Is Singapore the coolest city in Asia? HotelClub.com seem to think so, having chosen it as the focus for their recent Singapore Travel Blog Awards. The accommodation website has handpicked five outstanding blogs/bloggers, each chosen for their way with words, ability to engage people through social media and for having a finger on the pulse of the latest travel trends. If you're travelling to Singapore, every one of these blogs should be on your must-read list.
The Occasional Traveler
JacSeah's The Occasional Traveller does just what it says on the tin, providing travel inspiration from the perspective of someone who balances travelling with a full-time job. For this reason, Jac manages to squeezemore out of her wanderings than most, offering informative posts about Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond. She also has an online shop selling a range of handpicked travel-inspired goodies.
Pick of the posts: How to Piss Off a Singaporean
Lin Zhiqiang and Tingyi have built up quite a social following around their site PassportChop.com, which offers Lonely Planet-style reviews of restaurants and attractions around the world. It is particularly useful for those visiting Singapore, but any Asian back packer should find something of interest here. A picture speaks a thousand words, so check out Passport Chop’s travel videos to really get inspired.
Pick of the posts:Top 5 Experiences at Marina Bay a Bay
Despite his modest years, young Singaporean blogger Sy Yuan maintains one of the country’s leading travel resources with his blog Sylistic.com. Sylistic offers in-depth information on destinations around the world, including top 5 lists and budget travel guides, based on Sy’s own personal experience. It's no wonder he has started to get featured in the international media, including an appearance on NHK Radio Japan.Definitely one to watch out for in the future.
Pick of the posts: Budget Travelling – Bangkok to Siem Reap
Travel and Beyond
Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis’s Travel and Beyond is the work of two people with a genuine love of travel. Currently based out of Singapore, this nomadic pair combine a dash of history and culture with a large dose of travel, making for insightful and inspiring reading. But what really makes their blog stand out is itseye-catching design and personal tone of voice, often reading like Rosemarie's own personal diary. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it too!
Pick of the posts:1960s – A Secret to my Wanderlust Life
Eunice Kong’s Traveler Folio has been going strong since 2008, offering insider information on places such as Singapore, China and Australia. With its strong visual identity and great photos, Traveler Folio is a fantastic source of travel inspiration. Like Sy, Eunice has started to receive coverage in the press, appearing on Channel News Asia TV's Click ability series, where she talked about how you can use social media and apps to plan your next trip.
Pick of the posts: Penang Street Art
Those looking to visit the city-state can check out Hotel Club Singapore to compare accommodation options. Do you know any other great Singapore blogs? Let us know in the comments!