Walk Facts

From here will take you back to the Country Club, from where it's a 25-minute walk along Island Club Rd to Upper Thompson Rd.) 6 Jelutong Tower Turn right and follow the Sime Track, then Golf Link to the Jelutong Tower, an observation deck providing a good view over the trees to the reservoir. 7 Sime Golf Course After this you hit another boardwalk running downhill through jungle and alongside the Sime Golf Course, coming to a slightly unnerving and surreal sign describing the differences...

Singlish

You're unlikely to spend much time in Singapore without finding yourself at some point staring dumbly at someone, trying to work out what on earth they are on about. Unnecessary prepositions and pronouns are dropped, word order is flipped, phrases are clipped short and stress and cadence are unconventional, to say the least. Nominally English, the Singaporeans' unique patois contains borrowed words from Hokkien, Tamil and Malay. There isn't a Singlish grammar as such, but there are definite...

Pulau Ubin

Ah, Pulau Ubin, Singapore in name alone This small and heavily forested island is a mere 15-minute bumboat ride from Singapore, but once you get there you'll think you've stepped into a different century. With its double-digit population most of whom still live in traditional kampong houses , mangrove swamps, dense forests and gorgeous hiking and cycling trails, Ubin offers an amazing natural escape from the overcrowded consumer frenzy of Singapore. Not surprisingly, Ubin is particularly...