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I have had quite a few stopovers in Singapore and seen all the usual thinks, China Town, Little India, Clarke Quay.............. I plan a full day there in May, has anyone got any ides for something intersting or quirky to fill in some time?

Asked by Greg Curtis via Site_iconTravellr.com

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    If you like electronics and gadgets, just near Little India (about 3 or so blocks walk) is Sim Lim tower. Its six storeys of so much gadgetry...I spent hours there perusing all the random bits and pieces.
    You can get good cheap stuff, but you have to be willing to bargain a bit.

    The Singapore Zoo is also pretty cool, but its a bit of train trip out. I think it was an hour or so out of the city. Heaps of random animals though - keep an eye out for the mouse-deer! over 7 years ago

    Answered by Catharina Stam via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I spent the afternoon going to Batam, Indonesia by boat and Johor Bahru, Malaysia by walking the causeway. Batam is nothing to write home about, but I wish I had more time to spend in Johor Bahru - very different than Singapore! There are some interesting sites within a day's travel on peninsular Malaysia, such as the Grand Palace. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Alan Cordova via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I second cat on the Zoo. When we went there were monkeys that jumped from the trees onto our shoulders and arms! So cool. over 7 years ago

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    try visiting the Titanium church building of City Harvest Church Singapore (http://www.chc.org.sg/eng/index.php), I also hang out in their canteen and just people watch. If you can time it so there's a service - it's amazing to know you're in a church service UNDERGROUND (so you can now say you've visited an underground church!) hahaha over 7 years ago

    Answered by Paul Pajo via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I recommend going to Sentosa, their holiday island. You can easily spend a whole day there doing sightseeing, swimming in the lagoon and visiting all the attractions it has to offer. Also you can take a cable car out there which is pretty nice. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Corinne via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    For something slightly different, I found the Battle Box at Fort Canning Park an excellent tour - full of information presented in an entertaining way. Its all about the role of Singapore in the second world war. See http://www.legendsfortcanning.com/fortcanning/battlebox for full details. The tour is about 1hr, but its in a nice area you can spend more time exploring. over 7 years ago

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    Oops, URL was truncated: http://www.legendsfortcanning.com/fortcanning/battlebox.htm over 7 years ago

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    Hi Greg,
    Here's some advice from a true-blue Singaporean.
    Firstly, never go to either Sim Lim to do your shopping as suggested by some innocent Singaporeans. There are lots of dishonest retailers there! If you want genuine stuff e.g. electronic goods, computers etc. go to Funan Shopping Mall. It's a shoppers' paradise for such goods. Lucky Plaza at Orchard Road is another "give it a miss" shopping centre. Same as Sim Lim Tower/Square (2 buildings nearby each other).
    Now, for places of interest, we now have Resorts World Sentosa, a world-class casino with entertainment for the family (Universal Studios) etc., We also have Marina Bay Sands, another world-class casino/entertainment/shopping/F&B etc., Last but not least, we also have the Singapore Flyer (similar, if not better, than the Eye in London).
    One good way of seeing the whole of Singapore in comfort and style is by travelling (North/South/East/West) on our MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) trains which is air-conditioned, clean, and most stations it stops at are all shopping malls which offers good food & affordable shopping.
    Have a wonderful stay in Singapore Greg. over 5 years ago

    Answered by Stephen via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I like the arab street area for great boutiques and great cocktails... about 4 years ago

    Answered by stupid via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I agree.arab street is a good go.treat yourself with a sheesha or something.have fun. about 4 years ago

    Answered by Christin via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app

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