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  • Latest Happenings - YourSingapore.com
    in a hearty sweet and spicy gravy It is best eaten with your fingers finished with a mop up of the mouth watering gravy with white bread or Chinese mantou buns Visitors have given their thumbs up to this dish naming it as their favourite among local dishes in annual surveys that the Singapore Tourism Board conducts Hainanese Chicken Rice Visitors can also enjoy Hainanese Chicken Rice Originally brought to Singapore by immigrants from Hainan China this is a delicious dish of chicken with flavoured rice served with cucumber a piquant garlic chilli and ginger dip and accompanied by a light chicken broth on the side Satay Satay is another national food icon of Singapore Imagine tasty chunks of skewered grilled chicken beef or mutton served with onion slivers sliced cucumbers a rich peanut sauce and ketupat rice cakes Seen as a dish originating from the Malays the delicious aroma of grilled Satay is prevalent in many food centres in the country Laksa Laksa named for its rich and creamy coconut gravy is a variant unique to Singapore There s also a lighter and more tangy version of the dish known as assam laksa The laksa s versatility has allowed it to incorporate a Western palate in recent times giving rise to fusion dishes such as the laksa pasta which although isn t quite the real deal is still delicious nonetheless The most famous laksa lemak recipe can be found in an area in Singapore called Katong where the noodles are cut up such that that they can be slurped directly from a soup spoon without the need for chopsticks Curry Fish Head Fish Head Curry is a spicy yet tangy curry of fish head simmered with lady s finger or okra tomato and brinjal or eggplant Surprisingly this famous

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  • Offers & Promotions - YourSingapore.com
    all about the histories of Singapore s many cultures and most important of all taste all the food that Singapore has to offer Find us on Facebook Twitter Youtube Wikipedia Singapore Reviews About Singapore YourSingapore Brand Story A Brief History People Language Culture Key Facts Awards Accolades What s On Festivals Events in Singapore See Do Arts Entertainment Culture Heritage Nature Wildlife Nightlife Sports Recreation Family Fun Things to do

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  • Simply Ming in Singapore - YourSingapore.com
    Netherlands France Germany India Malaysia Philippines Thailand United Kingdom United States Specials Indonesia Australia Seasonal Exclusives Christmas in the Tropics Specials Tweet Simply Ming Simply Ming in Singapore Often seen as an authority on Asian cuisine celebrity Chef Ming Tsai is one of the most recognisable Asian American chefs in the US with an Emmy nominated public television series titled Simply Ming Now back for his ninth season catch him in action as he susses out Singapore s best local delicacies in these special vodcasts From learning about Singapore Botanic Gardens Blue Ginger to cooking up a storm with Singapore s celebrity chefs it s a gastronomical adventure not to be missed Copyright 2010 Singapore Tourism Board All rights reserved Find us on Facebook Twitter Youtube Wikipedia Singapore Reviews About Singapore YourSingapore Brand Story A Brief History People Language Culture Key Facts Awards Accolades What s On Festivals Events in Singapore See Do Arts Entertainment Culture Heritage Nature Wildlife Nightlife Sports Recreation Family Fun Things to do in Singapore Hip Hangouts Beauty Wellness Hands on Activities Leisure Cruises Your New Singapore Dining Cuisines of Singapore Singapore Signature Dishes Restaurants Famous Food Trails Famous Food Trails Shopping Shopping in Singapore Singapore

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  • Know Before You Go - YourSingapore.com
    Pender StreetVancouver BC V6E 2M6 Canada Telephone 604 622 5281 Fax 604 685 2471 E mail van sgmfa gov sg Flight Times New York 18 24 hours Los Angeles 16 21 hours Chicago 18 22 hours San Francisco 17 23 hours Time Difference to Singapore 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time 14 hours ahead of Central Standard Time 15 hours ahead of Mountain Standard Time 16 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time Singapore does not observe daylight saving time Vaccinations Generally vaccinations are not essential for American and Canadian travelers when traveling to Singapore unless you are coming from an area where Yellow Fever is prevalent Africa and South America Singapore law requires yellow fever immunization certificate for anybody coming into the country who is above one year old and who within the previous 6 days have been in or passed through any country endemic for yellow fever Countries endemic for yellow fever are as follows please click here Also if you are traveling into other neighboring countries do check with them for vaccination requirements Electricity Voltage Standard voltage is 220 240 volts AC 50 cycles per second Some hotels are equipped with 110 120 volt outlets The power plugs used in Singapore are three pin square shaped type Weather Singapore is situated just north of the equator and has a tropical rainforest climate with practically no discernible seasons Temperatures range from 75 F to 88 F 24 C to 33 C throughout the year November December and January can be slightly wetter than the rest of the year due to monsoon season Money Currency Exchange Rate Over the past years the exchange rate has fluctuated in a narrow band where 1 USD CAD is equal to between 1 3 and 1 4 SGD There is no limit to the amount of money that you can bring into Singapore WHILE IN SINGAPORE Language Diversity With English as the first language there are no language barriers despite Singapore s very cosmopolitan makeup and diversity Malay Mandarin and Tamil are also recognized as official languages To be sure Unlike some other Asian cities who claim that English is the main language in Singapore English is indeed the language spoken in everyday life and in business Even a cab driver has to prove command of the English language before getting a license Tipping Tipping is not practiced as most hotels and restaurants in Singapore already add a 10 service charge to customers bills Tipping is prohibited at the airport Drinking Water Singapore s tap water is safe for consumption Of course for those who prefer bottled water local supermarkets and grocers carry ample supplies Your Embassy and Consulate Info in Singapore Your Embassy and Consulate Info in Singapore U S Embassy in Singapore 27 Napier RoadSingapore 258508 Telephone 65 6476 9100 Fax 65 6476 9340 http singapore usembassy gov Canadian High Commission in Singapore One George Street 11 01 Singapore 049145 Telephone 65 6854 5900 Fax 65 6854 5930 Email spore international

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  • Celebrities' Guide - YourSingapore.com
    of its biggest fans Martha Stewart s Picks Follow world famous lifestyle guru Martha Stewart s itinerary and discover her favourite places in Singapore See what s in it Copyright 2010 Singapore Tourism Board All rights reserved Find us on Facebook Twitter Youtube Wikipedia Singapore Reviews About Singapore YourSingapore Brand Story A Brief History People Language Culture Key Facts Awards Accolades What s On Festivals Events in Singapore See Do

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  • Indoor Sports - YourSingapore.com
    facilities and action Besides traditional local favourites like table tennis and badminton Singapore is also of the few nations in Asia boasting a National Ice Hockey League NIHL and a top notch Xtreme Skate Park Scorching Indoor Action Be it table tennis indoor ice sports Xtreme Sports or gyming we have all bases covered with numerous indoor facilities located islandwide Ping pong seems like an easy peasy sports after all it s merely about hitting a celluloid ball with a diameter of 4cm but it s quite possibly one of the most strenuous and fast paced racket based sports around with insane smashes rocketing up to 112 km h How about trying your hand at this English game invented during the Victorian era at one of the many community centers and sports halls throughout Singapore And if you just want to catch world class paddlers in action contact the Singapore Table Tennis Association at 65 6354 1014 for a list of local and international fixtures Beating the heat in the cool rink while sashaying in leonine grace gets the two thumbs up from most folks especially the visitors from cool climates And getting the better of the weather is one of the more compelling reasons for crowds to flock to the hallowed grounds of Kallang s Ice World Singapore s largest ice skating rink located in the east of the city state Believe it not Singapore has its very own ice hockey league the National Ice Hockey League NIHL is now in its eighth season and comprises 12 teams represented by over 170 players The league runs from April to September with thrice weekly nights of hockey So if you hanker for watching some high octane local blade action call the NIHL at 65 6276 0364 for more match schedules and updates If kicking pushing and coasting like a beautiful rebel without a cause is your thing then the S 8 million Xtreme SkatePark in East Coast is where the good vibes are The 1 4 hectares Xtreme SkatePark built by acclaimed Australian company Convic Design has a street course with standard obstacles such as stairs handrails and ledges and a combo bowl with different depths for beginners There is also a 3 6m deep vertical bowl where seasoned skateheads and BMX enthusiasts hone their repertoire of gravity defying stunts And if you re a gym rat like most people to visit the many fitness centres and gyms located throughout the city Most good hotels come with in house gyms and fitness centres equipped with quality exercise equipment Almost every establishment has personal trainers who will help you handle your niggling physical issues with effective exercise regimes that ll make you feel fitter and leaner before you step on your flight back If you are bored of maniacally running on the treadmill then you can attend Muay Thai Thai Kickboxing classes capoeira a rigorous Brazilian martial art dance Pilates and yoga to strengthen your core muscles There is no shortage

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  • The Southern Ridges - YourSingapore.com
    Singapore Attractions Things to do Places to see in Singapore Tweet The Southern Ridges Overview TripAdvisor Review Marvel at the panoramic views Bridging the hills of Mount Faber Park Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park the Southern Ridges is an area steeped in history and is home to some of nature s greatest gifts of flora and fauna Combining invigorating exercise with spectacular views across Singapore it spans a total of 9 km from one end to the other The natural beauty and the green open spaces of the Southern Ridges make it ideal for walking or cycling With 360 degree views of the city it is one of the best spots in Singapore to catch panoramic views of the city the harbour and the Southern Islands The splendour of the wild flowers and brightly coloured birds will also leave photographers spoilt for choice Main highlights here are the Hilltop Canopy and Forest Walks where bridges cut through the natural beauty of the forest s flora and fauna including the Adinandra Belukar a distinct type of secondary forest giving you a glorious view of the surrounding city harbour and Southern Islands Along the Southern Ridges lies the Floral Walk a hot spot for floral diversity with more than a hundred species of flowering shrubs and trees This trail leads to Hort Park a lifestyle gardening hub a one stop centre for recreational educational research and retail activities in a park setting Most distinctive of the connecting bridges is the Henderson Waves with its rolling form linking Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park It s also the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore so remember to bring your cameras on your trek here for memorable snaps at 77 88 metres above sea level at its highest point Essential

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  • East Coast Park - YourSingapore.com
    to do in Singapore Attractions Fun filled Adventure Perks for the whole family Something different Science Discovery Theme Parks Whiz Kids Young Explorers Hip Hangouts Ann Siang Hill Club Street Haji Lane Dempsey Hill Beauty Wellness Pamper yourself The Alternative Way Soothe Recover Relax Rejuvenate Hands on Activities Cooking Lesson Craft classes and activities Wine Appreciation Leisure Cruises Cruises from Singapore Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore Singapore Cruise Centre Your New Singapore Arts Culinary Stars Design Architecture Dining Nightlife Shopping Singapore Attractions Things to do Places to see in Singapore Tweet East Coast Park Overview TripAdvisor Review East is Best The city s most popular stretch of beach always buzzes with activity even when it s not playing host to the wide spectrum of sporting events that grace its shores regularly like the Singapore Marathon and Xtreme Championship There s plenty to do here bowl bike fish stroll picnic rollerblade windsurf wakeboard kayak or just chill out at any of the many restaurants and bars that line the 15 km stretch of sandy beach including the Mana Mana East Coast Beach Club East Coast Park is also home to a new S 8 million dollar world class Xtreme Skate Park that looks all set to up the thrill seeking ante The famous East Coast Park Seafood Centre located here is also where locals and visitors alike congregate to chow down on scrumptious local culinary delights Essential Information Website http www nparks gov sg Features Free admission Family friendly Disabled access Tours Trails AM PM Good for Family Nature Food Entertainment Recommended for Adrenalin Rush Scenic View Highlights Where to Stay Accommodation Find and compare rates here From 5 star hotels to budget lodges Book now Where Address Along East Coast Parkway and East Coast Park Service Road Bedok Singapore 455486

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