WANGZ Hotel: Urban Oasis Near Tiong Bahru in Singapore

WANGZ Hotel Singapore  is located in the Tiong Bahru area of Singapore, which is one of the hippest places to be. Unlike the rest of Singapore, which primarily consists of carefully planned high-rises, the neighborhood of Tiong Bahru is a historic community that still retains some of its ramshackle charm. With its Art Deco-style architecture and […]

Klapsons Boutique Hotel Singapore

Klapsons Boutique Hotel Singapore is located in the Tanjong Pagar area of the Central Business District of Singapore. It is a sleek and contemporary boutique hotel targeted at business and leisure travellers, with easy MRT access via the Tanjong Pagar station. It is comprised of only 17 rooms, but each is individually decorated such that […]

Guide to a long weekend in Singapore

Singapore is a popular shopping destination and a stopover for those exploring southeast Asia.  Growth has exploded in recent years, and there are endless choices of where to stay, eat and what to do. Unfortunately, there is too much kitsch: chain restaurants, hotels and shops dominate the scenery, and service standards are not up to par with Japan […]

Kilo: Mapplr’s favorite restaurant in Singapore

Singapore is a food lover’s paradise and everyone here has a strong opinion about where to get the best dim sum, the best chicken rice and so on. So in true Singaporean style, I will announce my favorite restaurant in Singapore: Kilo. What do I like about Kilo? (1) The owners, Sharon and Javier, work […]

Ascott Raffles Place: serviced apartments in Singapore CBD

If you are coming to Singapore and want to stay for a few days or weeks, check out the Ascott Raffles Place in the heart of the central business district (CBD), just steps away from the Raffles Place MRT (subway) and Marina Bay. I stayed in the Ascott Raffles for a month and was very […]

Eating out in Singapore: the hype and the reality

When in Singapore, go to a hawker centre. Hawker centres are food courts filled with stalls selling different types of food — Chinese, Peranakan, Indian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, Filipino and more. Many stalls specialize in one thing only and that is what makes them good. Singaporeans are very opinionated about which stall sells the […]

The Quincy: all inclusive luxury boutique hotel in Singapore

The Quincy is an all inclusive boutique hotel with a distinctive façade: a bold color palette of anodized steel and shimmering modular windows.  This is an ideal place to stay for travelers to Singapore who appreciate high style and luxury, and want all the details of their stay taken care of. This hotel differs from […]