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Go­ing off the beaten path in Sin­ga­pore

There’s more to the Lion City than the usual shop­ping spree on Orchard Road or at the Mustafa Cen­tre. For­get the cliched back­drop of the Mer­lion. Bugis Street has a lot of uber- cool In­sta­gram­friendly spots you won’t want to miss. For all it of­fers, Sin­ga­pore is a ten­course meal. Don’t limit your­self to just a tiny morsel.

It takes a whole lot of in­ge­nu­ity–and only one day (though it doesn’t hurt if you can af­ford to stay longer!–to en­joy this neigh­bor­ing is­land na­tion from a dif­fer­ent point of view. It’s de nitely less con­ven­tional and rich in cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences! Best of all, you can travel to all the des­ti­na­tions men­tioned below on Sin­ga­pore’s highly ef cient and in­te­grated pub­lic trans­porta­tion sys­tem. 9 a.m.: Break­fast

Kick start your day by de­vour­ing a hearty Sin­ga­porean-style break­fast at Ya Kun Kaya Toast, spread through­out the city. Lo­cal fa­vorites in­clude but­tered kaya toast, soft­boiled eggs and a cup of ko­pi­tiam coffee. If you’re han­ker­ing for a more con­tem­po­rary set­ting for break­fast, try Tiong Bahru Bak­ery in Raf es City, si­t­u­ated at the City Hall MRT. En­joy the de­lec­ta­ble kouign am­man, a sweet pas­try with a caramelized, gold­en­brown crust.

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