Cross Cavenagh Bridge and turn right: the long strip

Three days in Singapore

The following itineraries illustrate three ways to spend one day in Singapore. They all assume you will start from and end your trip at your lodgings. You can select the activities that sound interesting to you and follow them in any order, including mixing and matching the morning/afternoon/evening sections from the three different itineraries as you like.All prices listed are in Singapore dollars. The estimates provided below do not include food, drinks or the cost of transportation between the hotel where you are staying and the locations of the first and last destinations stated in each itinerary.Bumboat sailing on the Singapore River past the Esplanade TheatresTravelling in Singapore is easy enough, replica louis vuitton bags from china but equipping yourself with a bottle of water and a decent map the free Singapore Tourist Map is fine is advisable. If you plan on using the subway system, or MRT as it is known in Singapore, you should consider investing in the pre paid EZ Link card. Using the EZ Link card not only helps you to avoid the lines at the ticket counters, it also helps you to save money since you get a 15% discount although this is offset by a non refundable charge of $5 to purchase the card.Day 1[edit]The Tourist LoopIf you have to pick one itinerary out of the three listed here, this is the one. Be forewarned high quality replica handbags china however that this itinerary follows very closely the typical itineraries devised by tour groups and what you will mostly see will be limited to the touristy face of Singapore.Approximate cost per person for admissions and transport: $50.Get up bright and early to beat the heat. Skip the hotel buffet and start your day with a Singaporean breakfast of kaya toast, runny eggs and strong sweet coffee, also known locally as kopi. Kaya is the Singaporean’s equivalent of the British marmalade or the New Yorker’s cream cheese, and is made of coconut milk, sugar and eggs. The Singaporean breakfast is available in any corner coffeeshop, known more affectionately by the locals as the Kopitiam, for about $2, but if you want to taste what is considered to be the best kaya toast in town, you will want to figure out the location of the nearest Discount Replica Louis Vuitton Bags Ya Kun Kaya [1] outlet. Incidentally, the word Kopitiam is formed by joining the Malay word kopi with the Hokkien (a Southern Chinese language) word for a shop; hence, the coffee shop and the etymology of this word is illustrative of many of the words that are spoken by the typical Singaporean. As a matter of fact, the typical Singaporean seems to be incapable of carrying on a conversation without mixing in words from two or more languages (usually Mandarin Chinese and English). So, if you hear a foreign sounding word in the middle of an English sentence, you haven’t heard wrong the word is probably not in English.Before it fake designer bags gets too hot outside, head to either the Singapore Zoo [2] , which is particularly great for the kids, or the Jurong Bird Park [3], which is arguably the more romantic option. The Zoo opens at 8:30 AM and the Bird Park opens at 9 AM, but entrance to the Zoo is S$18 and S$18 to the Bird Park. Take an air conditioned taxi to Orchard Road, or more specifically Ngee Ann City (also known as Takashimaya), to begin the shopping portion of your tour. Unlike America’s malls, which occupy acres and acres of land, Singapore’s scarcity of land forces its malls to develop skywards. Among the many malls in Singapore, Ngee Ann City is considered to be the premier mall destination, hands down, and boasts an amazing number of high end boutiques, including Tiffany, Cartier, Louis Vuitton; and Takashimaya, which is Japanese for the equivalent of Neiman Marcus or Harrods.Start off with a quick lunch in the food court located in Ngee Ann City’s basement. Dependable Singaporean Chinese chain Crystal Jade has no less than 4 outlets scattered throughout the mall (the ones in the basement are cheap, those up top cost more), Sushitei (2nd floor) serves up very good conveyor belt sushi, Central (Basement 1) has a modern take on Hong Kong cuisine, and if you’re still pining for more options, the lower basement Designer Louis Vuitton Replica Handbags food court has more options than you can shake a chopstick at.Your course from here onward depends on your interests, there are literally dozens of shopping malls along Orchard Rd aaa replica designer handbags stretching in both directions from Takashimaya. Up on the fourth floor is Kinokuniya, Singapore’s largest bookstore. If Takashimaya’s lower floors aren’t enough, across the road is Paragon, full of yet more expensive luxury brands. Teenagers will wish to hop over to The Heeren cheap replica handbags , just to the right (east) of Paragon, which houses a gigantic HMV outlet (which has since moved across the road to [email and lots of hip but affordable little youth fashion stores, especially on the top floor. If you’re looking for something specific and can’t find it, the Singapore Visitors Centre across the road from the Heeren will be glad to assist. But do yourself a favor and avoid buying any electronics in Lucky Plaza, a notorious pit of ripoff artists.If large megamalls and high end boutiques are not your cup of tea, take a taxi to Bugis Street for mass market street wear, cheap tourist souvenirs and local street food vendors. Take a quick 5 minute walk down to explore the Kampong Glam quarter, including Haji Lane, a small narrow lane where you can find local independent fashion boutiques and quirky little shops that offer a unique shopping experience. When you’re done shopping, make a pit stop and rest weary feet at The Nail Social, a social enterprise beauty salon for quick foot massage.By 5 6 PM the temperatures will start to drop and it’s time to get back to sightseeing. Find the nearest MRT station (the likely candidates are Orchard, Somerset and Dhoby Ghaut, all on Orchard Rd) and take the MRT to Raffles Place and aaa replica designer handbags head out via Exit H, which will deposit you right on the south bank of Singapore River.The first bridge to your right is Cavenagh Bridge (1), the oldest bridge still standing. Don’t cross it yet, but do pause to admire the original sign advising that cattle are not permitted to cross.The massive white colonnaded building just past the bridge was formerly Singapore’s general post office, but it has now been resurrected as the Fullerton Hotel (2), one of the city’s best (and most expensive).Keep walking down the bank of the river, at one point crossing a road and then promptly heading back down to the riverside. Soon enough you’ll see Singapore’s official committee designed symbol the Merlion (3), half lion, half fish cheap louis vuitton bags from china , staring purposefully out at tourists snapping away from the observation deck just opposite. Join them and you’ll be treated to a stunning view of the Central Business District’s skyscrapers.On the other side of the river you will spot two odd shaped domelike buildings likened, depending on your interpretation, like giant insect eyes, a cheap louis vuitton bags from china durian fruit split in half or maybe even a pair of testicles. This is the Esplanade, a new complex devoted to fine arts.Retrace your steps and cross Cavenagh Bridge (or the preceding Anderson Bridge) and walk along the north bank. To your left is Empress Place (4), now housing the Asian Civilisations Museum and the excellent but pricey IndoChine restaurant complex, also housing Bar Opiume and Siem Reap Cafe.Just past Empress Place is a statue of Sir Stamford Raffles (5), the iconic founder of Singapore. Go on, join the other tourists and have your picture taken in front of it with the CBD skyscrapers as the backdrop, that’s what it’s there for.With that, the sightseeing portion of today’s replica louis vuitton trip is now officially complete and you can concentrate on eating and drinking.Cross Cavenagh Bridge and turn right: the long strip of restored, brightly lit and bustling shophouses in front of you is Boat Quay, a favorite hangout for Singapore’s expat crowd. The food here is expensive for what you get, but it’s worth stopping at Harry’s Bar (6), the favorite hangout of Nick Leeson, the man who brought down Barings Bank. Sip on a refreshing pre dinner gin and tonic ($10) and contemplate what you would do if you had to tell your boss tomorrow that you just gambled $2 billion of company money and lost.Push your way through the restaurant touts all the way to the end of Boat Quay and cross South Bridge Road, still following the river. A little way down you cheap replica handbags will find an outlet of Jumbo Seafood (7), famed for the iconic Singaporean dish chilli crab (around $3/100g). Order a side of mantou dumplings to sop up the delicious sauce and dig in and leave the nice clothes at the hotel, because this can get messy!After dinner, keep on walking and you’ll soon spy the bright lights of cheap louis vuitton bags from china uk Clarke Quay and (further down) Robertson Quay. There are countless pubs, bars and clubs here which change rapidly, just spot one with a crowd and join in. In the unlikely event that you don’t find anything to your liking, grab a cab (or keep on walking) for the short hop down to Mohamed Sultan Rd or Singapore’s most famous nightclub Zouk. Most establishments stay open until the wee hours and there’s usually discounted entrance or happy hours before 10, so party on until dawn.

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