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AUGUST 14, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 6

  TRAVEL WATCH

Singapore, the United Nations of Food
Singapore is a United Nations of gustatory delights that can satisfy the most cosmopolitan of tastebuds

Hot Spot
If your trip to Singapore's Sentosa Island left you hankering for wilder wildlife, consider Malaysia's Tioman Island

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Singapore's Hindu community marks Deepavali with a festival of lights celebrating victory over darkness, starting September 1

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Singapore is surrounded by retreats that are only a short ferry ride away

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Make the most of Singapore's famous hawker food

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First Rate Guide to Eating
(eat.hypermart.net)

VIRTUAL GORGING This site helps you make the most of Singapore's famous hawker food. Foodies offer critical reviews of the city's many hawker stands—and a few restaurants—so you know exactly where to find the best ground-peanut ah balling or a great roti prata. Each review comes with information on how to reach a stand or restaurant by public transportation.

Metroage
(www.metroage.com)

SING AT NIGHT One of Singapore's top portals for nightlife, food and entertainment, Metroage should be your first Web stop if you want to know what's in and what's out in the Lion City. It's all here—info on where to buy (or smoke) your favorite Cuban cigars, listings of what's playing in the cinemas and where to track down the hot DJs and clubs. The best thing about the site is that it's not all lists and hype; it also includes sassy feature stories about the scene that usually deliver on their promise. Handy pulldown menus make for easy navigation.

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