Singapore Travel Tips

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  1. Gelatinx

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    Re: Singapore Travel Tips: 2010

    @bmint: You can try Park View Hotel (www.parkview.com.sg) it's near Suntec City Mall where the next IT show/fair will be on 1-4 Sept 2011. :)

    Or you can also try a Hostel (www.abearygoodhostel.com/)
     
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    okay..ill check it out.. thanks! :)

    for hostel, i prefer a private room.hehe XD
     
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    this must be the reason why I cant seem to find an affordable hotel for my stay there (Sept 1-4) :redface:
     
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    I'm going to Singapore this September for the F1 race and i'm also thinking of getting an MBA there. Would anyone know the best and cheapest shop I could get the MBA for? Would shops have different deals e.g free case/sleeve/etc.?

    Thanks! :)
     
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    Re: Singapore Travel Tips: 2010

    ^ try epicentre. They have a website and a number of stores in sing. Ill be in Sing next week but would content myself with chicken rice instead of 'apples' :)
     
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    Singapore Travel Tips: 2010

    Buy from Charlie nalang! His prices are definitely lower than Epicentre.
     
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    Singapore Travel Tips: 2010

    All of them are priced the same though Epicenter I know sometimes has a promo going on where if you use an HSBC card, you get 10% of the listed price.

    DG is the only reseller there that carries BTO units - and has them on stock. So you can check them out as well as an option.


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    Hey guys, what's the easiest way to get to the zoo/Night Safari and get home? I'm staying at Commonwealth Crescent, will be here for a month ;)
     
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    Chief,

    I would say take a cab. ;) The walk from the zoo to the nearest bus stop is 17 mins.

    If that does not suit you, take the MRT from Commonwealth to Choa Chu Kang. Take bus 171 at Pending Rd. Alight at 5th bus stop.

    See more details from streetdirectory below:

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    Commonwealth MRT (EW20)
    375 Commonwealth Avenue. (S)149735


    East West Line at Commonwealth (EW20)
    Board the train towards Joo Koon, 4 stops later alight at Jurong East (NS1 / EW24).13 min


    North South Line at Jurong East (NS1 / EW24)
    Board the train towards Marina Bay, 3 stops later alight at Choa Chu Kang (NS4 / BP1).10 min


    Bukit Panjang Line at Choa Chu Kang (NS4 / BP1)
    Board the train towards Senja, 7 stops later alight at Pending (BP8).9 min


    Walk 40.17 m
    Walk towards Bus Stop @ Pending Road, opp Pending Station. (B44221).36 sec


    Take Bus 171 (B44221)
    5 Stops later alight at Mandai Road, aft Jalan Ulu Sembawang. (B48041)14 min


    Walk 1135.37 m
    Walk to End.17 min[​IMG]
    Singapore Zoo
    80 Mandai Lake Road. (S)729826
     
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    check out this site - gothere.sg

    it compares the time and cost of your trip between bus, mrt and taxi. don't forget to input the time so that it will also input the peak-hour charges.

    just my two cents, even if the taxi is more expensive, it may be worthwhile to take the taxi especially on long trips where you have to transfer between bus/mrt. Singapore is more humid than the Phils. and that nice walk to the mrt station early in the morning can be energy draining in the afternoon.

    hope you enjoy your trip.!

    PS: gothere.sg also has an iPhone app
     
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    Thanks, both! Appreciate it :)
     
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    gothere.sg has remained in my fingertips for the past few years of my stay here.

    searching for directions using the zip code or even the bus stop number really help a lot.

    for example, if i want to go to a certain place like the zoo, i can simply enter "888xx9 to 729826" where 888xx9 is my zip code and the other is that of the zoo.

    the results page will display cab, bus, mrt or bus+mrt options on the left panel. public transpo fares are shown too :)
     
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    Re: Singapore Travel Tips: 2010

    @bad boy - unless you have night vision goggles, i wouldnt suggest the night safari - so much hype for something you can hardly see! Go to the zoo during daytime instead

    also, consider the non touristy places like maxwell street for great meals that wouldnt dent your finances.
     
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    ^I enjoyed myself there last time (10 years ago, maybe), will see if these eyes are up to the task now :)

    Any places you can recommend on Maxwell? I had an excellent dinner (sambal stingray + other things) the night before at the place in Holland Village. Kelong Seafood Barbeque? Last night, I ate at Makansutra (Glutton's Bay). Whew, sarap!
     
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    Will be going to SG this October... Guess I'll start from Page 1 of this thread :D
     
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    most of what the small kiosks had to offer were truly appetizing. but i had oysters in an omelette (forgot the local name) and forgot my name while i had it! har!
     
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    sir, there is a Maxwell food(hawker) centre at 1 Kadayanallur Street. food is good and affordable.:eek: we just had dinner there last wednesday.
     
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    There's Maxwell Hawker stall featured on Bourdain's show, iirc, Tian Tian something yun name. They say it has the best chicken rice in SG. I only eat their chicken rice when I'm in SG so I don't have anything to compare it with :D.

    I agree that the small stalls will surely surprise you, sometimes in a good way sometimes bad :D

    my comfort food the last time I went there, Tori Q :D do we have something similar locally?
     
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    Re: Singapore Travel Tips: 2010

    Don't forget to try the snow ice at this place in the food court under ION Orchard.

    Here's what I had during my visit last year:

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    ^I'll try that soon. Wow.

    I went to Comex this afternoon. Visual and auditory overload! Very good deals though, especially for large TVs :)
     

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