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Lonely Planet, Sep 15, 2010 - Travel - 220 pages
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Lonely Planet Singapore
Take in the scent of spices as you trawl through the five-foot-ways of Little India
Ride the MRT out to little-visited Singapore surprises
Discover why locals leave food out on the streets during the Hungry Ghost Festival
Wok-fry your own way to food nirvana
In This Guide:
Two authors (including a resident), over 900 hours of in-city research, 47 durians consumed
Expanded coverage of neighborhoods including two new walking tours and three new excursions
Cultural insights and local secrets from a comedian, a curator, a theater director, a writer and a scholar
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This 8 edition of lonely planet guide book, is not very helpful, the major reason is that it is simply out of date. there are allot of places that are must see in Singapore and can not be found in this book, such as Marina Bay Sands and Sentosa islands. we found ourselves depending on the Internet, and encountered much more updated information sources, like this one
that displays our own travel route. also for the bus routes to the Night Safari and Malaysian Border.

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Lots of information about Singapore! Some cool facts from the book - Singapore is the 3rd biggest oil refinery hub. Apparently there are more botanical species in a tiny reserve in Singapore than there is in North America! There's also a lot of information of how the Government handles the opposition - only 2 out of 84 members of parliament come from the opposition. Like every Lonely Planet guide, this gives its readers a wonderful experience of the food and culture of the place. A lot of restaurants have a 'self-service' board put up. I never went close to any of them for the longest of time because I didn't know what they meant by self service - if they wanted me to serve food myself, why did they make it super hard to reach for the food! Finally I realized, 'self-service' in Singapore means you need to get to the counter and ask to be served, the person behind the counter will not come up to you asking how you'd like to be served. 

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About the author (2010)

American-born expatriate and USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism fellow Joshua Samuel Brown has lived in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China since 1994, and has traveled extensively around America, Canada and Belize. Being a prolific traveler and writer, his features have appeared in an eclectic variety of publications around the globe, including the South China Morning Post, Business Traveler Asia, Clamor Magazine and Cat Fancy. To date, Joshua has co-authored four travel guides for Lonely Planet (Taiwan 7; Belize 3; Singapore 8; Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & the Greater Mekong 2). Joshua's debut book, Vignettes of Taiwan, offers tales of betel-nut beauties and how to avoid jail time by impersonating a Mormon, and is available at bookstores in Asia, through Amazon or at Google 'Snarky Tofu' to follow Joshua's strange journey around the world.

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