Heading to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow for a week, then Singapore for another week.

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    Dec 17, 2010 8:33 PM GMT
    Can anyone help on places to see or fun things to do?

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    Thank You!
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    Dec 20, 2010 1:18 PM GMT
    Are you flying Malaysia Airlines? Singapore Airlines? If so, these are two of the BEST airlines in the world. They put US airlines to shame with their service, aircraft, food, and overall climate.

    In Kuala Lampur be sure to check out the Petronas Towers, Islamic Arts Museum, Suria KLCC Shopping Center, the Central Market, Petaling Street i.e. Chinatown, as well as places in the Golden Triangle which is the commercial district and most 'Western' friendly.

    In Singapore, be sure to check out Orchard Road, Raffles Place, the Singapore Botanic Garden, Sentosa Island, Little India, Night Safari which is a nocturnal zoo, Marina Bay Sands which is amazing for its sheer size and grandeur, and Lau Pa Sat Market.

    As for where to eat, ask a friendly local. They will undoubtedly recommend AWESOME places to eat that are, at times, off the tourist circuit. If you are looking for clubs, be sure to go to the Golden Triangle in Kuala Lampur and Orchard Road and Central Singapore in Singapore.

    Hope this helps!
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    Dec 20, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    Columbusite said
    In Singapore, be sure to check out Orchard Road, Raffles Place, the Singapore Botanic Garden, Sentosa Island, Little India, Night Safari which is a nocturnal zoo, Marina Bay Sands which is amazing for its sheer size and grandeur, and Lau Pa Sat Market.

    As for where to eat, ask a friendly local. They will undoubtedly recommend AWESOME places to eat that are, at times, off the tourist circuit. If you are looking for clubs, be sure to go to the Golden Triangle in Kuala Lampur and Orchard Road and Central Singapore in Singapore.

    Hope this helps!


    well some of what hes listed are standard tourist attractions that i (being local) have no interest in hahaha

    might i suggest

    1. kudeta at marina bay sands - grab a cocktail and lounge in the rooftop infinity pool overlooking the city scape (havent been home to do this yet, but no.1 on my list)

    https://frogandprincess.wordpress.com/tag/marina-bay-sands-singapore/

    2. the singapore flyer - (i havent been on it myself, but i hear it isnt that fantastic, but great if you'd like a view of the cityscape as well)

    http://www.singaporeflyer.com/

    3. if you like the beach, go to tanjong beach club at tanjong beach, sentosa - massive chill out, good music, great drinks, and normally quite a hot crowd!

    http://www.tanjongbeachclub.com/

    4. if you're into gay clubs, go to either club taboo or play+rewind on a saturday. that's as big as it gets. the prettier boys go to the butter factory (at 1 Fullerton Hotel) - but thats a straight/gay mixed crowd and currently the Club to see and be seen in.

    scenes not that big in singapore and it'd be more fun if you had a local with you. alternatively, there is a predominantly white/asian crowd right opposite club taboo at a bar called tantric.

    http://www.taboo.sg/

    5. if you're into the sauna scene, absolute is the only one to go, the rest are filthy.

    http://www.absolute.sg/

    6. dempsey road - this little up and coming village has all the most upmarket fine dining restaurants with their degustation menus and cosmic cocktail selections, the quaintest bars and a good place to go with friends for dinner and drinks. this place has a good seafood restaurant as well: Long Beach Restaurant - with all manner of prawns crabs fish all on a lazy susie. but there are much nicer ones - only accessible by cars and cabs.

    7. clark quay - you cant miss it - it looks like a whole little city under tall glass mushrooms - filled to the brim with straight clubs and bars. this is where all the expats in singapore go to for their weekend fixes. Just like the revellers, this place is alive only after dark. best seen and scene on weekends, and best enjoyed by hopping from club to club.

    8. if you like to risk trying new food,
    -go to Founders Bak Kut Teh at balestier road (in Balestier)- local singaporean fare of pork ribs soup served with rice - ask for a serve of 'cai bui' (preserved vegetables) and 'you tiao' (fried strips of batter thing)

    -go to Newton Circus (in Newton)- tourist trap but try the Sambal Stingray and Sambal Kangkong

    -go to Mellben Restaurant at Ang Mo Kio avenue 3 (in Ang Mo Kio) (just tell a cab driver, he should know) - they serve the *best* crabs in singapore - butter crabs, chilli crabs and black pepper crabs.

    -go to Changi Village (at Changi), they serve the best ever nasi lemak (malay coconut rice with stardard side dishes of a fried chicken wing, an egg, cucumbers, nuts and anchovies, and crazy good chilli sauce) - just look for a corner stall with a long queue.

    -if you're out clubbing and decide you want to have supper, head to Spize at River Valley road (in River Valley - not far from all afore mentioned clubs) one of the best after-club food you can ever eat. try the mee/nasi goreng pattaya (fried noodles/rice wrapped in an omelette) and order a teh peng 'iced tea with milk'.

    -go to any food court or hawker center (if you dare venture into the outer suburbs), try a cup of sugarcane juice, try a cup of soybean milk. try the black carrot cake, try Bak Chor Mee (mushroom minced meat noodles), try Hokkien Mee, try Char Kway Teow (fried rice noodles), try some ban mian (homemade noodles)...

    if you see a queue for food somewhere, it means the food is good. try it ;)

    9. if you feel like going to the gym and am not a fitness first member, you can try the ssc gyms, entry for only SGD2.50. theres also a gazillion outdoor pools around singapore operated by them, and entry is only a dollar. some are notorious for cruising but otherwise decent and good for a tan.

    http://www.ssc.gov.sg/publish/Corporate/en/participation/hotspot/sports_facility.html

    10. if you want to meet more locals, sign up for an account at www.fridae.com
    gay asia's social portal - there will be tons of local malaysians and singaporeans on there.

    11. Shopping - you can't beat orchard road. 3 new shopping mega complexes in the last 2 years alone and a walk along the strip is 3 dimensional - theres forwards, theres sideways, and theres downwards too: dont get lost in the underground labyrinths!

    if you want to start right at the heart of it all, start at Orchard road MRT station and then take a slow stroll in and out up towards somerset MRT station that should last you a good half day. you can go further up towards Dhoby Ghaut MRT station but anything after that is more or less artsy fartsy. (check out SOTA when you're walking here, its the new school of the arts with very impressive architecture)

    Bugis Junction (right at Bugis MRT station) has quite a huge shopping area too.

    if you're enroute to sentosa island, you'll have to see vivo city - a hyper mega shopping complex that can take half a day to explore.

    12. Wavehouse, sentosa - i havent been here either but if you like pseudo wave surfing, this place can be fun, but i think its about to be passe soon enough.

    13. Universal studios, sentosa. if thats your sort of thing.

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    thats all i can think off the top of my head now but im sure theres more to do

    if you would like, i can put you in contact of some friends of mine back home, i'm sure they'd be glad to take a hot hunk like you for a hot ride around sunny singapore ;)