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travel inspiration for small budgets and big dreams

Yikes! That’s S$4 not S$5.

Bloopers in my Singapore article (shame shame shame) * SGMT — If you read my Rappler article on Singapore, you may or may not have noticed that one line had a horrendous bit of math in it: Budget for food: S$5 (₱175/meal) x 2 meals/day x 5 days = ₱1,400 * Short story _ That […]

The Southern Ridges: Off The Tourist Track in Singapore

* I’d been to Singapore three times before but always, it seemed, in the company of first-time visitors. For that reason my previous routes were almost always a combination of the usual stops: Orchard Road, the Merlion, Singapore Zoo, Chinatown, Sentosa. On this, my fourth visit, I was determined to go somewhere I hadn’t been […]

Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

  Singapore is one of those places you can never really tick off your bucket list. Sure, you’ve taken a photo with the Merlion, gone on the Night Safari, shopped in Orchard, frolicked in Sentosa, and gazed in fascination at the unearthly form of the Marina Bay Sands. But have you been to Gardens by […]

The One Where I Was Detained and Fingerprinted Upon Arrival in Singapore

. This happened a long time ago — 2006, to be exact — and I actually rarely think about it, so it’s not something that has been traumatic or anything like that. When I do remember it, though, it seems a bit unfair, to say the least. The plus side is that it makes a good travel story, […]