Exploring Singapore Oldest Neighborhood – Tiong Bahru

This is actually one of the oldest neighborhoods in Singapore. The meaning of “Tiong” is dead, 塚 – Hokkien for cemetery and Bahru is Malay word for new. Tiong Bahru means New Dead/New Cemetery.  Now Tiong Bahru is a place for a mixture of western Ex-Pats and Singaporean hipsters but still consist of big portion …

Singapore : d’Kranji Farm Resort – experience some tranquility of this “ulu-ulu” place!

d’Kranji Farm Resort is located at Kranji Singapore.  Well, to be frank, it is a bit hard to find the place if you don’t have the address.  It is actually hidden in the countryside of Kranji.  If you need a short getaway without flying out from the country or without going through all the hassle …

Singapore : Bras Basah Road Top Attractions

I was here on one of the Sunday morning exploring Bra Basah Road Singapore, this road is a one-way street with many interesting history and houses several important landmarks in Singapore. Bra Basah is a Malay name, Bras is actually short form of “beras” meaning rice and “basah” means wet. So after the translation the …

Singapore Railway Track History and Heritage

I visited two iron railway bridges recently, one located at Bukit Timah and the other at Upper Bukit Road near to the Railway Mall.  I went there simply to preserve some memory before it was totally gone. Bukit Timah Railway Track Wonder how to go to Bukit Timah Railway station?  If you go by car, …

Chill Out At Trendy Singapore River Waterfront – Clarke Quay

Wonder where to have a drink in Singapore?  Go to Singapore popular night spot at Clarke Quay.  Over here you could chill out with friends in the pubs and dance the night away.  Clarke Quay is well-known for its stunning waterfront pubs, bars, restaurants and many more. If you have friends coming from overseas, this …

Singapore : Discover 15 Sites in Telok Ayer Street

Discover Thing to do in Telok Ayer Street Singapore When I was exploring Telok Ayer Street last Sunday, I realized there are many important temples and Clan Associations located here.  Find out why? First, let’s translate the Malay name into English, since I know Malay so this part is not hard. Telok -> Bay Ayer …

Singapore : Kusu Island a short getaway!

Want a short getaway in the short weekend?  Here is where you can explore, the Kusu Island, situated at the south of Singapore.  The name in Chinese means turtle Island /Guiyu Dao (龟屿岛) and there are few legend behind it.  No passport needed to enter this island. About 45 min ferry ride and you will …

Singapore Bugis : EAT, SHOP, PRAY

Bugis is a shopping paradise not only for tourists but also for locals.  In the old days, Bugis was famous for it nightly gathering of trans women, that was back in the 50s to 80s!  No more such gathering these days. You can shop, eat and pray in Bugis.  Few famous temples, one is the …

Singapore Haw Par Villa – Tiger Balm Garden

I was here first time with my BFF, Sharon from Malaysia many years ago. Coming back here again recently has brought me so much fond memories.  I remembered the first time I was here was a hot afternoon but it was drizzling with rain in the evening when I came the second time, the park …

Singapore : Rows of Pastel-colored Peranakan Terrace House in Katong

About just 10 mins drive from the city center, you will find a vibrant neighborhood in Katong.  What make this place unique is the multi-color Peranakan houses and the scattering of colonial bungalows.  I had my first visit in this charming neighborhood, discovering eateries and old fashions stores. Peranakan Nyonya Batik Kebaya I passed by a …