Singapore Peranakan Trail Food Tasting Tour

Take a colorful journey into the history, lifestyle and unique character of the Peranakan people in Singapore. Walk through a spice garden – the original site of the first Botanic Gardens.

Singapore Peranakan Trail Food Tasting Tour

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Singapore’s Chinatown Trishaw and Bumboat Night Tour

The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

Singapore River at night from Bumboat

Even if you’ve lived in Singapore all your life, there is one cool “tourist” thing you should do: take the trishaw night tour through Chinatown. You can order the tickets online so you don’t have to go looking for a ticket booth. You can start the tour at any one of several major hotels for a four-hour tour that ends at Esplanade Theatre by the Bay venue on the waterfront.

The evening includes dinner at a Chinese restaurant, with time for a little shopping in the Night Market before a romantic cruise along the Singapore River in a bumboat.

Leave you prejudices behind and just go out for a fun time under the lights of Singapore.

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2011 Singapore Travel Guide

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This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles.

Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included.

The guide is complimented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions.

An interlinked phrasebook and a pronunciation guide are also included. Visit GoThere Singapore


See Singapore Attraction Pass

Singapore attraction passOK boys and girls. This is the pass you have all been waiting for: the See Singapore Attraction Pass.

You can get a 1, 2, 3 or 5-day pass that will save you money and allow you to explore Singapore at your own leisure.

You will also have access to luxury coach transfers between Singapore and the Singapore Zoo, the Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park, popular Singapore attractions that are not easily accessible by public transport. Not included is hotel pick up, but take a look at what IS included:

Singapore Flyer – Free Singapore Flight
Singapore River Cruises – Free 30 minute Cruise
Singapore Zoo – Free Entry, Tram and Transfer
Jurong Bird Park Package – Free Entry, Panorail Ride and Transfer
Breakfast at Tekka Market Tour – Free Tour
Underwater World & Dolphin Lagoon – Free Entry
The Changi Museum – S$2 Off Audio Guide
Changi Museum of War Trails – 20% Discount
Clarke Quay – Free Dining Vouchers
Forest Adventure – Free Course
Skyline Luge Sentosa – S$10 Skyride and Luge or Unlimited Skyride
MegaZip Adventure Park – Free ‘Fast Pass’
MINT Museum of Toys – Free Entry
National Orchid Garden – Free Entry
Night Safari Package – Free Entry, Tram and Transfer
Snow City – 2 Hours Free
Spring Spa – Free S$20 voucher
Singapore Walking Tour – Free Guided Walking Tours

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Best night-time tour in Singapore

Now is the season to tour the world famous Singapore Zoo at night. A comfortable tram took us on a night safari through the jungle for the rare treat of seeing nocturnal animal out and about. All the fierce and shy creatures were there; the ones you don’t see in the daylight.

Next, we went a walking tour to see more animals. The lighting was bright enough to see, but not so bright that it looked artificial. We were able to get really close to some animals we had never seen before.

After the tour we went to eat at the Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant. All of our favorite locals dishes were served. We ate outside so we could hear and appreciate the night-time sounds of the animals.

It was all so easy because we were picked up at our hotel and delivered back after a relaxing ride through the city lights.

Singapore’s best hotel?

Raffles Hotel Singapore
Raffles Hotel Singapore

One of the questions we always get about any destination  is “What is the best hotel there?” Maybe the best hotel ANYWHERE is the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. First completed in 1899, the Raffles Hotel has gone through many additions and restorations., the latest in 1991 which restored the hotel to its former elegance of 1915. The hotel is known as the grand lady of the Far East.

Today the Raffles Hotel has a shopping arcade housing boutique brands such as Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. The famous Long Bar is where our favorite cocktail, the Singapore Sling was first served. elegance in all respects is the hallmark of Raffles. Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to have lived like Rudyard Kipling? This is it! We evaluate all hotels against what Raffles offers its visitors. Located in the heart of Singapore, Raffles is a short walk to the Singapore Art Museum and  Asian Civilisations Museum.
 
If you are not up to staying here as a guest, feel welcome to partake of the fine dining or drinks on the veranda. To get the full effect, take the half-day tour of Raffles Hotel  including afternoon tea buffet at the Raffles Hotel’s renowned Tiffin Room.

Singapore Flyer Sky Dining

Sky Dining on the Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer Sky Dining

 At over 540 feet high, the Singapore Flyer has got to be the greatest place in the world for dining.   Twice each night, at 7:30 and 8:30 they transform the observation cars into mini dining salons seating up to 10 people. Each dining room has its own butler to serve and take care of you. When you get on they serve a refreshing fruit and ginger ale drink followed by appetizers. Wine was extra but well worth it.

The view at night
The view at night

Dinner lasts about an hour which is two times around the great circle. (be sure you make a stop at the WC before you get on)  We chose the duck and the fish dinners but you can also get chicken and a vegetarian menu. What we got was very good and the presentation was well done. You would think that being that high up at night and trying to enjoy your meal would be difficult, but the Flyer turns so slowly that you don’t  even notice the movement. The view however is totally distracting.   

Below is a pretty good YouTube video we found and here is more information about getting tickets to the Singapore Flyer Sky Dining