Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Singapore

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 Its location along the Serangoon River originally made it attractive for raising cattle, and trade in livestock was once prominent in the area.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

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Singapore: Masjid Sultan

Masjid Sultan is the Malay name for the Sultan Mosque in the Kampong Glam district. The original mosque was constructed from 1824 to 1826 by Sultan Hussain with funds solicited from the East India Company. But it became too small when Singapore became a centre for Islamic commerce, culture and art in the early 1900s.… Continue reading Singapore: Masjid Sultan