You don't want to be zipping by some cute shophouse-lined street or pocket-sized temple. Nor do you want to rush by the tucked-away shop with great deals and miss out on spending time with the locals chilling and filling up on yummy hawker centre snacks.
Kampong Glam means "Glam Village" in Malay, and the name comes from "Gelam, a variety of Eucalyptus that used to grow in the area. Kampong Glam used to be the Malay sultans' residential area as well as the main Muslim and Arab district.
Singapore is a good place to party. Yuppy folks in their severe work gear hit the many bars, pubs and dance-spots throughout the week to ease the stress and pain of a meaningless rat race. Students in their post and pre-exam delirium do the same before they face the reality of the job market. No good reason for visitors not to.
Reservoirs and public gardens account for 42% of Singapore's land use, while more than half is built up. At the founding of Singapore in 1819, evergreen rainforests and mangroves covered most of the island.
I keep coming back to the area around Sultan Mosque, also known as Kampong Glam or Arab Street, in Singapore. Yes, stuff is demolished, rebuilt, renovated, refurbished, reclaimed, transformed. But somehow Kampong Glam has retained something authentic, something living.
See, people do use Singapore park connectors: take granny for the evening stroll, let baby try his first steps in the playground, muscle up with the outdoor fitness contraptions, cycle and stroll along the water for the next Iron Man triathlon...
There are so very many shopping centres in our small city for you shopping aholics! But today I shall introduce you to the largest, fattest addition to the Singapore shopping scene, namely VivoCity.
Our review of Sentosa's finest beaches will give you a good idea of what to expect: mainly some harmless rest and relaxation, and a much needed break from the high rise condominiums of Singapore.
Well, I honestly doubt Gaudí ever made it to Singapore in his life... It is more likely a few local architects or landscape architects went to Barcelona and fell in love with the Park Güell!
If you're interested in purchasing a laptop computer, a camera, a flat screen television, or simply some much needed peripherals for your electronic toys, Funan provides a bevy of attractive stores without being too overwhelming for the non techno geek.