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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat
    Hotel- convenient, central, decent
    Decent by your incestuous standards and habit of running away when your bill comes or by most other people's?

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    ^pat has been saying "we", so I'm assuming that he'll be going w/ his girl. I would also assume that she's an educated, office girl. So I don't think Pat will be doing a runner this time. Needs to be on good behavior, etc. Hehe. They're going to Sentosa island & Universal studios! That's the regular touristy stuff!

    Resorts World in Sentosa island is also nice. I could easily spend a day just in Sentosa. There are also free beaches in Sentosa, where you can swim or just chill. You could also take a ride (free) on the little open bus that they have for tourists and see the island. There's bungee jumping (i think) and other fun extreme stuff if you're into that.

    Singapore zoo, Jurong Bird park, Clark Quay, Marina Bay sands. All nice & lots of places for photo ops. Little India is also good for photos. I liked the colorful buildings & there's a Hindu temple that you can visit. (Girls not allowed to be in shorts or sleeveless shirt, same as in the Chinese temple).

    In my trip to Sg, I went on a side trip to Melaka, Malaysia. Unesco heritage city - very nice if u like history (which I do). But it was ~4 hrs one way by mrt then bus.

    Cheers! Let me know if u need some other girly tips for your girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    I would also assume that she's an educated, office girl.
    Why would you assume that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post

    Keep the info coming, cheers
    Do be careful, and do not do anything that breaks the law. They tend to be quite strict over there, and punishments can be extremely harsh.

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    Well there's no chance of him working illegally anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    I would also assume that she's an educated, office girl.
    Why would you assume that?
    I remember reading something abt pat joining a dating site & he met a few of them. Then I read recently that he's a teetotaler, doesn't smoke, exercises frequently, and has a steady gf. Also, he's looking for a decent hotel, not a cheap one in a sleazy area. I would assume that he wants to somehow impress the girl, and that she's a decent, nice, educated girl. I.think that's not rocket science.

    Also, they'll be doing regular touristy stuff like Universal studios!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post

    Keep the info coming, cheers
    Do be careful, and do not do anything that breaks the law. They tend to be quite strict over there, and punishments can be extremely harsh.
    Yeah, can't chew gum in public transpo. As they say, Sg is a FINE city!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    I would also assume that she's an educated, office girl.
    Why would you assume that?
    I remember reading something abt pat joining a dating site & he met a few of them. Then I read recently that he's a teetotaler, doesn't smoke, exercises frequently, and has a steady gf. Also, he's looking for a decent hotel, not a cheap one in a sleazy area. I would assume that he wants to somehow impress the girl, and that she's a decent, nice, educated girl. I.think that's not rocket science.

    Also, they'll be doing regular touristy stuff like Universal studios!
    Spot on. It's been 8 months now. Shopping, the zoo...I may have to tell her Universal is closed for renovation

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Well there's no chance of him working illegally anyway.
    Too many coolies about for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    I would also assume that she's an educated, office girl.
    Why would you assume that?
    I remember reading something abt pat joining a dating site & he met a few of them. Then I read recently that he's a teetotaler, doesn't smoke, exercises frequently, and has a steady gf.
    Sounds like a saint, you missed about him banging his cousin up the bum then? Never trust a bloke who does not drink.

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    Come on, man...
    Last edited by DJ Pat; 01-11-2016 at 12:01 PM.

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    A couple of hotels that are reasonably priced (by Singapore standards!) are the Furama riverfront and Copthorne Kings, easy walking distance to Clarke Quay, apart from that a little outside of the city. Orchard Parade hotel is usually the most reasonable in Orchard road area!

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    Furama looks very decent but looks rather claustrophobic



    Copthorne Kings slightly cheaper.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    It'll be my SG debut, hence my inquiry.
    But the info I've got here has been good, and when I checked, the Ibis Novena was going for 49 a night. Obviously that will fluctuate.

    I checked some basic everyday costs and it's about roughly double the prices of Thailand. I can handle that, and I don't wanna start silly budgeting. If we stayed at a cheap hostel, we'd need another trip to get over that when we get back to bkk

    Keep the info coming, cheers
    Ibis Novena is a new hotel situated in Balestier Road. I done a thread on the area
    http://teakdoor.com/singapore-forum/...road-area.html (Singapore - Balestier Road area) but ofcourse that is dated - there are now new condos all over the place, and new hotels such as the Ibis.
    It's not so convenient for the MRT.

    If I had to stay at an Ibis in Singapore it would be Ibis Bencoolen for the location.

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    @D94 - yeah, I've read abt that too, but I figure it's none of my business. If he (pat) wants to take his gf to Sg, then I'll just suggest places where they can visit.

    @pat - if she's a smart girl, which I would assume she is, then she knows how to google. She'll figure out that you're lying and/or being a cheap charlie. Better tell her the truth, or suggest other places like Clark Quay, Chinatown or Little India, which don't have entrance fees & good for walking tours. You could also just explore Sentosa island, ride the open tour bus, then get off at the beach & chill. I've been to Sentosa but didn't go to Universal, just strolled around & chilled.

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    Ibis Novena was cheapest of them all.
    Bencoolen was about 70 when I checked yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Ibis Novena was cheapest of them all.
    Bencoolen was about 70 when I checked yesterday
    You will spend the difference (and more) in taxi fares

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    furuma waterfront is very nice, but a bit out
    didnt stirke me as a claustrophobic Pat when i stayed there
    was 10 years ago, they may have shrunk it

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    Singapore is boring compared to Hong Kong, three days is enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94
    Singapore is boring compared to Hong Kong, three days is enough
    Could not agree more. Nothing there is natural its all man made. Expensive and hot as well. The only time I have gone in the last 20 years is for the F1 race. Well organized and fun. But Saturday qualifying, Sunday race, a couple of musical acts and out.

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    If it was me, I'd choose a hotel near an MRT station. Taxi fares in Sg are pricey, and the MRT is great. For me, convenience tops views or an ultra-posh hotel room. But if you can find all: near
    MRT, good room, views & price, then get that one!

    I would listen to slimboyfat as he's been living in Sg for years.

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    Went there only the once to meet an heiress who was an ex of a friend. Typical Chink, had millions, but still had an old banger, would not fix her teeth and used 2nd class post when in UK.

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    I've stayed a couple of times at 'Hotel 81' in Geylang 16. No complaints. Maybe same area that Katie mentioned. Close to a station so can get train to and from the airport.

    At the time, once you used a train ticket you could get one Sing$ dollar refund by inserting the ticket into a machine. But it had to be on the same day of use. A little saving and obviously more if with a partner. I'd imagine it will still be the same today but it's been a few years since I was last there.


    https://teakdoor.com/thai-visa-runs-...sa-trip-2.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza View Post
    I've stayed a couple of times at 'Hotel 81' in Geylang 16. No complaints. Maybe same area that Katie mentioned. Close to a station so can get train to and from the airport.
    Uh, maybe not ideal for Pat. They rent rooms by the hour and are situated in a major red light area.

    Bit too far outside of central for me, but some amazing places to eat local style.

    Gods. I miss Geylang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza View Post
    I've stayed a couple of times at 'Hotel 81' in Geylang 16. No complaints. Maybe same area that Katie mentioned. Close to a station so can get train to and from the airport.
    Uh, maybe not ideal for Pat. They rent rooms by the hour and are situated in a major red light area.

    Bit too far outside of central for me, but some amazing places to eat local style.

    Gods. I miss Geylang.
    No fun these days as most of the eateries have lost their licence to sell beer - so no more having a beer with your grub while watching the street walker action.

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