12 Best Things to Do in Singapore

12 Best Things to Do in Singapore

Singapore has earned a reputation as an expensive stopover destination, but truthfully, it is so much more. It has a rich and diverse culture that can be explored all throughout the city. The food is among both the most affordable and most delicious cuisines in the world. Locals in Singapore are friendly, the public transport system is …

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Visa Run

One of the things you have to deal with when living a globe-hopping nomadic lifestyle is the issue of visas. When you enter into a country you only have a set amount of time you can stay. As an American, for most countries I enter as a tourist I get 90 days. In Thailand, unless …

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Once More in Singapore

I’ve been in Singapore for a few days now, marking my third time in the city. I was first here in 1999 and was last here during the 2008 Olympics. (Read my previous thoughts on Singapore from 2008.) When I first visited Singapore in 1999 I became fascinated with the city. I read several books …

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Final Thoughts on Singapore

Before I move much further on in my trip, I should adhere to my “one country away” rule and give my final thoughts on Singapore. Singapore is the second country in which I have previously spent time prior to the start of my trip (the other being Taiwan). After my first trip to Singapore in …

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McHawker: McDonald’s in Singapore

Writing about McDonald’s in Singapore is a bit of a challenge. Singapore is a small country. To be honest there isn’t much about the McDonald’s here which I found all that different than in say, Australia. Almost all the McDonald’s had the McCafe attached to it, which I’ve found all over Asia/Pacific. The menu itself …

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BINTAN!

I’ve had a jammed packed couple of days here in Singapore. I’m currently at a McDonald’s at the Singapore Harborfront waiting to take the ferry to Bintan Island, Indonesia. Bintan is like a 45 min ferry ride from Singapore and it, along with neighboring Batam island, are cheap, close tourists destinations for people in Singapore. …

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Sitting in a cafe…

I’m writing this on my iPod in a cafe in Singapore. I just got back from the Asian cultural museum, which is one of the better museums I’ve been to on my trip. (oddly enough, japan and Korea weren’t mentioned). I finally got a cell phone yesterday. I haven’t had one in over a year. …

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Singapore

I made it to Singapore and so far I’m enjoying it. I’m staying at the apartment of my college roommate Dave, who is a professor at the University of Singapore. Singapore is much as I remember it: clean, efficient, modern, and very green. There are some changes which I’ve noticed, in particular, there are more …

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