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

Society Backpackers’ Hotel

Dear Singapore backpackers,

Society Backpackers’ Hotel is a new backpackers’ hostel that opened in April this year.

Society Backpackers' Hotel Singapore Facade

Society Backpackers’ Hotel Singapore – Facade

The hostel was converted from a traditional shophouse building with a rooftop terrace.

Society Backpackers' Hotel Singapore Reception

Society Backpackers’ Hotel Singapore – Reception

Since its grand opening, the hostel has been filled with backpackers from all over the world. Look at the crowded reception area!

Society Backpackers' Hotel Singapore Rooms

Society Backpackers’ Hotel Singapore – Rooms

The bunk beds are… decent.

Of course, the most important for all tourists in Singapore is the places of interest. For discounted (up to 50%) admission tickets to the other best and top rated Singapore attractions like Universal Studios Singapore, the Night Safari, the Singapore Zoo and the 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

Society Backpackers’ Hotel
259A Jalan Besar, Singapore 208934
Rates: Starting from SGD40
Check-in time: 2pm
Check-out time: 12pm
Book your bed now!

Your Singapore Guide

The Hive Backpacker’s Hostel, Singapore

Hi, backpackers in Singapore

The Hive Backpackers Hostel goes by the motto: comfortable lodging at comfortable prices. Located conveniently at a walking distance from Lavender MRT station (green line) and Boon Keng MRT station (purple line), the hostel is an ideal location for backpackers who wish to save travelling time to local attraction places.

The Hive Backpackers Hostel Singapore Facade

The Hive Backpackers Hostel Singapore Facade

Hive Backpackers Hostel Singapore Lounge

Hive Backpackers Hostel Singapore Lounge

FREE for all guests of The Hive Backpacker’s Hostel:
– Daily breakfast
– Personal lockers
– Wifi access

Hive Backpackers Hostel Singapore Desktops

Hive Backpackers Hostel Singapore Desktops

Hive Backpackers Hostel Singapore Toilet

Hive Backpackers Hostel Singapore Toilet

Buy discounted attraction tickets at counter
An additional value-add for tourists, especially backpackers: guests can skip the long queues at the popular Universal Studios Singapore tourist attraction by buying from the Hive Backpacker Hostel counter or pre-ordering their attraction tickets.

For discounted admission tickets to the other best and top rated Singapore places of interest like the Night Safari, the Singapore Zoo and the Singapore Flyer,

contact kusu.sg@gmail.com 
Free delivery to your hotel/hostel in Singapore.
All Singapore attraction tickets available.

The Hive Backpacker’s Hostel – Living On Your Satisfaction
Address: 
624 Serangoon Road Singapore 218223
Rate / Price range: From SGD 22
Check-in time: 2pm
Check-out time: 12pm
Book your bed now!

Read guest reviews of the Hive Backpackers Hostel
Zasmiarel: From an Indonesian backpacker tourist

Travel Delight,
Your Singapore Guide

10 Things to Eat for backpackers in Singapore

Hi backpackers,

Many of you are probably thinking about what food to eat in Singapore after watching on TV or reading about the strange things that Asians eat. Here is a list of 10 Things to Eat that all tourists must have the experience of eating, in order to have fully enjoyed the range of Singapore’s delicacies.

  1. Eat durian for dinner
    Backpacker eating a durian in Singapore

    Backpacker eating a durian in Singapore

    Singaporeans love durians so much that they built a giant glass durian in the middle of the city in honour of the King of Fruits – The Esplanade. People throughout South East Asia are huge fans of the durian. If you’re backpacking across Asia, there’s no way you’ll miss it. You have to eat the durian fruit. Durian cake, durian ice cream, durian cookies etc are not counted.

  2. Eat Roti Prata at Little India
    Roti Prata at Singapore's Little India

    Roti Prata at Singapore’s Little India

    Roti Prata is an Indian Pancake that is a must-try for tourists in Little India. It is traditionally eaten plain with curry or sugar, but the modernized versions have extra ingredients like cheese, onions or even chocolate. It is made of flour that is deep-fried such that it is chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

  3. Eat a rainbow kueh lapis, layer by colourful layer
    Eat a rainbow cake in Singapore, layer by colourful layer

    Eat a rainbow cake in Singapore, layer by colourful layer

    This rainbow cake is a traditional delicacy of the Nyonya people in Singapore. It is sticky and chewy. Each layer can be peeled off and eaten individually. Part of the joy that comes from eating a rainbow layer cake in Singapore is licking the stickiness off your fingers after.

  4. Queue up for Tau Huey at Rocher
    Join the famous Singapore Rocher beancurd queue

    Join the famous Singapore Rocher beancurd queue

    Soybean pudding, known to Singaporeans and other South East Asians as Tau Huey, is a favourite dessert eaten with fried dough sticks. Dip the dough sticks into the pudding’s sugar syrup for maximum pleasure.

  5. Drink Kopiat a coffee shop
    Singapore coffee - Kopi

    Singapore coffee – Kopi

    Traditional Singaporean coffee, Kopi, is sold at almost every hawker centre and coffee shop in Singapore. There are many varieties of Kopi, with varying amounts of milk and sugar.

  6. Drink Teh Tarik
    Teh Tarik man in Singapore

    Teh Tarik man in Singapore

    Singaporeans love Teh Tarik. It is milk tea made in a unique way by “pulling” it. The tea is repeatedly poured from one cup to another from a height, to optimize the temperature of the tea for enhanced flavour.

  7. Slurp laksa at Katong
    Famous Katong Laksa

    Famous Katong Laksa

    Laksa is a popular dish among Singaporeans. It is rice vermicelli noodles in a spicy coconut milk based soup, with a hard boiled egg, fish cake slices and prawns.

  8. Munch on a $1 ice-cream sandwich
    Singapore ice cream sandwich

    Singapore ice cream sandwich

    This $1 treat of an ice cream slab held inside a slice of colourfully swirled bread has been a Singapore local favourite for many decades. It is commonly sold at roadside stalls along the streets. Inflation has caused prices at some stalls to rise above $1, but the authentic ones are still $1.

  9. Chew on Bak Kua at Chinatown
    Pork jerky - Bak Kwa

    Pork jerky – Bak Kwa

    Pork jerky comes in squares that are roasted to perfection and then cut with a scissor into smaller pieces. The season when Singaporeans go crazy about it is during Chinese New Year, but it is available at Chinatown all year round.

  10. Eat the Singaporean version of carrot cake
    Carrot cake - Singapore version

    Carrot cake – Singapore version

    Order “carrot cake” anywhere in Singapore and South East Asia, and you are likely to be served this. “Carrot cake” here refers to a stir fried dish of radish (called white carrot by the locals), eggs, soy sauce and other seasonings. Order it “white” (less soy sauce) or “black” (more soy sauce).

These are experience foods for snacking For a hearty meal, read Top 10 Singaporean Food. Part 1 and Part 2.

To order discounted Singapore attraction 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 – $159.9 (U.P. $182.90, save $23):
Universal Studios Singapore
+ Cable Car
+ Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium
+ Underwater World
+ CineBlast
+ 4D Magix
+ Luge & Skyride
+ Songs of the Sea

Your Singapore Guide

Bunc Hostel in Singapore

Yo backpackers,

A big new backpacker hostel in Singapore officially opened its doors today.

Introducing to you the largest and newest hostel for backpackers to stay in Singapore today: Bunc Hostel!

Bunc Hostel Singapore facade

Bunc Hostel Singapore – facade

The 3 storey hostel is located in the culturally rich Little India area in central Singapore. Bunc Hostel unifies the functional luxuries of a boutique hotel with the cosy and friendly culture of a hostel such that backpacker guests enjoy the best of both worlds every single night.

Bunc Hostel Singapore bunk beds

Bunc Hostel Singapore – bunk beds

The dedicated crew (especially ADRIAN and WINNIE) at Bunc Hostel are really friendly and place the highest emphasis in providing comfort, cleanliness, value, privacy, safety, excellent service and fun. Also, check out the modern, stylish furnishings of the hostel.

Bunc Hostel Singapore games room

Bunc Hostel Singapore – games room

Bunc Hostel Singapore laundry area

Bunc Hostel Singapore – laundry area

Bunc Hostel Singapore rooftop terrace

Bunc Hostel Singapore – rooftop terrace

An additional value-add that the Bunc Hostel crew provide for tourists, especially backpackers, is that guests can buy or pre-order attraction tickets to the best and most popular Singapore places like the Night SafariUniversal Studios Singapore and the Singapore Zoo.

Bunc Hostel – more than just a bed.

kusu.sg@gmail.com or +65 9393 1312
to order
Package deal: Bunc Hostel bed
+ discounted (up to 40% off!) attraction tickets. 

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

15 Upper Weld Road, Singapore 207372
Check-in time: 2pm
Check-out time: 12pm
Book your bed now!

Your Singapore Guide

G4 Station Backpacker’s Hostel in Singapore

G4 Station Backpacker’s Hostel is one of the largest and most established (since 2008) hostels in Singapore. 4 storeys high, it can accommodate up to 92 guests.

G4 Station Backpacker's Hostel Facade

G4 Station Backpacker’s Hostel Facade

At the lounge area, backpackers enjoy free 24 hour internet access, movie screening, DVD player usage, Nintendo Wii, TV and daily local papers. There is also a business centre that provides free services for backpackers who work on the go.

G4 Station Backpacker's Hostel Lounge

G4 Station Backpacker’s Hostel Lounge

Dormitory types available are: 2-bed, 4-bed, 6-bed, 8-bed. People who would need their own space can book private double room rooms. Rooms are fully air-conditioned and all beds come with a personal locker, a power socket and a bed light.

G4 Station Backpacker's Hostel Bunk Beds

G4 Station Backpacker’s Hostel Bunk Beds

G4 station also has a Bistro right beside the main entrance where guests can refuel and mingle with other backpackers. Hangang Korean BBQ Restaurant serves modern Korean food and a wide range of beers and beverages.

G4 Station Backpacker's Hostel Bistro

G4 Station Backpacker’s Hostel Bistro

But of course, the most important for all tourists in Singapore is the places of interest. For discounted (up to 50%) admission tickets to the other best and top rated Singapore attractions like Universal Studios Singapore, the Night Safari, the Singapore Zoo and the Singapore Flyer,

Buy discounted attraction tickets at kusu.sg@gmail.com 
Free delivery to your hotel/hostel in Singapore.
All Singapore attraction tickets available.

G4 Station Backpackers Hostel
Address: 
11 Mackenzie Road, Singapore 228675
Rate / Price range: From SGD 28
Check-in time: 2pm
Check-out time: 12pm
Book your bed now!

Travel Delight,
Your Singapore Guide

Tourist’s Guide to Singapore’s Top 8 Best FREE Attractions

Tourist’s Guide to Singapore’s Top 8 FREE Attractions.
Includes opening hours, directions and deals for:

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

Your Singapore Guide