Going Places Singapore is an online magazine about appreciating our city. We give you an insider look into familiar neighbourhoods, favourite spaces, and lesser known places. We find out what makes our city tick, what matters most to us and how some of you have been re-shaping the environment around you so that everyone else can enjoy it a little better. We share your personal stories and future dreams to keep us going in transforming our home.

Going Places Singapore is published by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). All opinions expressed in this magazine are not representative of URA’s views. URA is the national planning and conservation authority of Singapore.

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  • Tham Yong Xian

    "You’ll usually either find Yong Xian swinging between writing poetry and daydreaming by her cotton-scented candle, or not find her at all as she explores our planet Earth. She hopes to one day explore the rest of this universe… and more."

  • Sarah Liu

    When she isn’t obsessing over coffee or random things, Sarah enjoys anything from novels and comics to film and anime, you name it, biding her time to a day when fiction becomes a probable reality. Or is it the other way around?

  • Wei Lien Chin

    Wei Lien loves anything related to sci fi and fantasy. He has his own sci fi novella even though it had been stuck in production for years. When he isn’t swinging swords or shooting lasers in his mind, he loves exploring S'pore on his trusty bicycle, Shadowfax.

  • Yang Vicki

    Yang Vicki's writings revolve around film, science, culture, travel, history, and culinary topics. On occasion, her efforts can also be seen on screen when she assists on film productions or takes on bit actor roles.

  • Daniel Seifert

    Nobody has travelled more than Dan — mentally, anyway. Always planning his next trip, Dan usually settles for dozing next to his cats and eating Nutella. Journalism keeps him busy, too, from nibbling tarantulas to diving with sharks.

  • Daphne Boey

    Part photographer, part adventurer, Daphne loves seeking out hidden nooks in Singapore — when the scorching weather permits. Most times however, she can be found in the cool comforts of her room, dreaming up new places to explore.

  • Iliyas Ong

    Iliyas has written about music, movies and design, but he isn’t a musician, filmmaker or designer. With Going Places, he’s finally writing about the things in which he’s involved first-hand: Singapore, its spaces and its heritage.

  • Natasha Hadi Chua

    If you don’t see her holding onto a sweet glazed donut, the next closest thing will be a tennis racket. Natasha enjoys reading a wide variety of books from science fiction to horror and thrillers.

  • Eunice Lew

    Eunice likes to eat. She doesn’t watch the Food Network (blasphemy!) and can’t do a buffet justice, but she still really likes to eat good food, also obsessed with window-shopping for her future loft, which may never materialise from the salary of writing jobs.

  • Arti Mulchand

    Arti Mulchand is a word-fiend who finds delight in telling stories that make people smile. She is a seasoned journalist who now helms boutique communication consultancy World of Art, where, when she is not on deadline, she specialises in editorial strategy.

  • Clarissa Quek

    Clarissa Quek recently began her career in communication as an Apprentice at boutique communication consultancy Word of Art. She loves to write and relay her experiences of everything from travel and culture to finance and history.

  • Desiree Koh

    Have notebook, will write: from editing a Reader's Digest photography magazine and crafting brand copy for the worlds' hippest hotels to covering everything from travel, sports, culture, food and business.

  • Khalil Adis

    Khalil Adis loves to get real with real estate. This noted property journalist's work has been published in Property Report, PropertyGuru, HomeGuru, Property Buyer, Yahoo! Singapore and 88 Lifestyle.

  • Mustafa Hatwadi

    An avid wanderer, Mustafa Hatwadi's ideal life would be based on the travels of characters of Kerouac, Murakami and Palahniuk classics. His dreams often whisk him to Himalayas where he discover Shangri-la or the City of Gold while traversing the Andes.