Singapore Battle Box

Peter Hunt | July 30th, 2012

When in Singapore, skip at least one lunch of chilli crab and head instead to the Battle Box, the last hold out of the British army under siege when the Japanese invaded Singapore in WW2. Amazingly atmospheric, you feel how claustrophobic it would have been, down there, closed off, waiting for the inevitable end.
Take the [...]

Asia, Singapore, Slideshows, Stuff we Love

Hotels We Love - Hotel Fort Canning in Singapore

Marion Hume | January 3rd, 2012

Photos Courtesy of Hotel Fort Canning
The thing with Singapore is a hotel opens and six months’ later, it is so jam-packed, you can hardly find space for you and your baggage in the lobby as you try to check in. This is Boomtown and make no mistake.
So it is nice to discover there is a [...]

Asia, Hotels We Love, Miscellaneous, Singapore, Stuff we Love

Hotels By Age Range, Singapore

Marion Hume | May 25th, 2011

Photo of Lantern Courtesy of The Fullerton Hotel
All grown up?
Take your age into account when selecting your room in Singapore, where it’s hard to keep up, given they seem to open a new hotel every minute. The reason for that? About 1 million visitors a month stopover in Singapore, which only had 44,000 hotel rooms [...]

Asia, Hotels We Love, Miscellaneous, Singapore, Stuff we Love

Chinatown Heritage Centre In Singapore

Marion Hume | May 4th, 2011

Photo Courtesy of
This writer is feeling rather old. The last time I was in Singapore, as opposed to grabbing five hours kip between flights at the transit hotel at Changhi Airport, it felt like a languid colonial city with a teaming Chinatown at its heart. Then people said it got dull. So I didn’t [...]

Asia, How to Judge an Obscure and Odd Museum, Miscellaneous, Singapore, United States

Singapore Stopover - The Quincy Hotel

Marion Hume | September 1st, 2010

Photos Courtesy of Quincy Hotel
Hallelujah! A hotel utterly conceived around the understanding that those checking in might be suffering from a common ailment called jet-lag.
The Quincy Hotel, Singapore, ticks all the boxes.
Early check-in to suit arrival times of transworld planes? Check. Super-fast transit from showing passport at front desk to bedroom with blackout blinds, (with [...]

Asia, Hotels We Love, Singapore, Slideshows, Stuff we Love

5 Things I Love….Singapore

PaperPlane | June 4th, 2008

Earn Chen is about as local as you get in Singapore. He grew up along the city’s Bukit Timah Rd and is now co-owns the city’s best high-end streetwear store with DJ and record producer James Lavelle. Located in a two storey house on Devonshire Road, Surrender stocks limited edition goods from [...]

Asia, Singapore, Stuff we Love

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