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DESTINATIONS Wednesday, 14 October 2015

10 ways to explore Singapore like local people

Flying a kite in Marina Barrage dam, cycling through East Coast Park, learning Tai Chi, eating in outdoor centres are interesting suggestions for tourists when traveling in Singapore

1. Shopping like a local

10 ways to explore Singapore like local people

Shopping is a general favourite of local people and foreign tourists when travelling in Singapore. However, instead of shopping in Orchard Road, Singaporeans always have shopping habit in Joo Chiat, Kampong Glam, Haij Lane and Tiong Bahru. In the shopping areas, tourists always find unique products with a reasonable price.

We recommend some reliable addresses for tourist:

  • - Book and souvenir: Little Drom Store (Address: Zubir Said Drive 02-01, Singapore 227968) and Books Actually (Address: 9 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168645).
  • - Fabric: Arab street in Kampong Glam
  • - Designed clothes: Willow& Huxley, Front Row and Mythology

2. Eating in outdoor centres

10 ways to explore Singapore like local people

If you want to enjoy cuisine like a Singaporean without too much money, eating outdoor centres is ideal choice. You can find Indian dishes, China dishes, Malaysia dishes, etc. in the centres with reasonable price and wonderful quality. And travelling in Singapore, you should enjoy some dishes like curry, Hokkien mee noodle, Roti prate cake, satay and laksa.

Some famous eating outdoor centres in Singapore:

  • Redhill Market and Food Centre: 505 Beach Road, Singapore
  • Tiong Bahru Market: 83 Seng Poh Road, Singapore
  • Old Airport Road Food Centre: Old Airport Road, Singapore
  • Maxwell Food Centre: 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore
  • Chinatown Complex Food Centre: 335 Street, Chinatown Complex, Singapore

 

3. Discovering the life of Arabs and Malaysian

10 ways to explore Singapore like local people

After enjoying dinner in outdoor centres, you can go to a coffee shop in Haji Lane street, Kampong Glam to enjoy a cup of mint tea, to see streets and to wallow into Arab’s life and Malaysian’s life. In the area, you can clearly understand multi- ethnic culture of Singapore.

4. Taking part in colourful events and festivals of Singapore

10 ways to explore Singapore like local people

As a multi- cultural country, Singapore has numerous festivals throughout the year. If you go to Singapore in August, you can participate in Mid- Autumn Festival and if you go to Singapore in December, you can take part in bustling atmosphere of Christmas. You will have chances to perfectly feel multi- colour culture of Singapore.

5. Flying a kite in Marina Barrage Dam

10 ways to explore Singapore like local people

When the sun began to set, the area above Marina Barrage dam attracts many tourists to fly kite. Besides, this is ideal place to picnic and take wedding photos. You can conveniently watch famous works of Lion Country like Marina Bay Sands and Singapore Flyer.

6. Cycling along the East Coast Park

10 ways to explore Singapore like local people

East Coast Park locates next to the sea, therefore it attracts many tourists in domestic and foreign. Especially in the weekend, the area has many people to take part in activities like cycling, fishing, and picnic.

7. Finding out Tai Chi art

10 ways to explore Singapore like local people

The local people, especially old people, very like Tai Chi. In every morning, they always focus in parks to practise Tai Chi. If you want to find out the art more clearly, wake up early and take part in the Tai Chi class. It is definitely an interesting experience in your Singapore tour.

8. Discovering culture and art of Singapore

10 ways to explore Singapore like local people

Singapore has many international class museums and galleries, which definitely bring an interesting and memorable excursion. Some famous museums you should visit like: Peranakan Museum, Singapore Art Museum, Red Dot Designing Museum and Tem Singapore Museum.

9. Visiting wildlife

10 ways to explore Singapore like local people

Although it is a modern country, Singapore still has developed ecosystem and is haven for many species of wildlife. Travelling in Singapore, you can go to the park to see the unique performances of animals like Jurong bird garden, Night Safari Zoo and Singapore Zoo.

10. Relaxing in Siloso beach in the weekend

10 ways to explore Singapore like local people

Singaporean likes spending their weekend for Siloso beach in Sentosa. In here, you can relax on the beach or take part in some sports with the local people.

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