Singapore

Tips and Articles in Singapore

layover (lay-oh-ver) n. An unpleasant break in a journey, during which the traveler is subjected to bland, overpriced food, uncomfortable airport seating, and severe bouts of tedium. If this is your definition of a layover, read on. Your world ma...
once-in-a-lifetime trips for a once-in-a-lifetime moment The Jet Set Ring in the new millennium with a sonic boom. Aboard the Concorde, on Intrav's Ultimate Trip, you and 95 other passengers will hop your way around the globe in 18 days, touc...
What won't you eat?From Mexican dog burritos to Burmese avocado ice cream to the testicles of all kinds of animals, you've tried everything. The most popular responses: Australian witchetty grubs (fat white caterpillars) and Philippine balut (duck...
You are free of blemishes. You have perfect posture, even after nine hours on your feet—Dr. Goh taught you well. You are between five-two and five-eleven, and you are serving canapés to Tom Brokaw. Your friends are jealous. You speak Mandarin, Ma...
Bearing a strong resemblance to two durians sitting on the waterfront (no matter how often officials call them "the twin jewels"), Singapore's new Esplanade—Theatres on the Bay has already caused an architectural stir worthy of the Sydney Opera H...
Asia is filling up with tourists again, and a crop of newly hip hotel bars is welcoming them—and cocktail culture—with fanfare. Here, where to celebrate in style. —Rob Mckeown Aqua Regent Bangkok 155 RAJDAMRI RD., BANGKOK 66-2/251-6127 The Vibe ...
If upscale Indian food becomes the latest obsession on our shores, it will be thanks to chefs like Suvir Saran. At his New York restaurant Dévi (8 E. 18th St.; 212/691-1300; dinner for two $95 ), he boldly combines regional flavors from across the...
Once the girls started dancing on the tables, the shadowy club, pulsing with frenetic hip-hop and Latin beats, felt as if it could be in any number of cities. Minutes before, along the narrow bar, a dozen guys were slouching on their stools. A few...
Although the city has a 75 percent ethnic-Chinese population, the majority of Singapore's Chinese restaurants are surprisingly ho-hum or downright tacky. But a wave of openings is giving the cuisine new life. Foremost among them is My Humble House...
SINGAPORE SIMPLE Two openings have added long-overdue sass to the Singapore hotel scene. In the suddenly happening Robertson Quay, a former warehouse district, Gallery Evason (76 Robertson Quay; 800/337-4685 or 65/849-8686; doubles from $153) is r...
If you're an avid cruiser, you've probably heard rumblings about freighter travel. But information on this specialized form of cruising is not readily available-- you won't see ads in your Sunday paper, and your travel agent won't have a clue. So ...
Singapore One of the city's most notable openings in 10 years, the 299-room St. Regis Hotel, Singapore marries the brand's signature services (personal butlers) with regional design touches (lacquered wall paneling). St. Regis is also extending i...
In the heyday of the British Empire, young Englishmen of privilege would customarily round off their educations with a lengthy peregrination around the Continent—attending opera in Vienna, roaming the Accademia, sketching the Acropolis. The premis...
Everything I had read, everything people had told me, trumpeted Singapore hotel service and hospitality too loudly for me to believe it could be true. But I was wrong. Having your every need anticipated takes a little getting used to; once you do,...