Places I Remember with Lea Lane

'Secret Singapore': Discover The Island-Nation's Surprises

October 26, 2021 Author Heidi Sarna is a travel writer who lives in Singapore and has cruised the world. Season 1 Episode 39
Places I Remember with Lea Lane
'Secret Singapore': Discover The Island-Nation's Surprises
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Heidi Sarna, author of Secret Singapore, is an expat living with her family on that island-nation for 15 years. Lea introduces facts about Singapore, and then Heidi tells its secrets, including seawalls, shophouses,  rail lines, mansions and shrines.

We talk cruising and of exceptional Changi airport with its offerings, and 'Gardens By The Bay.' We discuss if safety in Singapore-- including fines for jaywalking, chewing gum -- is too much.

Singapore's multi-national cuisine is renowned, and we speak of favorite foods, often served at communal Hawker Centers

You can get a good overview of Singapore from the huge ferris wheel, but an even better one from a rooftop locals know about. We talk of nightlife, shopping, historic neighborhoods, and architecture. Also the famed Hotel Raffles -- the lore and the reality.

Heidi ends our surprising tour with her favorite Singapore  memory.
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Heidi Sarna, author of Secret Singapore, is an expat living with her family on that island-nation for 15 years. She writes, takes photos and has been on over 150 cruises.
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Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.comPlease follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!





Intro
Cruising in Singapore
Some of Singapore's hidden secrets -- including seawalls, shop-houses, rail lines, mansions and shrines
Changi airport and some of its offerings
'Gardens by the Bay'
Safety -- too much?
Safety -- extremes
Favorite foods of Singapore, and Hawker Centers
Ferris Wheel
Best overview of Singapore
Nightlife
Neighborhoods for shopping, history, plus bridges and architecture
Hotel Raffles lore and reality
Heidi's favorite Singapore memory