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Meet The Team Behind The Shophouse Hostel On Arab Street

To many, Arab Street is known for its hipster vibes and understated eateries.

But there’s a side to Arab Street that a majority of us Singaporeans aren’t familiar with – the bustling hostel scene that welcomes tourists of all nationalities and budgets.

One of these hostels is The Shophouse, located above the very popular cafe/burger bar (working title).

I first stumbled across the reception of The Shophouse when I was meeting a friend at the cafe.

Not knowing that the counter that first greeted me was that of the hostel, I quickly realised the brochures and standees weren’t of the menu – they were a mix of information and maps.

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It was only after perusing the situation a little longer that I figured that it was the counter and entrance for a hostel – one that I admittedly never knew about, in spite of being a big fan of hostels during my travels.

I was curious to find out more about the hostel scene in Singapore, which, one can argue, is being overshadowed by the influx of local Airbnb listings.

Thus, I got in contact with Mustaffa, co-founder of The Shophouse, to find out more about the business of running a hostel in Singapore.

Meet The Shophouse Team

Mustaffa reveals that the inspiration for starting his own hostel came from his own hostel-staying experience when he was travelling as a budget-watching, globe-trotting undergraduate.

“My first hostel experience was by chance, when I was in New York. The hotels were expensive so a friend of mine told me to check out hostels.com. I booked a bed and stayed in a dorm with other guests. They invited me out for dinner and these strangers eventually became friends. It was an interesting experience so from then on, I stayed in hostels whenever I travelled.”

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But while reality dictated that he needed to come back to Singapore and settle down, his love for hostels still burned on.

“I knew I couldn’t travel forever, so I decided to bring the travellers to me instead – by opening my own hostel.

This was when he reached out to his friend and eventual co-founder Calvin, who “decided to jump on board” his suggestion.

Without any experience in actually running a hostel, the duo did their homework in the most hands-on way possible – by working at existing local hostels to get a feel of the business’ operations.

“It started off with just Calvin and I. We were actually doing shifts at the hostel when we first opened – Calvin did the opening shift, I did closing.”

They have since recruited more staff on board to cope with their growing customer base – a manager, full-timers, a team of part-timers, and The Blackhole Group, that handles HR, Marketing and Admin matters.

The Shophouse team

Opening The Shophouse

Having opened at the tail-end of 2012, Mustaffa shared that The Shophouse was launched during times when staying at hostels wasn’t as mainstream as it is now.

“When we first opened up The Shophouse hostel, there weren’t many existing ones in Singapore. It was only two years later that the hostel scene flourished. On top of that, Airbnb started becoming popular, so that changed the dynamics of the industry giving travellers more options.”

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As for its rather strategic and central location, Mustaffa revealed that it was actually “by chance”.

“We did survey potential places in many areas – Little India, Chinatown, and Clarke Quay to name a few. 48 Arab Street was the last property that we decided to check out before we wanted to give up on the plan of opening up a hostel. It happened to be the perfect property, so we proceeded.”

And what about (working title)? Did it precede the hostel, or vice versa?

“[The cafe] was actually an unexpected venture. Based on rules and regulation of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, the first level of the Shophouse can only be used for retail or F&B. Thus we converted the first level to (working title) as an in-house cafe for the hostel guests to chill out and have breakfast downstairs. Soon it converted into a cafe for the public.”

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But as expensive as rental for shop space is in Singapore, Mustaffa shared that the hostel was built using all of his and Calvin’s savings, after failed attempts to get a loan from various banks.

Revealing the figure to be around half a million, the duo also attempted to save more money by sourcing for beds at warehouses, and fixed them up by themselves to avoid assembly charges.

Finally, in December 2012, The Shophouse was open for its first batch of stayers.

When Guests Become Friends

A dorm / Image Credit: The ShophouseA private room / Image Credit: The Shophouse

Closing in on 4.5 years of operation, I asked Mustaffa about some of the more memorable stayers that he had:

“Well… I’ve hosted a few international criminals before in The Shophouse. Without our realisation of course. I even hung out with one of them at the rooftop and we had a lovely chat. It was only after he left that the police came and did investigations!”

In general though, he shared that most guests tend to come from England, Australia, Germany, and Indonesia.

The very intimate relationship that comes with a limited number of guests at any point of time also helps him and the team create even stronger bonds with them.

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“I’ve forged friendships with many hostel guests from all parts of the world. I’ve visited some of them when I travel to their country and was welcomed warmly.”

Overcoming The Odds, And Making It All Worth The While

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A leap of faith for both Mustaffa and Calvin not just in terms of putting all their savings on the line, the duo experienced firsthand how tough running a business was.

“It was a steep learning curve for us – operating a business, managing guests, creating a system and service recovery. But once we got the hang of it, it has been pretty smooth. Now, we have five entities (and counting) under The Black Hole group.”

The Black Hole group was set up as a collective of lifestyle brands, and they currently have 5 entities under them – The Shophouse hostel, (working title) Burger Bar, Afterwit Mexican Taqueria, The Mad Sailors British Kitchen, and Of Mice And Men coffee caterer.

“Challenges are part and parcel of a business so we take it as an opportunity to grow.”

But even with the challenges that lie ahead, Mustaffa still finds that it’s all worth it in the end.

“There are days where people come up to me and said “This is the best hostel I’ve stayed in my entire life” or “This is the best coffee I’ve had in a long time”. The feeling is great but there is certainly more than that. The idea of The Black Hole creating an ecosystem where this platform can be used for more greater things such as giving back to the society.”

“We Do Have Offers For The Hostel To Expand Internationally”

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As for their future plans, Mustaffa reveals that he plans to “stabilise all entities before expanding beyond Singapore”, in spite of already having offers for them to expand internationally.

“For The Black Hole in general, we hope to build up a solid team of “suckers” (*what they call their team members).  It’s due time that Calvin and I focus on the bigger picture of expanding our entities while passing down our responsibilities – we used to handle everything from finance to logistics to marketing – to the rest of the team so that they can train the newer staff.”

With their businesses tied closely to 2 large and growing markets – the millennials with wanderlust and those with a penchant for cool cafes serving Halal food, this is probably not the last we’ll see of these serial entrepreneurs.

The Shophouse Hostel

48 Arab St, Singapore 199745

48 Hours in Singapore | Cobalt Chronicles

I’m back with my final post recapping Michael and I’s Southeast Asia trip. Check out my recaps of Bangkok, Phuket, Siem Reap, and Ho Chi Minh City if you missed them! Our last stop was Singapore. The whole spurring of this trip was a result of our good friends moving to Singapore a couple of years ago. We promised we would visit, so we had to make it happen!

Singapore is very different from all of the other cities in Southeast Asia that we visited. It is very westernized and reminded me a lot of Chicago or a mini NYC. Two of the biggest tourist attractions in Singapore are the Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino and Merlion Park, also situated right on the bay. The photo above was taken from atop Marina Bay Sands. The rooftop deck provides outstanding views of the city and is definitely worth a trip to the top, even if it’s just for a drink. You don’t have to be staying at the hotel to access the deck. However, you do have to be staying at the hotel to access the infinity pool. Note – Guys must have pants on after a certain time in the evening (it was 8PM on the night that we were there).

I’m getting a little ahead of myself. Upon first arriving into Singapore (we flew Tiger Air from Vietnam), we ventured to Chinatown, which is pretty much what you would expect. It is a cool area of town with lots of little market shops, a Ventriloquism Show and lots of bars and restaurants. For lunch, we made our way to one of the famed Hawker Centres – Maxwell Road Hawker Centre. Hawker Centres are basically pavilions with one food stall after another. You can usually find any type of food that you’re looking for at these places. It’s truly a site to see! I was craving a bit of “normal” American food at this point, so I found a salad bar stall and it did not disappoint!

– Chinatown –

– Hawker Centre –

After a quick lunch we wandered around for a bit and then stopped in The Spiffy Dapper for an afternoon pick-me-up. This place is a pretty cool spot. It’s a coffee shop during the day but slowly transitions to a bar in the afternoon/evening. Definitely recommend.

After we were re-caffeinated, we made our way to the Boat Quay area of town. It is situated right along the river, and there are tons of restaurants and bars. This is the part of the city that reminds me of Chicago. I guess it’s the river running through the middle of the city! Definitely grab a happy hour beer at a restaurant along the water and watch as the water taxis make their way up and down the river.

– Boat Quay –

We then made our way up to the top of Marina Bay Sands to check out the spectacular views of Singapore. I would recommend heading upstairs to the bar and skipping the observation deck. You get the same views and instead of buying a ticket to get up to the deck, just buy a beer or cocktail at the bar and take in the panoramic views from there!

We capped the night off at one of THE BEST restaurants. It may have been my favorite meal of the entire trip. Din Tai Fung. Lucky for you west coasters, they have a few locations in California and one in Seattle. It is a traditional Taiwanese restaurant serving noodles, steamed buns, and dumplings. It was outstanding. If you’re in Singapore, definitely check this spot out!

Definitely make a point to visit the area around Masjid Sultan Mosque. The mosque itself is beautiful. We happened to be in the area around prayer time so the chanting and bells ringing only added to the beauty.

– Masjid Sultan Mosque –

We spent most of our second (and last) day in Singapore exploring the Arab Street area. This area is filled with the cutest shops and authentic restaurants. The shops are a mix between market type shops and the cutest boutique clothing stores. That’s the cool thing about Singapore, it has a very interesting mix of old world character and modern city conveniences. For lunch, we popped in the most amazing Turkish restaurant, Alaturka. If you ask around, you’re bound to find it. It was delicious!

Here’s my number one tip if you’re visiting Singapore – GO TO Turkishlamps Sufitrading. Ask for Faizullah. He is one of the nicest people I have ever met! Our friend, David, that lives in Singapore introduced us to him and his shop. We spent an hour in his shop chatting and picking out Turkish dishes to take home with us. The dishes are absolutely stunning. He frequently travels to Turkey to pick up the hand painted dishes (I got a large decorative plate, a few small bowls, and the cutest coffee mugs!), and he knows the back stories on all of the families in Turkey that craft the dishes for his shop.

– Arab Street –

– Alaturka –

– Shops around Arab Street –

After wandering around Arab Street, we made our way to back to the bay to check out a view of Marina Bay Sands from across the water. Singapore is full of opulence. I wanted to just move in to this restaurant/hotel situated on the bay. How gorgeous?!

– Marina Bay Sands from across the bay –

– Our last meal in Singapore –

We stopped in a noodle bar before heading to Club Street to cap off the night (before catching our 1AM flight home). Club Street is a must if you’re looking for a little night life. They close down the street and all of the restaurants set up shop in the street. There are tons of nice restaurants and bars along the strip.

A few random notes if you’re planning to visit:

– You need converters here! Singapore uses UK plugs. Find adapters here.

– Singapore Dollar is the currency. You can exchange USD at the airport or use an ATM at the airport to withdraw Singaporean money. Make sure you have a widely accepted (big bank) debit card to use while abroad.

– Most US cell carriers have plans in Singapore that are super affordable. I have Verizon and added a “travel pass” plan for Singapore. It was $10/24 hours that I was connected to the Singapore network. The data was charged to my regular plan. Let me know if you have questions on this. Happy to explain more!

– Unlike most everywhere else in Southeast Asia, Singapore is very expensive. Think NYC prices. The upside is that you’re probably saving a lot of money in other SE Asian countries, so the splurge here doesn’t seem so bad.

– Flying in and out of Singapore is easy! And the Singapore airport is stunning. Need a new designer handbag before your flight? They got you covered! The airport is filled with high end shops. Getting in and out of customs is also super easy here. We flew Tiger Air into Singapore and Cathay Pacific out. Flying out of Singapore, we flew to Hong Kong and then to JFK. I highly recommend Cathay Pacific. The service on our 16 hour flight was outstanding.

It’s not hard to see what attracts people to this city. With so much to experience, you could quite easily spend a lifetime here. Those looking to make the leap and do just that can see here to learn more.

Any questions?! Feel free to email me! I would be more than happy to help out with anyone planning to visit Singapore!


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Featuring free Wi Fi throughout the venue, Shophouse At Arab Street Hostel is located in Singapore, 1.2 km from the expansive Suntec City Shopping Mall.

Located in Bugis district, the accommodation is also close to Kampong Glam. Haji Lane is 100 metres away. Guests can enjoy Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine offered in Beirut, which is about 100 metres away. This hostel is just a few steps from Malay Heritage Centre History Museum.

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Bringing The Iconic ‘The Halal Guys’ To Singapore

[Update 29 Oct 2020] We’ve just heard that Overrice will be opening a physical store on 30 October 2020, Friday! 😍 The store will be located at 48 Arab Street, with opening hours 11.30AM – 9.30PM daily. They’ve also added new items to the menu to look forward to. From light snacks like Beef FriesSpicy Popcorn Chicken, and Overrice Fries drizzled with their signature house sauces – to desserts like Okieco’s Banana Pudding and cheesecake shots and so much more. 😋 In the meantime, read on to find out about their signature bowls and start planning out the first thing you’re going to order once you get there!
If you’ve been searching for a halal snack pack to tide you over, look no further because Overrice is Singapore’s very own answer to the famous chain The Halal Guys! 🤩 I’ve been craving The Halal Guys for weeks so when I found out about Overrice and its rave reviews I knew I had to try them out! I’ve been able to eat The Halal Guys in Seoul and Londonso far (though I haven’t dined at their original Manhattan location yet) so I was super excited to see how Overricematched up.
The founders of Overrice were actually influenced by the original The Halal Guys pushcart in Manhattan, New York and they’ve brought this beloved chain’s signature ‘halal snack packs’ to Singapore’s shores. Consisting of basmati rice, lettuce, tomatoes, pita bread, and a choice of protein, they’re a hearty and wholesome meal that will fill you up. Overrice’s bowls currently only come in 1 size and they have 3 protein options – beef, chicken, and falafel.

The first thing I had to try? The white sauce. The Halal Guys’ white sauce is one their signature ingredients so any tribute to The Halal Guys needs to have good sauce too. The moment I tasted the sauce I was taken aback – in a good way!
The garlic taste is strong but not overpowering, and the flavours reminded me of sour cream and tahini. There’s a really subtle taste of pepper but overall it’s fragrant, cool, and savoury without being too strong. There’s even a bit of sweetness to really bring the garlic taste forward. 🤤 It tastes really similar to the real thing, and is an amazing sauce on its own. I wanted a whole bottle of it by the timeI was done.
Next up: the main meal. The moment the lid was lifted off the bowl, I instantly could smell the spices used in the basmati rice and meat. 😮 The rice was flavourful though a little dry. The dryness actually made it go really well with the sauce and the meat once it was all mixed together. I snuck a piece of chicken from my sister’s bowl and was quite pleased to find that it was nice and tender! Overrice marinates their chicken for at least 12 hours, and it shows in the texture and sweetness of the meat. 😁
Finally, it was time to dig into my own beef bowl. On Overrice’s website, they describe the beef as “juicy overnight marinated pulled beef slow-cooked to perfection” – and I agree! 🤩 The beef was soft, sweet, and savoury. You could taste the marinade and it was so tender it felt like it was melting in my mouth with every bite. I honestly think it’s the tastiest pulled beef I’ve ever had. 🤤 I’m not a big fan of red meat but I’d definitely buy this again.
To top it off, they also include their signature red sauce.The website says it’s “made from 4 types of chilli” and if you’re a fan of spicy food I canpromise you’ll love it. 🌶 My mouth and tongue were on fire from even a little nibble. The chilli itself had several layers of taste, but none that particularly stood out. Overall its subtle sweetness and texture brought out the savoury spices of the rice and beef. Throughout the meal, I could feel my face getting warm and my throat starting to itch but it was just too good to stop. I would actually rank the chilli a cut above The Halal Guy’s chilli because the spice level was so good. 😆

Overall, if you’ve tried The Halal Guys before I would recommend giving Overrice a shot. They come really close to duplicating the taste, and their ordering process is super convenient! If you’ve never had a chance to try The Halal Guys yet – make sure to try out Overrice first. It’s a great meal on its own and definitely value-for-money. 😁
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J Studios Bugis Haji Lane Flagship Store | Good Facial Singapore

J Studios Bugis Haji Lane Flagship Store | Good Facial Singapore – J Studios

Welcome To

J Studios

Your Journey To Perfection Begins Here

J Studios

Your Journey To Perfection Begins Here

J Studios was established in 2011. We grew from a small home-based beauty salon based on our trusted, reputable, friendly, and affordable beauty services. In 2016, we opened our first boutique salon in Jurong East. Unlike ordinary beauty salons are heavily profit driven, we use our hearts and passions to provide our best services to our customers in our boutique style salon. In 2017, we opened our flagship outlet at Haji Lane. Because of our sophisticated way to treat our customers, we were honored to receive an invitation and we were audited by Bernard Cassiere from Paris to join as Bernard Cassiere Premium Salon in Singapore.

“Beauty will always be my foremost and ultimate career choice. My passion and love for it can be seen and felt by my many customers, friends, and family.”
Jerrie, J Studios Founder

We have now opened our beautiful elegant French style Bugis Haji Lane flagship outlet right at the heart of Singapore CBD area to give our customers maximum convenience. It is located just a walking distance away from Bugis MRT Station, making your beauty therapy experience convenient and accessible.

J Studios Bugis Haji Lane Flgship Outlet

31 Haji Lane, Singapore 189224

Opening Hours: 11.00am-10pm Daily
Tel: +65 91828565

MRT: Bugis Station (East West & Downtown Line) – 6 Mins Walk
Bus: 100, 107, 107M, 961, 961C, 980 ( Alight Opp Park Royal Hotel)/Outside Park Royal Hotel) 48, 57 (Alight at Landmark Village Hotel)

Parking: Limited parking at Arab Street. We recommend you to park your car at Golden Landmark Shopping Centre

Why Choose Us?


At J Studios, our client’s comfort and satisfaction is our highest priority. We believe in constant communication between therapists and clients to ensure the comfort, preference, and needs of the client are met. Our personalised and tailored services help customers achieve effective results in the shortest time, while maintaining a great treatment experience every session at an affordable price.

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Popular Services at J Studios

We pride ourselves on the personalised and friendly atmosphere our beauty boutique provides for all our clients. We have received lots of our customer feedback request for more services to offer them as they love J Studios so much and they don’t want to go here and there to look for other places for other beauty services not available at J Studios. By strong demands, on top of our facial treatments, we have added lots of services in J Studios menu. From facial to body and hair care, we offer a comprehensive treatment menu that provides an extensive selection of treatments and therapies that are tailored to suit your needs.

No More Painful Extraction

The Signature Oxygen Deep Cleansing Facial is our best selling treatment, known for its deep cleansing and nourishing properties. Made popular by celebrities seeking to retain youthfulness and a flawless high definition look, most notably Madonna and the cast of Sex and The City, the technology is designed to cleanse, smooth, and plump your skin immediately.

The Signature Oxygen Deep Cleansing Facial is suitable for all skin types. If you have troubled or sensitive skin, long term treatment can help to eliminate acne, as well as blemishes and scars caused by acne, leaving dull skin visibly brightened with a natural radiant glow.

How Often Do I Need Treatments?

The frequency of treatments is dependable on every individual’s skin condition and concerns. If you have troubled skin, it is recommended that you return for treatments twice a month for the first month, and once a month thereafter for maintenance. Customers looking to rejuvenate and build up great skin health are also advised to get therapy once to twice a month.

Singapore Exclusive Facial

J Studios is the exclusive salon for Bernard Cassiere’s Chocolate Anti-Stress Facial in Singapore

The Bernard Cassiere Chocolate Anti-Stress Facial, is an award winning treatment formulated with natural cocoa extracts and quality fair trade chocolate, and is rich in antioxidants and anti-free radicals ingredients that significantly helps to repair, detoxify, and protect the skin, while rejuvenating your skin to glowing radiance.

The relaxing Chocolate Anti-stress Facial is targeted at soothing stressed urban skin types, while providing protection against environmental damage.

Bernard Cassiere Facial Treatments

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Bernard Cassiere is known for their unique and natural concept which incorporates natural ingredients extracts into its formulas, with originality, professionalism, and excellence. J Studios Bugis Haji Lane outlet is proud to name Bernard Cassiere Premium Salon in Singapore.

  • Oxygenating Honey treatment is designed for dull and devitalised skins
  • Brightening Kiwi Spa Facial is targeted at intensive skin brightening and reducing pigmentation
  • Pomegranate & AHA Spa Facial, is a peeling and nourishing treatment aimed at boosting cell renewal
  • Bilberry treatment for hypersensitive skin to provide powerful calming and soothing effects to reduce redness caused by inflammation
  • Mint-Lemon Facial for combination and oily skins targets to excess sebum, dilated pores and skin imperfections.
  • Bamboo hydrating Facial is highly effective to fix skin dehydration and offer a long lasting effect
  • Cornflower Eye Spa effectively decongest, firm and reduce dark circles and fine lines
Fuss Free & Quick Hair Removal!

Get rid of unwanted hair with J Studios’ waxing services using WaxXXX, a luxurious range of professional wax products, for all hair types and skin conditions. The wax is formulated to be gentle on the skin, with a strong grip on short hair, and is suitable for sensitive skin. Pre waxing care prepares the skin and post waxing care helps to calm and soothe the skin, leaving your skin supple and smooth, and hair regrowth softer and finer.

Pre-waxing and post-waxing care is included in each session.

Relax & Restore

Rejuvenate your hair and scalp with the Oriental Herbal Hair Treatment, a blend of organic and natural traditional Chinese medicinal herbs to deep cleanse and nourish your hair and scalp, restoring its health and vitality.

The treatment aims to provide deep cleansing of the scalp, ridding it of all free radicals, while protecting and building up your scalp’s immunity. The herbal components also help to bring about a reduction in frequency of head related issues such as migraines, headaches, hair loss, dry or oily hair and scalp, as well as damaged hair.

Strengthen & Nourish

Revitalise and rejuvenate your hair, to achieve  the luxurious locks you’ve always wanted, and experience the amazing benefits of amino acids and nanotechnology.

Formulated with amino acids, known for its deeply nourishing properties, your hair will be strengthened, volumised, smoother and silkier with the shampoo and treatment process.

Pamper your nail with luxurious spa treatments at J Studios

With a wide variety of services ranging from gelish manicures, paraffin treatments to hand spas.

Get your hair and makeup done by expert makeup artists for your big day out

Whether it’s a dinner and dance, a party, or a special event, shine in the spotlight with our professional makeup services. J Studios offers professional makeup services for wedding, dinner and dance, special events, festive seasons, parties, PROM night, and ROM. We will make sure you look the best.

Be the subject of eyebrow envy with the Korean Eyebrow Embroidery Service

Using high quality dyes to create a realistic and natural multi-dimensional effect, the process is painless, and results are long-lasting. The best part is it saves the hassle on makeup products and time, and you still get eyebrows on fleek!

Sick of smudged mascara and false lashes that never seem to last long? We’ve got the solution for you!

Lash extensions can help you achieve long, beautiful and natural looking lashes, without the pain and time of using eyelash makeup products daily. Choose from a variety from premium handcrafted lashes for a natural or volumized look.

Mar 5, 2020

highly recommend the service at J.studio. nice ambience and friendly staff, especially yumi. She is very passionate with what she is doing and listens TO the customer’S NEED. got lots of compliments with the make up and hair that she did.

Thank you so much

Jan 25, 2020

Jurong outlet: Friendly staff with comfortable setting. Happy with my rom makeup, thank you

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Singapore – the city where the conceived comes true / Articles on Profi.Travel

Singapore is an amazing country. In a short time, this city turned from a poor port island of the 19th and 20th centuries into one of the most developed and modern cities in the world. However, despite all the technology and innovation, the main value of Singapore is a truly unique local population with a rich cultural heritage. Turning their ideas and plans into reality, it was the locals who turned the island into a city of new opportunities – a place ideal for doing business, hosting cultural events, implementing engineering and architectural ideas, and developing advanced technologies.Tourists from all over the world come to Singapore to learn the stories of local people and recharge their incredible energy.

The city is unique in that the West and the East harmoniously meet here. Singaporeans are fluent in English, the local dialect of which is called “Singlish” for its characteristic pronunciation and mixing with other languages ​​of the world. Religious equality and openness in Singapore is reaching such a level that Buddhist, Taoist and Hindu temples, Christian churches and Muslim mosques are located just steps from each other.Thanks to this mixture of cultures, representatives of all nationalities feel very comfortable and contribute to the development of the country, and a favorable environment contributes to the implementation of the most ambitious projects. Once in Singapore, you don’t want to leave.

Don’t just eat, be a gourmet!

It is best to start your acquaintance with the city and its inhabitants with the ethnic regions and national cuisines of Singapore. Each district has its own history, culture, rules and traditions. If you walk along narrow streets (meter and a half wide), street vendors are noisy around, pharmacies are huddled interspersed with endless souvenir shops, and buildings resemble Chinese architecture in their appearance – rest assured, you are in Chinatown.This is the heart of Singapore, where you can find many historical monuments, traditional markets, shops, Ann Siang Hill and Club Street with small restaurants and eateries and a large-scale food court Maxwell Food Center, where every gourmet should visit Tian Tian Chicken Rice, Jin Hua Sliced ​​Fish Bee Hoon and Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake.

In Chinatown, be sure to try one of Singapore’s most iconic culinary discoveries, the Chili Crab. In 1956, street hawker Madame Sher Yam Tian decided to experiment with the methods of cooking her crabs.The dish she came up with is the real king of crab dishes and can now be found easily in most fish restaurants.

There is also the Arab Quarter (locals call it Kampong Glam), where history and traditional culture are mixed with an ultra-trendy lifestyle. Once an ethnic enclave of the Muslim community, home to Arab and Bugis traders, today Kampong Glam is a thriving area known for its Haji Lane shopping street, Sultan Mosque and many other attractions.Kampong Glam really comes to life during Ramadan (the Muslim fasting month) ahead of the Fasting Day.

Lively Little India is a slice of real India in multicultural Singapore. Numerous spice shops, jewelers, flower shops, saree vendors, trendy cafes and eateries are located on every corner. While walking around the Indian Quarter, visit Suriya Restaurant, located opposite the Hindu Temple, and drop by the Wet market.It is in this area that you can taste authentic Indian cuisine, which cannot be found in the whole city. And you don’t have to go to Little India for the most popular Indian food. The traditional dish roti prata, which looks like pancakes with cheese, mushrooms, eggs or even chocolate, is sold every step of the way in Singapore. Also, be sure to check out the 24-hour Mustafa Center, a gigantic shopping mall and a real paradise for all lovers of bargain shopping.

The Peranakans live in the Katong / Ju-Chiat area – the descendants of Chinese merchants who emigrated in the 15th-17th centuries.to the Malay Archipelago and married to Malay women. Here you can discover the unique Peranakan culture as you stroll past historic shops, quirky boutiques and eateries. The area is very popular with locals as it is one of the best places in town for lunch or dinner. The variety of dishes is almost endless: lovely restaurants offer the famous Katong Laxa, while old coffee houses offer kue pies and other exquisite Peranakan cuisine.You should definitely visit the historic shophouse, Bloc + The Salon, where you can get a beautiful haircut or styling. The interior of the salon is made in an industrial style. The seat is owned by seasoned stylist Celice Tam, who has over 10 years of experience working with clients in the creative and entertainment industries. Afterward, it is recommended to stop by Rumah Bebe to admire the artful architecture of the store, built in 1928, or buy Peranakan furnishings, china, sarong kebayas (Peranakan attires), beaded bags and slippers.I would like to mention one of the many talented chefs in Singapore – Malcolm Lee. In his Michelin-starred Candlenut Peranakan restaurant, he brings a new dimension to traditional sweet and savory Peranakan dishes.

Singapore is home to talented people and experts in their field who make their dreams come true. For example, Jang Hong Meng, owner of Hong Kong’s Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, a street-side diner that was awarded a Michelin star in 2016, is the first time a small diner has ever received such a prestigious award in the history of a guide.The specialty chicken and rice at this restaurant costs only two Singapore dollars, and believe me, standing in line for this dish is definitely worth it.

As you can see from the first glance at the ethnic neighborhoods, Singapore is a city where gourmets, sweet tooth and passionate food lovers meet. Local food is a separate item on the tourist program. A stunning gastronomic experience is guaranteed – it is not for nothing that you will not be able to taste all Singaporean dishes, from the traditional spicy soup with noodles and laksa seafood to otak otak baked in fish leaves, even in a month of living on the island.In 2016, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, the most prestigious gastronomic award in Asia, included 10 restaurants from Singapore, including Andre, Waku Chin and Les Amis.

Don’t just go shopping, be a connoisseur!

Singapore is a city that attracts fashionistas, designers and collectors from all over the world. What is tourism without shopping? A better place to shop than Singapore is hard to imagine. This is a true shopaholic paradise, full of shops for all tastes and budgets, from luxury boutiques to street flea markets.The island’s unique shopping areas – Orchard Road, Marina Bay, HarbourFront – are full of amazing shopping opportunities. Well, lovers of boutiques and stylish designer items should definitely look into Haji Lane and Tioung Bahru.

In addition, it is recommended to visit such a unique place as Bras Basah. Bugis is a vibrant neighborhood steeped in history, home to well-known shopping malls, beautiful boutiques and bustling street markets. Be sure to shop for fun and sophisticated souvenirs and ethnic ceramics from the Supermama flagship store, and explore collections from top Singaporean designers and craftsmen (such as Carrie K., FrankSkincare organic cosmetics and Onlewo ethnic wallpaper) at the KEEPERS store at the National Design Center. And if you love something unique, you should definitely head to Marina Bay at SABRINAGOH, the boutique of the prominent Singaporean designer and founder of the eponymous local brand Sabrina Go. Taking inspiration from architectural masterpieces, Singaporean brand ELOHIM by Sabrina Goh creates striking, sensual designs that go far beyond the ordinary, whether it’s a slip dress with an asymmetrical hem or loose culottes with rustling pleats.

Don’t just have fun, also communicate!

The cultural and social life of Singapore attracts millions of tourists to the metropolis. Festivals, celebrations and other events follow an unceasing stream all year round! The week-long festival of fine arts Singapore Art Week, the festival of theater, dance, music and visual performances Art Stage Singapore, the famous biennale – here trends are born and the current fashion in art is formed. And nightlife lovers don’t miss the ZoukOut Music Festival, Asia’s premier beach party of the year.

The annual Fashion Steps Out @Orchard festival will introduce fashion even to people far from the fashion industry: the latest collections of famous brands are shown in the open air, admission is free for everyone.

Two major food festivals await gastro travelers – first the Street Food Festival, followed by the Michelin Guide Street Food Festival. In Singapore, you must pay attention not only to high-profile restaurants, but also to street stalls – the food is there, and there, without exaggeration, of the highest level, as evidenced by the Michelin guide, which gave local establishments the top positions in the top 50 best restaurants in Asia.

Don’t just watch, be an experience seeker!

Twice a year, Singapore attracts the attention of sports fans from all over the world. In September, the world’s only Formula 1 night stage is held right along the central streets of the city. The roar of the cars is accompanied by daily concerts of world stars and fashionable parties throughout the city. By the way, this year the jubilee race – the Singapore Grand Prix is ​​held for the tenth time. And in October in the metropolis the best representatives of tennis gather at the final tournament of the year WTA.The Great Singapore Sale Shopping Festival, which will take place in June-August, is also filled with real sporting excitement.

In multicultural Singapore, grandiose holidays happen every month. Chinese New Year and accompanying costumed street procession Chingay Parade, traditional dragon boat races, Breaking the fast that marks the end of the fast of the holy month of Ramadan, Mid-Autumn Festival, and the main Hindu festival Diwali – here it is, Singapore multiculturalism in all its glory.

Be not just a tourist, be a discoverer!

Singapore is a meeting place for nature lovers, travelers and explorers. Over the past 60 years, Singapore has demonstrated its exclusivity – from the famous Marina Bay Sands hotel with a rooftop pool to the world’s first self-driving taxi. Another confirmation of this uniqueness is the incredible amount of greenery, which the city owes to the love of local residents for nature. Singapore is literally the greenest city in the world.Plants are planted here even on the walls and on the roofs of high-rise buildings. A distinctive feature of wall gardens is not only in decorating a concrete metropolis, but also in their role as climate control – they prevent buildings from overheating in the heat and conserve heat in cool weather. One of these buildings is Nanyang Technological University, whose façade is completely “covered” with greenery. Surrounded by trees, this five-story building on the campus is a fusion of landscape and architecture, nature and high technology.The university is equipped with innovative environmental features, including a ventilation system that provides an alternative to conventional air conditioning. Air circulates naturally between the atrium, corridors, staircases and elevator platforms.

Singapore’s most famous green spot is the futuristic Gardens by the Bay park. Huge reinforced concrete trees up to 50 meters high are entwined with real tropical vines, ferns and orchids. This expansive 101 hectare natural park offers breathtaking views of the coast from three gardens.As you walk through the gardens, you will definitely be attracted by the large-scale “supertrees” Supertree. Each of these vertical gardens rises from 9 to 16 stories high. Walk the suspension bridge between the two Supertree and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the park. Do not forget to come here in the evening – to admire the celestial show of twinkling lights and listen to the “Rhapsody of the Garden” surrounded by supertrees.

The diversity of Singaporean culture will appeal to adults. However, children will not get bored in Singapore either, because a small state is a giant amusement park, where the whole family can easily find something to do for themselves.

The first step is to visit the Singapore Zoo, located outside the city. Animals in this amazing place are kept in conditions as close as possible to their natural habitat. Here you will not see trellises and fences: animals walk freely on green lawns. Next to the Singapore Zoo is the Night Safari, the world’s first safari park with nocturnal animals. And in the River Safari Park you can see manatees, monkeys, piranhas and pandas.To admire the birds, head to Jurong Park, home to 5,000 birds. This is an amazing and colorful world in which graceful pink flamingos and funny toucans, clumsy penguins and predatory hawks, regal peacocks walking along the paths, and doves the size of a turkey coexist peacefully. The visual lessons of zoology should be completed in the grandiose oceanarium on Sentosa Island – S.E. A. Aquarium. The majestic underwater kingdom can absorb your attention for at least a few hours.Time flies here unnoticed, and each hall introduces new underwater inhabitants. Having learned a lot about the animal kingdom, you can move on to other entertainments – for example, incredible emotions can be enjoyed in the world of cartoons in Universal Studios Singapore. Well, for outdoor activities, a huge water park with slides and tunnels – Adventure Cove Waterpark is perfect.

Singapore is also famous for its unique amusement parks for the whole family, which cannot be found in any other country in the world.Fans of vivid impressions can go to the Forest Adventure obstacle course, where everyone will feel like Tarzan. Hanging logs, rope ladders, dizzying bungee flying and free fall from an 8-meter height will make your heart beat faster. Alternatively, you can push your little Einstein down the path of science and head to the Science Center Singapore, which houses countless interactive exhibits in 14 galleries. Well, to recuperate – go for a bite to eat delicious cookies and ice cream at the local cat cafe Neko No Niwa, surrounded by adorable kittens, who are sheltered by the owners of this establishment, Sue Lynn and Sam.

There are so many museums and galleries in Singapore that you can create a full-fledged excursion program for the entire vacation. Thus, the National Gallery of Singapore boasts the largest collection of contemporary art in Southeast Asia. And then there is the National Museum, the Toy Museum and many others. Particular attention should be paid to the Museum of Art and Science – a must-see place if you come with children. An excellently organized exposition, a large number of interactive exhibits – you can spend a whole day here!

Singapore is renowned for its talented designers and artists, including the outstanding illustrator Eeshaun, famous both in Singapore and beyond.Eeshaun is a kinetic artist and part of the Tiger Translate group of artists, and in 2012 he was nominated for an award in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize. In addition, he has created various illustrations and designs for major companies such as Adidas, Nike and Facebook. His work also adorns many city sites – for example, on the wall of the Bishan station (Ring Line) you can see the memorable painting “Move!” (Move!), And at the Art Connector Alley at the National Gallery of Singapore, you can rest on a colorful bench called “So As To Achieve Happiness, Prosperity and Progress for Our Nation”.

Singapore has Changi Airport, where guests will always find something to do: a wide range of services and opportunities for relaxation, entertainment and play areas, seven themed gardens, free internet access and even free tours of Singapore. For those traveling with children and babies, family-friendly services are available. This airport “city” in the city even has a rooftop pool. And there is also a chance to become a millionaire by visiting the shops and restaurants of Changi (the lottery is held until October 31, 2017).With the opening of Terminal 4, Changi Airport will have 400 shops and 140 cafes and restaurants. The official opening of the fourth Terminal will take place on October 31, 2017.

In 2019, the stunning Gemstone project of the future will open – a shopping and entertainment complex with incredible new attractions such as the Canopy Park domed park and the 40-meter Rain Vortex waterfall in the center of the magnificent park.

90,000 Li Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore – Archive

[literary version]


“I don’t think our success is related to any magic.This is the result of hard work “

Born on February 10, 1956.
Graduated from the Mathematics Department of the University of Cambridge and the Department of Political Science at Harvard University.
In 1984 he was elected to the Parliament.
From 1994 to 1998, Minister of Industry and Trade.
Since 1998, Chairman of the Monetary and Financial Authority of Singapore.
Since 2001, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Singapore.
Since August 12, 2004, Prime Minister, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Singapore.

In banana-lemon Singapore, in a storm,
When the ocean sings and cries
And drives in a dazzling blue
Birds distant caravan …

Singapore. This is how Alexander Vertinsky could have seen him in the 30s of the last century, if, of course, he was destined to visit this tiny island. The famous “Tango Magnolia” is a hymn to the inaccessible and alluring island of tropical exoticism.

And this is what Singapore looks like now: skyscrapers made of glass and concrete! A giant port! A technocratic oasis of Asia! All of this is a city, an island, and the independent republic of Singapore, which lives by its own strict rules.

Mikhail GUSMAN: Singapore is an example of strong economic development. In just a few decades, in a short period of time in the historical sense of the word, Singapore from a third world country was able to become a state that many look up to and from which many learn.At the same time, Singapore has no natural resources. What do you think, Mr. Prime Minister, due to what has achieved this amazing success?

Li XIAN LONG: I don’t think our success is due to any magic. This is the result of hard work. We managed to help the citizens of the republic to look realistically at Singapore, at the place it occupies in the world around it, at its pressing problems. We acted together because we understood that otherwise we would face an economic and political collapse.

The Chinese were the first to understand that Singapore is geographically located in a very advantageous place. Skillful and far-sighted merchants looked at this “island on the edge of the peninsula” in the 3rd century AD. For a long time, only Malay fishermen and pirates lived here. The strait, through which tens of thousands of ships a year pass to the port today, was considered one of the most dangerous in tropical seas.

According to Malay legend, Singapore was founded in 1299 by a prince from the state of Srivijaya.Fleeing from the storm on the island, the prince saw here a strange animal that looked like a lion. And since the prince himself was called Sing, which means “Lion”, then, having decided to found a new city on the island, he named it Singapore – Lion City.

MG: Singapore occupies a unique place on the world map, as if at the crossroads between Europe, Asia, Australia. It is God’s providence that Singapore is located in such a wonderful and attractive location.And in this regard, I would like to understand what are the priorities in the foreign policy of Singapore, based on this unique position?

HPL: Our main priority in foreign policy is to maintain good relations with neighboring states, especially with members of the ASEAN organization, which includes ten countries in our region.

In the following centuries, the Malacca Peninsula and the island of Singapore became the arena for the struggle between the Portuguese, Dutch and British for the colonization of lands.In 1819, Sir Stamford Raffles, governor of Benculen, the British domain of Sumatra, founded an English trading post on the island. This year is considered the year of the founding of Singapore as a well-defined territory. In 1824, Singapore became the official possession of England. Today Singapore is part of the Commonwealth of Nations, led by Great Britain.

MG: Once the former Prime Minister of Great Britain Margaret Thatcher said very important words.They sound like this: once Singapore learned from the UK, today the UK has a lot to learn from Singapore. I will allow myself to develop this thought. What is the reason for the whole world to learn from Singapore? In short, what lesson can Singapore teach the world?

HPL: I think it would be overconfident if a small island with a population of four and a half million was trying to teach the world around. We try to solve our own problems rationally, meaningfully, persistently and work together to build a society in which talent can be developed, people can feel good, we can raise our children with the confidence that they can go beyond us.At the same time, we constantly monitor how other countries manage to solve their problems in order to use this invaluable experience for the benefit of the country.

The country’s first constitution entered into force on June 3, 1959. It provided for the introduction of self-government within the British Commonwealth. In 1963, Singapore became part of the Federation of Malaysia as a state. But, after only two years, he left the federation and became an independent independent state.December 22, 1965 is a historic date for Singaporeans. On that day, the independent Republic of Singapore was proclaimed!

L.S.L .: Working very hard for more than forty years, since independence, and, having behind us a number of successful achievements, we were able to raise the standard of living of citizens, improve living conditions, improve the education system … We have significantly modernized our economy. Thanks to the stability of society, we have managed to attract significant investments to the country!

From 1959, from the moment Singapore became a self-governing colony and until 1990, for 31 years, one person was the Prime Minister of the republic – Lee Kuan Yew.He called himself and his associates “a group of bourgeois leaders who received an English education.” And all these years there is one party in power in the country – the Party of People’s Action. It’s hard to believe, but Singapore has been radically transformed before the eyes of one generation! Just some 40 years ago, rickshaws drove past one-story houses, and wooden junks moored the banks. Singapore even had to import fresh water and building sand. Singapore is now one of Asia’s economic wonders.The small republic has built up a foreign exchange reserve equal to that of China and India combined.

MG: Your great father, Lee Kuan Yew, created modern Singapore practically from scratch. Think back to your childhood. What did you learn from looking at your father?

HPL: I had the most ordinary childhood. We were raised at home, not in a palace, and thus we could experience the real world. We were, in a word, ordinary citizens.I think we learned from our father loyalty and responsibility for the fate of our people. Father taught us to never give up and always try new ways, new approaches, explore opportunities, wondering if we can do better, can we solve this problem, can we make a breakthrough.

The main task that was set 40 years ago by the father of our interlocutor, Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, is to turn Singapore into a financial and trade center of Southeast Asia and to attract foreign investors.The fulfillment of this task became the ideology of the country: every investor was welcomed here and all conditions were created for him to safely launch production. Reduced taxes and trade duties. They created their own high-tech industries to provide employment for the population. Today in Singapore, not only are there no unemployed, there is a surplus of jobs.

At the same time, the problem of national education was being solved. Singapore needed competent specialists in various fields.The government spent large sums of money to educate Singaporean students at the best universities in the world.

HPL: We have implemented a good management system based on the principle of meritocracy, when the most capable employees occupy the most responsible positions. We have an excellent government that tries to pursue the most effective policies that take into account the country’s long-term interests.

In 1972, the government spent $ 160 million on the construction of a container terminal, which forms the basis of a unique seaport.And cargoes flowed here from all over the world: about 40 thousand ships a year, representative offices of 700 sea companies, connections with 600 ports of the world, full computerization of storage, accounting, loading and unloading. And in the future – modernization of the port, doubling of capacities.

Today, Singapore is an international financial center with a representative office of more than two hundred largest commercial and commercial banks – one of the twenty richest countries in the world. In terms of living standards in Asia, it is second only to Japan.And during all four decades of independence, the principle of the rule of law and equality of all before the law was established in the country.

MG: In Singapore, as far as I know, one of the highest salaries in the world for civil servants. According to official figures, the salary of the Prime Minister of Singapore is the highest among the salaries of the heads of state. At the same time, despite the fact that Singapore is the least corrupt country in the world, the government is relentlessly fighting corruption.

HPL: The fight against corruption is one of the most important tasks of our government. We try to make people work honestly, openly, without bribes. We explain to the people: yes, we pay more money to officials, but we hire only highly qualified specialists who are aware of their responsibility to the country and society. And we ask them with all the severity of the law! And high salaries keep them from the temptation to take bribes. Our ministers are probably the highest paid in the world.I am, as you rightly pointed out, considered the highest paid prime minister in the world, but I am far from being the worst of them. We are trying to build a team that is able to bring the best results to Singapore.

MG: In my opinion, an important achievement of Singapore is a very low crime rate. You managed to practically nullify the criminal world of your country. Some associate this with the fact that Singapore has very strict legislation. In particular, there is the death penalty in the republic.How do you think the severity of punishment has decisively influenced the eradication of crime? Are you trying in this regard to somehow soften your legislation or, conversely, to make it even more stringent?

HPL: I think that the severity of our legislation is, of course, a very important factor, and, in particular, such a serious punishment as the death penalty. Without the death penalty, we would be mired in drug trafficking, like many other countries in Southeast Asia.We, of course, do not have the death penalty for littering in public places or committing acts of vandalism, but what helps us keep the crime rate and the safety of citizens in Singapore, I think, is effective law enforcement, as well as good cooperation between the police. and the population.

It all started with the fact that a tough code of laws was supposed to teach the nation a new civilized order. Do not litter, throw cigarette butts, ride unfastened, read porn magazines, or watch violent movies.All these violations will be fined. Severe punishment awaits the owners of the cafe for poor-quality food.

Police are not visible on the streets – they are in civilian clothes. And the cleanliness of Singapore’s streets is truly amazing. Back in the 90s of the last century, a ban on chewing gum was imposed in the country in the name of cleanliness on the streets. Not so long ago, the government made concessions and passed a law, however, they discussed it for six months, which allows chewing certain types of chewing gum, but they are sold in pharmacies and exclusively on prescription.The opening hours of bars have increased, censorship has become more flexible. But the manifestation of national enmity and hatred is still severely punished, even discussions on the Internet on this topic are taken into account.

L.S.L .: All major religions in the world are present in Singapore. Our cardinal principle is to provide equal opportunities, no preference for any race, community, language. The majority of our population is Chinese, but this is not Chinese Singapore.Our working language is English, which allows us to provide equal opportunities for the non-Chinese population. In addition, the government adheres to the secular nature of the state.

MG: And yet, what exactly is Singaporean culture? Is there such a thing – Singaporean identity?

HPL: In my opinion, we, Singaporeans, have a special spirit, a certain character, developed by upbringing in a given environment, due to the presence of those neighbors that surround us.This is the upbringing that we give to our children, this is our confidence that we are able to successfully solve many problems, this is our openness to the world, this is our desire to see something new, the ability to constantly learn.

MG: What, in your opinion, are the main problems that Singapore will have to face in the near future?

L.S.L .: We should rather not talk about problems, but about those tasks that we have to solve in the near future.We are interested in the creation of new high-class resorts, in the construction of petrochemical complexes that would serve the entire region, in the expansion of the pharmaceutical sector using state-of-the-art know-how, and in attracting qualified specialists from all over the world to Singapore. It is necessary to carefully prepare for the negative consequences of the global financial crisis.

MG: What exactly do you need to do in Singapore so that the global financial storm, which is already raging in the world, does not have such a painful effect on the country’s economy, on the lives of ordinary citizens?

L.S.L .: First of all, we need to take care of our citizens, and for this purpose we have recently finished drawing up a special budget, the essence of which at the moment is not to stimulate the economy, but to purposefully use financial opportunities to maintain specific companies that are able to maintain jobs. At the same time, we are taking long-term measures, because after some time the financial storm will surely subside, and we need to look beyond the horizon and make investments in our future.

At the end of 2009, the APEC – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit was held in Singapore. Russia is also among the APEC countries.

L.S.L .: In 2009, we need to return to trade liberalization, because during the global economic and financial crisis, the governments of all states will be under pressure, they will try to adhere to a narrow nationalist policy, and take protectionist measures.We intend to go in the opposite direction, to maintain an open door policy so that we can develop cooperation with each other, and at the same time do not harm ourselves. We intend to demonstrate this approach at the next APEC summit.

MG: How do you assess the current state of Russian-Singaporean relations?

HPL: We have excellent relations with Russia. We have been friends for many years. In recent years, our economic relations have developed significantly.The volume of trade has tripled. An increasing number of Russian tourists come to Singapore. The number of air flights between our countries has also grown. Investments, in particular, from the side of Singapore in Russia, are of considerable interest to us. Thus, we see great potential for the development of our economic relations.

In 2008 alone, the trade turnover between our countries increased by more than 70 percent. Russia and Singapore intend to develop joint projects in tourism, microelectronics, financial services, and the oil and gas sector.And, of course, special attention is paid to the development of partnerships in the field of transport, logistics and port terminals. Since 2006, Singapore Airlines has been operating direct flights from Singapore to Moscow.

In opal and moonlit Singapore, in a storm,
When a banana breaks in the wind,
You dream all night on a yellow skin
Under the cries of monkeys.

Despite the distances, in recent years more and more tourists from Russia come to the tempting and distant country of their dreams – Singapore.Here, on the same island and in the same city, you can simultaneously visit among the skyscrapers, in Chinatown – in Chinatown, – in the Indian quarter – in Little India, in the Arabian – and among the houses that remember the colonial British administration. And the city itself is surrounded by magnificent parks. One of the unique is the Jurong Bird Park, where thousands of bird species live in natural conditions.

HPL: We try to create as many favorable conditions as possible for tourists to want to stay longer in Singapore.For example, we have a night zoo that allows tourists to participate in a night safari with a realistic feeling of being in Africa. We have very interesting parks with magnificent orchids and tropical plants. You may even feel like you are in a rainforest. And we are building so-called integrated resorts with casinos, entertainment centers, shops, grocery supermarkets, traditional amenities, where you can have a good and happy time in Singapore and observe our life.

MG: You did not mention one circumstance in your colorful description of the delights of life – Singaporean cuisine, multinational, multicultural. I have the impression that all the cuisines of the world, especially Asian ones, have gathered in Singapore and mixed with each other. I would like to know what your personal culinary preferences are, what is your favorite cuisine, and how correct am I in my assumption that such a gastronomic paradise is also one of the attractive features of Singapore?

L.S.L .: Indeed, tourists come to us to taste Singaporean cuisine, our residents also love it very much and miss it, being away from home. I also like Singaporean cuisine, especially the spicy Malay cuisine, but my doctor constantly reminds me that I need to be very careful, I need to monitor my blood cholesterol levels.

MG: I know that you celebrate all the holidays that exist in multi-ethnic and multi-faith Singapore.What is your family’s favorite holiday?

HPL: Honestly, there is no time for the holidays. In Singapore, ministers continue to work over the weekend. They devote these days to meetings with ordinary citizens of Singapore.

MG: Therefore, probably, they receive a large salary.

HPL: If you occupy this position only because of the salary, then you are in the wrong place. I think that the Chinese New Year, of course, is a great holiday, which we celebrate with the family circle, always with the participation of parents.And yet, for me personally, the most important holiday is our national day – Independence Day.

MG: Our program, Mr. Prime Minister, is called the “Formula of Power”. Each politician, each leader perceives power in his own way. And so we always end our show with the same question we ask our guests. What does this thing called “power” taste like?

L.S.L .: I would say this is a passion, this is the ability to convince people without the use of force of what is right, to help people move forward and inspire them to work together to achieve something beyond that. that seems possible.

To achieve beyond what seems possible – it seems that these words can be considered the internal motto of the entire four-million-strong country. Talking about Singapore, you often have to say “the most”. It is also the most urbanized island on the planet. The tallest hotel in Asia and the tallest Ferris wheel are located here. Singapore is said to have achieved harmony between the past and the future on this single island, with the triumph of the present.The human right to a dignified life is the most important thing for Singaporeans living today. And this most important right is unshakably protected by the state.


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Postcodes in Singapore are … What are Postcodes in Singapore?

Singapore postal codes are six-digit since 1995, replacing the four-digit system introduced in 1979. Singapore postal indexing is administered by Singapore Post .

Historical information

In 1950, the Singapore Postal Service developed a two-digit postal code system, according to which the territory of Singapore was divided into 28 postal districts. At the same time, each district was assigned a number, for example, the Orchard Road area ( Orchard Road ) was in the 9th arrondissement.

277 Orchard Road
Singapore 9

Rapid growth in industry, housing and urbanization has led to an increase in mail volumes.Consequently, in 1979, 28 postal districts were further subdivided into 81 sectors, making the two-digit postal code system a four-digit one. Moreover, the last two digits of the index meant the sector number in each district.

277 Orchard Road
Singapore 0 9 23

On September 1, 1995, a six-digit indexing system was introduced. [1] Six-digit postal codes were intended for mechanical sorting of postal items according to the sequence of delivery, that is, the order in which the mail was delivered.

Although the former 28 counties were no longer used Singapore Post , they are still commonly used to indicate the location of properties for sale or lease. [2] [3]

Six-digit indexes

The new system assigns each house or building a unique six-digit postcode. The first two digits represent the sector from the last two digits of the previous four-digit index. The last four digits identify the delivery point within the sector, that is, a house or building, for example [1] [3] :

where 24 is the sector index; 7964 – delivery point, that is, a house or building;

277 Orchard Road
Singapore 23 8858,

where 23 is the postal sector and 8858 is the building number.

For residential buildings of the Housing and Development Board ( Housing and Development Board ; HDB ), the building number is included in the postcode, for example [1] :

Blk 335 Smith Street
Singapore 050 335

Residential buildings of the Housing and Development Board having the same number in the same postal sector differ in postal codes, for example as follows [1] :

Blk 110 Simei Street 1
Singapore 52 0 110

Blk 110 Tampines Street 11
Singapore 52 1 110

Postal codes for private residential, commercial and industrial homes and buildings are assigned based on the alphabetical sequence of street names in each sector.This means that code designations for a specific postal sector were assigned first to houses and buildings located on streets whose names begin with the letter “A” , then with the letter “B” , etc. The postal codes of such properties do not contain corresponding house or building numbers in the index. The same system applies to industrial and commercial buildings of the Housing and Development Board. [1]

Postal districts and sectors

The table below lists the postal districts (former) and sectors into which the territory of Singapore is subdivided and whose numbers are used in the postal indexing of the country [4] :

Postal district Postal Sector
(first two digits of six-digit postal codes)
General location
01 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06 Raffles Place , Cecil, Marina, People’s Park
02 07, 08 Anson, Tanjong Pagar
03 14, 15, 16 Queenstown, Tiong Bahru
04 09, 10 Telok Blangah, HarbourFront
05 11, 12, 13 Pasir Panjang , Hong Leong Garden, Clementi New Town
06 17 High Street, Beach Road (part)
07 18, 19 Middle Road, Golden Mile
08 20, 21 Little India
09 22, 23 Orchard, Cairnhill, River Valley
10 24, 25, 26, 27 Ardmore, Bukit Timah, Holland Road, Tanglin
11 28, 29, 30 Watten Estate, Novena, Thomson
12 31, 32, 33 Balestier, Toa Payoh , Serangoon
13 34, 35, 36, 37 MacPherson, Braddell
14 38, 39, 40, 41 Geylang , Eunos
15 42, 43, 44, 45 Katong , Joo Chiat , Amber Road
16 46, 47, 48 Bedok , Upper East Coast, Eastwood, Kew Drive
17 49, 50, 81 Loyang, Changi
18 51, 52 Tampines , Pasir Ris
19 53, 54, 55, 82 Serangoon Gardens , Hougang , Ponggol
20 56, 57 Bishan , Ang Mo Kio
21 58, 59 Upper Bukit Timah, Clementi Park, Ulu Pandan
22 60, 61, 62, 63, 64 Jurong
23 65, 66, 67, 68 Hillview, Dairy Farm, {{: en: Bukit Panjang}}, Choa Chu Kang
24 69, 70, 71 Lim Chu Kang , Tengah
25 72, 73 Kranji , Woodgrove, Woodlands
26 77, 78 Upper Thomson, Springleaf
27 75, 76 Yishun , Sembawang
28 79, 80 Seletar




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Countries in Asia: Postal codes

Azerbaijan • Armenia • Afghanistan • Bangladesh • Bahrain • Brunei • Bhutan • East Timor • Vietnam • Georgia • Egypt¹ • Israel • India • Indonesia • Jordan • Iraq • Iran • Yemen • Kazakhstan² • Cambodia • Qatar • Cyprus • Kyrgyzstan • PRC • DPRK • Republic of Korea • Kuwait • Laos • Lebanon • Malaysia • Maldives • Mongolia • Myanmar • Nepal • UAE • Oman • Pakistan • Russia² • Saudi Arabia • Singapore • Syria • Tajikistan • Thailand • Turkmenistan • Turkey² • Uzbekistan • Philippines • Sri Lanka • Japan

Dependent territories
Unrecognized and partially recognized states

Republic of Abkhazia • Republic of China • Nagorno-Karabakh Republic • Palestinian National Authority • State of Palestine • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus • Republic of South Ossetia

¹ Mainly in Africa ² Partly in Europe
Asia Countries: Post

Azerbaijan • Armenia • Afghanistan • Bangladesh • Bahrain • Brunei • Bhutan • East Timor • Vietnam • Georgia • Egypt¹ • Israel • India • Indonesia • Jordan • Iraq • Iran • Yemen • Kazakhstan² • Cambodia • Qatar • Cyprus • Kyrgyzstan • PRC • DPRK • Republic of Korea • Kuwait • Laos • Lebanon • Malaysia • Maldives • Mongolia • Myanmar • Nepal • UAE • Oman • Pakistan • Russia² • Saudi Arabia • Singapore • Syria • Tajikistan • Thailand • Turkmenistan • Turkey² • Uzbekistan • Philippines • Sri Lanka • Japan

Dependent territories
Unrecognized and partially recognized states

Republic of Abkhazia • Republic of China • Nagorno-Karabakh Republic • Palestinian National Authority • State of Palestine • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus • Republic of South Ossetia

¹ Mainly in Africa ² Partly in Europe

Arab Street in Singapore – photo, information, description

The Arab quarter to the east of the colonial center is considered the Muslim center of Singapore.It became one of the first districts formed and built up in the state. At first, Kampong Glam was a small fishing village, which actually gave the name to the future quarter: “kampung” in Malay means “village”, and “gelam” is the name of a tree that once grew here, from which the Malays obtained medicinal oils and whose boats were caulked on paper with bark. In the first half of the 19th century, Kampong Glam became home to the Malay aristocracy: here was the residence of the sultan and his family, as well as the dwellings of the ruler’s close associates.By that time, in addition to the Malay one, a dense Arab community had formed in this area, formed from merchants who arrived in Singapore from the Middle East. Chinese and Indians also settled in Kampong Glam, however, the Muslim community remained the largest, which is why the quarter was called Muslim, or Arab.

The extraordinarily rich history of the Malay community and its impact on the culture of Singapore can be learned today at the Malay Cultural Heritage Center located at Kampong Glam.It is housed in a former palace built in 1843 for the last Singaporean sultan.
The modern Arab quarter, as in ancient times, is primarily a shopping area. It is often called the “textile district”: from the variety of high-quality fabrics, accessories, colorful Arab carpets with intricate patterns presented in the local stores, eyes run up. Kampong Glam is also famous for its small shops where you can buy original jewelry, hats, clothes and semi-precious stones, as well as the famous Arabian perfumes made from natural essential oils.
A key attraction in the Arab Quarter remains the Sultan Mosque with its shining gold domes and a huge prayer hall, which is rightly considered one of the most iconic places of worship in Singapore. The building of the mosque was erected in 1928 to replace the dilapidated one, built a hundred years earlier. A notable feature of the temple is a massive golden dome, the base of which is made from the bottoms of glass bottles: it serves as a reminder that once the representatives of the Muslim community of Singapore collected the missing funds for the construction of the first mosque by handing over bottles.The floor of the temple is covered with a magnificent carpet donated to the Singapore mosque by the Prince of Saudi Arabia.
In addition to the Sultan, two more mosques in the Arab quarter deserve attention – Hajj Fatima with the so-called falling minaret and the Malabar mosque.
Along the streets of Kampong Glam, there are numerous restaurants serving traditional Arabic cuisine. Here you can try the famous murtabak – the Singaporean analogue of Italian pizza, rendang – meat with spices, sayor lodeh – a vegetable mixture cooked in coconut sauce, or ikan bakar – fish fried over an open fire and served with soy sauce, onions and green chili.
Important! Remember that some shops and restaurants close at noon on Fridays as Muslims go to the nearest mosque for prayer.


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