Archive for June, 2010

Tweet Tweet

I did some digging and found some interesting Singapore locals, news sites, blogs, & businesses to follow on Twitter. If you think I did a good job and you like them all, I did you a solid and made a list (aren’t I nice? :D ): http://twitter.com/#/list/tara/singapore

Obviously there are tons more because Singapore likes to tweet! Leave some Tweeters to follow in the comments! Support local tweets!

@angryangmo
Bio: World Blogging Award Winner, Writer for Travel Guides, Lifestyle Magazines, Crazy Expat, Hardly Surviving Singapore, Traveling The World Every Day

@artzinesg
Bio: Singapore’s Online Art Magazine covers everything arty that’s happening in Singapore, exclusive interviews with artists and commentaries on art trends

@callsg
Bio: Latest Singapore News.

@commonpeoplesg
Bio: Commonpeople is a project to inspire creativity in Singapore.
Note: They haven’t posted for awhile, but I think the vids are great. Tell them to start up again!

@cowboycaleb
Bio: Popular infamous Asian blogger.

@Culturepush
Bio: Culturepush tracks cool stuff in art, culture and design in Singapore.

@flu_sg
Bio: Your 1-stop SG Swine Flu center – statuses, resources & tips!

@hackerspacesg
Bio: Singapore’s Hackerspace

@HungryGoWhere
Bio: The 1st stop for hungry people. We’re Singapore’s best Food and Restuarant guide, listing the best promos & latest reviews- by the community, for the community!

@ieatishootipost
Bio: ieat of ieatishootipost.sg. Never waste your calories on yucky food!

@KittyWuRecords
Bio: Independent Singapore-based post-rock/shoegaze record label

@mrbrown
Bio: father of 3, Blogfather of Singapore, satirist, writer, traveler, podcaster, tv host and boss of new media content company. Loves gadgets and bicycle commuting.

@NG_Singapore
Bio: Singapore-based travel writer and food lover.

@SatsugaiCat
Bio: I am a cat living in Singapore with a big dream!

@SBRMagazine
Bio: Singapore’s Business landscape, everyday, all day

@singapore2010
Bio: The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. 14 – 26 August 2010

@stim
Bio: Singapore Twitter Incidental Musings. Helping Singapore Twitter users meet face-to-face since 2008
Sad Face! Someone needs to run this account and get the tweetups going again!

@stcom
Bio: Join The Straits Times’ interactive community and get updates from our breaking news and blogs.

@theAsianparent
Bio: Singapore’s most popular parenting magazine – theAsianparent.com

@TimeOutSG
Bio: We cover all of Singapore and a little bit more…

@tomorrowsg
Bio: The Unofficial Twitter feed for Tomorrow.sg: Bulletin of Singapore Bloggers. (run by @ketsugi)

@whatsonsg
Bio: Tweeting and RTing the latest and hottest events in Singapore. Join with #sgevents!

Here are some Twitter Lists that may be of interest to you:

http://twitter.com/tlists/singapore
http://twitter.com/Watchmansg/singaporewatch
http://twitter.com/nekogal/singapore-events
http://twitter.com/kizakee/singapore-soda
http://twitter.com/ZairaOng/singapore

Here are the most “influential” tweeters in Singapore according to wefollow: http://wefollow.com/twitter/singapore

And the Singaporeans with the most followers: http://wefollow.com/twitter/singapore/followers

Remember to add ones to the comments that you like and don’t forget to include your own Twitter account! Stay awesome, Singapore!

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!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSklJCZ40V0[/youtube]

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!

Singapore Really Really Free Market

Tonight we went to dinner at the Post Museum (which had some delicious vegan options -my favorite was the almond milk / date vegan shake thingy) and I saw a flyer which I was unable to get a good photo of for the Singapore Really Really Free Market which is taking place this weekend, tomorrow specifically. If you aren’t familiar the Really Really Free Market is something like a swap meet but no money is exchanged. People bring items (in good condition) or services to trade. There isn’t really any specific genre, just stuff you have that you aren’t using that someone else might be able to use. You bring it and swap it with something that you are interested in and think you can use. It’s a little bit hippie, but kinda cool, and almost like Neighborgoods IRL. Or something. Anyway, Sunday June 6th from 4-9PM at the Post Museum in Little India. Bring some stuff to trade and check it out.

SMRT Train gets painted

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CV4JYKBEQo[/youtube]

In what might be the first case ever, a Singapore MRT train was graffiti’d while parked in the depot. Train painting has a long history tied to the origins of modern day writers and is fairly common in some parts of the world, but until now unheard of in Singapore. It’s easy to pass something like this off as simple vandalism but in a country which such well known policies against it this is kind of an exciting occurrence, as many people believe that graffiti is an example of the culture of a society being so active it literally bursts onto the walls. Active culture is a good thing in my book, and something that takes a little looking for in S’pore. Here’s a brief documentary about the Singapore Graffiti scene called The Art Behind The Vandalism.

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