SIGHTS
Singapore

Country Code 65, $1=S$1.722, April 30, 2004

Singapore's main attractions are Raffles Hotel, eating and shopping.
Hop-on bus: Runs every 30min. connecting major tourist destination. 9-19:00. Singapore/Silk Airlines ticket holders $3, others $6
Singapore Tour Walk: www.singaporewalks.com
Raffles Hotel Area
S Raffles Hotel & Museum: 1 Beach Rd. Museum: Open 10-21:00, free. One of the world's most famous Hotels. Opened in 1887, Seaped in history, many illustrious people have stayed here. No visit to Singapore is complete without a visit to the Long Bar, you must see, for a traditional Singapore Sling (The monkey nuts are free - throw the shells on the floor). Recently renovated and expanded to incorporate a high class shopping Arcade. Saddles are not allowed. Ware proper footwear.
High Tea 15:30-17:30 $30,7-10:00 $34, dinner 19-2:00 $51.
transport: MRT-City Hall
S National Museum: Stamford Rd Classical Greek style building. Exhibitions on the history of Singapore.Tours in English and Japanese transport: MRT-Dhoby Ghaut Temporary Closed
S1a Asian Civilisations Museum: 39 Armenian St. T6332-3015, M12-18:00, Tu-Su9-18:00(F9-21:00). Entry fee: S$3/St S$1.5(free F18-21:00), Singapore 5000 years history and art transport: MRT-Dhoby Ghaut
S2 Singapore Art Museum: 71 Bras Basah Road. M12-18:00, Tu-Su9-18:00(F9-21:00). Entry fee: S$3/St S$1.5(free F18-21:00), National Art Gallery with a Collection of contemporary SE Asian Art. Occasionally has visiting exhibitions of works from Western Collections.
transport: MRT-Dhoby Ghaut
S1b Asian Civilisations Museum: 1 Empress Place,M12-18:00, Tu-Su9-18:00(F9-21:00). Entry fee: S$3/St S$1.5(free F18-21:00), Singapore 5000 years history and art transport: MRT-Raffles Place
S Boat Quay Riverside Area:
Renovated, now a very popular night area crowded with trendy bars and restaurants.
transport: MRT-Raffles Place
S Merlion Statue: Esplanade. The symbol of Singapore. A statue of a mythical animal - half lion, half fish
transport: MRT-Raffles Place
S Parliament House: Empress Place. Built in 1827. Colonial style
Transport: MRT-Raffles Place
S Lau Pau Sat: Converted Victorian Market - Covent Garden style. Hawkers stalls and souvenir stalls.

Orchard Road Area
The main shopping area (Singapore's biggest attraction) Many hotels, shopping centers and department stores.

Chinatown South Bridge Rd. area.
The area is very pretty having undergone a lot of restoration. The old shop houses - 'Chinese Baroque' style with the shop on the ground floor and the owners residence above - have been renovated. Many have been converted into high class boutiques and mid-range hotels.
Transport: MTR-Outram Park, or Tanjung Pagar
S Sri Mariamman Temple: 244 South Bridge Road The oldest Hindu temple in the city. Ornately decorated. At the top are almost life-size, figures of cows. The walls are covered with colorful fresco, depicting scenes from Hindu mythology.
Site of Thimithi - Fire Walking Festival October - November.
Transport: SBS buses #61, #103, #166, #197
S Thian Hong Keng Temple (Heavenly Happiness Temple): Telok Ayer St.
S Temple Street: Lots of souvenir stalls.
S Banda Street: Many stores in this street sell paper imitations of consumer goods burnt at funerals. This These goods are supposed to accompany the deceased in the next life.
S3 Rviertales by Singapore History Museum: 30 Merchant Rd., T6332-5642, M12-18:00, Tu-Su9-18:00(F9-21:00). Entry fee: S$2/St S$1.0(free F18-21:00), Singapore History relating Singapore river.

Little India
This area has great food and a stronger local character than Chinatown Access: MRT Bugis
S Temple of a 1000 lights: Race Course Road.
S Chettiyar Temple: 15 Tank Rd The original temple on this site built by Indian money lenders (Chettiyars) in the 1850's but it was demolished in 1981. The current South Indian Style Hindu Temple was built in 1985. Main site for Thaipusam & Navurathri Festivals
S Sri Srinivasa Temple: 397 Serangoon Rd.,near Ali's Nest GH. Radiant, blue-colored Hindu temple dedicated to Vinajagar, the elephant-headed god.
Sultan Mosque: Golden domed Mosque Built in 1928, designed by British Architect Dennis Santry
transport: MRT-Bugis

Other
Combined tickets: Zoo + night Safari S$23.30, Bird P + Zoo S$20, Bird P+Zoo+N.Safari $32.35, Bird P + N.Safari S$22.35 )
S Haw Par Villa - Tiger Balm Gardens: 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Park with Bizarre statues featuring Chinese mythological characters.
Open: 9-18:00 entry fee: $5
Access: Bus SBS 143 from Orchard Rd
S Siong Lim Temple: 184 Jalan Toa Payoh
Buddhist Temple built 1908. Huge temple complex houses many Buddha statues. The entrance is guarded by 4 Warrior statues.
Access: MRT-Toa Payoh
S Singapore Zoological Garden: Mandai Lake Rd Open: 8:30-18:00, Entrance fee: S$12.25
Reportedly one of the best zoos in the world. Animals are kept in a spacious environment. Special attractions include: Breakfast with an orangutan, Feeding of Komodo dragons, Elephant rides. Show time 10:30, 11:30, 14:30, 15:30. SaSu more
Access: MRT AngMo Kio then bus #138
S Night Safari: Either take a tram or walk along trails through the reserve for a rare opportunity to observe many of zoo's nocturnal animals' activities.
19:30-24:00, Entry fee:
S$15.75
Access: MRT AngMo Kio then bus #138
S Jurong Bird Park :2 Jurong Hill 9-17:00 Entry fee: S$12.25 There are 8000+ birds, 6000+ species, very impressive. show time: 10,11,15,16:00
Access: MRT-Boon Lay, then SBS bus no. 194, 251
S Botanical Gardens: Cluny Rd Open: 5-24:00 Entry Free except National Orchard Garden(S$2)
Orchid garden, jungle, rubber plantation.
Access: SBS bus #7, 77, 105 106
S Sentosa Island: A theme park beach resort and water park with lots of man-made attractions. Oceanarium, Water sports, Golf, Island S from Singapore, 9:00-22:00, Entry fee to island S$2, Attractions are extra. Can buy package for various attractions at the Cable Car stn as you get off on Sentosa approx S$17
Access: Many different kinds of transport available. Most of them are free or charge very little if you pay entrance fee.
1) ferry
S$2.30 from World Trade Center M-F9:30-21:00 SaSuPH8:30-22:00
2) Cable car from Mount Faber or the Cable Car Towers (next to World Trade Center ) 8:30-21:00
S$7.50 Good view from the cable car. If you just want to have this view and not visiting this island, don't get off at the island station and stay on the cable car, then you don't have to pay for the entrance fee.
3) by bus #A from World Trade Center
S$6 (includes entry to island)
4) by bus #C from MRT Tiong Bahru, every 10min. between M-F7-22:30, SaSuPH7-00:30
S$6(includes entry to island)
5) by bus #E from Orchard Blvd. opp from Four Season hotel and several places in town.
S$7(includes entry to island) every 20-30min. 10-22:45
6) MRT Harbour Front then free shuttle from here.
7) Walking on the bridge, free just entry fee
Hotels: Expensive hotels, expensive Youth Hostel, camping site(S$12-20/tent)
Food: Many different kinds and levels including hawkers food courts but they are more expensive

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