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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

10 Lesser Known Hideouts in Taipei - From Hello Kitty Cafes to Restaurants Hidden in Fish Markets 12 Unbelievable Things To Do In Taiwan That Most Tourists Do Not Know About Lombok - 10 Reasons to visit the "Baby Bali" Before It Grows Up 12 MUST TRY Taiwanese Street Food That Will Complete Your Travel Experience
Hello Kitty Airplanes! 6 Unbelievable Things we found on EVA Air’s Jets Flying From Singapore Dream European Road Trips 16 reasons why Medan is one of Indonesia’s most underrated destinations 10 Reasons to visit Bandung, the Paris of Indonesia
5 Things to Do in Tioman, Malaysia The European Holiday Survival Guide 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

Best of Singapore Food Lists

Singapore Restaurant Reviews

W Singapore Launches Communal Dining Menu With Local Favourites Joyden Seafood Restaurant celebrates 10th birthday with revamped menu and interior 15 EPIC Yet Easy to Make Japanese Recipes Under 10 DOLLARS! The Cliff Brings Michelin - Starred Chef Alyn Williams To Singapore - Only For This Weekend!
20 Best Chicken Wings in Singapore So GOOD You Won't Mind Putting On Weight For Harry's Bar Reopens at Marina Bay Link Mall with a Revamped Menu Blackbird Bistro and Bar Takes Flight with New Zealand Inspired dishes Babette - A 64-Seater Casual Dining Restaurant Bar serving French-Japanese delights
Capella whips up special National Day Menu For Three days ONLY! 10 INSANE Singapore Food Challenges - Eat FREE and become a LEGEND! A Look at the White Indulgence Menu @ Feng Shui Inn, Resorts World Sentosa Feedlot Steakhouse Bar and Grill unveils new menu
Bécasse at Dempsey Hill opens with a full dining menu Upper Thomson Café & Bakery Trail - Discover 19 Gems in Singapore's up-and-coming neighbourhood 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

Singapore Food Guides

Best of Singapore Lists

Local Guides

Understanding Generation X - A Study on Brand Preferences by Brand Alliance 5 Reasons M2 Academy is the Newest Singapore School to Keep An Eye On BrainyMoves - The Enrichment Class Parents Have Been Secretly Sending Their Children To Y5Buddy's Portable WiFi Device Makes Travelling with Internet Super Easy
10 SteelSeries Must-Haves for Every Gamer in 2014 Laser Tag Goes Outdoors! This May Be The Most Fun Group Activity To Hit Singapore 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

Featured Singapore Businesses

Singapore Accommodation Features

Singapore Culture & Lifestyle


Fantasia by Escriba opens in Singapore with World's Tallest Chocolate Fountain - Here's our first look Hotpants - Dick Lee's 1970s ensemble musical comedy is back! Our Cavalia Review - The Horse Whisperers arrive in Singapore The Boys in the Band Hits All The Right Notes - Our Review
13 Singapore Art Events that Provide Infinitely Better Entertainment Than Yet Another Boring Movie The Rock Of Ages Musical Opens in Singapore - Here's our review of it 8 Spectacular Scenes From Singapore's Upcoming National Day Parade 2014 - Highlights From The Rehearsal Cavalia - The travelling circus comes to Asia for the first time
USS Halloween Horror Nights 4 To Open on 3rd October - Here's what's in store The Boys in the Band - Critically Acclaimed LGBT Play to open on August 7! NANTA (Cookin') returned for the 4th time to Singapore! 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!

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Our Latest Travel Adventure - TSL Discovers Indonesia!


This month, the TSL team went on a journey filming and discovering 5 little known Indonesian cities truly off the beaten path. In our final episode we explored Medan, home to Lake Toba - the largest Volcanic Lake in the world and one of Indonesia's most underrated destinations. Read more about 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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