Little India Singapore | SG Summer, Summer Ideas & Tips

As the name implies, Little India is the center where the large Indian community in Singapore exists. Just like when you think of Singapore’s Chinatown. Little India retains its popular uniqueness without degenerating into a mere tourist attraction and is one of the most colorful and attractive places to visit in Singapore. Little India’s main attraction is Serangoon Road; it starts at Rochor Canal Rd and continues northward to Serangoon. Most of the happening is tightly concentrated a few blocks on either side of the road, and is accessible by foot. Getting taxis in Little India can be difficult, especially on weekends. It is wise to either book by phone or head to the major roads on the edges to wilt one. Continue reading


Singapore’s Chinatown | SG Summer, Summer Ideas & Tips

Singapore’s Chinatown is referred as the traditional Chinese digs in town. While the entire city is largely Chinese these days the area does retain some of its own charm. The area between Pagoda Street and Smith Street is mostly for tourists, but workaday Chinatown continues south and east, merging seamlessly into the Central Business District. The Tanjong Pagar is the unofficial home of Singapore’s gay community, with many watering holes in restored shop houses, while Club Street caters more to the expat and yuppie crowd with small, intimate eateries offering excellent Western fare.

Sentosa Island in Singapore | SG Summer, Summer Ideas & Tips

One can’t simply leave Singapore without checking the famous Sentosa, which is a popular island resort in Singapore, visited by some five million people a year. Attractions include a 2 km (1.2 mi) long sheltered beach, Fort Siloso, two golf courses, two five-star hotels, and the Resorts World Sentosa, featuring the theme park Universal Studios Singapore.

A Glimpse of Phuket, Thailand | SG Summer, Summer Ideas & Tips

Personally, this island is a favorite amongst all the great ones. This paradise is an island that has no land boundaries with the size of Singapore. It is also Thailand’s largest island and is connected to mainland Thailand by two bridges, which is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket’s wealth came from tin and rubber, with seemingly enjoyable and rich, colorful history. The island being one of the major trading routes between India and China, is very famous in foreign ship logs of Portuguese, French, Dutch and English traders way back its era. Now, the island generates most of their income from tourism as the paradise to be explored.

Summer Ideas: The Istana Singapore | SG Summer

Related to our previous article about the Orchard Rd, we mentioned attractions why the road is worth a visit when in Singapore. Today, the Istana is the spotlight of this article. Being the official residence of the President of Singapore – although no presidents or cabinet ministers have lived there since 1959, the villas are meant to be used for foreign heads of state are also used rarely. The Istana building and its grounds are open to the public on five selected statutory holidays such as the Lunar New YearDeepavaliHari Raya PuasaLabour Day and National Day. Deepavali and Hari Raya Puasa comes in successive days so in some years the grounds of the Istana are open only once during this time in commemoration of both public holidays. Sometimes its grounds are used for state functions and ceremonial occasions such as swearing-in, investitures and the presentation of credentials by heads of foreign missions. The Prime Minister, senior minister, and minister mentor hold offices in the Istana Annex. One must not miss the first Sunday of the month where there is a Changing of the Guards parade, and is a popular public event. Continue reading

Summer Ideas: Welcome to The Orchard Rd Singapore | SG Summer, Summer Ideas & Tips

It’s probably costly to visit and indulge in Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa, but the Orchard Road in Singapore is where anyone can simply enjoy – without the need for so much cash. The Orchard Road is a 2.2 kilometer-long street and is known as the retail and entertainment hub of Singapore. Other than being a major tourist attraction, it is also the most popular shopping community in the city-state. The surrounding area is known as Orchard partly because the MRT station that serves the vicinity is also called as such.

Summer Ideas: Experience Singapore Flyer | SG Summer

You’ve probably seen images of The Singapore Flyer, which is a major tourist attraction in Singapore. This giant Ferris wheel was constructed in 2005–2008. Its operators call it as an observation wheel reaching 42 stories high, with a total height of 165 m, claiming the title as the tallest Ferris wheel in the world followed by the 16 ft tall Star of Nanchang and 98 ft taller than the London Eye. Yes, it is amazing and an observation wheel no doubt, you have the view of all Singapore when you are on the peak of its turn. It is located at the southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land and comprises of a 492 ft diameter wheel, built over a three-story terminal building which houses shops, bars and restaurants, and offers broad views of the city centre and beyond to about 45 km (28 mi), including theIndonesian islands of Batam and Bintan, as well as JohorMalaysia.