Get copies of maps, brochures and walking guides!
Singapore is set up for tourism, it is very tourist friendly. Arriving from the airport, do not forget to get copies of the Singapore City Map and copies of walking guides for Chinatown, Little India, Joo Chiat, Riverside Attractions and War Memorial Trails. They are very indispensible, and saves you tour guide fees. Plus, they also make for great souvenirs and great to give away to family and friends who would love to know more about Singapore or are planning to vacation in the country.
You can also visit http://www.visitsingapore.com for online copies of these brochures and for other tips. I didn't get to use the maps and walking guides I got when I arrived. But since I will be vacationing in Singapore again in August, I will make sure that I get to use them and walk around more!
One of the things I like most about Singapore is the mix of old and new. It is a very high tech place but old technology works just fine in the right situation. It is quite common to see construction and maintenance workers perched on bamboo scaffolding.
Bamboo is an incredible material. It grows quite naturally and the fact that it is long, extremely strong and dead straight makes it perfect for use as a building material.
I didn't get to go to the Raffles Hotel and drink a sling at the bar. But I did get to have a glass up in the air at Raffles Class (does that count?).
It's a sweet, light drink. Go have a taste, la!
Flats built by HDB
Most of the population of our country live in apartment blocks built by Housing Development Board (HDB).
These high rise building could be as tall as 40 storey high (Toa Payoh Estate).
Most blocks in older estates are 12 storey or 24 storey tall.
We have multi-story car park where a few blocks of flat will share the parking facilities for about $90 per month.
Our postal address normally starts with Blk. This is the block no. we live in followed by the Street Name and Unit No. and postal code.
eg. Blk 123, ABC Road, #40-123 Singapore 123456
Fishing Is One Of The Popular Sport Among Singaporeans.If You Encounter A Lake Or Beach,You'll Definitely See Some Locals Fishing. One Of The The Frequent Spot Among Anglers Is At The Jetty At Sembawang Park.