Learning About Peranakan Culture in Singapore

Pernakan Museum Tour in Singapore

A couple of months ago, I hadn't even heard of a Peranakan. Little did I know, I was about to find out my best friend is Peranakan. After getting tips on things to do in Singapore, my BFF mentioned a museum I should visit. For me, museums in foreign countries lack any form of excitement. I spent a few days in Frankfurt, Germany going to every museum in town, and a lot of it was text heavy and light on the visuals. Unfortunately, all of the text was in German, so I didn't get a whole lot out...

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How Much it Costs to Backpack in Singapore

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It seems like everyone has different opinions on what it costs to travel in different countries. While I'm usually really good at staying on a budget, I didn't do so great in Singapore. In most of Southeast Asia, I've budgeted for $30 a day including everything. I knew Singapore would be more, so I set aside $50 a day. To be honest, this is probably doable, but I spent closer to $60 a day.

I'm going to attribute this to a few things. The biggest reason was that no one in my hostel spoke...

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Exploring Chinatown in Singapore

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Whenever I get to a new country, the first thing I do is explore the area around my hostel. I always feel like I need a day to adapt to the culture and knowing I am within walking distance of my temporary home makes me feel at ease. At the very least, I know I won't get too lost. My hostel happened to be in Chinatown, so I figured I'd just do a little walking around the first day. Little did I know, Chinatown is kind of a big deal in Singapore, and it made for an awesome first day of...

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What to Eat in Singapore as Recommended by Locals

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I love trying new foods in different countries, but there is always that question in the back of my mind that sounds a little something like, "Will this food make me want to die later?" My experience in Asia has mostly been in the third world and therefore, experiencing the culture can sometimes come with a price. For months I ordered food with extreme caution. The beautiful thing about Singapore is that you rarely have to worry! You can eat all of the exotic food you want. You can order...

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Visiting Singapore? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

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Before you go...

Travel Document Requirements

  • Passport - required
  • Visa for Business - not required for stays of under 90 days
  • Visa for Tourism - not required for stays of under 90 days
  • Visa for Transit - not required

Suggested Vaccinations

  • Hep A
  • Hep B
  • Tetanus
  • Influenza
  • ...

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Visiting Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

Gardens by the Bay Singapore Cloud Forest

If you've ever thought of visiting Singapore, you probably heard of Gardens by the Bay. If you're sitting there scratching your head thinking, "I don't know Michelle... that doesn't sound familiar" then let me rephrase. You know that area with the really weird giant trees, and the waterfall inside a round building, and that other building with a boat on top? Yea, that area! Well that my friends is Gardens by the Bay. It's pretty much the thing every tourist thinks of when they think of...

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6 Reasons Singapore is My New Favorite City

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If you know me, you know that the title of this post is a bold statement. I've lived in New York City for the past 8 years, and I never thought I'd love a city more than New York. Until, I discovered Singapore. Singapore has all of the things I love about New York and then some. So what is it that has me head over heels about this tiny country?

1. It's so clean!

This is probably the weirdest reason to love a place, but if you've spent time in any city, you probably thought it...

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Which Travel Vaccines to get for Southeast Asia

I'd like to start by stating that I am by no means a doctor in any way shape or form but thought it might be helpful to provide some info on which travel vaccines I decided to get for a year long trip to 10 countries in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam). I chose the vaccines mentioned below based on my past vaccine history, research done on the CDC website, and consulting my doctor. Each person is...

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