I was in Singapore just in time for the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival. The Mid-Autumn festival is also called the Moon Festival, and among the Chinese, it is customary during this time of the year that friends, family and business acquaintances bring each
Singapore chilli crab is delicious. It’s probably one of the most famous Singaporean dishes, and something I had been looking forward to, ever since this trip was spiked. Throughout the city, chilli crab is available at restaurants, hawker centers and
When Poul was flying to Brisbane, I checked in at Mandarin Oriental. I’m not very faithful when it comes to hotels. I usually make reservations through booking sites like Hotels.com and I’m not a member of any reward programs. This
Singapore: Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Café at Changi Airport
I was on my way out of Singapore airport when I spotted the super cute Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Café, and even though it was much too early for such a pastel color overdose, there was no way around it.
In Singapore, I also visited the Flower Dome, which is a giant conservatory at Gardens by the Bay. On an ordinary day, the 28SGD admission would probably have kept me away, but it was raining outside, and I had a
Singapore: Din Tai Fung and How to eat a soup dumpling
Taiwanese-grown Din Tai Fung is probably among the world’s most famous xiao long bao (soup dumpling) restaurants.
It was my friend AC who introduced me to DTF and the whole soup dumplings concept. She’s also a huge DTF fan, and her favorite
During my trip to Singapore, it was hazy every single day. At first I thought it was just due to the seasonal air humidity, but I later found out that the haze is actually from forest fires in Indonesia.
Before I developed a taste for Bellinis, Singapore Sling used to be my favorite drink, so of course I had to visit Long Bar at Raffles Hotel, when I was in Singapore. If you don’t know, what I’m talking about,
When I asked AC where to stay, she suggested that I either chose Orchard Road or Geylang. Orchard Road is a really posh, touristy area, and one of those areas all the travel sites would suggest that you stay in.
I’m not much of an outdoor person, but under controlled circumstances, nature can be nice, and Gardens by the Bay is indeed a really nice version of the wilds. You get the feeling that you’re out in nature, but without