Friday, November 1, 2013

Five Days in Singapore

It was an early flight to Singapore.

I checked in Terminal 3 at around 3 am for my flight was slated 5:55 am.

I got this flight for only P2,100! Thanks to Cebu Pacific.

But the terminal fee of P550 and the travel tax of P1,650 were too much for me!

Anyway, I am traveling alone and excited to start with my 12-day tour of South East Asia. 


The flight was 3 hours and 20 minutes. And I arrived in Changi Airport ahead of the ETA and waited for my friend Maricel Gomez. Good thing my friend Marian Gomez asked her sister to fetch me in the airport. 

I met the two when I was in Cagayan De Oro two years ago and we were on the same boat when we did white river rafting! That was really fun and nerve-wracking!!

After the rafting, we ended up as close friends.


It was Maricel who taught me how to use the MRT in Singapore. Using the taxi is not an alternative when you are in SG. Probably, using the bus instead.

But I opted to use the MRT system of SG! 

This is one thing that you have to learn in SG.




MRT and LRT system in Singapore

And we boarded the train to my accommodation. It took us only less than 30 minutes before reaching my hostel -

Fivestones hostel in Clarke Quay!

Marian booked me for two (2) days but I made another booking for another two (2) days for my return trip from Malaysia.



The cost of the accommodation was 37 SGD for 6-pax sharing room. And my other booking was for 30 SGD for a 10-pax sharing room.

During my two days in Singapore, I shared the room with 3 Koreans, 1 American, and 1 Indian.

After returning from Malaysia, I shared the room with a Hungarian, German, and 2 Koreans.

It was a good experience for me sharing the room with different nationalities. I learned so much from them.

This is DIVERSITY!

In my five days of stay in Singapore. I visited and enjoyed the following places:


Orchard





Lucky Plaza
(You have to go here. There are so many Filipinos working here and it felt like you are in the Philippines.)










Chinatown
(for your souvenir shopping)









Little India




Bugis
(Again, for your affordable souvenir shopping)













Merlion and Marina Bay
(must-see!)









Sentosa Island and Universal Studios







Serangoon





And finally where I stayed in Singapore, Clarke Quay!

And if there if there are two things that I will definitely miss in Singapore; the first one is the use of the MRT and the second one is their street ice cream for only 1 SGD.


They do not scoop the ice cream here. They slice the ice cream!

I Love Singapore! =)


61 South Bridge Road, Clarke Quay / Riverside, Singapore 058691
Hotel Area: Clarke Quay / RiversideNumber of Rooms: 9


Customers like this hotel for:
 Nearest transport:
Clarke Quay MRT Station (0.3 Km)
 Area recommended for:
nightlife
restaurants
sightseeing
 Distance to airport:
Seletar Airport (14.5 Km)
Changi International Airport(17.4 Km)
 Customer comments:
"Breakfast", "Cleanliness", "Location is good", "Nice staff"
 Top attractions in the area:
Clarke Quay (0.2 Km)
Merlion (0.7 Km)
Chinatown (0.7 Km)
Esplanade Mall 


Other options are:
1. Bunc@Radius 15 Upper Weld Road, Little India, Singapore 207372 

2. City Backpackers Singapore

         18 Hong Kong Street, SingaporeSingapore

OR go to this link:






5 comments:

  1. What an experience you had. Hopefully by next year we can visit Singapore. Your tips is very helpful, especially with the MRT system. Thanks Jun...

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