Lonely Planet Singapore (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet, Cristian Bonetto
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Lonely Planet Singapore is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit a hawker centre for Hainanese chicken rice and nasi goreng, marvel at the futuristic Gardens by the Bay, or shop 'til you drop on Orchard Road; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Singapore and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet's Singapore Travel Guide:
- Full-colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - food, history, architecture, politics, people, language
- Free, convenient pull-out Singapore map (included in print version), plus over 20 colour maps
- Covers Chinatown, the CBD, Sentosa Island, Colonial District, Marina Bay, the Quays, Orchard Road, Holland Village, Dempsey Hill, Botanic Gardens, Little India, Kampong Glam, Pulau Ubin and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Singapore, our most comprehensive guide to Singapore, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.
- Looking for just the highlights of Singapore? Check out Pocket Singapore, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
- Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer, or check out our Discover Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei, a photo-rich guide to the region's most popular attractions.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Cristian Bonetto.
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seats. The biggest gains went to the Worker's Party, with its political agenda that focused on the everyday concerns of Singaporeans, from wages, the cost of living and healthcare, to housing affordability, public transport and the disproportionately high salaries of ministers. The election would prove to be a sobering wake-up call for the PAP. Post-election, a review of ministerial salaries was immediately mooted, and Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew both tendered
bold tropical fabrics and lush heliconia, it's a sensible spot for quiet conversations, romantic gazing or simply catching a late-night breeze while scanning a sea of rooftops and skyscrapers. Ô BatignollesWINE BAR ( MAP GOOGLE MAP ; 2 Gemmill Lane; hnoon-midnight Mon-Fri, 11am-midnight Sat, 11am-9pm Sun; W; mTelok Ayer) Don those Breton strips and retreat to this corner bistro for a little joie de vivre. Run by a French couple and never short of unwinding lawyers and hopeless
$45; h9.30-11.30am & 2.30-6.30pm Tue-Sun), which need to be booked ahead. Flanking the eastern side of the park, Downtown East ( MAP GOOGLE MAP ; www.downtowneast.com.sg; cnr Pasir Ris Dr 3 & Pasir Ris Close; h10am-10pm; mPasir Ris) mall is a handy spot to grab a bite. Alternatively, look out for the several bars within the park. Loyang Tua Pek Kong TempleTEMPLE ( MAP GOOGLE MAP ; 20 Loyang Way; mBedok, then bus 9) Adorned with large wooden carvings, swirling dragons, and hundreds of
bakeries like Chin Mee Chin are a dying breed, with their geometric floors, wooden chairs and industrious aunties pouring suckerpunch kopi (coffee). One of the few Singaporean breakfast joints that still makes its own kaya (coconut jam), it's also a good spot to pick up some pastries to go. Marine Parade Food CentreHAWKER CENTRE ( MAP GOOGLE MAP ; Block 84, Marine Parade Central; dishes from $3; hindividual stalls vary; g15, 31, 36, 196, 197) You'll probably end up spending more time
sustainability and biodiversity. A planned 35% improvement in energy efficiency between 2005 and 2030 led the government to introduce a sustainability rating system for buildings – the so-called Green Mark. Since 2008, all construction projects greater than 2000 sq metres (both new and retrofitted) are obliged to meet the Green Mark's minimum standards. At present, Green Mark–certified buildings account for more than 20% of Singapore's gross floor space, and generous incentive schemes have