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Chicken Rice

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Singapore’s national dish, a satisfying meal of chicken and rice has taken on iconic status in the tiny city-state. While popular all over Southeast Asia, Singapore has made a name for the dish and Singapore Airlines, the national airline, offers it as an in-flight meal.

Served pale and glistening, the chicken is prepared by slowly steeping it in stock. While the look is very basic, the cooking process has provided for a massively flavorful chicken dish like none other. As mentioned before, it’s a very simple-looking dish, but the taste more than makes up for the plain appearance.

Chicken Rice, or Hainanese Chicken, can be found in all ranges of restaurants in Singapore.

Chicken Rice, or Hainanese Chicken, can be found in all ranges of restaurants in Singapore.

Written by Paulo Loreto

February 21, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Posted in Chicken, Food, Singapore, Travel

“We Never Fell”

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On display in front of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) for the Singapore Biennale 2013, the collection of sculptures was created by Nguyen Tran Nam of Vietnam. The figures are meant to represent different sectors of Vietnamese society.

Given the rounded bottoms of the structures, if interacting with the sculptures, they do swing but remain standing. The overall theme of the sculptures represent human adaptability and resilience, in particular, looking at Vietnam’s history and the demonstrated ability for people to change.

According to the Singapore Biennale 2013 Program: "The harder one beats down on these sculptures, the stronger they bounce back in recovery and retaliation."

According to the Singapore Biennale 2013 Program: “The harder one beats down on these sculptures, the stronger they bounce back in recovery and retaliation.”

Written by Paulo Loreto

February 7, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Marina Bay Sands

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A striking addition to the Singapore skyline, the Marina Bay Sands had its official grand opening in 2011. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, the resort boasts three 55-story towers, comprised of 2,561 hotel rooms.

The complex also includes the Sands SkyPark, which sits atop the three main buildings. From the SkyPark, visitors are treated to a 360-degree view of the city. Also featured is the rooftop infinity pool.

The complex also includes an expansive casino and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, a high-end shopping mall that includes many of the world’s top labels. The mall also has a canal that runs through it where visitors can ride a gondola, equipped with gondolier.

Marina Bay Sands is one of two integrated resorts in Singapore, the other being Resorts World Sentosa.

Marina Bay Sands is one of two integrated resorts in Singapore, the other being Resorts World Sentosa.

Written by Paulo Loreto

February 1, 2014 at 10:00 PM