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Singapore or Bangkok??

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1. Posted by Martin792 (Budding Member 34 posts) 8y

Ive only got a short time in between my time between austrialia and china and i really want to visit one of these places, any suggestions?

2. Posted by weaversgal (Full Member 107 posts) 8y

it depends what you want to see in the short space of time you have, Singapore is very clean and modern but also more expensive than Bangkok and with less culteral attractions... I personally prefer Singapore, it is a very cosmopolitan city and has some fab attractions such as sentosa island, singapore zoo, raffles hotel is worth a visit, the shopping is sensational and so is the night life but like i say you get more value for money in thailand, cheap accomm and a fabulous culture, nightlife is good depending what you looking for and again shopping is ace, grand palace is worth a visit and you must do a trip on a river ferry... khao san road and the area around there provides a wonderful experiance... its very hard to say to do either or really... singapore people dont try to rip you off as much as the thai's... hmm what a quandry!! cant you do both? and stick in a cheap air asia flight between the two places? how long you planning on spending in the city of your choice???

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

If it's so hard to choose between Singapore and Bangkok, go to somewhere between them--Kuala Lumpur! Okay, I may be a little biased since I'm from there.

Anyway, check out the travel guides of all the three places! :)

4. Posted by bradco77 (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y

I would say Bangkok! But depends what you looking for.

Sing is a 1st world, clean, modern,efficient city.

Bangkok is fantastic. The Thai people are fab. Food great. Really viby, lots to see, Grand Palace is cool. And if you can get away to a beach nearby like Ko Samet for two days I would recommend it too.

5. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 8y

In my books its not even a competition. I found Singapore to be just a big clean city - while I was glad I saw it and found enough to entertain myself for a couple days, in the end it was just a city and nothing too exciting.
But I love Bangkok - it's edgy and exotic, its packed with interesting cultural sights, the food is fantastic, the shopping is great, and its all really really cheap.

6. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

BANGKOK of course. You can go to Kuala Lumpur for a cheaper version of Singapore. Enjoy the Thai hospitality, cultures, shopping, food..... PM me if you need any helps regarding Bkk;)

7. Posted by Martin792 (Budding Member 34 posts) 8y

Good thing is you all seem to agree about your views with signapore, hate when u have really good arguments for both just makes it impossible, I think il go with Bk just because it sounds like a better culture and im defintly on a budget that bk seems to help keep to, i think i should have about 2-3 week thers, is that enough to get a good experience there? thanks for the help

[ Edit: Edited on May 13, 2008, at 8:10 AM by Martin792 ]

8. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

2-3 weeks is not a short time at all and why spend it all in one city alone? Why not go to both? (2-3 days in Singapore, remaining in Bangkok) You can even do all three if you want. (2-3 days in Singapore, 3-4 days in KL, and 1 week plus in Bangkok). Flights are cheap -- check out AirAsia and Tiger Airways. There are also trains and buses on the Bangkok - KL - Singapore route although they would be better for KL-Singapore (see KTM).

9. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 8y

Yeah, 2 or 3 weeks is what many tourists give to see the whole of Thailand, not just Bangkok. So there is no reason why you can't get out of the city and see a bit of the rest of the country. I still think you shouldn't bother with Singapore for it's really only worthwhile if you are already in Malaysia and just want to add it as a side trip. Going all the way from Bangkok just to see Singpore isn't worth the time, unless you are really really have a thing for cities. So much more to see closer to Bangkok.
What you can do, is spend maybe 3 days in Bangkok. Then head to some of the other highlights of the country, like Ayathaya, Kanchanaburi, the Floating Markets, Chiang Mai, and/or one of he many fantastic beaches. So many options if you have 3 weeks.