Teachers’ Day in Singapore

Hi tourists,

In Singapore, Teacher’s Day is a cultural festival that is celebrated annually in all local schools on the 1st of September. Students will typically put up skits and performances in gratitude to their teachers.

My teachers used to bring me on school trips to all the places of interest in Singapore, like the Singapore Bird Park, the Singapore Zoo, Chinatown, Kampong GlamLittle India, Underwater World at Sentosa and the Singapore Flyer.

How are you planning to appreciate your teachers today?

Travel Delight,
Your Singapore Guide

Singapore’s Racial Harmony Day 2012

Hi tourists,

Singapore celebrates Racial Harmony Day every year on the 21st July to remind Singaporeans of the importance of social cohesion. 48 years ago, on the 21st July 1964, inter-racial riots broke out and threatened Singapore’s inter-racial peace.

In Singapore public schools, students dress up in their different traditional costumes and feast on a wide variety of cultural delicacies as a way to learn about and appreciate the cultures of their friends of other races.

Singapore's multi-racial culture

Singapore’s multi-racial culture

So, if you happen to be travelling in Singapore on Racial Harmony Day, pick up a traditional costume of one of the main ethnic groups (Chinese, Malay and Indian) in Singapore and mingle in with the locals! Perhaps they will treat you to some delicious food unique to their culture.

To experience Chinese culture, head off to Chinatown. For Malay culture, visit Kampong Glam. To see the Indian culture, go to Little India.

Travel Delight,
Your Singapore Guide

Kampong Glam of Singapore

Hello backpackers,

A favourite tourist hotspot in Singapore, especially for adventurous and curious backpackers, is the Kampong Glam area, located in the city area of Singapore.

Kampong Glam of Singapore

Kampong Glam of Singapore

Kampong Glam was originally a fishing village. Later, it became an area for the Malay royalty in Singapore.

The most popular tourist attraction is Sultan Mosque, the largest mosque in Singapore, where Singaporean Muslims gather to pray.

Sultan Mosque in Singapore's Kampong Glam

Sultan Mosque in Singapore’s Kampong Glam

Just across the street, Kampong Glam Cafe serves delicious local food for tourists to try. Famous Malay Singaporean food include roti prata, nasi lemak and mee rebus.

Kampong Glam Cafe in Singapore

Kampong Glam Cafe in Singapore

After enjoying a lunch of the best Malay food in Singapore, tourists in Kampong Glam like to appreciate traditional malay art at the Malay Art Gallery, a 3 minute walk from Kampong Glam Cafe. The Malay Art Gallery showcases artefacts and artists’ works from Malays in Asia.

Malay art at Kampong Glam

Malay art at Kampong Glam

The shops that line the roads of Kampong Glam sell textiles with traditional Malay patterns and designs that make great tourist souvenirs. If you have time to spare, you could buy some cloth and tailor make a traditional Malay costume for yourself.

Malay textiles at Kampong Glam

Malay textiles at Kampong Glam

Buy discounted attraction tickets at
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+ Singapore Flyer
+ Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium
+ Night Safari
+ Hippo Bus
+ DUCKtour
+ Singapore River Cruise
+ Sentosa Cable Car

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Father’s Day in Singapore

Hi tourists,

Singaporeans celebrate Father’s Day on every 3rd Sunday of June. It’s Father’s Day tomorrow.

Here’s to all Fathers in Singapore.

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
– Lydia M. Child

Love to all fathers!

Recommended tourist spots for the family to celebrate Father’s Day together:
Universal Studios Singapore
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Night Safari
Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park
Singapore Flyer 

Buy discounted attraction tickets at
kusu.sg@gmail.com or +65 8282 1312

Free delivery to your hotel/hostel in Singapore.
All Singapore attraction tickets available.
Guaranteed best price in Singapore.

Package – $199.50 (U.P. $237.50, save $38):
Universal Studios Singapore
+ Singapore Flyer
+ Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium
+ Night Safari
+ Hippo Bus
+ DUCKtour
+ Singapore River Cruise
+ Sentosa Cable Car

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Singapore Discovery Centre

Hey tourists,

To find out about unique Singapore culture and to learn about the history of Singapore, the best place to visit is the Singapore Discovery Centre. In 1992, Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) approved setting up of the Singapore Discovery Centre with the mission of sharing the Singapore Story.

Singapore Discovery Centre

Singapore Discovery Centre

Inside the Singapore Discovery Centre, visitors get to participate in interesting  exhibits. The Crisis Simulation Theatre simulates a situation in which a bomb explodes at Raffles Place MRT station. Tourists learn about Singapore’s History in a fun way through MTV Style at the Gateway. The Hit the Dancefloor exhibit teaches visitors dance steps of traditional cultural dances of the various races in Singapore. At the Be a General of the Battlefield exhibit, visitors participate in an immersive 3rd Generation SAF (Singapore Armed Forces) game.

The Army Museum of Singapore is located just beside the Singapore Discovery Centre. Visitors learn about war through the 500 sets of war artefacts on display and pay tribute to all who have selflessly contributed to Singapore’s defence.

Battle tank at Army Museum of Singapore

Battle tank at Army Museum of Singapore

Singapore Discovery Centre
Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm, Tuesdays to Sundays
Address: 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore

Buy discounted attraction tickets at
kusu.sg@gmail.com or +65 8282 1312

Free delivery to your hotel/hostel in Singapore.
All Singapore attraction tickets available.
Guaranteed best price in Singapore.

Package – $199.50 (U.P. $237.50, save $38):
Universal Studios Singapore
+ Singapore Flyer
+ Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium
+ Night Safari
+ Hippo Bus
+ DUCKtour
+ Singapore River Cruise
+ Sentosa Cable Car

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5 Trademarks of a True Backpacker in Asia

To all backpackers in Asia,

Do you really truly fit the category of a serious budget traveller / backpacker in Asia? Here’s a checklist.

  1. You have eaten the strangest things in the world.Embryos, Insects, intestines – fear factor or fun factor?

    Backpackers in Asia must eat fried insects

    Backpackers in Asia must eat fried insects

  2. The soles of your shoes are worn so thin you can feel the ground when you walk. A real backpacker walks miles.Luxury tour bus? Thanks, but no thanks. Most of the coolest tourist destination are only accessible by foot, anyway.

    Backpackers in Asia walk miles

    Backpackers in Asia walk miles

  3. You have not bought a single tour packagesince the beginning of your travel journey. Where’s the adventure if everything is packaged and planned for you? No need for arranged transport, hotel room or tour guide. Public transport, hostel bed and attraction tickets will do, thank you very much.

    Backpacker in Asia - Explorer, Adventurer

    Backpacker in Asia – Explorer, Adventurer

Travel Delight,
Your Singapore Guide

Top 5 Most Important Local Customs and Traditions of Singaporeans

Hi tourists,

When travelling around Singapore, it is helpful to be aware of the local customs and practices unique to Singaporeans. Behave like a Singaporean and mingle around with the locals, and you will soon find yourself seeing many interesting things revealed to you that are not commonly seen by normal tourists.

Here are the Top 5 Most Important Local Customs and Traditions of Singaporeans that all tourists in Singapore should take special note of in order to have the best holiday possible in Singapore.

1. When Singaporeans greet each other, they ask “Have you eaten yet?”, instead of “How are you?”. Singaporeans really love their food, so talk to them about it and ask them for recommendations!

Singapore local food

2. Singaporeans place packets of tissue paper on tables and seats of food courts to indicate that the places are reserved for them.

Singapore food court tissue packet reservation

3. T-shirts, bermudas and flip flops form the most common outfit that Singaporeans wear every day. Dress like a Singaporean to fit in, especially when you expect to be walking under the merciless sun for hours – when you visit Universal Studios Singapore, the Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park.

Singapore outfit

4. Singaporeans love food and therefore do not mind queuing for hours to buy delicious food. The stalls serving the best food always have the longest queue. if you are touring Singapore on a food trail, joining the longest queue in any food court or hawker centre will increase your probabilities of chancing upon good local food.

Long queue in Singapore food court

5. Although Singaporeans love durians, for the sake of tourists and the other non-locals who cannot stand the strong smell, durians are banned on public transport vehicles.

Singapore no durians sign

To order discounted tickets:
kusu.sg@gmail.com or +65 8282 1312 

Free delivery to your hotel/hostel in Singapore.
All Singapore attraction tickets available.
Guaranteed best price in Singapore.

Package – $199.50 (U.P. $237.50, save $38):
Universal Studios Singapore
+ Singapore Flyer
+ Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium
+ Night Safari
+ Hippo Bus
+ DUCKtour
+ Singapore River Cruise
+ Sentosa Cable Car

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