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  • 10 Can't-Miss Experiences in Singapore

    Whether you want to take in the skyline on Marina Bay or lose yourself in the winding alleys of Chinatown, these 10 experiences are the ones you absolutely can’t skip.

    Posted by Abbey Chase on December 21, 2015 at 5:00:00 PM EST in Photos, Trip Ideas Tagged: Trip Ideas, Asia, Southeast Asia
  • What to Pack: Singapore

    Steamy, bustling, and burgeoning, this Southeast Asian city-state has become a rather snazzy metropolis in recent years. Here's a primer on what to bring along.

    Posted by Bee Shapiro on February 19, 2014 at 3:15:00 PM EST in Style Tagged: Style, What to Pack, What to Wear, Asia
  • 5 Reasons to Go to Singapore

    If you haven't been to Singapore in the past three years, it's almost as if you haven't been there at all. Read on for five reasons why this tropical outpost warrants more than just an extended layover.

    Posted by Brian Spencer on October 21, 2013 at 11:38:13 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Expatriate Tales: Living in Singapore

    Native Hawaiian David Lee has been residing in Singapore for over a year now, and gives our intrepid reporter tips on how to live, what to buy, and ways to stay cool just one degree north of the equator.

    Posted by Jimmy Im on July 25, 2013 at 3:45:00 PM EDT in Arts & Culture
  • Insider's Guide to the New Singapore

    It's time you put Singapore at the top of your travel wishlist. Billions of invested dollars have turned it into a buzz-worthy destination with hot hotels, cool restaurants, and a slick, modern vibe.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on January 17, 2013 at 11:04:52 AM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Singapore's Street Food 101

    Sampling local specialties is the name of the game in Singapore, and most can be found at their very best at street stalls in hawker centers all over the city. Here's what to eat and where, from an insider.

    Posted by Jamie Feldmar on December 19, 2012 at 12:23:46 PM EST in Restaurants
  • Voyages to Antiquity: Sailing to Myanmar

    Exploring the fabled regions of the Far East is infinitely easier by sea. And Voyages to Antiquity is one of a small group of luxe ships that can carry you to (and educate you on) Myanmar and its neighbors.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on December 13, 2012 at 4:11:18 PM EST in Cruises
  • Singapore Air to Cut World's Longest Flights

    Two of the world's longest flights—from Singapore to Newark and Los Angeles—will soon be cut, due to increases in fuel costs. The airline says they will still have a focus on travel to the US.

    Posted by Seth Miller on October 25, 2012 at 11:39:06 AM EDT in News, Airlines
  • Will and Kate Tour Asia Pacific

    Everyone's favorite Royals, Will and Kate, are on the move again—this time in Asia Pacific. As one of the many tours for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, they're stopping in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and more.

    Posted by Deanna Cioppa on September 13, 2012 at 10:26:08 AM EDT in News
  • W Hotel to Open in Singapore

    W Hotels are popping up all over the world, with the latest set to open in Singapore on September 16th. This new property will have all the posh bells and whistles the brand is known (and loved) for.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on August 29, 2012 at 1:27:20 PM EDT in Hotels, News
  • Make the Most of Your Layover at the World's Best Airports

    Getting stuck at the airport usually equates to mind-numbing boredom. Happily, these seven international jet-set hubs are coming to flyers’ rescue, continuing to roll out mega-entertainment options and "top that!" amenities that transform their terminals into temporary tourist destinations in their own right.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on March 27, 2012 at 11:04:20 AM EDT in Trip Ideas, Travel Tips
  • The Year's Most Unusual Cruises

    With mid-cruise voyages to distant landlocked spots as well as uncommon ports of call closer to home, here are some top choices for the most unique cruising itineraries of 2012.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on January 23, 2012 at 2:11:32 PM EST in Cruises
  • Singapore: Know who to tip—and who not to

    Tipping’s prohibited at the airport and discouraged in hotels (except for bellboys, who generally receive S$1 per bag) or restaurants that levy a 10% service charge. Unlike in other countries, though, waitstaff don’t receive a percentage of this service charge, except in the more progressive establishments. Taxi drivers don’t receive tips from Singaporeans, who become upset when they see tourists tip.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on August 07, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Singapore: Visit a food hawker center

    These government-regulated food courts are clean and safe, and are a good way to eat what the locals do at about the same prices. Prices vary depending upon the center, and some try to fleece tourists, so ask at your hotel or check your guidebook for specific recommendations.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on April 12, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips