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i was hopin of spending a few months in singapore
14 years ago, July 14th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #79518  
Sorry about the tittle, i meant to put a few weeks not months

who ever has been there could you tell me around how much you spent there accomondation and food wise

or has anyone got an idea of how much a two three week trip there would cost, i heard it is cheap
singapore just got added to our travelin plan and i sorta need an amount to save up
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14 years ago, July 15th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #79673  
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hello Cerise;

few Weeks in singapore ?!?!??! I think a max of 5 days will be more then enough to cover Singapore. It's not really cheap like the other countries in SE Aisa, Everything is double Malaysia. Why dont you go to Singapore for 3 -5 days and spend the rest travelling around Malaysia ?! Reply to this

14 years ago, July 16th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #79688  
I have to agree with Ray.

We spent 10 days in Singapore over Christmas and New Year a couple of years ago. It is a lovely place and very interesting. There are some good museums (particularly if you are interesting in learning about the Japanese occupation during the 2nd World War) and the zoo and the night safari are a must. However, I would consider two weeks an absolute maximum. It is just a city on an island. It isn't a country that you need to travel around. You would base yourself in one hotel/hostel and then explore the surrounding area.

And it isn't cheap. We paid £21 night for a double room with a shared bathroom. Compared to £4 a night in Thailand and £10 a night in Malaysia. Reply to this

14 years ago, July 20th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #80292  
am going there for ten days and i was thinking is it easy to get to more places from there Reply to this

14 years ago, July 21st 2009 No: 5 Msg: #80333  
Hi Stuart

What exactly do you mean? Is it easy to use Singapore as a base to visit other places, or is it easy to move on to other places in SE Asia from Singapore?

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14 years ago, July 21st 2009 No: 6 Msg: #80453  
am going thailand 1st then sydney and in the end singapore but people where saying there is not much to do am there for 10 days see and was thinking if there is somewhere else to go from there thanks kate Reply to this

14 years ago, July 22nd 2009 No: 7 Msg: #80473  
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singapore is very busy and i find malaysia the same but with less comfort. look at maybe going to one of the islands in malaysia. they have beaches that sing defently dont have. i go to sibu island quite often with friends. just 2hours from singapore. the tansport is arranged for your from sing, which is heaven sent, and the resort we stay, sea gypsy, is great fun. the staff are frantastic fun and the beach is just to die for, even coming from australia myself. diving is also prety good if your looking at doing something different! we stay at sea gypsy, and if your lucky the owner might even be there which means free flow alcohol all night 😊 crazy fun! Reply to this

14 years ago, July 22nd 2009 No: 8 Msg: #80482  

There is a lot to do in Singapore. You could comfortably fill a week there. It's also very easy to cross into Malaysia from there. Malaka is only a couple of hours by bus, and Kuala Lumpur is a couple of hours further on. So if you wanted you could do a side trip.

Or there are some budget airlines that fly out of Singapore, Tiger Airways being one. If there is somewhere else you are dying to see, you could consider a short return flight somewhere.

If you fancy the Malaysia idea, there isn't really any need to plan it too much before you go. You can land in Singapore, see how long it takes you to explore and then catch a bus into Malaysia if you fancy a change. We didn't book the bus to Malaka in advance, we just turned up and jumped on one.

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14 years ago, July 22nd 2009 No: 9 Msg: #80608  
thanks for all the info guys i will write all these places down sibu island sounds really nice look for sea gypsy thats sounds fun lol how much are the short flights then how much would u say to take for 3 months of traveling Reply to this

14 years ago, July 23rd 2009 No: 10 Msg: #80639  
3 months travelling where exactly?

Just Thailand, Sydney and Singapore or other places too? Reply to this

14 years ago, August 12th 2009 No: 11 Msg: #82899  
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Truely, there are lots to do and see, and eat in Singapore.
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14 years ago, October 29th 2009 No: 12 Msg: #91290  
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cant wait till i go =) Reply to this

14 years ago, November 17th 2009 No: 13 Msg: #93898  
i think as long as you can afford to stay and eat in a hotel why not, though it's cheap to stay there as long as you have enough money you can stay there. Reply to this

14 years ago, February 13th 2010 No: 14 Msg: #103588  

I do not think Singapore is just a stop over. There are several places where one can go to see the other side of Singapore.
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11 years ago, June 5th 2012 No: 15 Msg: #157214  
I was in Singapore in July. People say that the best time to visit is from June to August. Based on that information I made reservations with <snip> for accommodations. I stayed on an island because that is where the discounts were big, but the weather is the same for the entire Singapore as far as I know. It rains in November and December but other than that, you can visit anytime!

[Edited: 2012 Jun 13 21:58 - The Travel Camel:11053 - No link dropping on this forum, thanks.]
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9 years ago, June 26th 2014 No: 16 Msg: #182912  
If you stay a few days I think that would be more than enough to cover Singapore. If you want to stay at a good hotel like the Sheraton Towers Singapore it might cost you quite a lot, but then Singapore isn't a budget destination. Reply to this

8 years ago, July 23rd 2015 No: 17 Msg: #192137  
I wouldn't say Singapore is a budget destination, but you can definitely scrimp and save eating local food (at hawker centers – delicious and good!) and taking local transportation (like buses and trains) instead of using taxis. If you are travelling as a group you can rent an apartment to share. I've used sites like Roomorama and it's pretty good, I've left the link here so you can check for yourself. <snip>

And it's really easy to travel from Singapore. For budget flights there's TigerAir, Jetstar, Scoot, AirAsia. Just search them in google you'll see :-)
[Edited: 2015 Jul 24 11:06 - traveltalesofawoollymammoth:258356 - No URL addresses please]
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