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If you’re looking for the largest street performance and float parade in Asia, then Singapore’s Chinese New Year is the place to find it. Starting with the famous Chingay Parade at the F1 Pit Building, a flurry of clowns, dancers, acrobats, jugglers, and other performers act out the key myths of Chinese New Year and leave the crowd in high spirits. Things get even more impressive down at River Hongbao in Marina Bar where they hold opening night events, the new year countdown party with an incredible fireworks display, and giant lanterns that depict figures of Chinese legends, dragons, the zodiac animals, and gods that float down the nearby river.

February 12th, 2021 Best for: Lovers of Carnival Spirit and Waterside Fun If you’re looking for the largest street performance and float parade in Asia, then Singapore is the place to find it. Starting with the famous Chingay Parade at the F1 Pit Building, a flurry of clowns, dancers, acrobats, jugglers, and other performers act out the key myths of Chinese New Year and leave the crowd in high spirits. Things get even more impressive down at River Hongbao in Marina Bar where they hold opening night events, the new year countdown party with an incredible fireworks display, and giant lanterns that depict figures of Chinese legends, dragons, the zodiac animals, and gods that float down the nearby river.

You might want to ring fence a little of the budget for this one: Southeast Asia backpackers have been known to survive on budget Singapore street food (plus a fair share of insta-noodles and 7/11 mashed potatoes) in these parts. And it’s true, the prices crank skywards in this modern megalopolis. It’s a banking and business hub with some of the cleanest streets and the coolest airport on the globe. Still, a couple of days is all it should take to explore the curious mismatch of districts. There’s Chinatown, lit by red lanterns and sizzling with soy-doused noodles. There’s Little India, where Keralan thali meals are served on banana leaves. Oh, and don’t miss the Marina Bay, with its futuristic Supertrees and skyscrapers.

Singapore is renowned throughout Asia for featuring some of the most delicious food at the intersection of culture. With a combination of Chinese, Malaysian, and British influence, Singapore serves up unique dishes to satisfy any palette. From classic street food in bustling markets to high-end culinary experiences, Singapore cuisine is sure to keep foodies busy and satisfied.

I haven’t been to Singapore yet but it’s always called to me and remained higher up on my list. During the pandemic, I naturally planned a dozen of future trip itineraries (several based around Asia) and each time I aimed to see if Singapore could be hit as a pre-stop. There’s at least sixty places currently on my bucket-list and I hope Singapore is the next spot I check-off.

Average flight time 3 hrs 42 mins

One of my favorite places in Southeast Asia! This high-tech city is modern and stunning. It's one of the more expensive countries in the region, but the hawker centers are full of tasty and affordable meals.

Singapore is unique in that it is both a city and a country, and has established itself as one of the most futuristic cities on the planet. Full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, delicious food from the diverse cultural landscape, and sprawling lush botanical gardens- there is something for everyone at this destination. Soak in the world-famous infinity pool at marina bay sands and try traditional street foods that beat any 5-star restaurant in the traditional markets.

If you are looking to enjoy eco-friendly activities in the center of a lush metropolis, look no further than the futuristic country of Singapore. Deemed as one of the most environmentally friendly destinations on the planet, Singapore is pioneering eco-conscious cities and has one of the largest sprawling botanical gardens on the planet.

You might want to ring fence a little of the budget for this one: Southeast Asia backpackers have been known to survive on budget Singapore street food (plus a fair share of insta-noodles and 7/11 mashed potatoes) in these parts. And it’s true, the prices crank skywards in this modern megalopolis. It’s a banking and business hub with some of the cleanest streets and the coolest airport on the globe. Still, a couple of days is all it should take to explore the curious mismatch of districts. There’s Chinatown, lit by red lanterns and sizzling with soy-doused noodles. There’s Little India, where Keralan thali meals are served on banana leaves. Oh, and don’t miss the Marina Bay, with its futuristic Supertrees and skyscrapers.

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Singapore Lists

  • Pastel Colored Destinations For Spring

    Spring is here! We are already planning our next aesthetic getaway to the most adorable, pastel-painted destinations across the planet. These vibrantly colored spots not only represent the vibe of the season but have fun activities, cozy cafes, coastal views, and (very importantly) photo-op-worthy locations. Touring a hidden Scottish village or strolling down a canal in France, nothing elevates a vacay like a pale-hued rainbow of pinks, yellows, blues, and more.
  • The World's Top Rated International Airports

    The airport can be a place of wonder- your key to the world, or a nightmare depending on where you are headed. Based on our travel experiences these airports consistently rank high for cleanliness, efficiency, and quality of experience- AKA they are not to be dreaded for a connecting flight or as a starting point for your next international vacay. We can guarantee indoor waterfalls, cushy lounges, delectable food, and most of all - no stress travel- at these top-rated airports across the planet. Bon Voyage!
  • Most Haunted Places In Asia

    Beach vacations, riverside picnics, and a notorious history that remains to this day in the whispers of ghost sightings and mysterious happenings; things are not always as they seem. From abandoned amusement parks steeped in decay to mysterious water spirits witnessed lurking in glistening shores- these destinations are for the adventurous. As Halloween gets closer, we are digging into our archive of spooky destinations across the planet, and these spots throughout Asia are some of the most chilling. Beware, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
  • Best Poolside Bars Around The World

    Just swim up for an elegant cocktail at these luxury poolside destinations across the world. There is one thing that we think that everyone can get behind, and that’s a conveniently placed luxury bar experience alongside the pool. From lagoons that transport you beneath waterfalls to infinity pools overlooking cities- these sparkling destinations around the world will help you cool off and replenish yourself, whether it's an afternoon with friends or a romantic night out swimming beneath the stars.
  • Pools with Views

  • 11 Ice-breaker stories about places I've been

    One of the coolest things about being a Seeker Ambassador is participating in the weekly #seekerchallenge that gets me tripping back in my memory (and in my photos) of the many places and experiences I've been a part of on this awesome planet. This one in particular is a fun one!
  • Secret Speakeasy Bars

    Everyone has a fantasy of pushing a bookcase to uncover a hidden world, or simply deep inside the closet to an alternate dimension, speakeasies are our childhood dreams coming to life, plus some fancy cocktails included. We chose these destinations based on the ambiance created through moody lighting and carefully chosen interior design, the quality of the beverages and dishes served, and naturally the exclusivity provided by how well hidden they are. Follow us, seekers, as we explore the world's best-kept secrets.
  • The NeverEnding Bucket List

    I love making sure things are firmly written down to put them in action! I want to do all these and More! Have you done any of these? I’ll continuously add when I complete something! Let’s go!
  • World's Most Beautiful Botanic Gardens

    Spend time engulfed in an awe-inspiring atmosphere that originates from being surrounded by massive amounts of carefully looked after plants. We wandered the sprawling grounds of plentiful flowers at The Royal Botanical Garden in England and sweat beneath the Arizona sun admiring oddly shaped cacti at the Desert Botanical Garden. Whether it's the aesthetic zen of rock gardens in Japan or well-kept orchard collections in Singapore, we chose a selection of our favorite gardens so you can have a safe bet for your itinerary.
  • Theme & Amusement Parks

    Grab your favorite snack and get ready for the epic highs and lows that come with a good coaster. We are obsessed with sampling amazing theme parks during our travels, whether you want cutesy rides for the entire family or are seeking to scream your face off- we know a place! Check out this awesome list of crazy parks across the globe for your next exciting adventure.
  • Places To See Before I Die

  • World Heritage Sites in Asia

    Across the vast, diverse continent of Asia, there are seemingly endless World Heritage Sites to explore. Visit the sparse atomic bomb dome in Hiroshima, or walk for hours along the towering Great Wall of China. From sprawling rustic temple grounds to ancient statues of civilizations past- here is a collection of some of the prominent World Heritage Sites in Asia.

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Singapore Articles

  • 11 Illuminated Landmarks Around the World

    The lights are bright on Broadway….and so many other places in the world. From neon-lit ice castles to public squares with glowing trees, the world’s illuminated landmarks are so bright that you may have to wear shades— even at night. A century ago, colorful, chromatic neon started crowding the night sky, creatively persuading passersby to […]

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  • 33 of the Luckiest Places in the World

    It’s time to get lucky. Travelers in search of health, wealth, and happiness have dozens of destinations to choose from in their quest for good luck. From statues and fountains to temples and natural wonders, luck comes in all shapes and sizes. As luck would have it, we traveled to 33 of the luckiest places in […]

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  • 8 Purple Places You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

    Can’t talk right now — we’re doing cartwheels in France’s fragrant lavender fields and running around futuristic, purple-hued parks in Singapore. It’s a lifestyle, ya know? But for real, once you see some of the world’s best purple places, you’ll want to switch that vacation responder on and bask in the magic of magenta. These […]

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  • Backpacking Southeast Asia: 41 Destinations That Won’t Blow Your Budget

    Like a bar mitzvah or a grad party, backpacking the well-worn trails of Southeast Asia is nothing short of a rite of passage. For the budding traveler, the trodden route that links electrifying Bangkok to the temples of Angkor and the rolling surf of Bali is a chance to discover what street food and tuk […]

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  • 10 Hotel Pools With The Best Views In The World

    There’s no need to pay extra for a room with a view if your hotel’s pool already offers one. From cityscapes to lush jungles, ocean views and wildlife reserves, we’ve scoured the globe for the most epic and jaw-dropping vistas you can visit yourself. So, grab your swim gear and start exploring the 10 hotel […]

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  • The Best Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2022

    Ready to celebrate the Year of the Tiger? Here’s your ultimate guide to the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations around the world. Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year and Spring Festival) means a lot of different things to folks across the globe, but one thing holds true no matter where you’re from: […]

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