Boat Ride

Take a trip on the Singapore River in a traditional “bum” boat and get acquainted with this fascinating city state from the water. You’ll get a great view of the modern skyline and the fashionable quays lined with upscale restaurants and clubs.


Food Tour

To really get to know Singapore, we strongly suggest you sign up for a night time food tour which usually starts out in Chinatown (the carrot cake you’ll find here in unlike any carrot cake you’ve ever had before) and then moves into the Malay area where the satays are the best we’ve ever tasted and then moves on to Desert Street in Singapore’s working class section. It’s great fun but bring a big appetite.

Singapore Flyer

We’re not usually big fans of these blots on a skyline but the Singapore Flyer does afford riders some pretty amazing views. The 165-meter-high Flyer is Singapore's answer to the London Eye.Like us, the local don’t like the Flyer but tourists don’t mind paying the $30 for the half hour ride.


Chili Crabs

If you go to Singapore you have to have the chili crabs. This Singaporean seafood dish is rated the 35th best food dish in the world but we’d rate it much higher. Mud crabs are commonly used and are stir-fried in a semi-thick, sweet and savoury tomato and chilli based sauce. Despite its name, chilli crab really isn’t very spicy dish.


Chinatown Heritage Museum

This is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Asia. This is where you’ll see how early Chinese settlers first lived in very cramped quarters. Entire sets of bedrooms, kitchens and street scenes from the late-19th century and early-20th century have been faithfully recreated in the museum.


Kaya Toast

This dish is the perfect way to start a day in Singapore. It is the perfect snack that goes very well with a cup of local 'kopi' (coffee) or 'teh' (tea); charcoal-grilled or toasted slices of bread enveloping slivers of cold butter and a generous spread of kaya, a traditional jam made from coconut and eggs.


Little India

Here you’ll find gaily painted shop houses that are an icon of Singapore. Stores here hawk saris and gold bangles, spices and incense waft in from the doorways and Bollywood's latest sound tracks blare from every other alleyway. The temples are decorated ornately and the streets in Little India are much cleaner than what you’ll find in the real India.


Jurong Bird Park

This is one of the most beautiful spots in Singapore with lots of beautiful vegetation and rare birds. Spread across 20.2 hectares in a western corner of Singapore, this sprawling park is Asia’s largest, with a collection of over 5,000 birds from 400 species. Bring your camera!


Sentosa Island

This wonderful island attracts 20 million visiors a year. Its beaches are beautiful and vegetation offers cooling shade in Singapore’s stifling summer months. There are two golf courses and 14 hotels on the island and Universal Studios added a theme parki a few years ago.


Orchard Road

This shopping hub is one of the favourite gathering spots in Singapore. The 2.2 kilometre-long boulevard offers lots of retail and entertainment options and is a huge tourist attraction in itself. Orchard Road underwent a $40 million revamp in 2009.