Singapore

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    Nov 02, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I'll be traveling to Singapore on business in a couple of weeks. I will have some spare time so I'm looking for suggestions on what to do or see while there. Staying at Marina Bay Sands.

    Thank you!
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    Nov 03, 2013 3:53 AM GMT
    txguy1977 saidHey guys, I'll be traveling to Singapore on business in a couple of weeks. I will have some spare time so I'm looking for suggestions on what to do or see while there. Staying at Marina Bay Sands.

    Thank you!


    Personally I find Singapore to be somewhat staid. It's great if you're a foodie though - lots of places to go for food - if you want recommendations for that - I follow this blog: http://chubbyhubby.net/

    You can also do a bit of gambling, which was never really my thing. Cabs aren't too bad either. I did a bit of a tour on the water which wasn't bad - but really short (Singapore really isn't a big place). When I visit it's usually just to visit a few friends, hang out by a pool and be a bum.

    If you have weekends off, consider flying out - Singapore is in the middle of a number of other interesting and larger countries. And you could visit Kuala Lumpur. There are a number of discount airlines where you can fly like Jetstar Asia (http://www.jetstar.com/sg/en/home). You could even fly to HK which is also less sanitized than KL.
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    Nov 04, 2013 1:42 AM GMT
    If you can spare the time, a weekend trip to Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, or Bangkok isn't a bad idea. If you can't leave SIN, Sentosa Island is a decent tropical resort.

    That said, SIN lends itself to something of a culinary experience. It offers a variety of authentic regional Chinese, Indian, and Malay cuisines with the health & safety standards of a 1st world country.


    Other highlights include the zoo and the botanical gardens.

    Other than that, you could just explore. It's a safe city that offers marked variety from anything we have in the US.


    On a final note, I am surprised to see that your business put you in the Marina Bay Sands. There's nothing wrong with it as a hotel (far from it, actually), but a casino hotel seems like an odd choice in a city that's spoilt for choice (IC, Shangri-La, Raffles, Fullerton, Swissotel, Le Meridien, Mandarin Oriental etc etc).
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    Nov 04, 2013 6:34 AM GMT
    txguy1977 saidHey guys, I'll be traveling to Singapore on business in a couple of weeks. I will have some spare time so I'm looking for suggestions on what to do or see while there. Staying at Marina Bay Sands.

    Thank you!


    You can go to the Skypark at MBS and swim in the infinity pool icon_biggrin.gif

    If you like performing arts, you can head to the Esplanade which is nearby MBS too. There is also the Singapore Flyer nearby MBS and though it's nothing spectacular, you can consider going there if you want. You can visit the Garden Dome as well if you like nature. There are 2 domes you can visit - flower and the other is forest I think.

    You can go to Sentosa and visit Universal Studios Singapore for their roller coaster rides. Or you can go to the beach and enjoy a relaxing day to suntan. There are a few rides there which you can try out such as lugo, iFlyer, wavehouse,etc. You also can visit the SEA Aquarium at sentosa as well. It's the largest oceanarium we have here.

    For cultural experiences, you can go to Chinatown or Little India, whichever you prefer. There have mostly shops, restaurants, temples, historic places, etc.

    Food-wise, pretty much everywhere sells good food though some of the better ones will need to commute to other areas. Singapore is a pretty safe place so you can travel around here without any worry.

    Have fun in Singapore!


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    Nov 04, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    Thanks guys, I appreciate all the feedback!!!