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Singapore Duck Tour
"Not your average sightseeing vehicle the Singapore duck takes you through the city on the original DUCKtours winner of the Singapore Tourism Awards. This amphibious remodeled war craft dubbed ‘the duck’ travels on both land and water providing excellent vantage points of Singapore’s top attractions on and off dry land. You’ll get up close to the famous skyline during your hour-long journey!During the land portion of your tour see popular landmarks like the 45-foot (14-meter) high Fountain of Wealth
From SGD37.00
 
Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Night Tour
"From Suntec City/Flyer board your open-top sightseeing bus which departs at 6:30pm. This hop-on hop-off bus tour makes six stops at top attractions (see Itinerary) where you can get out and explore with your guide. Your first stop is Singapore Flyer’s Food Trail where you'll learn about local food culture from your guide as you sample traditional dishes. With your complimentary $5 voucher choose from a selection of Singapore’s most popular cuisines!Next stroll around the magnificent Gardens by the Bay before heading to the Super Tree Grove for a close-up look at the vertical gardens. Watch the captivating light-and-sound show where the trees come to life in color with majestic music. From here
From SGD43.00
 
Singapore Flexi Attractions Pass with Optional Universal Studios Singapore Admission
"With the freedom to use your Singapore Flexi Attractions Pass over a 5-day period you can experience Singapore’s top attractions at your own pace. Simply swipe the card to enter each selected attraction. There's no waiting in lines for tickets and you'll save up to 50% compared to purchasing tickets individually. Depending on option selected when booking you can choose either three or five attractions from a list of more than 10. Perhaps admire 360-degree views from the top of the Singapore Flyer observation wheel or explore the city by land and water on an amphibious vehicle during a Singapore DUCKtour. Marvel at the spectacular plants and lighting displays at Gardens by the Bay take in the wildlife at the Singapore Zoo or Night Safari or cruise through the city by hop-on hop-off bus with a ticket for the SP Ho Ho Tour System. You also have the option to upgrade your pass to include admission to Universal Studios Singapore.You may choose three or five attractions from t
From SGD102.00

Surveyors Tips (2)

CONNED by surveyors - Orchard road

In the survey, if you indicate that you and your partner are above 25, have combined salary of $5000, and own credit card/s, you'd be entitled to a scratch-and-win lucky draw.

The teenager would jump in joy saying how lucky you are, as he'd be able to get commission of up to $150 if you go and collect your prize.

He brings you to his manager, who congratulates you, then asks that you go to a travel exhibition-fair-talk-thingy down Orchard Rd (Faber House near OG, or anywhere else). If you stay for at least 60-80mins, you'd get your gifts and the teenager would get his commission.So off you go, out of pity for the boy and curiosity to check out the fair

Interestingly, there's a lucky draw. There'd be a few sets of 4 digits at the counter, and if your credit card's last 4 digits match, you'd win shopping vouchers. This is when they can take the chance to verify that you do have credit cards.

They'd show you some cut-out pictures and floor plans of suites you'd
be getting if you purchase their membership package.

When you feel that the deal is good and you sign, a bell will ring and everyone there would clap and welcome you into the club. They'd even offer great discounts and 0% interest free instalments. You even get a free welcome gift like a dvd player.

You leave thinking you got a good deal, then try to book your holidays. Only to realise that you can't get your holidays booked even if
you're 6-8months early. Or your accomodation is only 3 star, not 4/5 star.

You want to cancel your membership as you don't really have a chance to use it, but as you're bound by the contract. They threaten to sue you if you breach the contract. You're trapped and go on paying the membership, as well as yearly maintenance fees of a few hundred sing dollars at least.

Touting is illegal in Singapore anyway! We need to boost our tourism too! How can we allow these people with ill-intentions spoil our clean and lawful image?

Tourists who are conned can get a refund from Singapore Tourism Board (STB) though.

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Striko
Nov 27, 2004

Street Surveys Giving Away Prizes

Beware of people doing surveys around shopping strips (e.g. Orchard Rd) and giving away free prizes. They will attempt to con you into attending a 45 minute presentation and coercing you to buy into a "holiday timeshare" scheme.

The lure is extremely tempting: free holidays, a digital camera, gift vouchers etc. I've heard stories of people being held up in an office for hours while being given the HARD sell. They are unrelenting and will not take "NO" for an answer.

If you are approached by one of these people kindly tell them that you are flying out of Singapore in a few hours and have no time to take up their offer. These spruikers will happily tell you that they get $10 for every person they recruit.

Again, do NOT under any circumstances be tempted by their free gifts - there is a hefty price to be paid if you do not heed this warning.

oldsienna
Aug 10, 2004
 
 
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