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I lived in Singapore for 6 months and had a splendid time; I actually did most of the tourist stuff when I returned from a work trip.

Best Experiences

Singapore is the heart of South East Asia (SEA). I think some of the best experiences are related to immersion in the different cultures at the heart of the city-state. Chinatown and Little India are definitely places I can recommend.

Also, visit East Coast Park when there is a sunset. Watching the lights of the hundreds of ships in the strait is definitely an experience of a lifetime.

A Singapore visit is definitely not complete without a visit to:

  • Gardens by the Bay is a Very cool place to visit. Go and see the light show and from there go to Marina Bay Sands and take a drink.
  • East Coast Park Go there at sundown and then see the ships in Singapore Straight light up. Also fun for running exercises.

After-Work Hangouts in Singapore

If you're looking to relax after a long day or simply want to explore Singapore's vibrant nightlife, here are some must-visit spots:

  1. Smith Street Taps
    • Description: An excellent spot for craft beer enthusiasts, Smith Street Taps is located within the bustling Chinatown Food Complex. It offers a rotating selection of craft beers on tap.
    • Location: Chinatown
  2. Heart of Darkness
    • Description: Inspired by the famous novel, this brewery offers a wide range of craft beers, each with its own unique story. The ambiance is cozy, making it perfect for a chill evening.
    • Location: Chinatown
  3. SG Taps
    • Description: A great place to experience both local and international craft beers. The laid-back atmosphere is perfect for winding down after work.
    • Location: 13 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089597
  4. Little Part 1 Cafe
    • Description: Beyond just beers, this cozy spot offers a diverse menu with comfort food and a vast range of beverages. Its intimate setting is great for conversations.
    • Location: Spottiswood
  5. Potato Head
    • Description: A trendy spot with a rooftop bar, Potato Head offers a mix of cocktails, beers, and delicious food. The vibe is lively, making it a top choice for a fun evening.
    • Location: Chinatown

Important things to consider before going to Singapore:

This is as of 2023, some things might have changed.

  1. Grab Application:

    • What is it? Grab is primarily a transportation app in Singapore, similar to Uber.
    • Why should you care? It's one of the most convenient ways to get around the city. You can also use it as an alternative to cash some places.
    • Action Step: Download the Grab app and make sure to add your payment card to it.
  2. Cash:

    • What is it? Physical money, of course! But in Singapore, it's particularly important at hawker centers.
    • Why should you care? While many places in Singapore accept card payments, hawker centers (popular open-air food courts) often operate on cash or app-based payments.
    • Action Step: Ensure you have cash on hand, especially when visiting hawker centers. A typical meal usually costs between 5 and 10 dollars, depending on drinks and other add-ons.
  3. Clothing:

    • What is it? A reminder about the indoor climate.
    • Why should you care? While Singapore has a tropical climate, indoor areas like offices can be quite chilly due to air conditioning.
    • Action Step: It's smart to pack a light sweater or some warm clothing. You might need it, especially in office settings. It is also nice on flights as well.
  4. Immigration:

    • What is it? You need to submit an immigration declaration among other things before arriving. Note: Only 2 days before can you fill it in.
    • Why should you care? It is annoying to do this when arriving and tired.
    • Action Step: Fill inn


  • [[Chili Crab ]]- National dish of Singapore, a super nice dish that is perfect to
  • [[Laksa]] - My favorite dish to have in Singapore.
  • [[Char Siew ]]- Kinda cool, very easy to make as well.



  • Running in Singapore was a special event. My reptile brain made me jump a couple of feet in the air when I saw an actual reptile a meter before me on a run. This actually happened more than one time
  • Running was exhaustive; my kilometer time was at least 60 seconds slower than in optimal conditions.