6 Must Have Singapore Souvenirs
The Singapore National Heritage Board has launched a wide range of Singapore inspired mementos. A collaboration between NHB’s MUSEUM LABEL and a collective of local designers, the Great Singapore Souvenirs provide a light-hearted and atypical alternative to run-of-the mill souvenirs.
Singapore on New York Times’ 46 Places to Go in 2013
With the addition of environmental attractions Gardens by the Bay and the Marine Life Park, Asia’s greenest city finds itself listed on NY Times’ 46 Places to Go in 2013. See the list
Serious Eats picks our Wonton Mee
But there’s something about this wonton mee—the expert execution of something so ordinary—that keeps coming back to me. To have a food culture where even the ordinary things are given their full respect—that’s a lucky thing indeed. Read more.
Business Traveller Awards 2012
Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore Airlines and Fullerton Bay Singapore walk away with awards at this year’s Business Traveller Awards. Read more
Top 10 reasons we adore Singapore
Singapore, The Ultimate Ride
You’ll have a thrilling time with TRANSFORMERS The Ride, one of many world renowned brands recently arrived in Singapore.
With celebrated brands like American designer Michael Kors setting up shop here, legendary chef Joël Robuchon bringing his Michelin star expertise to town with L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Joël Robuchon Restaurant and one of the biggest American megaclubs, Avalon, bringing on the party atmosphere (see elsewhere in this Guide for more on all of these), a visit to Singapore these days is a chance to sample the world at your doorstep. It’s a fun ride and we do mean that quite literally.
TRANSFORMERS The Ride at Universal Studios Singapore® is proving to be a big hit with Singaporeans and tourists. Ever since its opening in December last year, Universal Studios Singapore staff have reported hordes of guests dashing in from the main gates when the park opens, making a beeline for the dramatic four minute long ride.
It is easy to see why. With an estimated cost of more than S$50 million, the attraction boasts the most hyper-realistic, immersive ride experience for motion-based theme park attractions anywhere in the world. It uses cuttingedge high definition 3D media, sophisticated visual effects, and one of the most elaborate roaming flight simulator systems ever integrated into a ride-car vehicle. Nearly four years in the making, Universal Studios Singapore is the first amusement park to have this ride and will be the only one in the world until a second opens in Universal Studios Hollywood in May 2012.
On the ride, guests are transported into the Transformers universe as new recruits, protecting the Allspark shard from the evil Decepticons, alongside the Autobots. It takes them dashing through subway tunnels, down city streets and across rooftops, with the Decepticons hot on their heels.
According to Mr. John Hallenbeck, Vice President of Park Operations for Universal Studios Singapore, the ride has exceeded all expectations. “We have guests and annual pass holders taking the ride over and over again. Their expressions are nothing short of amazement and exhilaration. The interesting thing about this ride is that every time you take it, you seem to notice something new—it’s never the same experience,” he says.
Universal Studios Singapore
8 Sentosa Gateway,
Tel: (65) 6577-8888
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront
Robuchon, Puck Spice Up Food in Land of Chili Crab: Singapore Dine & Deal
With the highest concentration of millionaires on the planet and two multi-billion-dollar casino resorts pulling in limousine-loads of Michelin-starred chefs, Singapore’s dining scene has changed like nowhere else in Asia in the past two years. Alongside brand names like Joel Robuchon and Wolfgang Puck, local chefs are also rising ….. FULL ARTICLE
5 Jan, Adam Majendie, www.bloomberg.com
7 ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Singapore
Beside the elaborate lights and festivities on Orchard Road, here are some of this year’s best ways to have yourselves a very merry Christmas……FULL ARTICLE
13 December, Elaine Ee. cnngo.com
Top 10 city breaks with kids
City trips aren’t just for business travellers and adults looking for a grown-up good time, in fact in many ways cities can be ideal destinations for families even with young kids. With lots to see, do and eat all within a relatively condensed area – often with entertaining transit systems as well – cities can be both adult playgrounds and kid playgrounds at the same time…..FULL ARTICLE
26 Oct, Lonely Planet, www.lonelyplanet.com
Singapore’s best independent bookstores
Singapore bookstores? Yeah, we know — dusty shelves, quick in, quick out, having grabbed what you need to settle down for an afternoon of quiet reading on a strip of grass somewhere far removed. Or is there another way?…..FULL ARTICLE
7 Nov, Aimee Chan, www.cnngo.com
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