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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 14, 2017
Singapore sling cocktails

I understand that the Raffles Hotel cocktail list is quite pricey and as I literally have one night to find myself a Singapore Sling when I land in May before flying out the next morning, is there anywhere someone would really recommend, that might be a little off the beaten path but completely worth it!
Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 21, 2016
bar prices  (4 Answers)

I have heard drink prices are very expensive in Singapore, can anybody give me a rough guide to beer and wine prices
in local pubs and restaurants. thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 29, 2016
airbnb or hotels??  (8 Answers)

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..

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 12, 2016
Bus Ticket in Singapore  (6 Answers)

How to find a bus ticket in Singapore at reasonable rates?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 20, 2016
What Sentosa island advance tickets would you recommend & water park  (5 Answers)

We will be in Singapore in a week with 6 year old and want to go to universal studios Sentosa. Can you buy advance express or VIP tickets to avoid queues? (Are these only needed at weekends?)
Also what else might we want or need to book ahead for?
Where are water slides and parks?
We are excited and appreciate your help
Thanks k

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 20, 2016
ideas pls for a 41 year old tourists perfect birthday with Hubbie & 6 yr daughter in tow?  (3 Answers)

We are in Singapore for my birthday in a few days and I'd love ideas on how to spend the day.
I love soaking up the atmosphere of a place, seafood, coffee, cake, modern art, nature....and more
Please msg your ideas...ill have my daughter and husband travelling with me and would like a special dinner or lunch out and a few drinks if possible but child friendly is the way as no one to do childcare x

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 15, 2016
10 hours stop over in changi singapore  (6 Answers)

What can I do in Singapore when I have about 12 hours to spare until my next flight (arriving7:30 AM, departing 7:30 PM)?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 12, 2016
Schedule , plan, tickets and passes in singapore  (4 Answers)

Hi All,

I am gering up for my business cum leisure vacation to singapore from 22-27 aug.

As i have no idea on singapore and i would like to enlightening me on my schedule , plan and tickets, passes.

could anybody help me to make my schedule ,ticket passes for 6 daysin singapore.

For travelling in bus and trains i will have ez link card

22aug 10am - hotel

sentosa island with sentosa 1 days pass (11am-9pm)

23aug- uss (8am-9pm) with USS 1 days pass

24aug-26aug(10am-4pm) business meetings

but at evening im planning to keep a short 3-4hr sight seeing for 3days.

a.singapore flyer by bay
c.night safari

27aug(till 8pm)

singapore flyer, china town , little india,marina bay sand,orchard road and other attraction (is there any single pass to cover all)
I am highly grateful for taking you a ton your highly precious time to read my plan and helping me out.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 07, 2016
Where to find travel buddy?  (5 Answers)

Hi evryone i am planing for a trip to bali from singapore
My question is where i can find travel buddy ????

Thanks in advance 

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 29, 2016
Just Two days trip  (2 Answers)

Hi we are visiting Singapore just for two days and there are lots of nice places to visit..
Please guide on what are the best places we shouldn't miss out and can fit in two days

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 12, 2016
Night Zoo value  (2 Answers)

Worth it or tourist trap? Is the zoo worth seeing? What is the one nature site I should visit.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 12, 2016
Early Arrival  (5 Answers)

flight lands at 1 am but check in is a 3 pm. what to do?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 04, 2016
6 days/5Nights in Singapore  (11 Answers)

1st day- 8th august 2106


-Check-in hotel by 1pm


-Singapore National Meuseum


-Visit Clarke Quay in the evening


2nd Day- 9th august


Gardens of the Bay


Marina Bay Sands Casino




Marina Bay Sands Sky park (Best time dusk)


Ku De Ta at the MBS sky park


3rd Day- 10th august


Sentosa- USS




4th Day- 12th `August


Madam tussads


Cove water park


5th- 13th August


Singapore Zoo


Night Safari


Day 6- Maria Square (Vivo City)


Little india + China town


Is this itenary okay? Kindly suggest any changes or any places to include/exclude?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 22, 2016
Tips for First-Time Traveler to Singapore  (3 Answers)

Hi! I intend to spend my birthday weekend in Singapore this June (3rd week)2016 for 2 nights Saturday and Sunday in a hostel in Bugis (I will be back to my home country on a Monday morning). It would be my first time to visit this country. I would welcome any tips on how to maximize fully my Saturday and Sunday. 1. Regarding transferring from one spot to the other, which is better: getting Singapore EZ card or take the hop on hop off bus? 2. Which tourist spots to visit for 2 days (aside from Universal Studios & Animal Zoos)? Do I need to book online in advance so I can save some bucks? 3. For the food, I will definitely try the hawker stalls. Are there any restos or maybe a nice special dining place to celebrate my birthday around Bugis St (like a birthday place for tourists haha) ? 4. Is it easy to maneuver in Singapore? Can I still locate the tourist spots without using online maps? (I dont think I will have mobile internet connection when I get there)

Thanks in advance for your suggestion.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 25, 2016
Cheap hotel, safe neighbourhood  (7 Answers)

My son has around the world ticket, with few stops. He plan to travel for 6 weeks , as that's much he is free from his Uni over the summer.
His ticket is :London-Singapore-Auckland-Rorotonga( Cook Islands)-LA-London..
Everywhere he arranged to stay with friends but Singapore, as is his first time in SEA , he done lots of reading on the area now we just need to find good and cheap-ish place to stay for 4 nights in the city.
We know that the city is very clean and safe, yet we would like your opinion on area where to stay.
Can you gave us some pointers please?
We keep looking on line but is bit confusing.
We would like to be central as possible, clean and no too expensive.
Any ideas greatly apriciated. Many thanx

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 23, 2016
Organized excursions  (5 Answers)

Do I need to pre-book organized excursions or is there a hop on hop off bus. Thinking about visiting March 2017 Any suggestions as to best hotel location much appreciated. Want to see all the major tourist sites - not interested in theme parks and anything with cable cars

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 20, 2016
4 nights in Singapore family of 3 advice on hotel and realism  (10 Answers)

So .....we have a 6 year old daughter and want to visit Singapore from Perth, Australia for 4 nights in July/August.
It will be our first trip.I understand public transport is so good that location doesn't matter too much but maybe you guys can tell us if there's any area for a family to avoid?
Our aim is
....some good meals out, ( can be street food, cheap but brilliant, etc) visit the zoo, Sentosa island for fun and enjoy a nice hotel ( wifi and pool ideally )

We have a budget of about A$150 a night and I fear that may not get us much in Singapore.

I'm familiar with and trivago but would welcome recommendations of any hotel that would be a good location and meet our needs.
Help please

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 03, 2016
Need help with Planning Where to Eat Based on Our Itinerary  (6 Answers)


We'll be visiting Singapore for the first time next week (4 days), and we're currently trying to figure out three things:

- average amount we need to allot for food per meal - average amount we need to allot for transportation - efficient / convenient routes to take to cover as many places as possible in one go

For now, we are thinking of going to the following areas:

Esplanade Gardens by the Bay ArtScience Museum National Museum Supertree Grove / OCBC Skyway Little India Chinatown Tiong Bahru Orchard Road Art Trail Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (low priority) Botanic Garden (low priority)

For the food, we were hoping to try different places for every meal namely:

- fast food chain (preferably local or anything Asian) - convenience stores (preferably local or any other convenience store offering local staples) - hawker stores - cafe (preferably offering local bread / drinks) - other types of restaurants that you could suggest, if there are any

Based on the lists above, can you please suggest good places to eat near the places we will be going to?

We will be staying somewhere in Little India and we read that there are a lot of places where we can eat there, but we can't figure out which specific ones among all the options available we should head to. Deciding on the spot wouldn't be much of an issue, but we're hoping to factor in the budget as early as now (hopefully between 7-10 SGD per meal (lower if possible, but for places on the mid-range or higher end, above that is fine).

Also, how much would you suggest we allot for transportation expenses? We have been advised to pay for an EZ Link card and top it up with 35 SGD. Would it be enough to cover all or majority of the places on our list? If not, how much more do you suggest we top it up with or which place do you think we could scratch off our list or move to low priority based on logistics or value for money?

Tips and miscellaneous advice will be much appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 17, 2016
Public transport for 7:15am flight (friday, T3)  (7 Answers)


After a backpacking holiday through Malaysia I'll depart Singapore on a Friday morning 7:15am by plane from Terminal 3 (Oman Air). I'll be staying for 3 nights only in Singapore so a Taxi for departure would mean considerable cost per day.

Is it safe to take public transport at this time of the day (most busses/tram starts around 5-something)?

The most convenient locations both for departure and logistics in general are are Chinatown and Little India, right?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 09, 2016
Nice dinner place to celebrate anniversary  (2 Answers)

I'm looking for a special place to have dinner on a Sunday with my wife. I want it to be a great experience. I'am traveling to Singapore in the last weekend of February. I saw that kant restaurants are closed on Sunday so any suggesties are appreciated. Thnx Daniel.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 05, 2016
city bus from changi airport to Serangoon area  (2 Answers)

Which city bus(bus number) to take from Changi airport to Serangoon area.(to reach around Park Royal hotel or Boadway hotel).?

Where the bus stops exits in Changi airport terminal?
Of course i know MRT , shuttle bus service and taxis are available but i am keen to take city bus if i find it convenient.
Thanks in advance for your replies.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 05, 2016
Two nights in Singapore  (8 Answers)

In June we will have a two night stay over in Singapore coming back from an Indonesia trip. Since this stay over was actually unplanned I never really looked into what to do there. Any suggestions or recommendations? Shopping tips?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 03, 2016
How much is the fare from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur  (10 Answers)

I am going in September but want to pick my train times right now. Which website do I use?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 28, 2015
Floods in Chennai  (2 Answers)

Is safe to travel to chennai now? How is the flood situation there ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 22, 2015
Check on travel company  (1 Answer)

Forum on universal fly travel group pte ltd Singapore

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 18, 2015
Buy electronic  (2 Answers)

Is it safe to make purchases of electronic items at Vivocity mall? are the prices better than in the freeshop?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 05, 2015
Good mid range hotel  (8 Answers)

Two couples in our 60's will be stopping over for 3 days in Singapore in May next year. Any recommendations on reasonable priced, clean, comfortable hotels in a central area would be appreciated. Also any must sees for a 3 day stay?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 25, 2015
Air travel  (4 Answers)

Does anyone know if Scoot Airlines have Regulatory Approval to fly from Melbourne to Singapore? I believe they have applied for this.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 22, 2015
First time flight  (2 Answers)

I am going to travel to Singapore from India. I have never entered into airport. This is my first flight travel and also international. Please guide me on What are all procedure from entering into airport to leaving from the airport ?. I am going to stay there for about 10 months and tell about rules pertaining in carry limits for hair oil and shampoo. And finally what are all things I can carry in carry-on and baggage?. Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 13, 2015
visit in singapore  (3 Answers)

hi good day. i just want to ask . i want to visit in singapore in just 2 weeks. there is some requirements that i need to take or to do? thank you . have a nice day .

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