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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Burr View Post
    I like the Asia Hotel, or, Cairnhill. Both within walking distance of Orchard Road.
    Believe the Cairnhill was demolished last year, Slimboy please confirm? Used to have one of the better massage places in town!

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    Also, when you go from one place to the other definitely avoid 07.00 to 09.00 from JB to Singapore and 16.00 to 18.00 to JB from Singapore. . . tens of thousands of Malaysians commute to Sing every day by bus.

    Another option -asn much more comfortable is to take the train from Sing to JB . . . faster immigration as well.

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    and the mutton biriani sold by the fat malay woman at the Tanjong Pagar railway station is well worth trying. $5

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    Will be in Singapore for a 9 days starting next week and was wondering where is a good place to watch the Rugby World Cup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jardine View Post
    Will be in Singapore for a 9 days starting next week and was wondering where is a good place to watch the Rugby World Cup?
    There are probably better places, but I generally go to Harry's at - urm - Orchard Towers, kinda handy, once one sport has finished can easily move onto the next!

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    Lots of places at Chijmes, Boat Quay and Clarke Quay . . . presuming you'll be a tourist

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    Thanks for the input guys watched the England Australia game at Clarke Quay, very pleasant if a little pricey but who cares when it was the right result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jardine View Post
    Thanks for the input guys watched the England Australia game at Clarke Quay, very pleasant if a little pricey but who cares when it was the right result.

    One result makes me happy . . .

    . . . the other sad . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jardine View Post
    Thanks for the input guys watched the England Australia game at Clarke Quay, very pleasant if a little pricey but who cares when it was the right result.

    One result makes me happy . . .

    . . . the other sad . . .
    agree wiv dat!

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    So . . . .

    England v France (Go, the !)

    Argies v the Seth Efrikens (Go the )

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    erm, is it allowd to ask about golf?

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    Singapore

    I've been to Singapore 7 or 8 times and really like it....but, it sure has gotten expensive. The hotels on Bencoolen used to be very reasonably priced but are at least 4 or 5 times as expensive as they were 10 years ago.

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    You are right Chuckycheese. Also the hotels change their prices depending on demand. I heard that even the budget chains like Hotel 81 and Fragrance doubled their rates during the recent air show here.

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    This September will see Singapore hold the Asian Aussie Football Champs! (expect to see about 10-12 teams )

    Last edited by kingwilly; 18-03-2008 at 08:07 AM.

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    My wife and I are planning a vacation. We live in Nong Khai and will drive to Bangkok overnight and then spend a few days in Phuket.

    My wife's never been to Malaysia or Singapore and I quite fancy parking the truck in Phuket and taking a train to KL. If it's not too expensive or takes too many days, I'd also like to continue to Singapore for a few days. How are the trains between Singapore and KL? How many hours is the trip? Do they have AC first class coaches and are they easy to book? Are they crammed with smelly bug vendors and their chickens? Has any TD poster ever taken this train?

    Good (if not dated) info on hotels on this thread -- cheers. I've been to Singapore more than 10 years ago. Flew into Peya Lebar -- likely unrecognizable now.

    I realize this trip is only a few miles in Sing and a long way in Malaysia, but couldn't find a Malay questions thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Good (if not dated) info on hotels on this thread -- cheers. I've been to Singapore more than 10 years ago. Flew into Peya Lebar -- likely unrecognizable now.

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    Paya Lebar closed to non military in 1980, time flies!

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    It was 1996 or '97 -- I was a.f.

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    Tex, There is no train from Phuket to KL (that I am aware of). I have taken a train from Bkk to Hat Yai. From there I went to butterworth but it was bitch because you had to change trains across the border. All in all a hassle take the bus, more comfortable

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    forget leaving the car in Phuket, Phuket is crap anyway, take the car and drive to Singapore, small road tax at some causeway bridge between Malaysia and Singapore and that's it

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    I agree with BF (there is no train station in Phuket anyway) but driving in Malaysia is easy and fuel is cheap.

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    actually i have always wanted to try the train from Singapore to KL, but as yet I haven't found any reason to go to KL

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    Love Singapore - Hoping to get to the Singapore Garden Show in July and then catch the train to KL for a few days and then to Penang, again stay a few days , and on to BKK. My question is - i am booked into Fragrance Pearl in Geylands. Is there a better , if not cheaper Hotel around (near a MRT Station). Can't believe the prices of Hotels in SIN now. Is it safe area providing street smart strategies are employed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    actually i have always wanted to try the train from Singapore to KL, but as yet I haven't found any reason to go to KL
    Its a nice run - section around Gemas is very "jumgly".
    Single track for most of the way.
    On the "down" side is the fact that for 4 years I handled the regular derailments on that stretch for the insurance companies.
    On the "up" side is that in 4 years there were 7 passenger train derailments ( monthly goods train incidents ) with no serious injuries as the max speed on the KL - Sing section is about 55 kph !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
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