Looks like I’m off to Singapore to work for a couple of weeks next month, I’ve never been and know virtually nothing about the place. I may not have much/any time off when I’m there but whats to see and do ? Dont think theres any point in taking a bike this time if I’m not going to have a day off although I believe there is some MTBing out there.Posted 6 years agocurvatureMember
And don’t forget a trip to Raffles, Orchard Road, Little India etc.
Also take time to go to the War Memorial and Changi Prison Museum…makes you think about things.
Make sure you get a decent taxi driver who will show you arounf and take you to a 24hr market and Hawker centre.Posted 6 years agobenSubscriber
I live in Singapore, so if there’s anything specific you want to know give me a shout (email in profile).
There is some mountaing biking here, Bukit Timah & Pulau Ubin are the two best places, though not really worth bringing your bike if you’re not going to get a chance to ride as you say.
Some good suggestions above. Make sure you get taken for some dim sum. I imagine you’ll probably have colleagues based here? In which case I’m sure they’ll show you the sights. Lots to do and see, just depends what you’re into.
CheersPosted 6 years ago
@Ben. Pulau Ubin is where all the dead Taxis end up isn’t it? I was over in Singapore for a year or so with work and used to ride there and Bukit Timah. This was on shonky hire crap with the masses at weekends.
So for the visitor, Clarke and Boat Quays, Newton Circus and East coast Parkway Hawker centres (the food in Sing is fantastic). Orchard towers for multi storey mucky women (if that’s your thing – not mine BTW), Sentosa, Raffles, Bintam and Batam if you have time at the weekend for a bit of seaside R&R. Loads of decent bars and restaurants. Botanical gardens very nice, I used to run there when I had an apartment in Newton Circus. Little India can be bizarre, there’s a street completely full of ladyboys… and Bugis Junction is a pale imitation of its former self. The locals are pretty friendly so the local staff should be able to show you around a to bit stop you feeling like Billy No Mates.Posted 6 years agostewartcSubscriber
As the Scotsman mentioned there is a certain building called Orchard Towers (aka the 4 floors of whores)that may be worth visiting just for the experience, guess your co-workeras will take you there on a beer night!
Everytime I go (usually every 2-3 months)I make sure I go to the No Signboard Seafood restaurant in Geylang at least once, doesn’t look much but the food is superb.
Keep the receipts, it is expensive everywhere.Posted 6 years ago
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