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  • Changi Airport

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    I arrived in Singapore from Australia with Singapore Airlines. I had a good flight, with good Service, Food & Seating. As I had 3 hours to kill in the Airport before my next flight, I was happy to see a sign saying that free Wireless internet connection was available. All I had to do, was go to the information counter where they gave me the log in...

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  • Singapore Dollar - Currency Exchange

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    The Singapore dollar is roughly 80US cents. If you're British it's an easy calculation 1 pound is two Singapore dollars. Singapore is not a cheap destination certainly compared to the rest of South East Asia so budget accordingly before you arrive.

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  • Fines & Rules of Conduct

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    Singapore is clean and orderly, due to a long list of illegal things, such as chewing gum, jaywalking and making loud noise. Be wary when crossing roads there will be an underpass you must take, often hi-tech and highly complicated, e.g. taking 3 escalators to cross one road.

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  • Drinking water

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    as in any major cities, people don't generally trust tap water and hence the water refilling stations and water bottling companies are making a killing selling various kinds of bottled water like distilled water, spring water, mountain spring water, alkaline water, purified water and more and here in Singapore is no Different so yopu can buy...

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  • Chinatown

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    Sin Chew Chinese Cultural Products Supermart, in Waterloo street is where you will find the Laughing Buddha. The store stocks large quantities of Buddhas and Confucian deities, all are glittering in gold!, The "Laughing Buddha" is outside, lots of people were rubbing his tummy for luck, so I did as well, but I don't think it worked! He symbolises...

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  • Little India & Indian Customs

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    Almost all of the Indian in Singapore can understand and speak english, but their mother tounge is Tamil. There are also some with malay mother tounge. Tamil are widely spoken in South India and below listed some common vocab. Just to share these words since I am taking basic Tamil class in school.. vanakkam - Hello/good morning/good...

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  • Tiger Beer

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    Although Tiger Beer is Singapore's Iconic Beer Brand, Singapore's population and the large expatriate population of westerners and other rich asians have more varied tastes in beer drinking and the second most popular beer in Singapore besides Tiger beer is it's sister Beer, the internationally acclaimed dutch beer HEINEKEN which is produced...

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  • Climate & Weather

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    Singapore offers a wide variety of choices to the visitors all year round. But I would suggest going there during the great Singapore Sale which is mostly in June and July, and during December when the whole city becomes really festive. During these dates there is a sale frenzy and everyone just seems to want to get rid of their stuff, throwing...

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  • Visitors Center

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    The Great Singapore Sale is my favorite in Singapore. It happens every May-July, every year. Shopping in Orchard rd is my favorite activity in Singapore. Another thing not to be miss in Singapore is the Songs of the Sea at Sentosa Island. http://vitzy.net/forum/Singapore-f59.html The Great Singapore Sale and the Songs of theSea at Sentosa Island...

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  • Statues

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    When we walk around the Singapore city, we can see a lot of monuments and these pleased our eyes. Especially at Bout Quey, we saw some monuments which was interested and sometimes we droped into deep thought about Singapore history.

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  • Walking

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    Singapore is really an excellent place for walking. Yes, it does get hot, but be prepared, take your water, wear your sunhat & sunscreen, and have your sunnies on! If you do get tired, there is buses & taxi's and the MRT. Get thirsty?,... plenty of places to buy a drink.......Hungry, ....plenty of food places also! What I found of great help when...

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  • MRT

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    Travel in Singapore Free and Easy! There's no need to sign up for tours. You can get anywhere by the MRT or bus. Almost everyone speaks English, so just ask your way around if you're lost. No need to worry about pickpockets cos Singaporeans can't be bothered and have no need to do so. Do check out the hawker centres. A good one would be Maxwell...

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  • Shopping

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    Singapore has lots of sales promos nationawide like the Great Singapore Sale which runs during the months of August and the sale is Singaporewide. Besides that, Singapore is one Big shopping area and it rivals Hong Kong for a great Shopping experience (although shopping in Hong Kong is cheaper since the area is duty free and Singapore is not). For...

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  • Fruits & Durian

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    the Durian fruit also known here in south east asia as the "King of Fruits" is widespread and Malaysians claim that their durian are the best, better than the durian cultivars of thailand or Indonesia and the Philippines. The is distinctive for its large size, unique odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. The fruit can grow as large as 30...

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  • Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

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    Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles was a British Lieutenant-Governor and was credited with turning Singapore from a tiny fishing village into a major British trading port. He had to use a little trickery to be allowed to make a settlement here, in the end modern-day Singapore is what we have. Here is a link to the full story of Sir Thomas...

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  • Arab Street

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    While touring the city make sure to go to Arab Street. it is located in Kampong Glam near the Sultan's Mosque. A place of traditional shop houses and feels like an old world bazaar. It is interesting especially because many cities I know of have a China Town or a Japanese Town, but here you'll also find Little India and Arab Street both charming...

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  • Singapore Sling

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    you must never leave Singapore without trying this iconic cocktail drink of Singapore, The Singapore Sling! this cocktail is available everywhere in Singapore, from hawker centers to Bars and restaurants and even at Lounges. The best way to taste this sweet and refreshing but alcoholic drink will be at the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel where it was...

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  • ATMs and Banks

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    there are lots of International Atm's in Singapore and unlike in japan wherein there is a limited number of ATM's that allow International Withdrawals, here in Singapore, All ATM's can be withdrawn by International Member ATM consortiums like CIRRUS, PLUS, DICOVER, MAESTRO and others but be sure to know the surcharge since when you withdraw money...

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  • Sentosa

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    Sentosa island is a wonderful place where you will forget that you'are still on this earth. The place to go!! absolutely, if not that wasn't singapore There you have beach station, butterfly space, image of singapore, the see that sing nice blues and great songs. To get there you reach Vivocity by bus or taxi; you can visit vivocity shops, you can...

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  • Internet Access

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    Hello Thank you for all your replies. I have been considering the option of buying a prepaid SIM card as well as roaming around Singapore to search for free wifi. However, i think there are these few drawbacks: 1) I will lose my original phone number if i were to replace it with a prepaid SIM card. My business associates or friends back home...

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  • Merlion

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    Riding a wave, with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, the national symbol of Singapore might not seem logical. But, when you examine the history that produced the symbol, it is a fascinating choice for a monument. In the beginning, Singapore was mainly a fishing community and was first known as Temasek, meaning "sea". It is legend that...

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  • Telephone Communications

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    Emergency Police 999 (toll-free) Emergencies/Ambulance/Fire Brigade 995 (toll-free) Important Police Hotline 1800 353 0000 (toll-free) Traffic Police 6547 0000 AAS Emergency Road Service 6748 9911 Non-emergency ambulance 1777 Information Flight Information (24-hours) 1800-542 4422 (toll-free) Tourism Information (24-hours) 1800-736...

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  • Electricity

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    Singapore use 230V, 50Hz Typical plug is British 3-pin rectangular blade plug: http://kropla.com/!g.htm However, USA/Japanese 2-pin (type A) may be found from time to time. http://kropla.com/!ab.htm

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  • Xperience Zone @ Changi International...

    Transit in Changi International Airport is not boresome if you like shopping.If you like entertainment or you want to communicate with someone, the Xperience Zone is a great place you can spend sometime, enjoying all the setup and facilities available. There are e-postcard and internet voice call for you to connect and send regards to your friends...

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  • Send an e-postcard @ Changi Int Airport

    At the Experience Zone, there are giant flat screen TV, internet, games and e-post card corner. I surprised a few friends by sending them e-postcard from Singapore Airport. It is easy, pick the available greetings, taken self photo, click to send.

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  • Charging up battery @ Changi Int Airport

    Do not worry if your electronic equipment has ran out of power while you have time in Changi International Airport. The Charging Station in the airport is easy to locate, all kind of charging port are available. You may place your mobile phone in the see thru locker, connect to start charging, take the key, left the station then come back to...

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  • Have a meal at Changi Int Airport

    Having a meal while transit in Changi International Airport is very convenience. There are many International cuisines available on the ground floor. If you have more time, stroll to the 1st floor, there are more and more choice. It is certainly a good chance for Universal Eating Experience if one have a big space to take in food. I chose to have...

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  • SGD 20 per transit passengers

    During our trip to Hong Kong from Penang flying Singapore Airlines, every transit passengers get a SGD 20 cash voucher to spend for meal or souvenir. To Hong Kong we spent SGD 20.70 at the Macau Express for a quick meal for 3 person, we top up 70 cents.Back from HK on 28 Dec, 2012, we had 3 vegetarian hot dogs from the SUBWAY, still has some...

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  • Street scenes of Singapore

    a wonderful clean nice city that is a country that is an island, easily I was told you can ride it by car in less than an hour. A nice ride indeed with great beaches and entertaienment centres. It is very safe just call 999, and nice friendly folks will make it even rare. English is well understood by all as a former British territory,with...

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  • FINANCIAL DISTRICT

    "Singapore's Wall Street": Home to many banks and financial institutions—the most prominent buildings here are the UOB Plaza and OUB Centre (along Boat Quay), both skyrocketing to the maximum permissible height of 280 metres. Nearby at the mouth of the Singapore River is The Fullerton Singapore, exemplifying the Art Deco style that once dominated...

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  • Keep your Boarding Pass stub

    If you are flying with Singapore Airlines, keep your boarding pass stub with you in your bag. There are some tourist sights - eg Singapore Flyer - that offer you a discount if you show them that you have flown with Singapore airlines. Saves a bit of money.

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  • Singapore

    The island nation of Singapore is situated at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, in the middle of the Straits of Malacca, one of the world's busiest and richest trade and shipping routes. Since the thirteenth century, Tamils from southern India, Chinese, and Arabs all used Singapore as a base for trade and commerce.Singapore was established...

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  • Three-Day Itinerary for Singapore

    Singapore has so many favorite things of every kind!This itinerary is also suitable for a family with children, with many attractions which Singapore has to offer for the whole family; there's quite a bit of walking involved, so if the kids are very young you'll have to skip some sights and be more selective:Day 1:- Esplanade, Merlion- Boat Quay...

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  • It's obvious: drink Singapore...

    It's obvious: you have to get a drink Singapore Sling in a Long Bar of the Raffles hotel. You're gonna love it. Especially the way to get rid of nutshells: just throw them on the floor! It's amazing in the city, where littering costs 500 dollars fine.

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  • A STORY TO SHARE

    One day che gu salleh told the whole class of future predictions.. about the world.......at first I was drawn to believe his story but latter at this age (46) I come to realize that satan had played this story in my mind and led me astray.He predicted that one day .......when most muslims country were chaotic with war and most countries had missles...

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  • Singapore is Multi-Ethnic, Multi-lingual

    Singapore's unique history has resulted in it being a stew made up of different pieces of humanity. Even before the British arrived, the city was a melange of Malays and multi-ethnic Chinese traders, most of whom weren't allowed to bring women, creating a creole group called Peranakans who are essentially the local Singaporeans. Then, the British...

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  • Celebrating Christmas All Out

    Multi-cultural Singapore doesn't skimp when it comes to celebrating the Christmas holiday that came with its English colonizers. Except for the Philippines, no country in Southeast Asia celebrates Christmas more robustly, and a lot of Western expatriates in this area of the world head to Singapore for their holiday break. This shouldn't be...

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  • Singapore: Stingiest Country With...

    ....In my travels through Asia, I've noticed that paper napkins are neither large nor abundant anywhere. Even in wealthy Japan, the napkins are tiny and waxy, barely worth using except serially. But at least you get enough napkins in Japan to eventually clean your face -- in Singapore that's not the case!....My first experience with Singapore's...

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  • Discounts on public transports and other...

    If you go to Singapore (especially not planning to drive or to get a car there) I would really suggest you get the Singapore Tourist Pass. It was really helpful during my trip. I don't have to keep on buying tickets, instead just tap the card at the public transport gate reader...no hassle at all.The pass give you unlimited rides on almost all...

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  • The River Merchants - Bronze Work

    Walking along the Singapore Riverbank past the restaurants on Boat Quay you will come to The River Merchants bronze work recreating a scene from the early days of the Straits Settlement. Located waterside as you approach The Fullerton Hotel.I appreciate these memories of the past which are to be seen scattered throughout Singapore....

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  • Raffles Hotel - The Long Bar

    I had visited the Long Bar in 1977 and 1983 and after an absence of 26 years returned with my wife to see what had changed. It looked exactly the same as when we visited in1983, however it is now a non smoking venue.The peanuts remain and after some thought and a few drinks I found out the only thing that had changed "Prices".On holiday why worry...

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  • Night time

    Singapore, or at least the city centre like city all Marina and Orchard give their best for sure after sunset.The building lights transform the grey town and give to it a lot of different colours and tones which are a pure joy for eyes. After sunset you can actually also see locals eating, drinking and talking together instead of being stuck to...

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  • Good Food in Toa Payoh

    I created this Google Maps of the good food in Toa Payoh. Toa Payoh is the food haven of Singapore, with everything from Soya Sauce Chicken, Pasta, Yong Tau Foo to Fried Hokkien...

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  • Discount Card to Singapore Walks

    Singapore will do everything to thank great people who believed in their walking tours.They (I mean Singapore Walk Tours) offered a S$3 discount for every additional tour. And this Discount Cards will cost you only S$1. You can buy them right up from the Tour Guides. And where to find the Tour Guides? Just show up near the MRT Stations and look for...

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  • Lost or need information on Singapore

    Not much more needs to be said about this place really other than if you need it it's situated on Orchard Road. I did go in to have a quick look and has lots of info on anything and everything in Singapore. SO CLEAN!

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