best stop over city to asutralia?

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1. Posted by georgeklam (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello I am traveling from greece to brisbane (DEC) and i have a choice of a stop over city Bangkok or Singapore.

I know I do no justice by asking this question because both cities (from what i read ) apper to be both unique and great.

Here is what i am looking for:
1) culture and sites
2) shopping
3) easy to get around
4) im 33 traveling alone so great chance to pick up
5) value

thanks for ur help!

2. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3548 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Bangkok is the cheaper of the 2, travelling around is easy plenty to see and do, great shopping in markets and shops.


3. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'm with Purdy.
Have been to both Bangkok and Singapore multiple times, and Bangkok would be the most interesting and cheaper of the two.

4. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Not been to Singapore, but would definetely recommend Bangkok, it has everything you're looking for. If you stay somewhere near a sky train station you'll be able to get around easily, taxis can be frustrating due to lots of traffic.

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5674 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Have been to bangkok, not to Singapore, but I think Bangkok is the more interesting and diverse one, Singapore is to clean and westernised.

6. Posted by MazDev (Budding Member 52 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I lived in Bangkok & Singapore for several years, so I will try to evaluate your questions one by one.

1) culture and sites
Singapore not much. Culture is gone. Sites are mostly man-made.
Bangkok much. Temples over Temples, and many different sites.

2) shopping
Singapore excellent for branded goods. It's a shopping
island. Singaporeans No1 hobby is shopping. Shopping Malls over
shopping malls

Bangkok good for shopping, sometimes needs some traveling to
certain shopping areas.

3) easy to get around
Singapore definitif easier. perfect & easy organized public
transportation. Taxis very cheap. Small Island.
Bangkok tough. Heavy traffic and big city with long ways

4) im 33 traveling alone so great chance to pick up
I don't get this one. Do you mean picking up a girl? If yes...
Singapore maybe easier- location Boat Quay- Pub & Bar Scene
Bangkok possible if you pay.

5) value
In Overall Bangkok No1, much value for little money
Singapore: If you pay peanuts you get monkeys.

I personal would take Bangkok, more exiting.

7. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Another vote for Bangkok. Far more interesting city.

8. Posted by rama_h (Inactive 91 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I agree with Mazdev...

If you're looking for these things, I'll try giving you some suggestions from my personal experience in travelling those countries!

1) culture and sites
Bangkok got historical sites and alot of culture, but definitely I'm not the historical type, so for sites that are more happening, especially safe party scenes, I'll go with Singapore!
2) shopping
Bangkok got good value for the money and lots of fake stuff, but Singapore also got great sales on real stuff, and easier to go around with in Singapore with all those things you just bought!
3) easy to get around
Singapore... Definitely Singapore!!! Lots of nice busses, MRT, cheap taxis! Better to get around with...
4) im 33 traveling alone so great chance to pick up
Bangkok, you pay... Singapore, free... I've met a different Singaporean girl a day everytime I go there! I can meet them at a bus stop, at clubs, and they're pretty straight forward with taking you back to their place or your hotel room...
5) value
Bangkok definitely!!! Value on the hotels, the girls, the shopping, the food, the transportation, and everything else! Singapore is an expensive city!!!