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What is there to do in Singapore?

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1. Posted by bryangrey (Budding Member 38 posts) 10y

Can someone help me out with things to do in Singapore? I will be going for a few days on a stopover. I would like to check out one of the 'hawker' markets for dining and I would like to check out a wet market if they have one. I also heard Little India is pretty interesting.
Any info would be much appreciated!

2. Posted by natters27 (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

Hi

I spent a couple of days in Singapore last year and that was enough!1 I wasn't a big fan, it has been very moderised and we did all of the sights in 1day!!
Little India and China Town are good to have a nose around- China Town has a good market, and there is an island you can get a cable car to called Sentosa. It's kin of like Alton Towers without the rides and the 'tropical' beach and wildlife seem a little bit er planted!
However the people could not be nicer, we popped out on our first day and a guy asked if he could spend the day being our free guide- brilliant!
The nightlife is pretty, set along a Quay and worth staying over for.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

Bryan,
Singers has a good zoo, but I am not fond of seeing animals in cages. I won't go again. But, the Jurong Bird Park is a nice place to visit, certainly if you like birds. I would go back to Jurong for another visit.

4. Posted by bryangrey (Budding Member 38 posts) 10y

Thanks for the help. I'm only in Singapore for 2 days so I figure relax eatin' some chili crab and go to Little India. There just doesn't seem to be a bundle of sights, temples and history to see. You don't get the sense that it's a place like Bangkok or Hanoi where there are seemingly endless places to explore.

5. Posted by horstf (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

For first world comfort and facilities without crime in a hot place Singapore is O.K. for non smokers and non gum chewers.
Pretty boring and not really cheap.
The only good thing: People outside the tourist business don't go for nor need your money.

6. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Get over to Sentosa island. It's fabulous.

7. Posted by andyccfc (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

how cheap are electrical goods in singapore such as sony PSP's? just wondering as its my last port of call before i go home so would be nice to get one if its cheaper than buying over here!

8. Posted by artichoke (Budding Member 28 posts) 10y

I always like people to check out these walking maps, they are very colourful and bring you to some little nooks of the island, great places to take pictures.

2 days is not really enough to cover all of the tourist places. People always say that the zoo and Sentosa is a must go. But unless you are a beach person, Sentosa's coasts are just some man-made ones with restaurants that overcharge. Night Safari is the world's first and only, if you like looking at animals in the dark (to be honest, you can see much) you can drop by to take a look.

If you like nature, spend the morning at either MacRitchie Resevoir for the Tree Top Walk for make a trip to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

If you are here on a weekend, drop by Esplanade, the arts centre of Singapore. They have free outdoor performances on weekend evenings and you can even have some local delicacy at the outdoor food centre nearby. If there's an opportunity, visit it in the morning at 10am or 2pm, there are guided tours that brings you into the Concert Hall and Theatre (if the venues are available). Ticket costs S$8.

If you want to try real hawker food and at real hawker price, go to Chinatown. There are tons of hawker centres around - Maxwell food centre, Hong Lim Complex, Amoy Street, Tanjong Pagar. Along South Bridge Road (in Chinatown), there a mosque and Indian temple (Sri Mariamman temple) just within 2 minutes walk from each other. So you can basically see most of the cultural architectures in Chinatown alone. About 15 minutes walk away at Telok Ayer Street, you get to see Thian Hock Keng Temple (very nice Chinese temple), Al-Abrar Mosque and Nagore Durgha Shrine along the same street. If you are here on a weekday, drop by URA Centre. There's a gallery with beautiful models on the second floor and you can pick up some free walking maps from there.

Let me know if you want to know more. I'd love to help if I can.

9. Posted by artichoke (Budding Member 28 posts) 10y

Quoting andyccfc

how cheap are electrical goods in singapore such as sony PSP's? just wondering as its my last port of call before i go home so would be nice to get one if its cheaper than buying over here!

Electrical goods are generally cheaper. Am not sure of the price of a Sony PSP. You can check out Sim Lim Square, Funan Centre and Mustafa. They have one of the lowest prices.