Singapore: Furama Riverfront

I had a good experience when I stayed (even just for a night) in Furama Silom during my Bangkok Trip a few months back. So when a friend from Manila decided to visit Singapore for a short holiday, we decided to try Furama hotel here in Singapore.   *Hotel Location It took us less the…

Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

As the flames of the 2nd Youth Olympic Games starts to burn two days from now in Nanjing, China let’s try to rekindle this same flame which once burned (for the first time) here in Singapore exactly 4 years ago. From August 14 to 26, 2010 Singapore hosted the inaugural Summer Youth Olympic Games. And…

Singapore: The Oriental Spa Chamber

I was never a fan of going to Spa, I always have this notion that it is overly expensive  and too luxurious for my taste. But when I saw this online offer for a discounted rate for a 3 hour spa indulgence, I decided to grab the chance and experience how to be pampered by…

SG Scene: Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin also called Ubin Island is considered as the “last village” or “kampong” in Singapore situated in the northeast of the main island. The name Pulau Ubin literally means “Granite Island” in Malay, which explains the many abandoned granite quarries there. Pulau means “island”, and Ubin is said to be a Javanese term for…

SG Scene: Chinatown

One of my new year resolution for 2014 is to save money, and saving money means no more (as much as possible) overseas holiday travel for this year. So I decided why not explore and travel around Singapore, thus “SG Scene” was born. I will try to feature at least once a month areas around…