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    Thanks sbf

    I'll print out some mrt and bus maps. It will be a good way to get around and familiarise ourselves in the first few days

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    Easiest way to Changi Chapel Museum is the 29 bus from Tampines MRT.
    Its a worthwhile afternoon spent there and there's a decent restaurant next to it for a meal afterwards.

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    The war cemetary isn't at Changi. It's at Kranji. If you Google 'Singapore war cemetary' you'll get a map. After turning left out of the MRT station, you have to walk about 1 KM and crossover a busy road. Well worth the effort and I hope you make the journey. Don't get a taxi to go there, as most of the drivers don't have a clue to it's existance.
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    love Singapore, will return soon

    will try to meet Slimboyfat if it's still ok with it, I know a few Kathoy place he was inquiring before

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    Oh dear

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    Thanks for all the info guys

    We'll probably stay in little India ( Hotel 81) and get 6 days of bus passes for us both

    Our preference is for small but good restaurants and hawker stalls if we need a quick bite.

    Allowing for entrance fees for attractions (and we'll have a credit card) would S$1000 be enough cash

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    S$1000 should be more than enough for 6 days, especially if you eat at hawker centres - which is probably where the best food is anyway, and you can wash it down with the cheapest beer too.

    Hope you are not coming during the F1 weekend 24-26 September as even Hotel 81 bump up their prices many times - someone told me last year they were up to S$200 a night.

    FYI the cheapest Hotel 81s are at Geylang but they tend to be used as short time hotels by prostitutes and their customers so can get a bit noisy with doors opening and closing at all hours. It is the liveliest part of town though so you always have something to look at while enjoying your beef noodles or whatever. And there is an MRT station not too far away (Aljunied).

    Little India is good as well, although on a Sunday it becomes my idea of hell - a Little India which seems to have the whole of India walking around it (Sunday is the construction workers day off). There is a so-called backpackers pub called The Prince of Wales there, run by some Australian guy. Its not really that cheap though compared to Thailand prices.

    By the way if you are looking for somewhere cool to spend an evening you could do worse than Blu Jaz Blujaz Cafe which is located at Bali Lane (nearest MRT station is Bugis)
    Nice atmos inside and outside, and reasonably priced food for Singapore. I have been going there since they first opened a few years back and have seen the place really rise in popularity with both expats and locals. But if you are like me you should avoid the evenings when they actually have a live jazz band as I cant stand that bollocks. I mentioned it before in this thread. http://teakdoor.com/singapore-forum/...reet-area.html (Singapore - Beach Road/Bugis Street area) And it is one of the outlets which is still actually there since I did that walkabout in 2006......

    Another interesting area with cheap hotels is Balestier which I covered in this thread
    http://teakdoor.com/singapore-forum/...road-area.html (Singapore - Balestier Road area)
    but the disadvantage there is no MRT station, although there are plenty of buses - but the road is so busy and too many traffic lights makes progress for the buses very slow.

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    And keep your gf away from Orchard Road or at least keep the credit card to yourself

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    I only lasted three days there, yeah it is a bit crappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    I only lasted three days there, yeah it is a bit crappy.

    What was so crappy you lasted 3 days?

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    I think he was with Sandra

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    Allowing for differences in quality compared with thailand, what is worth buying in singapore?

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    Can't think of anything. Mind you I don't know what you can get in Thailand.

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    My Mrs always takes the following back to Thailand:
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