Staycaytions in Singapore
Ahhh, staycations. Waking up to a place away from home. Waddling in unreasonably long bubble baths. Only having to worry about a lack of stamina to eat up the entire buffet spread. How’s that not the dream?
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ― Mother Teresa
How many of us volunteered in schools just to fulfil the minimum CIP requirements? Even though volunteeri
Best Shopping Spots in Bangkok
Bangkok has earned a reputation as the shoppers' haven, and rightfully so. It is a shopping paradise. But with that paradise comes chaos - a beautiful type of chaos, but a chaos nonetheless. With the endless se
50 Best Local Bangkok Food
After several solo trips to Bangkok, the TSL team decided to fly over together with one mission in mind. To create the greatest guide to Bangkok food the world has ever seen. As a team of 4, we went on to eat
About Singapore's Traditional Foods
Even with the increasing variety of food choices, traditional food in Singapore remains an indelible part of our identity and childhood. Many of these traditional foods look deceptively simple, but they're
Singapore's Young Hawkers
One of my most memorable experiences growing up was weekend breakfasts at hawker centres with my family. Our usual haunts were Ang Mo Kio or Toa Payoh, where I’d have my favourite bowl of fishball noodles or nasi le
Young Singapore Hawkers
With 20 new hawker centres - more than 800 new stalls - slated to be built over the next 12 years, Choa Chu Kang and Sengkang residents will soon have the happy dilemma of choosing which stall to patronise for breakfa
MacRitchie TreeTop Walk Guide
MacRitchie is beautiful and refreshing, but also really big and difficult to navigate. Well, it was for me, anyway. I've gone in search of the TreeTop Walk thrice in my life, but have only found it twice. And al
Explore Istana Woodneuk
This Istana Woodneuk Guide was created by TheSmartLocal and first published here.
Hidden in the mass of vegetation between Holland Road and Tyersall Avenue lies Istana Woodneuk, an abandoned mansion once belonging
Affordable Luxury in the Heart of Bangkok
Ahhh Thailand, the Land of Smiles, cheap clothes, great food and elephant riding. As much as we'd like to be, we can't all be James Bonds, sipping our martinis as we're chauffeured to our mansions. B
SHINE Festival: Build Your World
Singapore’s biggest youth festival is back! Since its inception in 2005, the National Youth Council (NYC) has dedicated the month of July to the SHINE Festival. SHINE Festival showcases youths' talents, promotes talent development and highlights inspiring youth role-models.
This year, other than promoting local...
Understanding Our Muslim Friends A Little Better
In the past few weeks, you've seen us make a fool of ourselves in Singaporeans Try. But in this episode, we take the humour down a notch and tried fasting for a day. All of us were so excited the day before...
Whisper? More Like Screaming!
Have you ever tried to speak to someone while your headphones are blasting really loud music? If your answer is yes, then you would probably have been told that you were shouting out your sentences. This is the premise of The Whisper Challenge: to win, we...
Home away from home
We always miss the food back home whenever we travel overseas. Yet local cuisine abroad has a reputation for being costly and substandard. While in Auckland, my cravings for hawker fare led me to the worst chicken rice ever. It cost me $15 - and I...
Things To Do In Bali
Before I visited Bali, I thought that all there was to do in Bali was go to the beach, and I'd ignorantly think to myself, "Whatever, I can just go to Sentosa." And to past me, I say, "You have no idea what you're talking...
Escape the crowds!
With locations like Krabi and Boracay increasingly drawing in the tourist dollars, it’s hard to find a secluded location for a vacation nowadays. Most popular destinations are overcrowded with people, and nobody wants to jostle for space on a crowded beach - there are far better things...
Favourite Travel Buys From Europe
In the latest episode of PrettySmart, Christabel shares her favourite buys from her travels in Europe with STA Travel Singapore!From a fruit-infused water bottle to chocolates and a canteen, find out what wacky buys she hand-carried all the way home from the different European cities.Watch...
It's the Second Half of the Year!
Welcome to the second half of the year! If you haven’t done anything productive yet, don’t worry - there are 6 months left in 2015. Besides taking the time to kickstart your ‘new year’s resolutions’ again, this is the month to step out...
Discover the magic
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the hidden workings behind beloved DreamWorks films such as Kung Fu Panda, How To Train Your Dragon or Shrek? From now till the end of September, you can!
DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition is making its first stop in a...
Restaurant Month: Celebrating #SG50 with Food
Our food nation Singapore turns 50 this year, and guess how we food-obsessed Singaporeans are celebrating it? With food! As part of the SG50 celebrations, Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) has launched Restaurant Month, teaming up with 50 restaurants brands to create 50 new...