Singapore Archive

The background of Singapore’s Arts

Unlike the European art which is mostly concentrated on the visual and performing, Singaporean art embraces far more aspects. Absorbing the many cultures that made up its society, the country developed an eclectic collection of …

AN EXCURSION TO GREATER DESARU, SINGAPORE

Desaru is a coastal resort area in Southeastern Johor, Peninsular Malaysia. Desaru is in the Kota Tinggi district, the most southeasterly area of Peninsular Malaysia. Unlike nearby  Johor  Bahru across the Johor Delta, this region is sparsely …

Singapore BACKGROUND: Architecture

Like many cities around the world, Singapore endured its own architecture Dark Ages in the 1960s and ’70s, when legions of city planners and architects decided the concrete box was the way of the future …

Singapore EXCURSIONS: Johor Bahru

Connected to  Singapore by the 1038m-long Causeway, Johor Bahru (or JB as it’s com-monly known) is to Singapore what Shenzhen is to Hong Kong: a vastly cheaper, grittier sister city across the border with an …

Singapore Eating: Southwest Eating

Largely industrial and often over looked, this area hides a few delights, tucked away in small hilltop parks and inside the monu-mental VivoCity shopping centre, which acts as the gateway to Sentosa. Getting around this …

Singapore: Holland Road & Bukit Timah

Primarily residential, and overwhelmingly affluent, these two areas to the immediate west of the city centre are book-ended by two of Singapore’s best-loved green spaces: the astoundingly beautiful Singapore Botanic Gardens and the Bukit Timah …