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Where to go what to do in Singapore?

Post by Nath21 » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 3:35 pm

I have two friends coming to stay for a long weekend in second week of September and need to work out a bit of itinerary.

The details are three guys in early 30's, one married, one available, one desperate. We have to end up at one pickup joint (Fri and Sat) night is the only requirement from my desperate friend.

Start Friday morning end Monday evening and open to any activities and cash not too much of a problem. Like a good feed, dance and drink and all active guys.

On my radar was:
That new adventure park and trip to Sentosa (Day);
Lau Pa Sat (Dinner);
Clarke Quay (Dinner);
Brokwitch? (German Restuarant at Vivo for Dinner)
New Asia Bar (Drinks);
Rooftop bar in club street (Drinks);
Indochine - Club street (Dinner);
Somewhere at Chimes (Dinner);
Orchard Towers (Night);
Spanish Bar in Ocrhard Road around the corner from Harry's Bar (Dinner);
Attica (Club);
Treetop Walk (Day);
East Coast resturants and Ride (Day);

Any ideas from regulars who go out either club, bars, dinner, day activities etc?

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 3:58 pm

I'm impressed......Friday morning through to Monday evening and you manage to fit in six dinners.

Honestly, i think for a couple of days you've got the basics covered. And since OT is on your list already there is no need to add a trip to the zoo, albeit that it's a really nice zoo.

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Post by Nath21 » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 4:34 pm

Yeah that stuff was really just ideas so thats why more dinners than days.

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Post by vbelle » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 5:07 pm

hey..
its singapore,
you should try chinese food!or well, japanese food (they are everywhere :) )
what about xiao long pao in Crystal Jade before your Orchard Tower ;p
Brought friends (tourists from Germany) to try them on Monday, they look really satisfied..

also heard about this new bar called stereolounge in..err...hotel close to MArina..is that Pan Pacific? cant remember..

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 5:29 pm

Oh...... there's one thing to take a note of, and i first noticed it in IndoChine Clarke Quay.

Be careful of drinks lists bearing the option to order a pint of beer. As we found out at IndoChine, and after much debate with the bar manager, their pint is 400ml........ a, and i quote, "Singapore Pint" I jest you not.

A pint varies anywhere between 400ml and the, proper, 568ml that we most recently picked up at the RedDot Brew House in Dempsey.

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Post by durain » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 6:16 pm

Nath21 wrote: Orchard Towers (Night);
excellent choice!

how about local stuff like pepper/chilli crab, hainan chicken rice, roti prata, etc? would they be interested in night safari? oh... you got orchard towers booked. :P

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Re: Where to go what to do?

Post by bogdang » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 6:19 pm

Nath21 wrote: Orchard Towers (Night);
Only for 10 minutes, go to Brix instead.

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Post by Eltonf » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 6:44 pm

When I had friends over I took them wakeboarding on the East Coast in the day time, always good fun.
If golfers you could head to Batam or Bintan!

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Post by Global Player » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 1:53 am

Quite a good list.

I suggest to bring them at least once to Little India for a meal. Boat Quay and Helipad (The Central) might be interesting too. When going to Sentosa don't miss the beach bars eg. Cafe Del Mar.

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Post by Nath21 » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 9:00 am

Thanks for the ideas I checked out the wakeboarding and think I will have a go at that on the Sunday or Monday and Little India is worth a look I was thinking of taking them to the place with all the big electonics stores.

Thanks all.

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 10:56 am

Nath21 - be careful with the electronics stores. You may recall there have been quite a few threads here about Sim Lim etc. Personally, I've taken people to Funan and generally got them fairly good deals - well they were happy anyway, and my gut feel is that it's a little more reputable there. Anyway, HTH, Mr. P

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 11:23 am

sierra2469alpha wrote:Nath21 - be careful with the electronics stores. You may recall there have been quite a few threads here about Sim Lim etc. Personally, I've taken people to Funan and generally got them fairly good deals - well they were happy anyway, and my gut feel is that it's a little more reputable there. Anyway, HTH, Mr. P
At least remember that retail outlets are required to quote prices, GST included. So, if you get a price, then they add GST, they are afoul of the law... a negotiating point on price.

http://www.iras.gov.sg/irasHome/page04.aspx?id=824

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Post by TommyD » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 12:24 pm

If you're doing the wakeboarding, wither go on Monday or very early Sunday morning (not likely if you're going to OT on Saturday) It gets really busy on Sunday and you might only get a couple of rides in an hour. I'd go Monday if i were you.

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Post by Eltonf » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 4:01 pm

How about Champagne Brunch on Sunday, always a winner!

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 5:03 pm

Singapore Flyer in Marina Bay area - great day views on the largest ferris wheel in the world.

Bar at the top of the Swishotel Stamford (Raffles City) - great night views from 80 floors up.

Cable cars from Mt. Faber to Sentosa... good food at Mt. Faber.

Golf simulator on Club Street - http://www.urbanfairways.com/

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