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Old 15th July 2015, 14:19   #226
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Genting Islands is a giant mall with hotels - all connected. There are some rides and a snow city. Just like a mall, you can walk around for 3 hours and see all. But if you want see all, visits shops, casinos, or just hang around, dine, go on rides, it will take 2 days. Shops there close at 2AM.
Thanks, but how long is the journey to Genting? And the cost? Perhaps we can see a part of it and take a few rides. Any rides that are on the 'must see' list?

I also heard that Berijaya Times Square Mall in Bukit Bintang has a roller coaster ride. If Genting does not offer more than that, I'd prefer being in KL as that place is walking distance from my hotel.
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I also heard that Berijaya Times Square Mall in Bukit Bintang has a roller coaster ride.
It is a complete amusement park inside, not just a roller coaster. While I felt the roller coaster was the only ride worth entering, I doubt you can just ride the roller coaster without paying the entry fee to use all the rides.

Genting and Burjaya Times Square are complete different experiences and can't be compared.
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It is a complete amusement park inside, not just a roller coaster. While I felt the roller coaster was the only ride worth entering, I doubt you can just ride the roller coaster without paying the entry fee to use all the rides.

Genting and Burjaya Times Square are complete different experiences and can't be compared.
Thanks, but in the meanwhile I've seen updates on Trip Advisor that the outdoor theme at Genting is closed for a few months from this month onwards, and only the indoor theme is available. I'm sure the roller coaster and other stuff that we'd enjoy lie on the outside theme. So I might drop the idea of Genting altogether.
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Thanks, but in the meanwhile I've seen updates on Trip Advisor that the outdoor theme at Genting is closed for a few months from this month onwards, and only the indoor theme is available. I'm sure the roller coaster and other stuff that we'd enjoy lie on the outside theme. So I might drop the idea of Genting altogether.
We were there last September and the rides were closed. We only spent time hoping between malls and children's play area. The Hotel (First World Hotel) itself was a one of a kind experience for the Number of people thronging the place and the amazing check-in system!

Our visit was for 10 days and we covered KL, Genting, Johar Baru (hyped Legoland), Langkawi. Hired a self drive car here (the best option) and roamed around the entire island circling it twice to ensure the Petrol that we filled reached the same level when we had got the car .

Of all these places, we had best fun at Langkawi followed by KL City rounds itself visiting KLCC, Petronas Towers, Aquarium, China Town, Bukit Bintang 'et al.

At Genting, you may want to visit the Casino. We did not as we had our little girl accompanying us. There are regular hourly buses departing from KLIA II (Low cost terminal) to Genting and we used the same service and quite happy about it. On return we had no choice but to hire a taxi to come back to KL City center as we had to check-in back into a hotel.
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Of all these places, we had best fun at Langkawi followed by KL City rounds itself visiting KLCC, Petronas Towers, Aquarium, China Town, Bukit Bintang 'et al.

At Genting, you may want to visit the Casino. We did not as we had our little girl accompanying us. There are regular hourly buses departing from KLIA II (Low cost terminal) to Genting and we used the same service and quite happy about it. On return we had no choice but to hire a taxi to come back to KL City center as we had to check-in back into a hotel.
Thanks, but as I will be in KL only for a day and a half, do you think it is worthwhile to visit Genting on Day 2? I also need to catch my return flight on that day at 9 pm.
Or would you recommend I spend time in KL itself on the second day?
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Thanks, but as I will be in KL only for a day and a half, do you think it is worthwhile to visit Genting on Day 2? I also need to catch my return flight on that day at 9 pm.
Or would you recommend I spend time in KL itself on the second day?
The second option (Only KL) makes so much sense then considering the limited time you have. You can easily spend time at the City center covering a lot of places already mentioned.

Genting makes no sense for a day and a half which you can plan some other time.
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Guys I had a query on Singapore visa. My brother is currently studying in Australia and would like to visit Singapore in Early 2016. Any idea if he can apply for Singapore visa from Australia on an Indian passport ?

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Guys I had a query on Singapore visa. My brother is currently studying in Australia and would like to visit Singapore in Early 2016. Any idea if he can apply for Singapore visa from Australia on an Indian passport ?

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Sure, if you have an internet why not check the high commission in Australia

http://www.mfa.gov.sg/content/mfa/overseasmission/canberra/visa_information/overview.html

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Any pointers for on where to get best deals on PS4s, Xbox One and Wii U in Singapore. Also please confirm that the current duty free allowance limit is Rs 45000.
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Any pointers for on where to get best deals on PS4s, Xbox One and Wii U in Singapore. Also please confirm that the current duty free allowance limit is Rs 45000.
Some stores you can try are Mustafa centre, Courts, Harvey Norman.
Also try the IT Show, PC Show, COMEX events that are held quite regularly at a huge exposition center.
You can also try at the Funan mall or Sim Lim tower.
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Guys I m visiting Singapore shortly on an official work. Don't have much time for personal use. But can sqeeze out two days for roaming around. I m more interested in shopping electronics and apparels. Just got to know about Mustafa centre. Will definitely give a try. Other than that is there any place where I can find genuine gadgets, clothing etc at good price.

Please guide. Thanks in advance.
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Any pointers for on where to get best deals on PS4s, Xbox One and Wii U in Singapore. Also please confirm that the current duty free allowance limit is Rs 45000.
The duty free allowance mentioned on the customs declaration form is INR 45000 but do take this fact with a pinch of salt. If the officials feel any discrepancy in the declared value of the goods, they can charge you customs duty by their own accord. If the packaging of the items you intend to bring in don't matter, discard them and have the stuff packed in your check-in buggage.
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Guys I m visiting Singapore shortly on an official work. Don't have much time for personal use. But can sqeeze out two days for roaming around. I m more interested in shopping electronics and apparels. Just got to know about Mustafa centre. Will definitely give a try. Other than that is there any place where I can find genuine gadgets, clothing etc at good price.

Please guide. Thanks in advance.

For electroncis and camera you might want to give Funan digital life mall a try. If you are looking for camera also pop across the road to Cathay Photo. I recently bought some stuff there. Very good service and prices.

For general high end shopping try Orchard Road
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Incase you have planned for Singapore during Dusshera vacations, please be aware of the haze situation prevailing since july.

The following link will be usefull for monitoring i.e.
http://www.haze.gov.sg/
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A Singapore tourist pass might be handy if you plan to travel within the city a lot. It's efficient MRT system is well connected and economical. The pass is valid for 3 days, gives you unlimited travel on the MRT/LRT/Bus (except some lines and routes) and is cheap at S$20.
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