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Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak at Adam Road Food Centre in Singapore

One of the best places in Singapore to try nasi lemak is at Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak at the Adam Road Food Centre. While you can find nasi lemak all over Singapore, none are more famous than Selera Rasa, also referred to as Adam Road Nasi Lemak. So what is nasi lemak? At the core of nasi lemak is a fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. The rice is often served with various sides including fish, chicken,…

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Singapore Zam Zam: Serving best murtabak in Singapore since 1908

If you are looking for the best murtabak in Singapore, you come to one place, Singapore Zam Zam. For over 100 years, this Indian-Muslim restaurant has been serving time-tested dishes such as nasi briyani, fish head curry, and murtabak. So what is murtabak? Murtabak is made by stuffing thin sheets of dough with minced meat, eggs, and vegetables. The dough is then wrapped up and fried in oil until crispy on the outside and steaming hot on the inside. You…

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Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice at Maxwell Food Centre in Singapore

Singaporeans love their chicken rice, considered by many to be the national dish of Singapore. This simple dish of boiled chicken and rice can be found at hawker centres and restaurants all across Singapore. Exactly who serves the best chicken rice in Singapore is up for debate. Everyone has their favorite. My favorite is Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice located in Singapore’s Maxwell Food Centre. There may be no other hawker stall as well known as Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken…

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Zhen Zhen Porridge at Maxwell Food Centre in Singapore

For over 30 years, Zhen Zhen Porridge at Singapore’s Maxwell Food Centre has been serving rice porridge, or congee, a comfort food popular for breakfast. It’s really popular anytime of the day. You can find congee at restaurants and hawker centres all across the city, but none seem to do it better than Zhen Zhen Porridge. While I have been fortunate on my visits, not waiting more than five minutes in line, I have heard some visitors to the stall…

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How to get from Changi Airport to Singapore by MRT, Bus, Taxi, and City Shuttle

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When visitors land in Singapore, the first question they might ask themselves is “how can I reach Singapore from Changi Airport?” Changi Airport is located some 10 miles (17 kilometers) northeast of Singapore’s Downtown Core where the iconic Marina Bay Sands is located. The airport, one of the busiest in the world, is a major hub in Southeast Asia. It’s not only one of the busiest in the world but one of the best in the world. Changi Airport has…

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14 things I learned on my first trip to Singpoare

One of the most recognizable buildings in Singapore, the Marina Bay Sands

I just returned from my 5 day trip to Singapore. With limited time, I wasn’t able to visit every site that I wanted, but still was able to learn about the culture, people, and most importantly, the food of Singapore. Since it was my first trip to Singapore, I really had no idea what to expect before I left. I knew it was clean, tropical, and that there were many hawker centres. That’s about all I knew. Here are 14…

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Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant in Singapore

Food comes out as it is ready. If you are wondering, this wasn't even all of it.

Before arriving in Singapore, I had never heard of Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant. The popular dim sum restaurant, located not far from my hotel, was recommended to me over and over by Uber drivers (literally all of them), fellow hotel guests, and random people walking down the street. Since the locals know best, and being a fan of dim sum, I knew I had to make the unplanned visit to see what the big deal was. Swee Choon Tim…

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