Singapore Travel Guide

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Singapore Things to Do

  • Zoo, Gardens

    The zoo ticket are costly.................... The food sold were mostly too oily and unsatisfactory. And yes, expensive as well. I hope they can be more healthy. Not a very satisfied trip. It was very hot and crowded. I had a hard time walking around finding the exact places of the animals I want 2 see.

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  • Sentosa Island

    We have to seriously recommend that you don't go on weekends or public holidays, On the Sunday we visited, there was a huge queue for the monorail going out to the island and complete chaos on our return at around 2.30pm (so not at the end of the day). There was a 1 hour queue for the monorail and only one of three bus routes was operating. ...

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  • Little India

    4 out of 5 stars

    This temple features a 50 foot high buddha covered with light bulbs. It's known as Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple locally. And in the multiculture nature of Singapore this Buddhist temple is set in the Little India neighborhood.

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Singapore Hotels

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Singapore Restaurants

  • Clarke Quay

    4 out of 5 stars

    Had a great meal there a couple weeks ago with my wife. We had a ton of seafood for less than $100. The trick is to order several small dishes and share them. We ordered four and were stuffed...we wanted to try the crab and lobster, but decided to sample everything we could instead. Let me just say: this place did not disappoint. We had scallops,...

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  • Newton Hawker Centre

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    If you don't already know, the tastiest Singapore food and dishes are found in hawker centres in the residential areas. And Newton Hawker Centre is one of the many except that it is very well known but the food is more expensive than hawker centres visited by locals. There is also another problem. Hawker centres are not air conditioned and you...

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  • Lau Pa Sat

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    If you want to get a taste of local Singaporean food, which let's face it is very eclectic, then it's hard to do better than the hawkers in Lau Pa Sat. There's food from all across Asia here - sea food, vegetarian, Indian, Malaysian, Japanese, Indonesian and all kinds of Chinese. And it's cheap. Just walk in, look around, find something you like...

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Singapore Nightlife

  • Clarke Quay

    Clarke Quay is a very famous area in Singapore , located on the side of the Singapore River. Accessible with every method of transportation, including the Clarke Quay MRT NE 5 , Buses , Taxis. Clarke Quay consists of 4 Blocks (A,B ,C,D) and The Cannery. Active at daytime ,crowded and lively during the night .Best view could be seen from the...

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  • Boat Quay

    Semi-concealed by the whiffs and buzz from the Indian restaurant on the ground floor, St. Monica's is an all-encompasing dive bar. Serving up craft beers and ciders alongside a select list of yummy cocktails created by their very yummy owner, St. Monica's is a necessary enclave. It isn't a huge space, but it works perfectly for this dive with its...

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  • Long Bar

    If there's only one place you can visit in Singapore, this would be the one to choose. Here, colonial Singapore comes back to life and it was at this very place that the Singapore Sling was invented. Of course, this is not the cheapest bar (a Sling costed smothing around 20-25 SGD in 2010). So enjoy the atmosphere, but be aware that a whole evening...

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Singapore Transportation

  • MRT

    The MRT makes travelling around Singapore very easy, convenient, cheap and efficient. We bought a 3 day tourist pass for $20 each plus a $10 refundable deposit. There are also other options. If you miss a train, then there is not long to wait for the next train. The trains can get crowded, so it is a good thing and a necessary thing that they are...

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  • Changi Airport

    My guess is that the big majority of all tourists arrive in Singapore via Changi Airport. It's the fifth biggest airport in Asia (only 18 are bigger in the whole world) and had during 2008 more than 4300 flights departuring and arriving every week. More than that, it's also the airport with best order that I ever visited. (I would love to send...

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  • Taxis

    Taxis are surprisingly cheap in Singapore - they cost less than in similar cities elsewhere in the world. A word of warning, though: Don't bother with taxi ranks. They can literally take hours. There's some weirdness with the rates, which make picking up passengers from a taxi rank the last resort for any driver. They'd rather take a call and pick...

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Singapore Shopping

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  • Sim Lim Square

    I really don’t know why some people are saying these bad things or, I’m a really lucky guy or something, because I went to Sim Lim Square and nothing bad occurs to me. Actually the opposite happened. I was looking for IP cameras for some time and making my research. Then I went to Choicecycle store and asked them as many as questions I could. Jason...

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  • Orchard Road

    After passing by Orchard road at the double -bus as I mentioned before , I came back later and walked on by , entering in some shopping centers that normally are not a must for me , but I had fun. The Christmas lights and other decorations were pretty nice. Orchard is a very multicultural and cosmopolitan area and even singaporeans playing my...

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  • Chinatown

    In Chinatown there are many small shops and by change I’ve stumbled The TinTin Shop. Although the price is not cheap. I bought TinTin tee shirt and Comics. As a child growing up in Australia I used to love reading TinTin comics book, you’ll never grow too old reading TinTin. The TinTin shop is open daily. Chinatown MRT Exit A.

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Singapore Local Customs

  • Chinese New Year

    The lunar new year, a.k.a. Chinese year is one of the biggest holidays in Singapore. The holiday starts with the lunar new year's eve. Offices usually close at 12 or 2pm. Singaporean buddhists -go home and meet up with family for their reunion dinners. The lunar new year is quite festive. Chinatown is super crowded. It usually is very busy a few...

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  • HDB Housing

    Most of the HDB estates have shops at ground floor level selling day to day items that you may need for around the home. They sell a large varietyof things like foods and drinks, alcoholic beverages, kitchen and bathroom needs plus personal toiletry items.

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  • Indian Influence

    the Naan bread is a northern Indian food flat bread cooked in a tandoori oven that became popular in Singapore and Malaysia due to the influx of Indian Immigrants and is now available everywhere and one of my all time favorite breads ever. The typical naan bread recipe involves mixing white flour with salt, a yeast culture, and enough yogurt to...

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Singapore Warnings and Dangers

  • Hot & Humid Weather

    It rains pretty much every day in Singapore. And what rain it is. It comes pretty suddenly, every day at around 4 o'clock when I visited, and it's like someone throwing a bucket of water at you. You need to expect this, and it also helps to plan your day around the inevitable rain. Have some indoor activities and be ready to make use of these at a...

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  • No Chewing Gum & Other Restrictions

    The Singaporeans want to preserve their little paradise, and so have some very strict laws against relatively minor crimes, like littering. Bizarrely, chewing gum is completely illegal - you can't buy it or import it. And if you do accidentally smuggle some into the country, definitely don't think of chewing it openly, or, god forbid, spit it out...

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  • Prostitution

    I've been Mickied once in my life and that one time was in Singapore. I was on the 2nd or 3rd floor of the Orchard Towers (AKA 4 Floors Of Whores) in Singapore hanging out with the Thai ladies. Next thing I know I wake up 10 hours later on my ship. I slept right through my watch. Thankfully I made it through that experience with both kidneys...

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Singapore Tourist Traps

  • Sim Lim Square - Electronic Goods

    The guys initially play fair and friendly but their interest is to sell you overpriced stuff. They give false information and refuse later to refund or exchange. Kind of criminals know exactly what you want and the usual market price. Be aware that the price they tell you excludes GST until it billed. Funan Mall

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  • 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 Singapore the taxis are heavily regulated, somewhat economical and can even produce a printed receipt instantly. In general they are more trustworthy than...

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  • 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 hand camera * An 'export model' with no warranty * An old model camera touted as the latest model * A camera worth 1/2 what you actually paid for it....

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Singapore What to Pack

  • Clothing for Humid & Tropical...

    when going to hot and humid Singapore. It is best to bring extra light colored t-shirts and athletic of jogging shorts rather than dark colored shirts or jeans as the dark colored shirts tend to absorb more heat rather than reflect the heat of the sun. Singapore is a tropical and humid country and it sits just accros the sea hence light colored...

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  • Umbrella & Raingear

    It really depends on you. I always travel with a big Longchamp shoulder bag which houses all my gadgets, makeup and wallet. But most guys travel with knapsacks. Don't worry too much as Singapore is a safe country. I haven't heard of any theft or snatchers here. COMFIEST shoes you can ever find. You'll be walking all over. Bring disposable...

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  • Travel Adaptors and Electronics

    the best way to enjoy Singapore is to really have powerful compact ultra zoom cameras like the Nikon cool Pix 810 which has a 42X optical zoom or a Canon Powershot SX 40 with a 35X Optical zoom plus having an extra camera that is water proof and drop proof like an Olympus Tough 810 Series of a Panasonic Lumix Series. You need it to be able to zoom...

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Singapore Off The Beaten Path

  • Pulau Ubin

    Many SIngaporeans, young and old, love Pulau Ubin. It is laid-back, rustic, kampong and full of nature. There are lots to see at Pulau Ubin for the locals as well as the international traveller. - Kampong life - Village life - Wayang stage (wayangs are held in the 7th lunar month) - Sensory Trail - Biking through the island - abandoned granite...

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  • Changi Beach & Changi Village

    Changi village is a somewhat laidback place where one can escape from the virtual concrete jungle that is singapore, for a taste of what it perhaps once was when it was less developed. Don't worry, even if you are not interested in seeing a less built up side of the island, it is wonderful to simply take a walk through the village and the beaches...

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  • Chinatown

    Many times we have visited Chinatown and we keep coming back for more.Chinatown Singapore is accessible with every transportation method available , MRT NE 4, taxis ,Buses. In this area , 76 % of the Chinese population in Singapore are concentrated. There's many attraction can be visited and seen here , including the Chinatown market on Pagoda...

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Singapore Sports & Outdoors

  • Water Activities

    If you like the sun, sea and sand, you are in the right place! The sea sports clubs located at East Coast, Kallang, Pasir Ris & Changi are your answers to some fun at the sea! From kayaking to fun boat sailin, these sea sports clubs are fully equip with the professional staff and equipments. However if you are reading before your trip, pls...

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  • Cricket

    In this tiny country sports are in the centre of life. Well, at least its right in the middle of town. Padang is the Malay word for ‘big field’. This set of playing fields is a real part of Singapore history as well as an active sports venue. Cricket has been played here since Colonial times. It was a place for the elite to socialise and one...

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  • Sport facilities

    SAFRA has 5 clubs. Mt Faber, Toa Payoh, Tampines, Yishun and Town Club. The SAFRA Mt Faber just opened on 1 Nov. This is the within walking distance from my home and work place. You will probably find me at SAFRA Mt Faber after work! SAFRA Mt Faber Gym has the usual treadmills, bicylecs, cross trainer, rower, various machines to tone up your...

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Singapore Favorites

  • Fines & Rules of Conduct

    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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  • Chinatown

    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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  • Changi Airport

    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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