Category Archives: Web

10 Best Adores the Pool at W Singapore, Sentosa Cove

I recently reviewed the swimming pool at the new, fabulous W Hotel at Sentosa Cove here in Singapore for 10Best.com.

Photo courtesy of W Singapore-Sentosa Cove

Photo courtesy of W Singapore-Sentosa Cove

The 1,338 square meter free-form outdoor swimming pool at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is one of Singapore’s most fabulous relaxation destinations. Lined with palm trees and boasting views over the yachts of the adjacent Marina, pool-goers can choose from sunloungers, hammocks and private cabanas in which to indulge in a spot of sun worshipping. Underwater music and the achingly stylish WET swim-up bar complete the five-star experience.

Read my full review on 10Best.com

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Walking Tour of Singapore’s Colonial District

A walk through Singapore’s historical Colonial District takes you along the picturesque Singapore River, and past some of the city’s most famous landmarks.

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This walking tour I wrote for 10Best.com takes in some stunning colonial architecture, visits one of Singapore’s best museums, the Asian Civilisations Musuem, and passes by where Sir Stamford Raffles first stepped ashore in 1819, before ending the journey with a Singapore Sling in the Long Bar of the world-famous Raffles Hotel.

Read the full walking tour on 10Best.com

Explore Historic Singapore and its Colourful Past

Singapore may be a relatively young nation, having only earned independence in 1965, but its  history can be traced back to the 11th century. Key episodes include its emergence as a port in the 14th century, the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819, the Japanese Occupation of 1942-1945 and its independence in 1965.

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This article for 10Best.com highlights where to learn more about Singapore’s colorful history, taking in the city’s museums, exhibitions and architecture.

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Singapore Grand Prix

It’s Singapore Grand Prix time again, and I shall be going along for the fifth year. I love the Singapore Grand Prix; there is always such as buzz in the year.

Photo courtesy of Singapore GP

In 2008, the Singapore Grand Prix burst onto the Formula 1 calendar as one of the most dramatic additions to the high-profile and glamorous sport. Now in its fifth year, the Singapore Grand Prix remains the world’s only night-time Formula 1 race, and continues to wow audiences around the globe with its dazzling racetrack and illuminated backdrop of iconic modern architecture and colonial heritage buildings.

This year I was lucky enough to go along and interview Sarah Martin, the Operations Director and brainchild behind the event, for an article I was writing for Paradise Magazine. Here is what I had to say about the event for 10Best.com:

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Explore MacRitchie Reservoir Park

When the fast pace of city life, towering skyscrapers and air-conditioned shopping malls all becomes too much, escape the concrete jungle and head to the real jungle, within the MacRitchie Reservoir Park.

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One of Singapore’s most popular nature parks contains primary rainforest and is home to more than 840 flowering plant and 500 animal species. The highlight is the HSBC TreeTop Walk, a free-standing 250m long suspension bridge which gives you a bird’s eye view of the plants and animals in the rainforest canopy from its 25m high position.

I first visited MacRitchie Reservoir Park when researching my book In Singapore: 60 Fabulous Adventures in the City. Here I write about it for 10Best.com.

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What to do on a Rainy Day in Singapore

It rains a lot in Singapore, and when it rains, it pours… often with thunder and lightning thrown in. When this happens there’s only one thing to do – head indoors and wait for the rain to stop. Luckily there are plenty of indoor activities to choose from while you’re waiting for the sun to re-appear.

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Here I throw together a few ideas on how to keep yourself entertained indoors in Singapore, if you happen to find yourself at a loose end on a rainy day.

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Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

The hugely anticipated Gardens by the Bay officially opened to the public on June 29th 2012, bringing to life National Parks’ vision of creating a ‘City in a Garden.’

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The 100-hectare Gardens by the Bay is just a short walk from the downtown Marina Bay area and is home to over a quarter of a million rare plants. Its many paths, suspended walkways, gardens and water features provide a tranquil getaway, while the climate-controlled conservatories make for a welcome break from Singapore’s heat and humidity.

I took a wander down there to check it out, and wrote a ‘new and noteworthy’ article for 10Best.com about it.

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