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  • 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

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