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What to do

Post by ScooterBiscuit » Sun, 02 Oct 2005 2:39 pm

I've been in Singapore for three days now after re-locating with my husband. I'm enjoying being a lady of leisure but there's only so much shopping a gal can do (especially when my closet space is pretty much non-existent).

Was wondering if anyone can give me the inside scoop on things to do in Singapore (I've done all the "touristie" stuff)?

Any tips etc would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by xyz » Mon, 03 Oct 2005 7:32 pm

Go for walks to Parks... there are lots of places to go for walks.

Visit the URA Gallery. If has a large size model of Singapore.

Enrol for a course...aerobics, yoga, cooking, .....

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Post by dot dot dot » Mon, 03 Oct 2005 7:58 pm

maybe give us some more hints on your interests?

This is not a small town on the countryside with just a milkman and a candystore, you know? There's a zillion things to do here, but it would cost me about a day or so to write down...

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Post by Wind In My Hair » Tue, 04 Oct 2005 1:33 am

hop on random buses and see the non-touristy parts of singapore! we have gyms all over the place, our public libraries are excellent, the singapore art museum usually has interesting stuff, lots of water sports like canoeing, wakeboarding, several beaches for roller-blading, two hours out of singapore you get beautiful dive sites... there's lots to do!

i'm also assuming you've already visited the zoo, night safari and bird park. those are the only tourist attractions worth seeing, imho.

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Re: What to do

Post by citizen deek » Tue, 04 Oct 2005 3:25 am

ScooterBiscuit wrote:I'm enjoying being a lady of leisure
wanna make the switch to "lady of pleasure" instead? PM me!

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Post by ScooterBiscuit » Wed, 05 Oct 2005 1:42 pm

Thanks for all the tips.

The art gallery and new library are on my list of things to do.

Eric from the Netherlands: my interests are reading, writing, going to the cinema, trying out new tastes and new restaurants, swimming, and gym.

I guess what I'm really after is finding out Singapore's best kept secrets - like where the locals go to eat, interesting shops and areas, things that only a local or someone who has immersed themselves in the Singapore way of life would know.

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Post by dot dot dot » Wed, 05 Oct 2005 4:02 pm

Ok, got it. Since food and restaurants are on the list, it might be a nice idea to do the 1 day cooking course at 'At Sun-rice". It is located in Fort Canning park, I have done it and it is really great fun. You get a tour through the historical Spice garden at the park, there you will be taught history and working of the spices and herbs, then pick them fresh from the garden and then cook your local dishes, all accompanied by some great chefs around. There is quite a few locals doing these course and you get all food lovers, who know all the good places as well. Singaporeans are quite crazy about food and can talk days about thewir laksa and curry chicken.

Here's the site for details: http://www.at-sunrice.com/main_idx.html

Here's some info by the way on the supposedly best hawkers for famous Singaporean dishes around the island, set up by the Yummie King himselfd, Makansutra (by the way, if you have subscribed to Starhub digital tv, you will find the Asian Food Channel on your tv, which has a lot of information on great places for food in Singapore).

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ft ... p++hawkers

For a gym, I can from own experience recommend California fitness, I always go to their club on Orchard Road. Good equipment, great classes, lots of choices and good and qualified trainers.

Cinema: besides the mainstream, which you can find on http://www.gv.com.sg/Booking/ , you may wanna check the Alliance Francaise, who do a lot of great quality cinema: http://www.alliancefrancaise.org.sg/

Check this forum as well at events and gatherings section, there is people organizing bookclubs and such. I am sure you found the best 2 bookshops in town already: Borders at Wheelock mall (Orchard Road) and Kinokuniya at Ngee Ann city (Orchard Road).

http://www.kinokuniya.com.sg/site/?m=100&f=100

http://www.bordersstores.com/stores/sto ... toreID=223

Hope this helps a bit as well.

Oh, and do visit the Asian Civilisations Museum, it is absolutely worth it. It is at the Singapore river, at Emperess place, right in front of the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles and they also have a section at Armenia street, right behind Fort Canning.

Eric

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Post by kk_lass » Wed, 05 Oct 2005 8:12 pm

Wahh quite detailed information from Eric .. :D
U may have explore Singapore than most of the Singaporeans themselves.. hehe welll at least for me.. :P

Thanx Eric for sharing! :wink:
LEVERAGE ~ The ability to do MORE and MORE with less and less

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Post by ScooterBiscuit » Thu, 06 Oct 2005 8:50 am

Thank you so much Eric.

I will go out and explore Singapore life with renewed vigour!

The cooking course sounds great.

I'll keep you posted.

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