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1. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

How long to spend in Singapore?

What to do and where to go?

Because all the posts on this site - in general people only stay for 1-2 days...is the place that small?

I was thinking of spending 2 nights there, is this enough? or 3!

I'll just stay in a hostel, and go on the cheap...

How expensive can one place actually be? Cant be any more expensive than Dublin or London!

Advise please,

Thanks,
Olaf

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 16, 2007, at 7:53 AM by oslaue ]

2. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 9y

2 nigths is more than enough mate... yeah its small and the attractions are quite limited and located in close proximity, so it wont take you too long to get around. Personally i dont exactly dig modern day attractions they tout such as the science/discovery centres, so i guess a few days would be enough to take in all the sights. The zoo and bird park, however are excellent and worth a visit....

Err, considering YMCA is like 25 SIng dollars per nigth for dorm and 80 for a single room, and with the exchange rate at 1.55 Sing to the US, Id say its pretty expensive. And tts only th lodging. Other than public transport, pretty much everything is expensive....

3. Posted by tanby (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y

Singapore is not expensive compared to Dublin and London but yes, if you compare with her neighbouring countries.

Why not take a peek here: www.visitsingapore.com

Checkout the attractions you can visit and decide from there.

Personally, 2 nights is a little too short a stay.

The MRT (subway) can bring you to most places, directly or with 1 bus transfers.

Singapore is indeed very small but it's a great place to include when travelling to Asia.

Hope you'll have a great time in Singapore!

4. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

thanks for your feedback guys...very helpful!

5. Posted by helloworld (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

You could visit the following in Singapore:

  • Jurong Bird Park
  • Pagoda of 10000 Buddha's (Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery)
  • Sentosa Island (mostly artificial attractions...one thing worth seeing would be the Images of Singapore museum)
  • Asian Civilization Museum
  • Boat Quay/Esplanade
  • Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
  • Zoo
6. Posted by alfie_sog (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Singapore Zoo in Mandai is recommended

http://www.zoo.com.sg/

Opening hours

8.30am to 6.00pm daily

Entrance fees (admission only):

Adult S$15.00
Child S$7.50
All prices include 5% GST

--alfie

7. Posted by steph' (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

hello!

besides the attractions, you should go for the food in singapore.

here're some places to go:

- Newton Circus Food Centre in Newton (the no. 1 food spot for tourists,
making the food here a lil more pricey than other hawker centres)
- Chomp Chomp in Serangoon Gardens
- Adam Road Food Centre (the nasi lemak and mutton soup are really good)

basically you should just try the food at hawker centres. even though they may look dirty and uncomfortable, that's where the best food can be found. don't worry you won't fall sick

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

I always say spend 3 to 4 days in Singapore to experience the country.

Singapore City Gallery is a good starting point for an orientation of the country which is also a city. Located just 5 minutes away from Chinatown and right smack in between 2 famous hawker centres (Amoy Street and Maxwell food market) selling cheap and fantastic local cuisine.

Other than the normal Orchard Road, Sentosa, Merlion, why not go for a walk using these walking maps? They bring you to the unique little corners and nooks of the city which not every tourist has the opportunity to go to.

Although Singapore may not be easily accessible by walking (not like London where you can walk from stations to stations), buses and taxis are a plenty. Affordable too.

There are lots more to see and do like MacRitchie Reservoir, Old Ford Factory, newly renovated National Museum of Singapore and Empress Place Museum. Also a walk along the waterfront of Esplanade and having supper there is nice too.

9. Posted by lene (Budding Member 31 posts) 9y

Spots to visit
Night Safari & Zoo (get the Park Hopper- get both tickets for just $35)

Toa Payoh/ Ang Mo Kio- these are the older estates, if you're like mi and would like to see the real face of the country I am at, spend an hour or so and have a meal here.

Check out Geylang (make sure u go the correct side, the other is the redlight district), lotsa food for nocturnal ppl. Newton circle as mentioned by others is also a nice spot.

Dim sum (chinese dumplings and stuff) is gd too, at Chin Swee Road or Chinatown.

Kampong Glam is not bad to walk a bit too. Very relaxing at the cafes there.

Orchard, Far East Plaza for shopping.

Depends on what kind of stuff ure interested in...

10. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

thank you very much all!!!