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posted 13-10-2018 @ 06:20 PM www
Single female in Singapore/day trips

Hi,
I have a nursing placement in Indonesia, and at the end I have extended so that I can have 4 nights in Singapore, I will be on my own, but as a 50 year old female, I am fine with that.
My question is, I want to go to lots of other Islands, and by bus to Malaysia for a day of shopping.
Please feel free to give any advice that you may have.
I also am looking at hotels for approx $150 night, in the middle of everything, happy to walk everywhere.
Thanks
posted 13-10-2018 @ 06:34 PM www


Just spent 4 nights in Singapore. Stayed at Nostalgia hotel for $100/night. Small and friendly hotel in a quiet area with pool . Near chinatown and Tiong Barhu market around the corner. Very easy and safe to get around on the trains. You'd find enough in singapore to occupy you for 4 days without travelling. Food and shopping is about the same as here though (perhaps why you want to go to Malaysia? )- It is a shock to realise how homogeneous global the comercial side of things has become- you could easily think you were at Chadstone. Great food everywhere - especially upstairs in markets and shopping centers.
posted 13-10-2018 @ 07:22 PM www


Thanks Kermatt, yep I want to go to Malaysia as all of the blogs say that its so much cheaper than SIngapore.
I also want to travel over to some islands, probably no more than an hour by ferry
posted 13-10-2018 @ 07:22 PM www


Do most of the hotels offer daytrips?
posted 13-10-2018 @ 08:29 PM www


Theres a train from Singapore to Johor Bahru which is about an hour, very basic train.



posted 13-10-2018 @ 08:53 PM www


I was in Singapore for work last year and extended my stay to travel to Malaysia as I have been to Singapore a few times. Lots to do, four days will go fast in Singapore. The Boss and Lavender Hotel are 3 - 4 star hotels but tiny rooms and will be within your budget I think. As a single female I felt very comfortable and safe in Malaysia and had a fabulous time. There is luxury coaches to the border and to Malacca etc. I spent a few days in Malaccca in a hotel in the heart of the town, Casa del Rio, it was absolutely fab.
posted 14-10-2018 @ 11:29 AM www


Bagpuss - join this facebook group called "Singapore Groupies" they are very helpful and there will always be someone who can answer any questions you have :)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/167826853713339/
posted 15-10-2018 @ 01:54 PM www


Thanks for that zingara, i have joinedthat one, just like to find out what other lottoers have found!:thumbup:
posted 15-10-2018 @ 01:56 PM www


the hop on hop off bus is great. I think you get a free pass if you flew Singapore airlines
posted 16-10-2018 @ 09:04 AM www


Yep Im going on that with the other students before they fly back to Brisbane, I mainly want to know how easy is it to find out where the coach to Malaysia goes from etc :)
posted 16-10-2018 @ 10:37 AM www


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Originally posted by Bagpuss
Yep Im going on that with the other students before they fly back to Brisbane, I mainly want to know how easy is it to find out where the coach to Malaysia goes from etc :)


We went to Malaysia for the day recently from Singapore and the company picked us up in a shuttle from our hotel and took us to where the coach left from. All really easy.




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posted 16-10-2018 @ 10:44 AM www


OK thanks tsedge, did you arrange it through your hotel?
posted 16-10-2018 @ 11:01 AM www


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Originally posted by tsedge
Quote:
Originally posted by Bagpuss
Yep Im going on that with the other students before they fly back to Brisbane, I mainly want to know how easy is it to find out where the coach to Malaysia goes from etc :)


We went to Malaysia for the day recently from Singapore and the company picked us up in a shuttle from our hotel and took us to where the coach left from. All really easy.



There are many different coaches and they leave from different locations. I picked a stop that was within walking distance. You can book via a coach booking site which shows you all the options and free seats. After booking you turn up at the coach office and off you go. I think it was called Easybook. This booking system was very easy. Most coaches seemed to be quite luxurious. I had one little hickup - when we stopped for the breaks in Malaysia there was no money exchange. Luckily I had some Singapore coins left the shop keepers were happy to accept.
posted 16-10-2018 @ 02:32 PM www


Little India is a must do and quite safe.
posted 16-10-2018 @ 03:09 PM www


The hotel I was looking at is in Little India, sounds good, close to the Mustafa centre and lots of food
posted 16-10-2018 @ 04:06 PM www


We love Singapore and always stay in Little india. The Parak Hotel is very good. Clean and very welcoming and homely. Not 5 star by any means but we love the atmosphere of the area. So much great food available all around. The Tikka Centre is an amazing food hall..... try the ginger tea!
posted 20-10-2018 @ 12:55 PM www


You don't need to walk everywhere. Tourists can buy a three day unlimited travel card for $20, which works on trains and buses. The train app is great (and the trains are a revelation compared to Sydney's service), the bus app is close to useless, but if you make a note of the bus numbers that go near your hotel you can grab them when you see them!

If you're flying Singapore Airlines, carry your boarding pass around with you as many of the touristy places give a discount for their customers.

Mr P. refused to pay $32 for the iconic Singapore Sling at Raffles, so we had a (small) free one upstairs in the Duty Free Shop at Changi Airport on our departure.
posted 11-11-2018 @ 03:14 PM www


I've just come back from a weekend in Singapore, and would recommend picking up an MRT ticket and train map for $12 at the airport when you arrive.

I found the public transport very efficient and easy to navigate, and any excess money on your train ticket can be spent on things like coffee in many cafes.
posted 12-11-2018 @ 07:14 AM www


Thanks for the replies, keep them comig by all means, I have yet to decide on a hotel, but would like a pool, and close to food and some sights.

Has anyone done the cross border trip into Malaysia? I'd like to go over for the day.

Has Raffles re-opened? I read that it was closed for renovations until mid next year?
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