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1. Posted by xs.if (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

hello, peeps

siongapore is one of the places that i think i would enjoy travelling to, however many people keep telling me that after a few days in singapore it would be time to move on, considering its our first stop... can anyone tell me why i should stay there longer

all anyone keeps talking about when i mention am going travelling is thailand! thats approximately 1-fifth our journey

any ideas, suggestions, i would like to spend more time in singapore, maybe 2 weeks? or is that too long?

peace ;)

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Hi Yemi,

Singapore is just a small island state. There's nothing much for you to do in two weeks. Even one week is already considered very long by many. Three or four days would do just fine.

Save your time for other destinations like Malaysia and Thailand. There's so much to do in these two countries that you may not even have enough time for it.

It all depends on your interests.

Singapore
http://www.visitsingapore.com/

Malaysia
http://www.virtualmalaysia.com/
http://www.malaysiamydestination.com/
http://www.tourism.gov.my/

Thailand
http://www.tourismthailand.org/

Cheers,
Hien

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3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

The Night Zoo
Changi Prison Museum
The Battle Box
The beautiful Singaporean girls

4. Posted by serene.y (Full Member 15 posts) 11y

Hien is right. 3-5 days in Singapore are quite enough for a traveller. The country's small, thus traveling to a few destinations within a day is a piece of cake.

It's possible to travel from Singapore to the neighbouring countries on shoestring. You have choices of taking bus services, railway trains, or budget flights, all at a relatively reasonable price.

Of course, if you want to dig deeper, hook up with some Singaporean friends who can brought you to the non-touristie places... that might prolong your stay...

Cheers,
Serene

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5. Posted by Yan (Full Member 27 posts) 11y

hrm. i beg to differ, but p'raps i'm biased ... i'd say go with your gut but have a flexible itinerary so you can leave early if you're bored out of your brain.

you didn't mention interests or budget so here's a random list of things to do. some cut and pasted from past posts.

some walking tours for first time visitors
www.realdestination.com/pages/singapore_home.html

water theme parks
1. the Big Splash www.bigsplash.com.sg
a seawater swimming complex with long water slides. admission is free.
2. wild wild wet www.wildwildwet.com
the samsung slide up features an almost vertical 4-storey drop on a flimsy raft thingy. sheer terror (for me, at least).

flora & fauna
1. the Singapore Botanic Gardens www.sbg.org.sg/index.asp
some sundays there're free outdoor concerts. for instance, on 23 Jan there's a concert by the singapore chinese orchestra.
2. the open zoo & night safari www.zoo.com.sg
3. Pulau Ubin www.wildsingapore.com/ubin/index.html
- free guided walks on Chek Jawa (a coastal shore / mangrove / seagrass lagoon area) during low tides. check the schedule here: www.wildsingapore.com/chekjawa/index.html
- free guided walks on the Sensory Trail on 2nd & 4th Saturdays. schedule here: www.wildsingapore.com/ubin/events/regular.htm
4. bukit timah hill
several hiking trails and also some tough biking trails
5. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve www.sbwr.org.sg
great for bird watching
6. hiking route & treetop walk
www.nparks.gov.sg --> click Visit the HSBC TreeTop Walk

river taxi or day cruises
1. www.singaporeexplorer.com.sg/riverboat.htm click river boat service information
2. www.rivercruise.com.sg/services.htm
3. Ducktour www.ducktours.com.sg
city tours on an oddly amphibious vehical

arts activities/performances/concerts
1. the arts house www.thearthouse.com.sg
2. esplanade theatres on the bay www.esplanade.com.sg
3. the substation www.substation.org

ack this could take all night. if all else fails, just go look for some local food

6. Posted by xs.if (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

Quoting Yan

hrm. i beg to differ, but p'raps i'm biased ... i'd say go with your gut but have a flexible itinerary so you can leave early if you're bored out of your brain.

you didn't mention interests or budget so here's a random list of things to do. some cut and pasted from past posts.

some walking tours for first time visitors
www.realdestination.com/pages/singapore_home.html

water theme parks
1. the Big Splash www.bigsplash.com.sg
a seawater swimming complex with long water slides. admission is free.
2. wild wild wet www.wildwildwet.com
the samsung slide up features an almost vertical 4-storey drop on a flimsy raft thingy. sheer terror (for me, at least).

flora & fauna
1. the Singapore Botanic Gardens www.sbg.org.sg/index.asp
some sundays there're free outdoor concerts. for instance, on 23 Jan there's a concert by the singapore chinese orchestra.
2. the open zoo & night safari www.zoo.com.sg
3. Pulau Ubin www.wildsingapore.com/ubin/index.html
- free guided walks on Chek Jawa (a coastal shore / mangrove / seagrass lagoon area) during low tides. check the schedule here: www.wildsingapore.com/chekjawa/index.html
- free guided walks on the Sensory Trail on 2nd & 4th Saturdays. schedule here: www.wildsingapore.com/ubin/events/regular.htm
4. bukit timah hill
several hiking trails and also some tough biking trails
5. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve www.sbwr.org.sg
great for bird watching
6. hiking route & treetop walk
www.nparks.gov.sg --> click Visit the HSBC TreeTop Walk

river taxi or day cruises
1. www.singaporeexplorer.com.sg/riverboat.htm click river boat service information
2. www.rivercruise.com.sg/services.htm
3. Ducktour www.ducktours.com.sg
city tours on an oddly amphibious vehical

arts activities/performances/concerts
1. the arts house www.thearthouse.com.sg
2. esplanade theatres on the bay www.esplanade.com.sg
3. the substation www.substation.org

ack this could take all night. if all else fails, just go look for some local food

mixed messages, but very informative...
thanks guys.
i guess most travellers are on a tight schedule 3 - 4 months for the whole region and i think i've got 7 - 8 months
yan - am going to copy or print your thing out and put it in my diary for things to do or places to visit out in singapore
thanks for the websites hien
serene again as you mentioned the island can be seen in less than a week, i guess if its a small and very organised place (trains, buses, etc running on time) then you might be right.
wocca your idea about the beautiful singaporean girls sounds good to me
am taking you suggestions with me and will most likely do them all and see how long it takes etc. i guess the efficiency of the place is also why many people arent there long enough...any comments of borneo?
take it easy guys, peace;)

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

We sail tonight for Singapore,
we're all as mad as hatters here...

Sorry, had to add that in! The post put it in my head, now I can't get it out...