We arrived in Taiwan greeted by chilly winds and great anticipation of the experience to come. It was our first time here and there were so many things to do! Many of my friends have raved about their Taiwan adventures
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
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
Things To Do In March 2015
If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself racking your brains trying to come up with ideas on what to do or where to go for anything from dates to group outings. So you’ll try to shirk the responsibility of
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
Local Singapore Powerfoods
Powerfoods are the healthiest types of food in the world. They hold superpowers thanks to their high nutrient and vitamin content. There are many powerfood lists around that cater to the Western community but we've
Best Burgers in Sydney Under $10
As far as food trends go, we Sydney-siders have experienced a fair few over the last number of years. Macarons, cronuts, the current rise of the Taiwanese gua bao, but none have ignited the fire in our bellie
Boutique Hostels In Singapore
Lonely Planet named Singapore the world's number one country to travel to in 2015, and it's not hard to see why. Our streets are among the cleanest and safest in the world, we have some of the most unique food o
About Boat Quay
Boat Quay has transformed over the years. Once filled with cargo boats and hawker stalls, its streets are now lined with tables and riverside bars and restaurants in perfectly restored shophouses. Bumboats which once carried
About Princess Cruises
Back in the age of discovery, explorers set sail hoping to find new lands and riches for their kings. I grew up reading books of their tales, so setting foot on ships always evoked feelings of adventure within me. I would stare out at the the open...
TrichoKare is a scalp specialist hair center that offers trichologist-validated treatment and European herbal hair remedies. Because the scalp is the foundation for healthy hair, their treatments guarantee real results regardless of your problem. Their treatments are super extensive and cover a huge range of problems - from...
About Oxwell & Co
Oxwell & Co is situated in hipster central, Ann Siang Hill. It’s been around for a while but it was always one of those places I passed by on the way to somewhere else. I’d occasionally hear whispers about this English-inspired bar and bistro, so I...
Big Eyes Korean Ulzzang Tutorial
In the latest episode of TheSmartLocal TV's beauty series PrettySmart, we have a makeup tutorial lined up for you. Attempt this Ulzzang Korean Inspired Makeup Tutorial along with us in this latest beauty episode! In Korean, "Ulzzang or 얼짱" is a popular South Korean term that refers to "best...
This is Pika
The newest addition to The Smart Local office is fluffy and adorable. Meet Pika, our new office cat!
The search for Pika wasn't easy. We’ve been wanting a ragdoll for the longest time, but sadly, there aren’t many ragdoll breeders in Singapore. We even had someone try...
A Taste of Cambodia
Hopping on an authentic tuktuk and buzzing along the streets of Siem Reap is an exciting experience. The tuktuks are little 4-seater carriages hooked precariously on the back of mosquito bikes, named after their buzzing engines. Tuktuks are often draped with lace curtains that were once...
The Land of Tapas, Churros and Overflowing Wine
Gastronomy in Spain is wide-ranging with countless ways of preparing the same ingredients. With new and exciting dishes at nearly every meal, my tastebuds were never bored.
The Spaniards are die-hard foodies, and to find one not knowing how to cook is...
There is no more appropriate name for a Portuguese restaurant than ‘Boca’, which is Portuguese for mouth. Boca, a quaint, three-storied number, is the latest addition to the row of shophouses-turned-trendy-restaurants along Bukit Pasoh Road.
Making a good impression is paramount, and it’s clear that Boca’s owners take...
We Love Shoes
You can’t call yourself a true shoe-holic unless you have these shoes in your wardrobe.
Shoes are tempting creatures: we know we have way too many pairs, but we can’t seem to stop buying them. Some shoes are for everyday wear, while others are only unleashed for...
About Miam Miam
Miam Miam is a French-Japanese fine casual cafe kitchen which marries French techniques with Japanese-inspired flavours, resulting in delicate and pretty desserts that’ll brighten up your Instagram feed. Miam Miam aims to deliver the best taste, using only quality ingredients, at affordable prices.
Having seen so many...