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a VirtualTourist member from Bhuj


airbnb or hotels??

1) any one has tried accomodation listed on airbnb in singapore?? if yes do suggest, I am travelling with my family for a week
2) which apps you found more useful for trip?
3) do we need to book tickets for universal studio or other important places in advance or I can do it just visiting these places??
4) I have been there before, I found it easy to move around in singapore..any suggestion are welcome..

8 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Ieper

No I haven't tried airbnb in Singapore, but in other places. Airbnb is much cheaper than hotels, so this is a you have to make.

I don't download apps for any trip. Singapore is easy to get around without using apps. There is no need to purchase tickets in advance for any sights in Singapore.

If you been there already and you know that is easy to move around why did you ask question here?

And learn to say thank you after you ask a question!

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Bhuj

I wish I could edit my question now...I would have added " THANK YOU VERY MUCH" in advance for the answers which are not helpful to me in ANY POSSIBLE WAY... but anyways " Thank you " for taking time....

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hesperia

The above member did answer two of your questions, with the correct answers, yet you feel the need to insult the lady who tried to help. You are not a new VT member, and you have been a member long enough to know that this is a nice and friendly place, which has no use for people that lash out in anger at any given written words. Besides.....I agree with the lady in question, - simple manners cost nothing, and they are expected here on VT. Appreciate the fact that she used time she will never recover, to help you with "some" of your questions. A simple thank you is a universal language.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Toronto

Depends on what kind of accommodations you are looking for. It is cheaper on airbnb, but you should look at the reviews as well. I think it is great for families. Staying in an apartment with kitchen can save you some money, if you're traveling on a budget.

As for travel apps, I use tripadvisor and kayak a lot.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Karachi

I have tried Agoda and they are reliable and cheap in accomodations and booking a online ticket is better if you are on a fix scedule for Universal Studious I will suggest buy a Express Pass too because in one day you won't be able to see it all and then going again will be expensive as S$75/- + S$50/- is cheaper then S$75/- + S$75/- and all day waiting in the queues. For more details see my Singapore page.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Bhuj

Accomodation reviews are good on airbnb....only issue is I cant pay in planning to stay in hotel...

I wil be arriving on friday early morning..planning to visit singapore flyer,litlle india,china town and other few areas on weekends and santosa on monday or tuesday...I can understand crowd will be little less during weekdays...may be 10% less on weekdays....Will be there before 10 to purchase tickets..depending upon crowd I will plan to buy express card or not..

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Kuala Lumpur

Shame you can't use Airbnb. My GF has used it for the last 11 weeks (you can't get a 4 month rental contract under Singapore law, it seems) and has found them all to be better than and cheaper than hotels. Worth looking into asking a friend to pay and giving them the cash.

With Universal, their express tickets have dynamic pricing, meaning that when demand is high the price goes up. The bigger the crowd, the higher the cost. We went on a slightly busy day and the price was 50SGD. Had we paid in advance for the tickets online or at a kiosk in a mall, we would have saved about 75SGD, so if you know you want to go and you are prepared to go on a specific day I would definitely recommend paying before you get there. At kiosks at the airport or in malls you may be able to get combined tickets for the flyer and USS, among others.

I used the Grab and Uber apps to help with being driven, though cabs are everywhere and clean, because they are cheaper. I also used the Singapore MRT app a bit.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Karachi

That will be better but on week days they don't have Hollywood Parade in Universal Studios. Hotels in Little India are cheaper plus a lot of Indian restaurants are also there.

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