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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 30, 2016
Suggestions for Singapore  (6 Answers)

Suggestions welcomed and needed please for trip to Singapore. Is Johor & Macau worth visiting - also the arab markets. Hotel suggestions much appreciated. Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 21, 2016
why agents need original passport  (1 Answer)

Hello frns,
I am planning trip with my family to singapore. I have already gone through website, which clearly states that I need to apply through approved travel agent.
My question is why they are asking me to handover my original passport. They have to apply online and I will be getting e-visa.
Please do let me know if any traveller from india obtained visa for singapore and malaysia.

If things are smoother from thailand then I may plan to include thailand too.

I live in town which has 2 travel agent but none of them are listed on singapore embassy webite.

thank you in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 21, 2016
Transfer from Changi to Ferry  (2 Answers)

Hello, what is the best way to get from Changi to the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal just outside the airport?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 21, 2016
Transit in changi airport with jet star  (9 Answers)

I just want to know is it possible to go out from changi airport if i have 16hours transit? Transit in terminal 1 with jetstar. Thankyou!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 21, 2016
Fastest MRT routes  (4 Answers)

Hello may i know what is the fastest routes i should take if i wanna go to gardens by the bay from changi airport? It tooks how many hours? Thankyou!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 19, 2016
What to do? Time? Budget? Itinerary?  (6 Answers)

Reaching Singapore on 6th Sep afternoon. Should reach hotel by 3-4pm. Return Flight on 11 Sep late night around 10pm. So I pretty much have 5 full days at my expense.

I am keen on splitting them 3 for Sentosa (and all activities that are possible to cover in that duration) and 2 days for the remaining city. Does it sound good? Can someone suggest me a detailed plan.

For your reference I have 1900 SGD at my expense (minus the flights, hotel and visa charges that have already been booked and paid)

Awaiting for a mind blasting plan from my fellow VT comrades :D

PS: I am travelling with my wife

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 05, 2016
What to do in Transit  (3 Answers)

I will be having a transit of almost 7 hrs(1100-1900hrs) on a Saturday at T5. Any recommendations on where I can go if I intend to do some sight seeing?

Also, I'm changing plane, but same airline. Would I need to collect my lugguage and later check in again?

Appreciate your advice.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2016
english premier league  (2 Answers)

will the upcoming epl season be showing in bars in singapore

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 01, 2016

It is many years since i have spent time in Singapore, usually passing through very quickly,. At the end of July we will be arriving at 4.50 pm and departing at 2.20 am, 9 hrs later. I figure this will give us from 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm to explore a little and enjoy a meal. Considering nearby stations that serve the airport, the attractions to see in the evening would it be better to spend our time wandering around Little India or Chinatown. We are not interested in modern buildings but prefer to see older parts of the city. Which area would you recommend and why?

I am considering one of two self guided walks. Any comments?


Thanks fellow VTers  

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 24, 2016
Sentosa Entry Ticket?  (3 Answers)

Can any body tell me what is the entry price of Adult Sentosa?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2016
Singapore: land of the famous man made island or hidden gems do exist?  (3 Answers)

I am planning to visit Singapore during the first week of August this year for my holidays.
I have been to Singapore around 4-5 years back, & would really appreciate if I could get any must-visit places which are not very known and conman.
Also, if there is any island in and around Singapore that' is worth a visit (except Sentosa of course)?
I'm looking for an island that has water sport activities operating.
Would love any advise or suggestions.
Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2016
review my itinerary please.  (9 Answers)

Hi Members,

So finally i have (after a lot of research/valuable inputs/reading other threads and posts etc) i have drawn up this itinerary which will also help others who read this.

What i need to know is :-

-If the time spent is correct at each area/attraction

-If anything is missed out

-if anything has to be removed from the plan/Change

not interested to do any of the nature/history apart from the Zoo etc- so avoided lot of areas too.

Now to come to itinerary. We are traveling on June 3rd and leaving on june 11th. that is 9 days full.

We are a couple for 9 days. (2 couples are joining for first 3 days hence the tight and busy 1st 3 days schedule)

We are staying at my Cousins place at Clarkquay.

Day 1

we land at 8:15am - we plan to settle down have a quick nap

lunch at 12pm.

Post lunch head to SEA aquarium - 3 hours.(Maritime / typhoon theater)

Head back to VIVO city and then to raffles. walk down to merlion/fullerton hotel/raffles landing site) see the sound and light show of MBS(WONDERFUL) from Merlion.

Walk towards Clarkquay/Boatquay and settle at one of the places for dinner.

Day 2

Universal studio - at 9ish ( 6 hours )

Chinatown - 5ish(early dinner) ( 2-3 hours)

Head back home for a quick nap and head to MBS casino or a club)

Day 3

Orchard/Dhoby Ghaut - 11pm

Head back home at about 5pm. friends will be departing Singapore so will help them check out.

rest at home since we will be tired from the 1st 3 days.

Day 4

Half day walk towards esplanade/float @ marina bay / makan sutra / F1 area/Flyer

other half of the day - ????

Day 5

Little India - 11pm- mustafa/tekka/buffalo street etc - 3 hours

Kampong glam area - 3pm - arab street/Haji lane/ bussorah, surrounding areas - 4 hours

head back home

day 6

Zoo - full day

day 7

IKEA- 3 hours - wife is interior designer so a must visit place

Holland village for lunch & shop - 2 hours

other half day - ????

day 8

Jurong bird park - 6 hours

Head back home

Day 9

We have a flight at 10:00PM so will head out by 6pm. - may be keep this day spare to do things which we might have missed out on earlier/hang around with cousin etc..

Things we want to do but feel we might pass it this time :-

Underwater world - doing SEA aquarium so its an alternate

Night safari - might be a different experience but doing Zoo during the day

River safari - haven't got too many good reviews on this

Ducktour/Singapore River cruise - doing lot of things on foot so this could be a alternate

Gardens by the bay - heard too many good review but unable to decide on this attraction

JOOCHIAT/KATONG district - ??? should this be done?

Please help on your valuable inputs.:) thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 18, 2016
which hotel is better  (3 Answers)

Hey! Will be travelling with family in June to Singapore. I currently have two bookings and need help in finding out which is a better hotel - Hotel Boss & Orchard Grand Court. My budget is about 90-100 US$ per night - would like to be around Orchard or Quay. Please let me know your suggestions!! Thanks in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 15, 2016
Late Dinner  (4 Answers)

We are arriving into Singapore at about 7pm so by the time we get thru customs and get to our Hotel in the City it will probably be about 9ish.
Are any of the food courts open for late night dining or what are some suggestions for a late ,cheap realistic Singaporean dinner.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2016
Help, leaving soon and no idea what to see!  (11 Answers)

Between work and two other trips I ignored my trip to Asia later this month and now I need some help so please take pity on me! :-)

We're arriving very late at night (actually early in the morning Tuesday) on a Monday and then will be taking a cruise through Malaysia. I imagine we will have a few hours on Tuesday and then most of a full day when we return on the following Saturday, flying home early Sunday morning. We are staying in Marina Bay the 1st night and at the Carlton City Hotel on the way back, both non cancellable so I can't move the hotels.

So what I need help with is:

1) transport, I assume taxis will be necessary because of the flight times on both sides of the trip, is there anything unusual about them?

2) are there ATMs at the airport, I assume I will need cash to get to the hotel.

3) what to do with my 1 1/2 days in Singapore? It looks like the current weather is extremely hot and humid with chances of showers

4) dress restrictions, ie no shorts? I'm seeing things saying that shorts are OK as long as you don't go into religious sites in them

5) getting from the hotel to the cruise port and back, is the public transport or do we need to take a taxi? We are trying to travel light, 1 small suitcase per person

Hopefully I'll have a little of time to do some research before I go but I'd appreciate any help!!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 24, 2015
An absent parent  (3 Answers)

What documents do I need to present to the immigration official if my 2 daughters (12 & 14 y.o.) are travelling to Singapore with their dad only?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 17, 2015
Transportation  (3 Answers)

Hi there, I will visit Singapore next Feb. with my 6years old daughter . I'd like to know how much does it cost from airport to Sendosa. and from Sendosa to Conrad Centennial Singapore by taxi .

Another question is I have a EZ-LINK card wihch i bought 7years ago , is it still available?

Thank you so much !

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 21, 2015
Help me about singapore trip  (4 Answers)

I stay along beecolen street from 3/12 - 6/12/2015

1. I always use internet furing my trip...wht best deal in singapore during my stay for internet data.

2. Wht best shopping mall for buy iphone accessories.

3. Wht best shopping mall to buy handbag either copy or branded.

4. Where the best deal i can buy the universal studio pass.

5. Wht the best area for muslim food (Halal) n easy to find

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 07, 2015
bank statement  (3 Answers)

Hi everyone.
How much money should I have on my banking account in order to obtain a visa to Singapore? (I'm not US Citizen but resident, so visa is required for me) If I have too little on my account can I put someone as a sponsor? What do I have to provide the Consulate?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 09, 2015
is singapore dangerous?  (9 Answers)

My friends and i are might plan a study trip to Singapore. Is the city dangerous at night?
Is transportation spread and open till late?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 09, 2015
Buy New Laptop.  (4 Answers)

Can any body tell me where can i buy new Hp laptops cheap prices, i want to buy new laptop .

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2015
Buy New Laptop.  (1 Answer)

Can any body tell me where can i buy new Hp laptops cheap prices, i want to buy new laptop .

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 29, 2015
Technology mall along Orchard Road  (5 Answers)

Hi - visiting Singapore for 7 nights in October and have read there is a mall along Orchard Road that just sells technology and nothing else. Does anyone know name of this mall and even better a web site please.

Thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 28, 2015
Mountain in Singapore.  (4 Answers)

Hello everyone, I would like to ask if there is a mountain in Singapore that we can hike. My friend and I are traveling Singapore soon and she wants to hike a mountain but I don't know if there is any. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 25, 2015
Knife regulations (airplane)  (7 Answers)


I am traveling to Singapore for 3 days and then I am going over to Bali for 3 weeks. As I am going for a trekking trip I would like to know if it is possible to take an emergency knife, as checked-in luggage, with me.

See example "Walther ERK Emergency Rescue Knives", or do I will have get problems?

I could not get a real worthy answer on the internet.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 03, 2015
Spacing in my e-ticket  (5 Answers)


I mistyped my e-ticket and now my name is Mr XXXX YYYY ZZZZ, but in my passport, it is written as Mr XXXX YYYYZZZZ, will this prevent me from checking in or boarding the flight? Need advice, much thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2015
Which Denomination Notes can i withdraw ATM?  (6 Answers)

I want to know that which denomination notes can i withdraw ATM, can i withdraw S$ 150 Dollars thru atm?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 31, 2015
Sentosa pass  (2 Answers)

Does the sentosa attraction pass include entry to Aqua cove park and S.E.A Aquarium? I find the details on their website not clear about inclusions and exclusions. I want to understand if the pass is only to play or for the rides and does not include entry tickets. Somebody please help understand better

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2015
Zam Zam Hotel For Lunch.  (6 Answers)

Is Zam Zam hotel at arab street is good for lunch, i have heard his chicken biryani is amazing, Can any one tell me the price of chicken biryani plate.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 11, 2015
MRT station to Airport from Marina Bay  (3 Answers)

What station do I get off from Marina Bay Sands to Changi Airport?

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