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kcheepv Singapore - A travel report by Kim
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Few Days in Singapore

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I took a bus from Penang Malaysia down to Singapore for a few days. Crossing the border overland was very easy with no problems encountered. I did make the mistake of leaving my bus once at the border to change some money and find my own way to Chinatown. I could have changed money all over Chinatown! Stayed at The Inn at Temple St in Chinatown and found it to be a good location. It was the week before Chinese New Year so every evening on the streets surrounding my hotel night markets were set up everywhere. I found the cheapest places to eat were in the local travel malls. They had all sorts of food courts set up and prices were really cheap. Seemed like a few of the buildings were catering to travel agencies. Did a lot of walking around the city and really didn't use transit except for my trip to the zoo. Took the train, then a bus. The zoo was excellent. Check out the bats. I highly recommend it. Also do include the Night Safari in your visit to the zoo.

Favourite spots:
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Walking around Chinatown at night The zoo and night safari The indoor travel mall near Chinatown with great coffee and cheap eats.

What's really great:
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The abundance of food choices all over the city. Ranging from street hawker cheap to break your wallet expensive. The ease of walking the city. I have been told Singapore is hard to get around on foot but I had no problems.

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Zoo and Night Safari. Night markets

The Inn at Temple St...Temple St in Chinatown
Small rooms, internet access, clean, a/c HW, restaurant downstairs. Train nearby

Everywhere, I had no bad food the whole time there.

Other recommendations:
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Internet is free at the Airport from midnight-6am
Lots of places to sleep in the airport too. Hotel has rooms for 6 hour blocks in airport.

Published on Sunday September 21th, 2003

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Sun, Apr 11 2004 - 01:35 PM rating by travelalain

Nice report about the Busy city of Singapore a shopping paradise with some great sights to see.

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