Finding Stuff to do in S’pore

I’m living in Singapore for the month of June with my family and with an extended period of time to explore the island I want to make the best of it.

There are a few tools that I have been using to find the good stuff: TweetDeck, Blogs, and just recently FourWhere and YourSingapore.

As a Twitter user I’ve been using TweetDeck’s search feature for months and setup a new search column “Singapore.” I have found out about good (and bad) restaurants, events and just today YourSingapore (ups to @rikaokd who tweeted it) which is a GORGEOUS website created by the Singapore Tourism Board that allows me to browse stuff to do by category and complemented with beautiful photography. I simply drag and drop things that interest me to a shopping cart and then organize by day and view each day on a map so I can make sure that what I want to do isn’t going to be too much to handle. This is imperative for a place like Singapore where it is very hot and humid during the day and you probably want to limit your time outdoors. This app isn’t just for tourists, I think it’s a great way for locals to find things to do as well. Any time I travel and chat with the locals I usually surprise them with some fun thing to do that they hadn’t heard about. Seriously, every city should have this app.

fourwhere is built on top of the popular foursquare check-in application. You are presented with a map of Singapore and you simply click on the area that you are interested in and list of comments and tips pop up for places in that section of the map. It has definitely saved us from making bad choices in restaurants!

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After talking to some of the locals, it became clear to me that one of their favorite pasttimes is eating at the many many incredible restaurants and stands. Even Anthony Bourdain has declared Singapore “food heaven!” There are some good blogs that focus on FOOD like ieat|ishoot|ipost and CAMEMBERU, both of which have mouthwatering pics of food and great reviews to go along with.

I would like to find some local Singapore Tweeters that talk about what’s happening here, so if you know any or can recommend even just one, please add to the comments.

I’m also looking for things I can do with a baby. Next week I am going to hang out with Singapore Blissful Babies and also hope to do the canopy walk. Hopefully I don’t have any run-ins with the monkeys as I heard they can be aggressive!

So far so good in Singapore!

2 Comments so far

  1. Marianne Rogerson (unregistered) on June 7th, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    Hi Tara – I’m a Singapore tweeter – you can follow me @NG_Singapore I have a couple of blogs focussing on what’s happening in singapore: my food blog http://www.greedyglutton.com and I also look after the Singapore NileGuide pages: http://www.nileguide.com/destination/singapore – I just put together a guide on there: Singapore with Kids, although perhaps not really suitable for babies… I’m also the author of ‘In Singapore: 60 fabulous adventures in the city’ which is a round-up of the best of the best in Singapore, so if you have any Qs or need any recommendations – feel free to contact me via Twitter or Greedy Glutton. I hope you enjoy your stay in Singapore!


  2. SMurphy (unregistered) on June 7th, 2010 @ 1:46 pm

    Get out to the Zoo and Night Safari. They are exceptionally good.



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