Beer and alcoholic spirits here are taxed to the hilt. It's expensive to go to a pub and order beer. $10 for a glass of beer during Happy Hour is a bit much for a beer-loving Aussie.
Just buy from a bottle shop and take it to your hotel room. But that isn't fun.
careful when crossing the street
If you live in a country where cars drive on the right, you are at risk of getting hit by a car because you may look in the wrong direction. In Singapore, cars drive on the left.
This is not too much of a problem for me in Singapore because most crosswalks have a light for pedestrians and there are also other people who live in Singapore that cross the street and only walk when it is safe to do so.
Time Share Scam
If you are walking along Orchard Road and someone stop by to ask u to open a lucky draw card you will be surprise that one of u will be a winner of their grand prize.
You will have to claim your prize instantly at their office. However, u will be invited to a no obligations exhibition or talk for an hour on some holiday packages. The membership will cost u min $20,000. Then u will be entitled to a participate in the lucky draw for the Grand Prize. Some who went thru the whole process got their little prizes but remember to look at the clauze on redeeming your tours.
Their targets are married couples with credit cards. So beware of Time Share Scam.
My apologies if u encounter such incidents in Singapore. Rank my tips if u find this accurate. We almost got caught into it in Bali and it really ruin my trip.
Be careful taking pictures
Inside some stores, shopkeepers are sensitive if you take pictures. I was using my cellphone to take pictures of electronics (for the purpose of price comparison and I was scolded and/or sent out in the two places I did it.
The worst case was when I took this photo in the supermarket in Suntec City. It was a display advertising `VB Special`. The price was about triple what I was paying at the time (so I wanted proof of this audacity). Anyway, it was a silly thing to do and the consequences were severe. I was escorted from the store by two security guards that looked more like soldiers. Ouch! No more snapshots.....
This is a place related to the Singapore Army. If you like army stuff this is ideal but it wasn't what I was expecting. None of the Tourist books mentioned this.
One good think came out of the trip, we got to use the Singapore transport serive which is fanastic to use.Related to:
- Theme Park Trips
- Family Travel
Saving money on haircuts
If you're looking at saving a few bob having a haircut you could let a trainee hairdresser loose on your Barnet. The downside is that it is quite a scary experience witnessing someone cut your hair that looks as if they have never seen a pair of scissors before!
Tamaris school of hairdressing and beauty
11 Stamford Road #01-11
Quite near to City Hall MRT
Avoid altercations with glass doors
When entering buildings with glass doors (such as restaurants, shops or a branch of Starbucks near the junction of Scotts Road and Orchard Road) make sure you are paying attention to the door and not looking ahead at the inside of the shop or restaurant.
Failure to do so may result in a collision with the door. The result will be a loud clattering sound that will draw attention to you from passers-by as well as people inside the establishment. This will be embarrasing to you and the resultant cut on your nose may take a while to heal.
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