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Singapore: A short stroll at night time

After enjoying our cheap and quite tasty ice cream sandwich we just continued to stroll around Singapore at night - and one can only say it is a beautiful place. I really enjoy how all the buildings are lit up at night time, are they not really pretty? The first picture shows busy Clarke Quay… Continue reading Singapore: A short stroll at night time

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Singapore: Red House Seafood

Last time I visited Singapore I only had chili crab, so this time I had to try the golden crab. We visit the Red House Seafood restaurant. As soon as I had my trip dates confirmed, I booked a table at this busy place in Robertson Quay. Red House Seafood, which is established way back in… Continue reading Singapore: Red House Seafood

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Singapore

Singapore: Biennale 2013 at the Peranakan Museum

Our final museum that we visited was the Peranakan Museum - this was only opened in 2008 and showcases the fascinating culture of the Peranakan people. First, I had to read up what Peranakans are. The Peranakan community has its origins in the interracial marriages that took place between immigrant Chinese men and Malay women… Continue reading Singapore: Biennale 2013 at the Peranakan Museum

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Singapore: Biennale 2013 at the National Art Museum

Next up on my list was to visit the Singapore Art Biennale 2013 at the National Art Museum, which is close to the Fort Canning. The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore. Its history dates back to 1849 when it was started as a section of a library at Singapore Institution.… Continue reading Singapore: Biennale 2013 at the National Art Museum

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Singapore: Biennale 2013 at SAM

It has taken me a long time to sort my pictures from Singapore... and this post is long-overdue, especially as the amazing Singapore Art Biennale 2013 is closing today! So this was almost my last change to write about this fantastic event. Earlier this year I spent five days in Singapore, a mix of work… Continue reading Singapore: Biennale 2013 at SAM

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Singapore: Views from the SkyPark on top of the Marina Bay Sands

My final Singapore post is about the Marina Bay Sands - the huge resort that was built on reclaimed land and opened in February 2011. The complex includes a 2,500+ rooms hotel, a huge shopping mall, a casino, a museum, theatre, exhibition hall, ice rink and much more. What makes it so special is the… Continue reading Singapore: Views from the SkyPark on top of the Marina Bay Sands

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Singapore: Chili crab and other famous dishes

Of course, no visit to another city would be complete without spending time eating and trying the local cuisine. I've had my fair share of Nasi Lemak but I also tried new dishes this time. For instance, char kway teow, which are flat rice noodles stir-fried with lard, dark and light soy sauce, chilli, de-shelled… Continue reading Singapore: Chili crab and other famous dishes

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Singapore Sling at the Long Bar

Of course, no visit to Singapore is complete without a visit to the Raffles Hotel and a Singapore Sling at the Long Bar... so we had to just do this! The Singapore Sling is more than just the country's national drink - it is well-known around the world. The drink was first created by a… Continue reading Singapore Sling at the Long Bar

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Singapore: Little India

We also visited the area called Little India in Singapore, which developed around a former settlement for Tamil convicts. Its location along the Serangoon River originally made it attractive for raising cattle, and trade in livestock was once prominent in the area. Eventually, other economic activity developed, and by the turn of the 20th century,… Continue reading Singapore: Little India