First day planning in Singapore
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Dec 4, 2012 5:57 PM Last Post By: travelocd
Dec 2, 2012 6:37 PM
First day planning in SingaporeHi Guys,
I'm going to Singapore in end of March on my way to Hong Kong, first time to there. I'm a gourmet tourist, so mainly I would love to eat and sight-seeing in Singapore. I'm still considering how to plan the first day/night, as I will arrive in Singapore at 5:30PM. So I reckon I wouldn't be able to get my luggages, get them stored and head out to the airport. So basically on the first day I will only have a couple of hours to eat/sight-seeing. I know Geylang is not far away from the airport and No Singature's chili crab is very famous there. I'm thinking of getting there to have my first meal in Singapore, then maybe I could buy some fresh fruits in Geylang Road too. But I don't wanna stay in Geyland's hotels, although they are cheap. I'm thinking about going to Marina Bay to take some photos at night, and then head to a budget hotel near Marina Bay area. I'm going to travel by RMT or bus.
Does the plan sound too full to you? I know Geyland is a red-light district and I haven't been to Sin before, is it wise for first time traveller to go to Geyland at night??
Dec 2, 2012 7:05 PM
Dec 3, 2012 2:38 AM
2You can stay in Geylang - you will like it very much.Try "Amrise Hotel" on SimmsAv. very close
to MRT station,best restaurants and fruit market.You will not get any budget in MarinaBay except
budget free walk.Amrise does on-line bookings(60-70S$).
Very good crabs they have on JooChiat Rd. next to Sakura Hotel in old heritage house.
You can stay in Sakura,same price as Amrise but better standard;there are other good hotel options
on this street.
Dec 4, 2012 5:03 PM
3I think Geylang is relatively okay for a single traveller to roam around at night, as long as he/she stays on the main street. Singapore is pretty safe. But perhaps it can be a little overwhelming if you are just on your first time to Singapore. I wouldn't suggest it for your first night since you are already concerned.
Hotels in Marina Bay area can be pricey. Perhaps you can shed some light on the kind of budgeting you have in mind?
Dec 4, 2012 5:57 PM
4Geylang is still Asia lite so if you have been to Asia before its nothing different. Actually I find Geyland really such a nice place to hang out - lots of locals who know that tourists are more of a rare commodity in Geylang so they make the extra special effort to introduce you to eating in Singapore.
Its the red light district but in some parts you will not really guess its just so energetic and bussling I love that. You can try for some really good Dim Sum 123 Eating House at 123 Sims Rd its really good. Also the area is special for frog porridge & steamboat lots of locals tend to eat alone so you wont feel out of place.
Accomodation is hard to find in the Marina Bay area there was a sale on recently
www.asiarooms.com but still about 200-250 SGD per night. There are middle ground places such as YMCA v central and can be accessed from Geyland,marina Bay all by MRT which is quick clean and effiecint to use at any time of day. YMCA is clean im sure you can imagine!
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