Kindly check and edit, add on my iterinary.
January 25, 2006 Arrival in Singapore 8 p.m.
26 (thursday) Sim Lim City/ Funan Mall
27 (friday) Sentosa Island
28 (saturday) China Town/Marina
29 (sunday) Kuala Lumphur
February 1, 2006(wednesday) Star Wars Characters
2 (thursday) Departure
I think the night of Sentosa is nice
chinatown on the 28th of Jan will be jam packed. 29th would be chinese new year and people often do their chinese new year shopping around that time. Be prepared for crowds.
Beware of Sim Lim. You can go there but don't buy stuff... Funan is a safer bet.
Have a good trip.
I've heard the night safari's are excellent but didn't manage to get there myself, something for next time.
Other suggestions, get down to Boat Quay for a night out and a chilli Crab. Head to Raffles for a Singapore Sling cocktail, spend a day on Sentosa island on the beaches and check out the many food courts for cheap local food.
The Singapore History Museum is small but quite interesting and not very expensive.
Hope that helps. The chilli crab really is excellent.
You must bargin at Sim Lim City. Give them a price you feel is reasonable and then go from there, don't let your price go too low at first cause this is Singapore, not some 3rd world country.
I think you means Sim Lim Square and Sim Lim Centre.
Best to take the MRT Train to Bugis MRT on the East-West Green Line then walk north. Since you are in the region you should check of Bugis Street, a mall which has a market.
Orchard Road is fantastic. Higher prices though cause all the tourists goes there. Check out Fish n Co. Lovely fish n chips restaurant. Yummy! I had that 4 days in a row when I was in Singapore lol. There is three MRT stations along Orchard Road, Dhoby Ghaut (far right), Somerset (smack bang in the middle) and Orchard (far left). I highly suggest you visit Far East Plaza for some bargins, Lucky plaza is not too bad too, it will all depend what you wish to purchase, for me...it was food lol. If you have size 13 (size 15 USA) feet like I do, then you can only find your sporting shoes size inside Wisma Atria at World of Sports. For some late night hanky spanky check our Orchard Towers, you could wake up with a surprise.
Funan IT Mall is great. It has alot of computer parts, but they might be a little expensive than what you have in mind. Cheaper place will be the Sim Lim places, but Funan IT Mall feels like you are buying from very reputable companies. They also have a barber shop there, KFC, Taco, Pizza Hut in one store...they have McDonalds too. Nice place, catch the train to City Hall MRT and walk down North Bridge Road.
Sentosa Island: I recommend taking the cable car to Sentosa Island. Get yourself a class cable car and take the cable car from Mount Faber. At Sentosa Island I recommend you try the Carlsberg Sky Tower, Underwater World, Palawan Beach, The Merlion, and The Musical Fountain at night for the 7:40pm show (You must make the 7:40pm show cause the last cable car back to mainland is around 9:30pm and the last monorail is at 9:00pm). The monorail is free to use, the Cable car is not.
I notice you have Night Safari on Friday night and Sentosa Island during the day. Let me suggest to you that you do the Night Safari on Thursday Night so you can do the Musical Fountain at Sentosa Island on the Friday night (all day at Sentosa)....once you visit and watch the Musical Fountain, you will be thanking me very much.
For Little India there is some nice food places along Race Course Road, mostly Indian food as you probably expect in Little India. Check out Mustafa Centre, which has 4 levels of shopping and very cheap prices, you sure to get a bargin or two here, but be warned, they tied up your backpacks and outside shopping bags with these plastic ties that NO ONE can ever get undone without some sort of sharp utensil.
China Town is a very nice place. Do have a cheap bite to eat at Lau Pa Sat at Cross Street. It is open 24 hours a day and at night they shut down Boon Tat Street and bring out lots of different food. In Chinatown be sure to visit People's Park Complex and People's Park Centre. Be sure to also visit Pagoda Street and the Chinatown Complex at Smith Street. Check out Chinapoint too.
Go to the City Hall MRT, then enter the pedestrian mall which contains alot of shops in this very long underground passage towards Suntec City. This will lead you to Marina. Then follow some signs to the Esplanade and enter the esplanade walk through the esplanade to the other side to you see to the Marina Bay river area in which you can see the city skyline. You can take a bum boat ride here and travel through the Singapore River. The full circle journey takes around 45mins. Walk across the bridge to the Fullerton Hotel, take some snaps, and then walk down into Merlion Park where they have the tiny baby merlion and a large huge Merlion. If at night time you can also visit Boat Quay for a nice seafood dinner and some drinks with the locals, Very nice place!
After you done the Sentosa Island day trip (if you follow my advice above), then once you reach the mainland take your time to Boat Quay at night, if you got time of course.
PS: Post back if you got any more queries.
Before going to Sim lim centre, you may go to Mustafa centre to have an idea about the right price. I did some purchasing from Sim lim centre, but you should know the product you are buying and be prepared to bargain, otherwise Mustafa centre & Funan centre are safer bets.
As regards your itinerary, you may consider adding Jurong bird park on thursday/ Saturday morning.
Have a nice trip!!
Just want to clarify that I meant Magical Sentosa, not Musical Fountain, although you must walk past Musical Fountain to get to Magical Sentosa...
not goin to see singapore's clubbing scene? we have our censorship here but still its not bad to check out. go check out zouk & MOS & Momo. at orchard, start from wisma atria (check out their food court), go takashimaya, than go on the far east plaza, interestin funky buys of clothes, move on to plaza singapura too if got time. dinner at chjimes is pricy but nice too.