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Post by Richary » 19 May 06 1:13 am

Looks like my work trip now includes a day in Singapore on the return leg, arriving 7am and not flying out until 11:45pm. Any experiences on the best way from Changi Airport into town, and any must sees during the day - apart from trying to find a few caches of course :D

Recommendations on cheap electronic toystores that would be open on a Sunday wouldn't go amiss either :twisted:

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Post by boodi » 19 May 06 10:32 am

I was in Singapore only a month ago.
There is a tour of Singapore from the airport. Its a bus and you can leave your bags at the airport. I think its free.
The airport is really cool, with good food (once through customs) and free cinemas and internet etc.
There are two places for IT - funan IT mall and SimLim Square. Sim Lim Square is the best as Funan is expensive. SimLim is located near Little India station on the Albert Street mall. You can also get off at Bugis and go through Bugis street mall to get there.
Bugus is a huge mall and good shopping.

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Post by Pesky! » 19 May 06 2:40 pm

now you're going to ask for a map of singapore arent you?

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Post by Richary » 19 May 06 2:42 pm

Pesky! wrote:now you're going to ask for a map of singapore arent you?
Ahhh, with only 1 day I can probably survive with google earth printouts. Unless someone has one handy of course :D

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Post by helicraz » 08 February 07 6:23 pm

Hi,

For anyone who intend to visit singapore and needs a garmin map,
the monthly updated version (not endosed by Garmin) is available at
http://malsingmaps.com

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Post by Team Falling Numerals » 08 February 07 6:31 pm

The train system in Singapore is very good and you can get a train into the city from the airport terminal. Its pretty easy to get about using trains - we also found that walking was no problem as the city is quite compact.

I endorse boodi's comments re Sim Lim and Funan - a big part of our tip was to allow my son to go shopping and he had a great time in those malls.

We also visited the Museum of Asian Civilisation - really enjoyed it. Even the boy did not begrudge the time out from shopping.

Edited to correct poor grammar

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Post by helicraz » 08 February 07 6:48 pm

Train system guide can be found at http://www.transitlink.com.sg/.
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Detail online maps can be found at http://www.streetdirectory.com.
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As for Singapore's web front, it can be found at http://www.sg.
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If anyone wants to know more about Singapore.. feel free to give me a pinger..

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Post by Cached » 08 February 07 7:05 pm

Geocache wise, is one hotel particularly well located?

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Post by helicraz » 08 February 07 7:53 pm

Many of the caches are down in the city central, thus if you select one that is near Orchard, Marina Square, it will be fine.

I think as long as the hotel is near the train system (MRT station), it will be more convienent.

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Post by Dosphoenix » 08 February 07 8:04 pm

We'll be in Singapore some time around the 23rd February. I will be there for a week or so but my husband will only be there for the weekend. I love Singapore, very excited about showing my husband. Plus this will be the first time I've cached there!

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Post by helicraz » 08 February 07 8:19 pm

That's cool.

It is the lunar new year from 18th Feb.

So when you are here on the 23rd, the annual Chingay parade is on. Here's the URL for it http://www.chingay.org.sg/2007/calendar/hiphop/index.asp

You won't need a ticket to see it. However, do be there early, cause it will be very crowded.

I will be down at Indonesia with my family for our break... :wink:

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Post by Bronze » 10 February 07 11:40 am

They have a Teapot cult in Singapore -

Image

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Post by Grank » 10 February 07 12:09 pm

Try contacting "nations" on GC. He started caching in my area when he was on assignment in Australia and then moved back to Singapore where he stills caches.

We never meet F2F but had a few chats by PM. Friendly bloke and I am sure he would be interested in showing you around if he is available.

PS if you do contact him pls say hi for me.

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Post by helicraz » 10 February 07 1:36 pm

"Nations" is a lady. I think you contacted her husband "Pathseeker"?

Bronze: the photo you posted, could be be a photo taken in Malaysia? The newspaper on the table, is a Malaysian newspaper. It is not available here. :wink:

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Post by Bronze » 10 February 07 1:50 pm

Hmm.

Never trust anything you read. Especially if I posted it. :twisted:

I was transfixed of the teapot. Not the paper.

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