Singapore Tourist Traps

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    Long bar at Raffles Hotel.
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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Singapore

  • 1. Sim Lim Square - Electronic Goods

    Ladies and gentelman, I wuld suggest not even going into the shop called SLR Pro, located on the ground floor in Sim Lim Square. Yes, I got duped because I was stupid. You WILL be duped if you go...

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  • 2. Lucky Plaza

    Lucky Plaza is promoted as a good place to purchase electronics in Singapore - Somewhere to get a bargain. Instead, expect to be ripped-off at every opportunity. You could end up with: * A second...

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  • 3. Fake goods

    again most tour buses stop by here whether big groups or small group to encourage you to buy stuff. The store is not that large and it offers mostly perfumes and bags and shirts and other local stuffs...

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  • 4. Taxis

    Just to make sure you understand how thing work, there are 2 things you must know about Taxi Drivers. 1) They are thieving, lying bastards who can NEVER be trusted. 2). Re-read point number 1. In...

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  • 5. Raffles Hotel's Long Bar

    The long bar at Raffles was one of those bars that i really wanted to pay a visit to because of all the history related to it. But honestly speaking, the place has become an overpriced tourists trap...

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  • 6. Sentosa Island

    I last visited Sentosa Island about 10 years ago. One Singaporean suggested skipping a visit here. I agree if you are short of time. You might go if you are interested in a beach or want to see a...

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  • 7. Newton Hawker Center

    I am posting this news article from the local newspaper about a group of American tourists who were fleeced at a seafood staff at Newton Hawker Center. Avoid Newton Hawker Center at all costs! March...

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  • 8. Merlion Park

    Most tourist will drop at the City Hall MRT and walk to this Merlion, it's a nice walk no doubt. But, if you're on budget and about the lunch or dinner time . I would suggest you to feed yourself at...

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  • 9. Riverboat Cruises

    The "Singapore River Experience", a 30-minute boat tour by Singapore River Cruises, was pretty pointless. Actually, I'm sure the taped commentary was interesting, but the sound quality was horrible so...

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  • 10. Chinatown

    There's a food centre right across Chinatown Heritage Centre. We decided to have our lunch there. We didn't have an inkling that this eating place has various stalls with different owners. So we took...

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  • 11. Scammer Camera. Comp Specialist Pte Ltd

    I would not purchase from Camera. Comp Specialist Pte Ltd at 220 Orchard Road Singapore again. Suggest you give them a wide birth as well. If you have been...

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  • 12. Camera.comp Specialist Pte Ltd Complete Scam

    We have been scammed by Camera. Comp Specialist Pte Ltd at 220 Orchard Road Singapore. We purchased a panasonic Lumix DMC FZ60 from camera.comp specialist Pte...

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  • 13. Qualitas Jewellery Factory

    most city tours of Singapore stop by here unfortunately and they have a briefing of the various jewels inside the factory and a little tour of the factory...

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  • 14. Science Centre - not recommended

    We were told by so many friends not to miss the Science Centre. We took a taxi from the hotel and it was a long trip to get there. Entry to the Science Centre...

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  • 15. 'Ey, Hallo!

    Okay, so here you are in Singapore, excited and amazed by this island's cleanliness and orderliness. Minding your own business and dropped a wrapper by accident...

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  • 16. Avoid Equinox Unless You've Got Cash to Burn

    Yes it has a good view of the city owing to its elevation in the city's tallest hotel, but you'll have to take the following in your stride:1) below-average...

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  • 17. SHOPPING!!

    is just shops shops and shops everywhere!!!!! and seems like all people just shopping and shopping all the time! look for extra gifts :) hm... go to the Zoo...

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  • 18. Ayuthaya Royal Thai Spa

    A pricey spa in the Meritus Negara hotel. We booked a ninety minute spa package for the two of us. It consisted of two "technicians" one for me one for my wife....

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  • 19. The best rates for tourists are ...

    The best rates are ... not always where I was thinking :- Money changers: Carlton Hotel rates are better than those found in the money changer in Chijmes (just...

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  • 20. Durian - too expensive

    There's a stretch of stalls selling durians along Geylang. I've recently been to one stall and we ended up with one durian that cost over SGD110.When i check,...

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  • 21. Sky Tower

    The Sky Tower is nothing else but a permanent ride which you would find on a fun fair or amusement park. It goes up, circles around a few time and goes down...

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  • 22. too cheap to be true??!!

    for "non-local" looking buyers out there.sometimes when you ask for the price of a item in shops that do not display the prices,the sales people will give you a...

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  • 23. Pulau Ubin- don't fall for soft words

    When u r in Pulau Ubin, u will find many bicycles shops with varying costs. Do take a test ride before u rent a bicycle otherwise u will be paying for a pain in...

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  • 24. VAT refund !!!!!!!!!

    Well, Singapore is one of the best shopping destination in all the world....you could buy just about anything you want here....and everywhere you go they tell...

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  • 25. Guided Tours

    They take you to this Singapore Tourist bureau sponsored precious stone shop. You watch the workers chip the rocks to create gaudy artwork that is so...

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