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Tag search results for: "travelsingapore"
Danielbennet

Taking a bus from Singapore to Melaka is one of the most preferred modes of transport for locals as well as tourists. People visit Melaka – thanks to its numerous historical sites and its varied and delicious local food. The city has been listed as the UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2008 and more and more tourists are flocking to Melaka to experience the beautiful city that  i reaslised was that there is no airport or even a train station in the city making bus the only mode of trasportation to reach here. Over the years the city has served as one of the most popular destinations for many Singaporeans as well as tourists who are looking forward to a get away for a quick weekend. There are several express bus services plying on this route between Singapore and Melaka and fares start from SGD21 and go upto SGD25. If you are planning to book a luxury bus fares start from SGD 33. The luxury buses have spacious seats and modern VIP coaches. Howevr, these buses are subject to pick up and drop off locations. The Bus operators that serve on this route are DELIMA Express, KKKL Express and 707.  These operators are the most preferred ones by the Malaysians who stay and work in Singapore and travel back by Bus to their hometown (Melaka)  on a Friday night and return to Singapore by Bus on a Sunday afternoon. Most of the buses starting from Singapore are known to terminate at the Melaka Sentral which is an integrated transportation hub in the city. It is just 10 minutes away from the Melaka City Centre. I took my bus tickets online from redbus and I was quite pleased with the convenient process of bus ticket reservation. 




The popular pick up points where Operators pick up passengers from,  are the Golden Mile Complex and the Golden Mile Tower Bus Stop which are located along Beach Road.  I highly recommend you to take the express bus to Melaka that goes via Bugis and will terminate at the Queen Street Bus Terminal. The bus tickets fares are affordable and I would recommend you to choose the Express Bus service that will drop you off close to your hotel. Bus Operators like 707, Konsortium  Travel and the one travel and tours offer hassle free drop off at some of the top hotels of Melaka like Casa Del Rio Melaka, Estadia Hotel, Mahkota Hotel, Holiday Inn, Ramada Plaza, Hatten Hotel, Equitorial Hotel and the Straits Hotel. If you are planning to go to the City Centre it is just 4.5 kms away from the Melaka Central Bus Terminal. I took Bus No. 17 to China Town which is the historial city centre. 




Things that you can do in Melaka include a visit to China Town which is known for its wide variety of economical restaurants and clothes. Also make sure to visit the street's night market especially on  Fridays and Saturdays. If you are a foodie then this is the perfect place for you.

harrylee

Esplanade


Spread across 60,000 square meters of land area the Esplanade theatre is situated on the Marina Bay close to the mouth of the Singapore River. The theatre has picked up its name from the Esplanade Park, which is close by. The Park houses a futuristic concert hall which can accommodate around 1700 people. It also features a modern theatre which has an accommodating capacity for 3000 people. It is a four storeyed building and is considered to be one of the best centre for performing arts.


The theatre contains some of the best places for performing and caters to its clients with industry support and various amenities. Apart from all the above the theatre also plays host to various commercial events and is also a venue for business meetings. The concert hall features an antique pipe organ which has about 4740 pipes and 61 stops. The theatre also has a recital studio on its top floor. Mainly designed for small scale events the studio can accommodate around 300 people. It is quite suitable for various business meetings and presentations. It is a must visit place for art lovers as there is even a mini art museum on the first level.



redbus.sgfor quick ticket booking and awesome discounts!!



The third floor of the Esplanade theatre houses a huge theatre studio which can accommodate around 220 people and suitable for small dance events. The only art library in the whole of Singapore is located on the third floor of this building. The highest point of the building which is on the fourth floor serves as a viewing point for the tourists. On an average Esplanade theatre plays host to around 14 festivals throughout the year.




Public Bus nos. 36, 56, 75, 77, 196 and 531 are the buses that can take you to Esplanade.



Mount Faber


About 105 metres tall Mount Faver is the most picturesque hill in the whole of Asia. It is located right in the middle of the famous town Bukit Merah of Singapore. The hill can be reached by Mount Faber Road. Apart from this you can also use the foot paths or trails that have been specially designed to lead you to the hill. It is a destination that is visited by lakhs of tourists all-round the year. Once you are on top of the hill you get a panoramic view of the business area of Singapore. While getting down the hill you can make use of the Cable Car system.


Earlier known as Telok Blangah Hill it was renamed after Edward Faber. As Mount Faber is located on the outskirts of Singapore it is completely away from the noise and chaos of the Central Business District. The moment you reach the peak of this hill you will be greeted with fresh air.



Public Bus Nos. 61, 188, 963, 10, 30 and 57 are some the buses that will take you directly to the entrance of Mount Faber.




harrylee Aug 31 '18 · Tags: travelsingapore
ryanlee

Bugis Junction Mall




Considered to be one of the most colourful and vibrant shopping mall, this mall is divided into two sections one is the Indoor department and the other is the Open Air Shopping Street. Thanks to these two sections, the mall is a combination of a street market and an air-conditioned shopping hub combined. The mall is well connected by road and is quite accessible from the centre of Singapore.






The mall has been strategically designed to make the most of the daylight available. The mall features more international brands compared to local brands. This will surely help people looking forward to have wardrobes as per the recent fashion trends. Global brands like Converse, Lewis, Desigual and Adidas offer some great discounts here. If you feel that the mall is going to be a costly affair compared to the open street market outside that might not be the case as the mall also offers some flash sales. The usual food outlets like KFC, McDonalds also cater to people here. If you are a movie lover, the mall has a state of the art modern and futuristic theatre on its top level. Instead of locals, tourists and office goers looking forward to buy things in abundance mostly visit the mall. Apart from international brands, the mall is also home to some local brands that are known to sell a great variety of clothing at affordable rates. I would recommend you to visit the mall on a weekday, as it is quite crowded on the weekends. The mall is open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm – seven days a week.





Check redbus.sg and book online bus tickets at an affordable rate. I have used this portal to buy tickets and it was a hassle-free experience. The Bus Nos. 130, 133 and 960 will take you to this mall.





Mandarin Gallery




Also known as, the Meritus Shopping Arcade, Mandarin Gallery Shopping Complex is beautifully lit at night. This Mall is sure to set you back by several dollars and make a whole in your pocket. The shopping complex is directly to the Mandarin Orchard Hotel. However, small and just six storeys tall the mall only features premium luxury brands like Just Cavalli and Marc Jacobs. These outlets also keep only the highest and merchandise on display. From some of the best international fashion brands and accessories, the mall caters to affluent crowds. The mall offers premium luxurious shopping from 50 branded outlets. The mall is compact, has mostly visitors getting a shopping experience. There is only one local home grown brand here, which is the Ashley Isham on the second floor of this hotel. There are also some restaurants that will offer you a fine dine experience. You will also come across some shops here that sell diamond encrusted phones. The remarkable point of some of the outlets here is that they are spread across 6 floor including duplexes.





Bus Nos. 700, 972, 77, 167, 171 are some of the buses that will take you to Mandarin Gallery.

ryanlee Aug 21 '18 · Tags: journey, tour, travelsingapore
hazelrachel

Here’s how you spend a day or two in Jurong, Singapore one of the finest and power-packed regions of the city.




Plan your travel well by looking for options that will save you money and time. Buses are the more preferred option for traveling to and around Singapore. You can take tickets from redbus.sgand avoid all worries of travelling.





Be a ghostbuster:



This one isn’t for the faint of heart. Jalan Bahar is said to be haunted as it used to be a cemetery before. So if you are into the paranormal and want to check for yourself if the rumours hold true, why not pay a visit to the place?




Shop till you drop: 



A speciality of Singapore, you will never tire of shopping in Jurong. From streets lined with the best in fashion, accessories, electronics and more, to the recreation of Hong Kong’s streets in malls such as Jurong Point Mall, shopping here is an entirely different experience. You can also visit JCube also known as Bugist Street. Jcube was doing quite well before other malls opened in the vicinity. The entire mall has been revamped quite recently with an entire level dedicated to youngsters who are looking for some of the best products at dirt cheap prices. This has given the mall a happening vibe.




Other things that you can indulge in at JCube is ice skating. It is one of the only two places available in Singapore. This mall carried everything that a mall in a suburb would need. Equipped with fast food outlets to restaurants and even an economical theatre on the top level. If you are in the mood of shopping you have definitely come to the right place. You can also go for souvenier shopping at the souvenier shops here which are known to sell significant Singaporean products at reasonable prices. Make sure to visit this place when in Singapore.




Jumping in the trampoline park: 


Time to be a child again! Unwind, de-stress and burn off those extra calories at the same time as you jump about silly at the AMPED Trampoline Park here. This place is best enjoyed with a group of friends as you can challenge each other to sillier tasks.





Take a stroll in the Jurong Eco Garden: 



Known as the green lung of the Clean Tech Park, a place of respite for the working community within the business park, residential community in the vicinity and the natural wildlife that make the unique ecology of the site. Situated at the center of the clean tech park, Jurong Eco Garden diverges itself into different themes that intersperse with building parcels.





How about a picnic at the Chinese and Japanese Gardens?



Built in 1975 and designed by Professor Yuen-chen Yu, a well-known architect from Taiwan, the Chinese Garden is modeled along the northern Chinese Imperial style of architecture and landscaping. On your way out, remember to cross the connecting bridge to the Japanese garden to see some Zen gardens before heading home.


jazzysen

There are certain aspects of a country that seeps every aspect of the lifestyle prevalent there. It would not be wrong than to say that Singapore and seafood have become synonymous of each other. A cuisine that is held in high regards here, the following locations do complete justice to the earthiness and richness of Singaporean seafood and way of living.



One of the easiest and cheapest ways to reach Singapore from Kuala Lumpur is to board a bus, tickets for which you can book from redbus. The 11-hour journey passes through scenic routes that will see to it you don’t realize where and when time passed by.




Red House Seafood Restaurant


Specialty: A plate filled with barbecued cuttle fish, black pepper crab and sambal belacan and the sea for company, this restaurant is said to provide locals and tourists alike a taste of what Singapore stands for. Its custard prawn preparation is a big seller.



Ponggol Hock Kee Seafood Restaurant


Specialty:
The old-world charm of Singapore is represented through this seafood joint whose history dates back several decades. Reopened in 2014, this restaurant is known for its unique chilly-tomato sauce—a special preparation made from over 10 ingredients, including ones like dried shrimps and blue ginger.



Long Beach Seafood Restaurant


Specialty:
The restaurant strives to be as distinct as the country. Each of its five outlets prepare dishes that are unique to that branch only. If barbecued fish is what you seek, then head to the East Coast Parkway branch. For the white jade crab, you will have to travel to the Dempsey Hill branch.



Mellben Seafood restaurant

The long queue at Mellben Seafood Restaurant is a testament to its popularity. During peak hours, you can find diners feasting on the signature claypot crab bee hoon. Also worth trying is the sensational butter crab.



Long Beach Seafood Restaurant

The creator of the original black pepper crab, Long Beach Seafood Restaurant currently has five outlets in Singapore. It is a place where locals go for seafood, and it serves a wide variety of seafood from all over the world such as Canadian Dungeness crab, tiger sea mantis and Norwegian rose gold crab.



Chin Huat Live Sea Food: 


The Chin Huat Live Sea Food located at Sunset Way serves competent food at some of the most affordable prices. Besides the usual non vegetarian menu fare they also offer a great mix of delicious sea food. The best place to have some of the best food is undoubtedly in the west of Singapore. This joint also has a special lunar year menu with prices of dishes upwards of SGD400. However, this is for a group of 10 people. The place is open from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm in the night.



Jumbo Sea Food: 


This place is considered to be one of the most popular joints in Singapore not just with the locals but also with the tourists. Tables are allotted on the basis of reservations so make sure to book your table in advance. Salted egg yolk and prawns are the most preferred dishes here. 

jazzysen Aug 16 '18 · Tags: journey, tour, travelsingapore
sofiaken

Mustafa Centre



Unlike other markets this centre is open 24/7. It is famous amongst the locals as well as the tourists – thanks to its distinctive shopping experience. Notable point of Mustafa Centre is that designer products are available here at lower prices. The mall has everything to offer from clothes, watches, textiles and electronics that are always on sale. If you see carefully the mall is actually two different stores that have been joined together to form the Mustafa Centre. The biggest attraction of this Centre is the jewellery section where gold also sells cheaper. The Centre does not have brand shops but one shop selling multiple brands. Indian and other Asian products sell for dirt cheap rates. On visit to this centre will not be enough to explore the entire place. Cheap suitcases are also available on sale and will prove to be useful if you have extra luggage to carry back home.




Public Bus Nos. 141, 21, 125 and 130 will take you to this Centre.




Singapore has a good network of roads and is very well connected. This makes traveling completely hassle free and convenient. If you are looking forward to visit all of the above places then i recommend you to travel by bus as not only will it save you some money but also time. Check out redbusfor quick ticket booking and awesome discounts!!




Bugis Street Market



One of the most happening places to shop in Singapore is the Bugis Street Market. It is considered to be the most happening place if you are looking forward for some cheap bargains on products. 50 years ago this place used to host the bustling night life of the city of Singapore. Today it has become one of the hottest places to shop. Recognised as one of the commercial hubs of shopping some of Singapore’s finest dining restaurants are also located here. If you wish to take a break from your shopping there are also some modern cafes and bars here which stay open till late in the night. The place is popular amongst both the tourists as well as the people living nearby as it is truly one of the cheapest places to shop in Singapore.



If you are looking forward to taking something home for friends and family you can buy souveniers and accessories, clothes, cosmetics and electronics at dirt cheap rates. Many of the small items like key chains, stationery and colourful post cards cost only about 1 SG. The clothes here although are not from global fashion brands but can definitely cater to the decent tastes of people. Jeans can sell as low as 10 Sg, tee shirts for 5 Sg, a combo of sunglasses and hats for 2 Sg. A couple of years ago this bustling market was renovated and is now completely covered ensuring that the sun and the rain do not spoil your shopping experience. With over 800 shops that are open till 11:00 pm in the night you can definitely shop till you drop.



Public Bus Nos 960 will take you to this Market.


sofiaken Aug 6 '18 · Tags: journey, tour, travelsingapore
jameslim

Enter Singapore and you will feel like the gates of shopping paradise have opened up for you. Too many things to buy and so little time? Here’s a handy shopping guide to refer to. 



Make the transportation bit easier by booking an express bus to travel to Singapore—faster, cheaper and convenient. Adding to the convenience factor is the fact that you can now try redbus.sg to buy tickets as well.  


Electronics: They make it to the top of any shopper’s must-buy list in Singapore. Some tourists even take home large LCD TVs and desktop computers along with them. Peninsula Plaza should be your go-to place for all things gadgets and electronics. When you decide to buy electronics in Singapore, you must visit 2 to 3 stores and compare the prices. This is very important as you will find varied prices.  You can then pick the one with the lowest quoted price. Second most important thing is check the warranty. Be sure to get an International warranty.  Before you pay you should your products be it a phone laptop etc.  Also check if you will get your tourist tax refund. 


Orchids: The national flower of Singapore, gold-plated orchid (actual orchids plated in 24 Karat real gold) souvenirs are considered a must-takeaway by Singaporeans. These flowers can be bought from Risis stores. 


Curios and collectibles: Here’s what you should fill your luggage with on your way back home from Singapore: statues, wall décor, wooden décor, paper kites and parasols, and artwork of every kind that are in abundance here. 



Apparel and accessories: The shopping streets of Singapore are your best bet for all things fashion. Orchard Road is the first stop for fashionistas from across the globe to take home branded items at a much cheaper rate. The other places to go to include Bugis Street, The Shoppes and all the malls that are scattered across Singapore’s landscape. Bugis Street is a very nice place to shop especially if you are shopping for a lady. Women’s clothing with a touch of Korean inspired fashion is a very common sight here. You will hardly come across shops for men’s clothing. Besides clothing you will get to see some eateries as well. A word of advise is to take care of your belongings as this place is madly crowded.  You will come across a lot of gift shops where you can buy souveniers to take home as gifts. 

 


The Heeren: underwent a revamp in 2012 and re-emerged in late 2013 as Robinson’s Orchard Departmental Store (www.robinsons.com.sg, tel: 6735-8838), another home grown Singapore department store with an illustrious history as a trusted retailer. Its new premises at Heeren come in a totally different façade with beautiful hanging sculptures that are visible from the first floor. Though no longer a haven for music junkies (HMV has been uprooted to Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard), the six-storey departmental store includes everything you could expect to find in a major Orchard Road mall and more – from a fragrance bar stocking over 400 scents to stylish homeware and fashion items available here.

jameslim Aug 3 '18 · Tags: journey, tour, travelsingapore
lyanalim

Little India is one of the most historic areas in Singapore that shows off some of the best collections from Singapore’s Indian community. The place where Little India is located today was once a Race Course. It is one of Singapore’s most vibrant district and as you walk down the street, you will explore a mix of Hindu and Chinese Temples as well as mosques and churches. If you are a foodie, you can treat yourself with south Indian vegetarian food and the north Indian tandoori dishes.





Make sure to visit the Banana Leaf Restaurant, which is quite famous for its South Indian Food. Another popular restaurant is Zsofi, which is a Spanish themed restaurant and offers only alcoholic drinks.





The 24-hour shopping mall Mustafa Centre offers some of the best deals on Electronics and Groceries. It is believed that products here are priced at comparatively lower prices compared to market rates outside. If you lucky enough and visit the place during Diwali you can grab on the some products at almost half the price. The place is completely lit with lights and is just beautiful to watch during the night. Since Little India was the last place to visit on my trip to Singapore, I wanted to make the best out of my time here. To my surprise Little India was not just a shopping district but also a major bus boarding and departure time.





I had booked my tickets through from redbus.sgand the pickup place mentioned was Little India. Since I booked my tickets at the last minute, I got a Bus that was supposed to depart at 10:00 pm in the night. Being a night traveller, I was quite happy, as I would have a peaceful journey without encountering any traffic.





There were about three Operators plying on this route, which were Luxury Coach, the One Travel and Tours and Konsortium Express. Luxury Coach had only one bus plying throughout the entire day, which was departing at 7:30 am in the morning. The duration of the journey between the two cities is about 6 hours but it would definitely increase if you depart at this time in the morning. The cost of the tickets started at SGD25 and went up all the way to SGD80. The buses from Operator Luxury Coach were priced on a little higher price but it was definitely worth it looking at the amenities that the Operator was offering. Another operator was Konsortium Express that had about two buses plying throughout the entire day. One was at 10:00 am in the morning and the other at 4:00 pm in the afternoon. The tickets were reasonably priced at SGD35. The One Travel and Tours was the only Operator that had a Bus plying in the night at 10:00 pm. The Bus was relatively empty and I had a comfortable journey. The tickets were priced at SGD45 and the Bus was equipped with all modern and basic amenities. 

lyanalim Aug 2 '18 · Tags: journey, tour, travelsingapore
hazeltyris



Bugis Junction Mall

Considered to be one of the most colourful and vibrant shopping mall, this mall is divided into two sections one is the Indoor department and the other is the Open Air Shopping Street. Thanks to these two sections, the mall is a combination of a street market and an air-conditioned shopping hub combined. The mall is well connected by road and is quite accessible from the centre of Singapore.


The mall has been strategically designed to make the most of the daylight available. The mall features more international brands compared to local brands. This will surely help people looking forward to have wardrobes as per the recent fashion trends. Global brands like Converse, Lewis, Desigual and Adidas offer some great discounts here. If you feel that the mall is going to be a costly affair compared to the open street market outside that might not be the case as the mall also offers some flash sales. The usual food outlets like KFC, McDonalds also cater to people here. If you are a movie lover, the mall has a state of the art modern and futuristic theatre on its top level. Instead of locals, tourists and office goers looking forward to buy things in abundance mostly visit the mall. Apart from international brands, the mall is also home to some local brands that are known to sell a great variety of clothing at affordable rates. I would recommend you to visit the mall on a weekday, as it is quite crowded on the weekends. The mall is open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm – seven days a week.


Check www.redbus.sg and book online bus tickets at an affordable rate. I have used this portal to buy tickets and it was a hassle-free experience. The Bus Nos. 130, 133 and 960 will take you to this mall.


Mandarin Gallery


Also known as, the Meritus Shopping Arcade, Mandarin Gallery Shopping Complex is beautifully lit at night. This Mall is sure to set you back by several dollars and make a whole in your pocket. The shopping complex is directly to the Mandarin Orchard Hotel. However, small and just six storeys tall the mall only features premium luxury brands like Just Cavalli and Marc Jacobs. These outlets also keep only the highest and merchandise on display. From some of the best international fashion brands and accessories, the mall caters to affluent crowds. The mall offers premium luxurious shopping from 50 branded outlets. The mall is compact, has mostly visitors getting a shopping experience. There is only one local home grown brand here, which is the Ashley Isham on the second floor of this hotel. There are also some restaurants that will offer you a fine dine experience. You will also come across some shops here that sell diamond encrusted phones. The remarkable point of some of the outlets here is that they are spread across 6 floor including duplexes.


Bus Nos. 700, 972, 77, 167, 171 are some of the buses that will take you to Mandarin Gallery.

hazeltyris Jul 10 '18 · Tags: journey, travelsingapore
Andre88


Bishan – Ang Mo Kio Park


It is considered to be the largest park in the whole of Singapore with the most modern amenities. After the introduction of the ABC Programme of the Singaporean government an old canal has been DE-concretised and a natural waver spread across 3 kms with clean waters and wild flowers has been developed here. Apart from the manmade water waves that the park features there is ample of plush greenery in the park. It also features plains of rivers and pond gardens. This makes it a must visit amongst tourists. The locals living nearby also keep visiting here for recreational activities.


If you want to cut yourself off from air pollution and are looking for a detox, this is the place. This garden is just top notch and you will find some occasional fast food joints and hotels in and around the garden. Different events are organised at different times of the year and they ensure that you and your kids have a gala time here. Different species of animals for you to get close with is also a amazing experience for both young and old. Besides there are places for cycling, roller skating, jogging, skateboarding scooter riding and many more.


It is a perfect spot to travel to with your families for picnics. Even casual gatherings can be held here. Spread across 62 hectares of land a wide range of flora and fauna is found here. One can also jog along on the tracks that run across in a circular fashion around the park. In recent years the park has also won a tag for the most leisure friendly destination. Efforts are being made by the Government to have facilities like a futurustic foot ball field, an amphi theatre and a natural pond. The River plains also feature a modern play facility for children having different abilities. The park is completely wheel chair accessible and also has a accessible merry-go-round and a wheel chair swing. This allows children with special needs to play along with their non-disabled friends. What more could one want if you can indulge in all these activities in the midst of mother nature? A must visit destination!!


You can book your tickets through this website redbus.sg  for quick ticket booking and awesome discounts!!


Public Bus Nos. 50, 53, 55 and 58 are some of the buses that will take you to Dishan – Ang Mo Kio Park.


Tiger Sky Towers


Also known as the Carls Berg sky tower this sky tower is the highest observatory point in Singapore. Situated right in the middle of Sentosa island at the Imbiah zone. The tower stands at a height of 131 metres and can ferry around 72 people per hour. Each ride lasts for 7 minutes and is wheel chair accessible. The tower was open to the people in the year 2004 and is managed by C.Nelchers On the ground floor of this tower the visitors have to enter an airconditioned cabin that has transparent glass windows. The cabin slowly rotates around itself as it goes upward. The tower is so high that when the cabin reaches the top you can actually see the entire skyline of the magnificient city of Singapore. The view is completely pictursque and if you are lucky and the skies are clear you might even be able to see Indonesia’s skyline. Make sure to visit Tiger Sky tower when in Singapore.


Andre88 Jun 6 '18 · Tags: journey, tour, travelsingapore
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