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Visitors - what do you normally recommend?

Post by sierra2469alpha » Mon, 18 Aug 2008 6:07 pm

Hello friends - we (Mrs C and I) would like to know what other people recommend to their friends and family who come up and stay with you for a while. Apart from the obvious (paying their way etc.!!!) we're seeking some more unique ideas that you have tried and recommend.

It it's of help, most of the crowd blessing us with their presence are 30-50 years of age, so the dance-up at Zouk is kinda-out off the agenda! Also, most are staying for a maximum of 8 days.

Even if it's a little off-beat, we'd welcome any suggestions!

Many thanks in advance, P

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Post by QRM » Mon, 18 Aug 2008 6:49 pm

There is actually bugger all to show around here, as proven, when you go on those singapore buses tours, they spend half the time talking total cack like look at the amazing colors of the HDB flats etc.

The usual, Singapore sling at raffles hotel, bumboat trip (duck trip), sing zoo etc.

Bit more fun ones are a rummage around Arab st, and China town bit touristy but the folks from the UK seem to enjoy it.

Late night tour around Geylang, have Ba Kut tei at the Serragon road joint, (out door charcol place) eat with ya hands at Sammy curry house.

Have the dead skin nibbled off your feet by fish.

Wander around peoples park looking at the photos of hemorrhoid patients bums on shop windows, along with buy a bride shops.

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Mon, 18 Aug 2008 8:04 pm

QRM wrote:

Have the dead skin nibbled off your feet by fish.

Wander around peoples park looking at the photos of hemorrhoid patients bums on shop windows, along with buy a bride shops.
Damn, I need a place for those 'roids!

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Post by durain » Mon, 18 Aug 2008 8:55 pm

just to add a few... the night safari is pretty good. cable car ride to sentosa. a tour of sentosa. newton circus hawker food stall, although nothing special but at least another one on the list to cross out. jurong bird park. botanical garden. singapore flyer. bugis street (ksl favourite hangout in the good old army days). geylang serai (looks like QRM favourite hangout).

a bit more adventure, goto bintan/batam island, or pulau ubin near changi or a bus trip to johor bahru.

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Post by Currymeister » Mon, 18 Aug 2008 11:38 pm

I don't know what you've done since you've been here, but here's my take, if it helps.

1. Botanic Gardens - pretty unamazing to be honest - nothing like other Botanic gardens in other countries.

2. Zoo/Night Safari and all that are okay, but I'd give it a miss if your visitors are older, they really are geared up for younger children 4-8 year olds.

3. I haven't been, but I hear Jurong Bird Park is the best attraction in Singapore.

4. For 150 bucks ahead you can swim with Dolphins at Sentosa - book 2 days in advance, again probably quite childish though.

5. Are your guests golf fans? There's a small par 3 course near Orchard.

6. What about Snow boarding or sledging at the artificial snow dome.

7. Get on a ferry and go to Bintan

8. A classical music concert at the Esplanade

9. Hire a bike or tandem and have a leisurely cycle along East Coast Park followed by a well deserved pub lunch. (you can also hire roller baldes or kanga jumpy things if you wanna break your ankles.

10. Get wet, and try the 360 wakeboarding - again ECP

11. Eat peppered crab (uniquely Singaporean - visitors must try this) at Jumbo (best one is the proper Jumbo at Riverside Point - next to Brewerkz

12. Kite flying, canoing, sailing, swimming, minigolf etc etc.

There's soooo much to do!

Good luck and hope you and your guests enjoy whatever you decide.

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Post by durain » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 1:44 am

dont forget to buy them some durian to sample. :P

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 9:45 am

Top replies gang - many thanks!

Again, most of the "standard touristy things" will feature, thus why were looking for other more unique things for them to do.

Many thanks again, P

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Post by durain » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 6:11 pm

singapore is too small to do anything unique. i think going over to JB on the public bus or on the boat to bintan/batam should be an adventure.

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Post by Smurfette » Wed, 20 Aug 2008 3:46 pm

Few more ideas are:
- joining cooking class at Pulau Ubin
- joining Little India tour
- strolling along Emerald Hill road, Club St and other areas (?) to check out and take pictures of nice conserved shop houses
- having chili crab and other crab out of the city, such as at Ang Mo Kio
- checking out museums
- doing sight seeing at unusual suspect (go to heartland area to observe other side of Singapore, as opposed to Orchard area, china town, Arab St)
- joining junk cruise and tea appreciation session.

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Wed, 20 Aug 2008 5:25 pm

Thanks smurfette and durain - top ideas also!!!!

Awesome bunch of contributors we have here - thanks!

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