the most unusual term used by the Singapore government; “Circuit Breaker”.
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