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Chinese New Year in Singapore

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January 23 Chinatown Chinese New Year Singapore

Chinese New Year is almost upon us once again and Singapore is preparing for one of the biggest celebrations of the year, as it welcomes the Year of the Goat. With a flurry of cultural activity anticipated, navigate Singapore’s Chinese New Year like a seasoned local with our guide to festivities. What to expect in Singapore during Chinese New Year Yusheng Yusheng, or “Prosperity Toss”, is a dish consisting of...

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A Singapore Market Guide

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November 28 Singapore city skyline

Singapore has no shortage of fantastic shopping, dining and sightseeing options, but to experience the city like a true local, you need to look further than the shiny malls and elegant restaurants. Singapore’s many markets are a prime place to pick up an array of goods and, at the same time, immerse yourself in city life. Dust off your haggling hat and follow our guide to some of Singapore’s best...

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Where to Find the Best Chilli Crab in Singapore

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October 24 Singapore Chilli Crab

Commonly used as the main ingredient of chilli crab, the unappealing name ‘mud crab’ may put a frown on some people’s faces; but trust us – this celebrated delicacy is something all visitors to Singapore need to discover. The first record of the dish dates back to1956, when Cher Yam Tian and her husband started selling the dish from a pushcart. The recipe became so successful that the couple started...

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Experience the Singapore International Festival of Arts

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September 19 Singapore International Festival of Arts

After a year-long hiatus, the prestigious Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) has returned with an edgy new programme that will enchant audiences of all ages. Exploring the theme of “legacy”, the 2014 SIFA will focus on the artistic, social, political and scientific legacies of the 20th century – as well as the unique stories of everyday life that form our personal histories. With 12 diverse productions over the course...

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A Tour of Singapore’s Chinatown

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September 5 Singapore Chinatown and skyline

Chinatown, Singapore’s largest historic district, is one of the most popular areas among visitors to the city, thanks to its lively atmosphere, history and abundance of eateries and market stalls, serving up the very best of oriental cuisine. Relive the history of Singapore’s Chinese clans and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the city with our walking guide to the Chinatown district – ideally located in the heart...

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