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Old 10th February 2016, 09:44   #241
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Based on our Singapore Trip experience, the following can be good for a first time visitor (suggest 5-6 days at least to leisurely see the places):
1.Around the city:
- Singapore Flyer
- Vivo city (mall)
- Marina Bay Sands (don't miss the Gondola ride on ground floor and the 56th floor terrace viewing deck)
- Gardens by the bay (combine with Marina Bay Sands visits)
- Roam around the bay, there's a laser show in the evening close to Marina Bay Sands ground floor deck
*If planned well, these places can be covered in a day starting with flyer in the morning and rest in the afternoon & evening

- Walk/shop around Orchard Road
- Walk around Raffles Place/Padang ground, etc
- Roam around the Boat Quay area, Merlion
*If planned well, these places can be covered in a day

Day trips - (you will need a full Day since these places are quite big,and the walking and heat will make you tired so you can do it in a relaxed manner if you have full day)
2. Sentosa
- one way take the cable car from mount faber, return via the monorail to Vivo City (station inside the mall)
- don't miss underwater world (dolphin show is excellent) and Songs of the ocean evening show
- Choose few other rides/attractions on need basis
*many of the rides/attractions are past their prime, not maintained very well and in need of replacement

3.Jurong bird park

4. Zoo - choose between a day visit to zoo or the night safari or river safari (boat safari around the zoo campus)

*We did the day trip to Zoo followed by the Night Safari that evening. These 2 back to back visits were extremely tiring to say the least. Suggest planning the Night safari on another day when you have a lighter first half/day.

If you have some more time..
5. Universal Studios - you can easily spend 2 days or more here

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- Singapore Flyer
- Marina Bay Sands (don't miss the Gondola ride on ground floor and the 56th floor terrace viewing deck)
Are both recommended? Don't both offer similar views? I believe Marina Bay Sands is a lot more pricey than the Flyer.
I'll be in Singapore from Saturday to Tuesday. Saturday we only plan to shop in Mustafa & a bit around since thats the day we land there in the morning. This is our 3rd trip to Singapore, so we're going to skip Sentosa,Jurong Bird Park, Zoo, Night Safari, since we've already seen those places before. We're going to stick to the places which you have recommended in day 1 of your post.
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Are both recommended? Don't both offer similar views? I believe Marina Bay Sands is a lot more pricey than the Flyer.
Views may be similar but the experiences are different since you're inside a car/cabin that is moving slowly (Singapore Flyer). We liked both.

I heard that the viewing deck area at Marina Bay Sands has been reduced to give the hotel guests and users of their infinity pool on the terrace more space to use.

Not sure about current pricing though.

Also, at Sentosa - pick and choose the ones you want to visit, most of the rides are old and not very great. Do not miss the Underwater world, dolphin show and the Songs of the Ocean show (Evening).

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As a resident, I can tell you that both places have different things on offer. Rooftop of Marina Bay Sands makes sense if you visit their lounge Ce La Vi whereas if you want to enjoy the city view then it can be done from the flyer itself.

I would also recommend you to visit Mustafa after 10pm on Monday as it's overcrowded on weekends with local Indians doing their weekly shopping. In fact, it's highly advisable to stay away from Little India on Sunday,you just might forget that you are in Singapore.

Also try to buy entrance tickets to various attractions online, I recommend this website to my friends. I am not associated with them in any manner.
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Friends, planning to visit Singapore for a 4 day tour. I dont wish to go to any agent, that too after reading the suggestions from the fellow BHPians.
Tentative dates are 28 Oct - 1st Nov.
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1) There is a 2 day pass covering Sentosa & Universal studios.
2) Bird park, night safari, zoo is cheaper in a combo pass.
This is what we did:
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Can you please let me know how and when to get these online? I believe I need to apply VISA first. Info on how to go about on this, is also welcome.

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Based on our Singapore Trip experience, the following can be good for a first time visitor (suggest 5-6 days at least to leisurely see the places):
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If either of you can share the exact itinerary, ( if possible, with timings) it would be of great help.
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Can you please let me know how and when to get these online? I believe I need to apply VISA first. Info on how to go about on this, is also welcome.
Most of your visa queries should be answered here:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post4171082 (Singapore Tourist Visa - Queries)

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If either of you can share the exact itinerary, ( if possible, with timings) it would be of great help.
Look at these threads:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ning-help.html (Singapore (5N/6D) Tour Planning - Help)

This is almost what we did:
Took Tiger Airways flights ex-Bangalore, onward around midnight from Bangalore reaching Singapore in the morning. Return flight departure around 9 pm, reaching Bangalore late night.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post3909984 (What to see in Malaysia and Singapore)

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