If you’re lucky enough to stumble into one of these, do check out Singapore’s version of night markets. Known to the locals as pasar malam (‘night market’ in malay). There are things to eat, do and buy there.. From tapioca cake, tako balls (famous Japanese street snack!), ramly burger to deep fried mars bars, it is literally food heaven!! Prices are reasonable too. Tip: Visit with an empty stomach
What’s even better is that this place is kid-friendly!!! Knick knacks (such as handphone covers to small household items) and rides/game stalls for kids are usually available too.
For something more unique, visit Singapore’s neighboring islands! Ferry rides available from the pier near Marina South Bay mrt. It is $18 and gets you to 3 different islands (Sister island, Kusu island and St John’s island). If you’re lucky you might spot some dolphins on the way!! Ticketing booth closes at 3pm daily.
To check out the ferry schedule: http://www.islandcruise.com.sg/ferry-schedule/
Enjoy local cuisine from different races! Some dishes I tried while I was there..
Indian: roti prata (both sweet and savory available), roti john (basically long bread stuffed with filling), tissue prata (as its name implies.. this dish is Paper thin), naan (a thicker, more chewy version of prata), indian rojak
Chinese: chinese rojak, popiah, hokkien mee (fried prawn noodles. There’s also a soup version of prawn noodles), char kway teow, laksa,
Malay: nasi goreng, mee rebus, mee goreng (fried noodles), satay (like kebabs), lontong and the list goes on and on!!! Not to mention the other cuisines (japanese, vietnamese, thai etc.) that are readily available as well..
In my opinion, no country is more worthy of the title “food heaven” than Singapore. Small but packs a punch in this aspect.
Based on a similar as Downtown Container Park in Las Vegas, newly opened Punggol East Container Park has dessert (for a more local flavor, try their durian sorbet!), fish and chips with various exotic dips, hotplate dishes and booze at the bar..
Located a little far from central area, but worth a visit to experience a different ambience
If you are feeling adventurous and want to get away from city life.. Opt for an island vacation on Pulau Ubin. There is only 1 resort on the island: Celestial Resort. Have not stayed there, but enjoyed my time cycling and eating seafood on Ubin! Must-go for people who are active and like nature.. Apart from Chek Jawa wetlands, there are also little slices of history littered around the island (such as the German girl shrine.. Honestly sounds a little scary to me)
My friends and I also found an app called Trabble that was very useful in giving us food and sightseeing recommendations in Singapore. Check it out!
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