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National Day 2008 - Ideal Spot

Post by Justin_Br » Sat, 19 Jul 2008 7:46 pm

Hi, this will be my first National Day in Singapore and I was hoping that you could suggest where would be an ideal spot to watch.

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Post by QRM » Sat, 19 Jul 2008 9:05 pm

Ritz Carlton bathtub

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Post by Justin_Br » Sat, 19 Jul 2008 9:10 pm

Something that would not involve additional accomidations as I already live here. Lets go with a budget of less than or equal to S$250 for the two of us.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 19 Jul 2008 9:48 pm

Lay in a stock of your favorite tipple, chips & dips and what other edibles you like to munch on in the evenings and park it in from of a 42" LCD Full HD TV and you will have the best seat in the house.

$250 will get you to the far outskirts of a nearby park where you will have to grope sweaty smelly total strangers (or the other way around) for a view that basically sucks. And before the night ends you will lose most any enthusiasm that you had. That or make friend with someone who lives on high floors in condos around the area facing the harbour. :P
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Post by Justin_Br » Tue, 22 Jul 2008 9:57 am

There has to a a few good spots to view the event from other than inside your house.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 22 Jul 2008 10:55 am

There are, with price tags to match. Tickets that are free are being scalped for $100 bucks a throw. Those are the only good seats available unless you know somebody who will open up their offices to you facing the venue or hotels in the area. All will have a high price tag as all here are here to make a buck. Therefore if they have something desirable by other, it's gonna cost you.....

That's why this place has the nickname of Singapore Inc. :mrgreen:
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Post by andy21 » Tue, 22 Jul 2008 11:08 am

Was on the Singapore Flyer last Saurday about 5.30pm when they had a rehearsal. It's not bad, although you'll miss some of it when your cabin's on the other side and you might have to pay for quite a few rides to catch the whole thing!

Apart from some really expensive rooms in the fancy hotels nearby, not really anywhere you can have a good live view of the performance.

Can get a fantastic view of the fireworks from the Singapore Flyer grounds though, and they do the canon-firing thing right there so you might want to head there to bust your eardrums. They got some identured labour (ie 18 yr old National Service guys) there handing out free cheap earplugs though. We had dinner at the seafood restauarnt there, and an outdoor table gives you all the view you need without moving.

Dining at the Flyer isn't exactly budget though. Aprt from the seafood restauarnt, the other 3 restauarants and bars had all of 2 patrons in them each. And that was Saturday night.

Edited for slight mispelling.

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