Arab Street – The Most Colorful Street in Singapore? – Keep Calm and Wander

Arab Street Singapore - Keep Calm and Wander

Is Arab street the most colorful neighborhood in Singapore? For me, I think it is. I went there once during my trip – and boy – the street is as colorful as the rainbow!

It brought me back to the times I was in the souqs (markets) in Marrakech, Fez, Jeddah, Cairo, Beirut, and Istanbul.

Well, this street is not exactly what it’s like in the Middle East, but there are familiar scenes and things that reminded of getting lost in the souqs.

Arab Street in Singapore is just a tiny neighborhood. In fact, if you go in there just for your Instagram photos, thirty minutes will be enough. That, of course, if you are that kind of traveler who came for the colorful shots and not for the destination.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

The Colors of Singapore’s Little India – Keep Calm and Wander

Singapore's Little India - Keep Calm and Wander

The colors of Singapore’s Little India are as vibrant as its culture. No, I’m not talking about the colors of turmeric powder spices, but the whole neighborhood. It is alive with cultural excitement from its murals to its historical and colorful houses.

And of course, the shopping scene here is one of a kind. However, we were not tempted to buy a thing. Not that we were stingy – it’s just that our closets still have clothes with price tags. Nope, we are definitely not hoarders. We are just waiting for the right time to wear those clothes.

In Singapore’s Little India, you will find not just cultural but also religious heritage. You’ll find Hindu temples, a mosque, and Buddhist temples.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

Magical Moments in Singapore – Once Upon a Journey

Once Upon a Journey

Before starting our world trip we had planned to be in Singapore around July. We end up in Singapore late October! Maartje’s friends from her study abroad, who live in Singapore, had to wait a while: but here we are! Our visit to Singapore is initially solely to visit Jeslyn and Huldah. From Kuching we fly to Singapore to stay here for a couple days, or that’s what we think…

THE SINGAPORE APPLE STORE

Immediately after arriving in Singapore we go to the Apple store. The sound of Maartje’s laptop isn’t working anymore (yes, yet another gadget fails us) and it’s no fun editing videos without sound. Everyone told us in Malaysia Singapore is the place to be to (quickly) fix things. But when we bring our laptop in for repair they tell us it will take seven to ten days. So we will be chilling in Singapore longer than we expected.

SINGAPORE IS EVERYTHING!

Quickly we find out that that’s not a bad thing at all. We fall in love with the city and it’s not as expensive as everybody claims. There are so many free sightseeing things to do and if you go to a food court you can eat fairly cheap and delicious food!

We stay in Little India for two nights and it feels like a total different place than Singapore’s city centre. We like it! It’s not the only part that feels different. Jeslyn shows us around China Town: a whole other feeling as well. Singapore is melting pot of cultures, and every neighbourhood feels like a different country. The area around the Marina Bay Sands hotel, where Jeslyn takes us by night, feels fancy and high-tech at the same time. At night we see a fantastic water and light show in the Marina Bay: it’s magical!

By Roxanne Weijer – Full Story at Once Upon a Journey

Lesbian Singapore – Once Upon a Journey

Lesbian Singapore

Singapore is a modern city that has much to offer. It’s Southeast Asia’s smallest state, a global financial centre, and shopping paradise. It is divers as a blend of Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and English cultures and religions: Singapore is interesting for everyone! We planned on staying for a weekend, but end up staying for an entire week. We wander around the city and see so much!

Initially we were scared to go to The Most Expensive City in the world. But as soon as we arrive in Singapore, we love it. It amazes us how this high-tech city offers so much free things to do! We enjoy every second!

By Roxanne & Maartje – Full Story and Video at Once Upon a Journey

Free Gay Singapore Guide

Singapore Pink DotFrom Gay Star News: One of the most surprising destinations in the world is Singapore. Unfairly labelled as being a bit dull, Singapore is much more than just a business or travel hub for the region. Singapore has a rich cultural history, exciting restaurants and food markets, and a vibrant nightlife. In partnership with Travel Gay Asia, we’re pleased to offer you a free guide to Singapore. Download it now for all the latest insights on where to stay, where to eat, and where to party. Everything that you need to know about Singapore is available in our free downloadable guide.

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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