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
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 Botanic Gardens

Hi backpackers,

For you all who love flowers, be sure to visit the largest display of tropical orchids in the world, all in full bloom all year round at the National Orchid Garden in the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

The National Orchid Garden was built in the heart of the Singapore Botanic Gardens especially to showcase the finest orchids. There are thousands of vibrantly colourful orchids that together make up a most unique atmosphere. Do look out for the Vanda Miss Joaquim, Singapore’s national flower!

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Opening hours: 830am – 7pm daily
Ticket price: $5

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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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 Food Festival

Hi tourists,

If you love Singapore food, touring Singapore in July will be particularly joyful for you as it is the month of the Singapore Food Festival, an annual month long festival celebrated at many different locations in Singapore

Singapore Chilli Crab

During the Singapore Food Festival, tourists should take the opportunity to sample food from the wide variety of local and international dishes on display.

Favourite local Singaporean food dishes include Chicken Rice (hailed as Singapore’s national dish), Laksa (thick rice vermicelli in rich and spicy coconut gravy), Popiah (Singapore’s version of a burrito), Kaya (coconut custard jam) Toast, Roti Prata (indian pancake), Chilli Crab and Rojak (chopped fruits and vegetables mixed in peanut sauce).

Things to look out for during Singapore Food Festival 2012:
– Culinary workshops
–  Themed food events
– Cooking competitions
– Food deals at restaurants and cafes

Travel Delight,
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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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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!

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10 Things to Do for backpackers in Singapore

For backpackers in Singapore looking for a check list of things to do that is unique to the Singapore culture.

  1. Call a local Singaporean “Uncle” or “Auntie”
    As a form of respect, young Singaporeans (below 30 years old) address more senior people (above 50 years old) as “Uncle” and “Auntie”, whether or not they are actually related to each other. Warning: do not try if unsure of the person’s age as some people might get offended at you implying that they are old.
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  2. Ride on the MRT during peak hours
    Crowded MRT station in Singapore

    Crowded MRT station in Singapore

    The local subway is always jam packed with people during the morning and evening peak hours. Squeeze with the Singaporeans for a first hand experience of exactly how small the island is.

  3. Shop at Orchard Road

    Orchard Road - Singapore's most popular shopping street

    Orchard Road – Singapore’s most popular shopping street

  4. Speak Singlish
    Singaporeans speak English as the national lingua franca, but it is so peppered with phrases from Mandarin, Malay and the local dialects that foreigners find it difficult to understand. Try inserting “lah”, “lor” and “leh” at random places in your speech and see if you can pass off as a Singaporean.
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  5. Visit the casino at Marina Bay Sands
    Sands Skypark

    Sands Skypark at Marina Bay Sands, above the casino

    Free entry for non-Singaporeans, $100/head otherwise. At $8 billion, it is the most expensive standalone casino property in the world.
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  6. Mambo at Zouk Singapore
    Mambo night at Zouk Singapore

    Mambo night at Zouk Singapore

    Zouk is one of the most popular and longest standing nightclubs in Singapore. Every Wednesday is Mambo Night, when clubbers mass dance to familiar oldies. Watch and imitate. You will pick up the moves in no time.
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  7. Drink by the Singapore River at Clarke Quay
    Clarke Quay at Night, Singapore

    Clarke Quay at Night, Singapore

    The bars beside the Singapore River at Clarke Quay have alfresco areas for visitors to wine and dine in the cool night breeze.
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  8. Join a queue
    Queueing is one if the favourite hobbies of people in Singapore  Singaporeans love to queue, even if they don’t know what they are queueing for. Find a long queue anywhere and ask a random person in the queue what the queue is for. Don’t be surprised if the answer is “I don’t know”.
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  9. Buy TOTO or 4D at Singapore Pools
    TOTO and 4D are legalized forms of lottery in Singapore, run by the gambling monopoly organization, Singapore Pools. There are 300 Singapore Pools outlets across Singapore, so tourists should be able to find one pretty easily.
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  10. Tailor an ethnic costume at Chinatown, Kampong Glam, or Little India
    Sarong Kebaya of the Singaporean Peranakans

    Sarong Kebaya of the Singaporean Peranakans

    Tailor a traditional costume of one of the cultural races in Singapore to bring home. Your unique outfit will be a favourite topic for small talk at cocktail parties.

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