Tag archives for Singapore

Layover Love: Keeping Fit on the Fly

Flight delayed? Long layover? Instead of waiting at the gate, you can pump iron, swim laps, or downward dog on a yoga mat without leaving the airport.

Five Trips That Changed My Life

As a travel writer, I get to explore new places all the time. But there are some trips that stand out more than others—the ones that changed my life in some meaningful way.

I Heart My City: Hajar’s Singapore

Hajar Ali is the founder of Urbane Nomads, a company specializing in luxury travel to off-the-beaten-path places. Though she’s based in Singapore, the entrepreneur spends much of her time exploring the world. But no matter how far she roams, Hajar’s always happy to be back in Singapore. Here are a few of her favorite things about the place she’s proud to call home.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

Travel Lately—a roundup of the best new dispatches from the travel blogosphere—is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday. You can play, too. Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories #NGTRadar to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web.

What’s Hot in Singapore

National Geographic Traveler editor at large George W. Stone relocated to Singapore from Washington, D.C., two years ago, and has fully embraced the island way of life. Here’s his advice on how to make the most of your time in this distinctive Southeast Asian nation: Island Getaway: Get a sense of traditional kampong (village) life on Pulau Ubin,…

The Siren Song of Singapore

Though far from the city-state center, Changi Village still has a faithful local following. Athletic types come for the windsurfing and kayaking. The hungry head for breakfast at popular Malay food stall International Nasi Lemak. My reason for visiting remains the same as ever: In all my years, I’ve not come across a better spot for a good sit and a hard think. This, to me, is the true Singapore.

The 10 Best Urban Islands

Looking for an escape from the turmoil of urban existence? Many waterfront cities have island havens where nature beckons, just a quick step across a bridge or a short ferry ride away. Here are ten worth seeing.

5 Layover-Worthy Airports

Could your next layover be the highlight of your trip? At more and more airports, a long layover can open a window into local culture–whether you choose to venture into the city or simply roam the terminals. When time is of the essence, we suggest a surgical-strike approach. Here are five layover-worthy airports in cities around the world, along with tips on what to see while you’re making the most of extended down time between destinations.

The Best of Intelligent Travel

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We publish new travel stories all the time on the Intelligent Travel blog network, but there are a few that really got your attention this year.

In case you missed them, here are the 13 most popular posts of 2013.

Bright Lights, Big Cities Going Green

Today, cities are sprouting some of the most innovative green projects in the world, redefining a sustainable future for urban dwellers — and attracting travelers, too.

Here are just a few examples.

A Guide to Singapore’s Hawker Food Culture

My friend Carol, a born and bred Singaporean, told me that my guide had brought me to a “touristy,” “overpriced” imitation of a “real” hawker food center, Food Republic. Not that the food wasn’t delicious, but if I was to have the true hawker experience, I would have to leave air-conditioning behind and hit the streets, where it all began.

Event-o-Rama: 12 Must-Dos in April

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There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in April.