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This will serve as a master list to quickly navigate to all the best and most popular articles on TSL. All of these places are personally visited and reviewed by our writers. Most have great quality pictures to look at while some even have videos! If you're looking for our newest articles please go here instead.

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Guides for Tourists

Guides to Attractions in Singapore

Travels outside Singapore

14 Reasons why Makassar is the best place you have never heard of 5 Reasons to go on an adventure in Vietnam - Fly with Vietjet and win Surabaya - 10 Unforgettable Memories on the way to a Live Volcano 15 reasons to visit Semarang at least once in your lifetime
The Top 10 Things to do in Surabaya, Indonesia 5 Malaysian Road Trip Adventures for Singaporeans That Hate Stuffy Airline Flights 4 Days in Jeju. Day 4 - Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls, Oedolgae Rock, Alive Museum and Jusangjeolli Cliff 4 days in Surabaya - A Singaporean Travel Guide and Anti Eat, Pray, Love Story
4 Days in Jeju. Day 3 - Sseongsan Sunrise Peak and Pyeoseon Jeju Folk Village Museum 4 Days in Jeju. Day 2 - Mysterious Road, World Cultural Heritage Centre and our ATV experience 4 Days in Jeju, South Korea. Day 1 - Hallim Park, Glass Castle, O'Sulloc Tea Museum 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Jeju at Least Once in Your Life
12 Delicious Reasons to visit Bandar Seri Begawan 5 Reasons to visit Bandar Seri Begawan 19 Dream Hotels You Absolutely Need To Visit In Your Lifetime 12 Clearest Waters in the Philippines to swim in
19 Breathtaking Reasons to make New Zealand your next holiday destination Guide to Pai, Thailand & Top 10 Romantic Spots in Pai Our Chiang Mai Travel Blog & Guide to the Top Things to do in Chiang Mai 21 Incredibly Cool Houses from around the World
15 Incredible Malaysian Beaches to get to under $150 SGD Our Bali Travel Blog - Sunsets, Beaches and Lots of Fun! A Look at AirAsia's Revamped Inflight Meals to Indonesian destinations Bangkok Travel Blog - 2 Days 1 Night of Shopping, Massages and Protests!
AirAsia's Revamped Inflight meals with DJs Peifen and Jiafa! Phuket & Langkawi stopover with Costa Victoria Hualien, Keelung & Taipei - Taiwan Travelogue - Part 3 Taichung attractions - Taiwan Travelogue - Part 2
Top 10 Places In The World To Celebrate Christmas Introduction to Taiwan, Taiwan Travelogue - Part 1

Best of Singapore Food Lists

Singapore Restaurant Reviews

A Coffee Paradise at Maison Ikkoku - Caféfest 2014 Feature A tribute to traditional bakeries in Singapore - A behind the scenes photojournal Teadot - Latest Cafe in the West serving Brunch and Heavenly Teas with a Twist Ricciotti's 10 Year Anniversary Menu - Affordable Italian Goodness
MEDZS launches new Asian menu Lobster Joint "Pince and Pints" Opens! Claw your way into the hottest restaurant in town Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Matsuri opens at Parkway Parade Supermuffin at Pacific Marketplace - Muffins made into a meal!
Hai Tien Lo's New Set Menu - Cantonese Cuisine with Modern Flair Street 50 unveils exclusive National Day buffet menu Oscar's Presents the Davao Cultural & Food Festival at Conrad Centennial Singapore Outback Steakhouse - World's Largest Steakhouse Chain Unveils 2nd Outlet and New Menu in Singapore
Jimmy Monkey Cafe and Bar - A taste of Australian goodness - Caféfest 2014 Feature The Halia at Raffles Hotel - New Communal Dining for friends Meet The Person Behind Halal Café Cake Love - Caféfest 2014 Feature Chef Saul Bolton's 6-Course Dinner at The Cliff in Sentosa's Most Historic Resort
Meet The People Behind Jimmy Monkey - Caféfest 2014 Feature Meet The People Behind Maison Ikkoku - Caféfest 2014 Feature An Inside Look at the RWS Durian Fest 2014 Poulet Finally Introduces a New Menu. French Food Lovers Rejoice!
Cake Love - A retro-themed Halal café participating in Cafefest 2014 SAHA Signature Indian Restaurant & Terrace Bar Chabuton Ramen Singapore Food Review Singapore Food Festival 2014 - A Celebration of Singapore's Food Heritage
Olivia Cassivelaun Fancourt (OCF) - Old-world French Elegance and Romance 1 Market - Savour Dishes from Around the World from Celebrity Chef Wan this Ramadan Osia Restaurant - An underrated gem at Resorts World Sentosa New TART speciality store opens at Star Vista!
CP Launches 10 New Sausages and Cold Cuts GRUB - The Jewel Of Bishan Park Is Now Open For Weekday Lunch!

Singapore Food Guides

Best of Singapore Lists

Local Guides

This is why we love Heartland Malls in Singapore Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall Reopens Brand Alliance announces Influential Brands Awards 2014 "Singapore is the happiest place in Asia" - Dan Buettner shares the secrets to longevity
Martian Notifier - The Smart Watch To Get For Your Boyfriend Ramadan Hub - 4 Google Apps you need to know alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet spreads a message of kindness Shopback - The Online Version of the Great Singapore Sale? It's now here!
Surfer mum makes waves with Stand-Up Paddling TotallyJewel Makes Girls Dreams Come True with their New Online Accessory Store 3 Easy Productivity Hacks to Double your Company's Revenue 4 Hougang Mall attractions that the whole family will love
Case study on the best job sites in Singapore - JobsDB vs JobStreet vs Linkedin Verita Wellness - My integrated wellness centre experience 12 Ways to Survive the Great Singapore Sale - #1 is so mean but so essential! 3 local online shopping websites that Singaporeans should use more
10 EPIC Bars you won't believe exist in Singapore - Never have a boring night again sgFixIt - Find the best home service providers in Singapore easily 5 Ways to Get Promoted At Your Job in Singapore TRISWIM and FOGGIES product review - Every swimmer's new best friend?
An Introduction to Nanoblocks and 4 Essential Tips to start building blocks! Visited 10 Iconic Singapore attractions in 30 mins on an electric scooter. This is how we did it. Live Great TV - Popular Singapore influencers go on dates with each other - Singapore's version of AliBaba opens its doors
10 Reasons Why Liang Court is the closest thing to Japan you can find in Singapore GetSetGo - New Online Travel Store for Singaporeans Ladies Get Manicures and Massages @ No Man's Land at Club Kyo Live Action Gaming comes to Singapore! - Roomraider Review
Coolest Offices in Singapore - Viki Office Tour and Interview with CMO Tammy Nam How to maximise your workplace performance with SeraphCorp

Featured Singapore Businesses

Singapore Accommodation Features

Singapore Culture & Lifestyle


The Boys in the Band - Critically Acclaimed LGBT Play to open on August 7! Help plant a real tree in Singapore just by making wishes Pink Ribbon Walk 2014 - Raising awareness for breast cancer HOTPANTS starts Thursday, 14 Aug - TSL Interview with Dick Lee
MTV Sessions with Guy Sebastian at Resort World Sentosa’s Waterfront Studio Pink Dot 2014 Recap - The Power of Pink The Mp3 Experiment 2014 - How does listening to an MP3 make you a better person? No Man's Land - Young Thai artists’ take on the human body and femininity
Pink Dot 2014 - On 28th June, We Wear Pink. Lord of The Rings Live Orchestra: The Two Towers - Asian Premiere Singapore's First Gold Kili Kopi Kia is crowned Montage 2014 Photography Competition - Finding Beauty in Everyday Life
The League Against Evil - SingPost's DC & Batman Stamp Exhibition Cafe Fest has been Announced! The World's first cafe-hopping event will happen right here in Singapore! WWF's Sustainable Seafood Festival - Pick The Right Catch Until 15th June! Gold Kili Kopi Kia 2014 - Win $3,888+ by making the best Singapore coffee!
World of Wines 2014 Festival Recap The Movie "Gravity" Cost More than the Indian Mars Mission Death & Dancing Review Meet the REAL Wolf of Wall Street this weekend!
Cedele celebrates Father's Day with the Caramel Sea Salt Tiramisu Cake Stop Wasting Money on Expensive Hotels – 5 Reasons Why Holiday Rentals Are Better This Singaporean YouTuber failed 8 times in our local scene before winning big in Japan Death & Dancing Starts Thursday, 29 May - TSL Interview with Claire Devine
Exhibit & Curated Editions debut show at Audi Fashion Festival 2014 Nespresso's Inissia launches in Singapore ONE FC and Berocca present: ONE Fighting Championship World of Wines 2014 Singapore - 31st May to 1st June
Makan Matters by Chemistry The Audi Fashion Festival's little sister - Blueprint 2014 is happening this weekend!

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Our Latest Travel Adventure - TSL Discovers Indonesia!


This month, the TSL team went on a journey discovering 5 little known Indonesian Cities truly off the beaten path. And we came back with videos of our adventures to share with you!

In our second episode, we explored Surabaya, taking a road trip to a live volcano. We will be releasing a new blog and travel video weekly for the next 5 weeks so stay tuned! Read more on our adventures below!

1. Semarang | 2. Surabaya | 3. Makassar | 4. Bandung | 5. Medan

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Bryan loves exploring and sharing the best of Singapore and the best travel ideas with readers. He creates innovative start-ups that he hopes will allow him to live a life doing what he loves. He enjoys photography, film making, coding and writing - and the process of getting better at them. He is trying to learn fashion after someone said he looked like a 40 year old. He is not 40 years old.

He's Editor-in-chief at local lifestyle portal and regional gaming portal where he also runs an events management company. He is co-writer of Korean Travel Guide "Mad for Singapore" by Chosun Media with his wife Chloe Park. He thanks you for reading this and apologises for talking in third person.

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