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Postby ohjani » Fri, 13 Apr 2012 4:05 pm

Hi all, I will be visiting Singapore on this coming August. We will be staying at my aunty's house (which I'm not sure about the location). We (2 adults + 2 kids, namely 5 yrs old and 7 yrs old) will be visiting the Night Safari during one of the days. I would like to know, do you think it is necessary to look for a nearby budget hotel for that night in order not to disturb my aunty if we return home late that night?

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 13 Apr 2012 4:46 pm

What time does your aunty go to bed?

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Postby ohjani » Fri, 13 Apr 2012 5:21 pm

JR8 wrote:What time does your aunty go to bed?


I'm not sure, I think she goes to bed quite early, prob 9+pm, afterall, they have nothing much to do at home, a 50+ couple

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 13 Apr 2012 5:25 pm

Maybe best to ask her as booking a hotel will not be cheap.

I mean would she prefer you spent say $200 on a hotel, rather than came in quietly at 11pm or midnight?

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Postby ohjani » Fri, 13 Apr 2012 5:36 pm

JR8 wrote:Maybe best to ask her as booking a hotel will not be cheap.

I mean would she prefer you spent say $200 on a hotel, rather than came in quietly at 11pm or midnight?


So, the estimated visiting hour at the night safari will be until 10+pm or 11pm right? Cos I checked the web, it says the safari starts from 6pm-midnight, I was wondering how long does ppl normally spend inside, especially with young kids, as you know kids are usually more fascinated with such places.

By the way, I am also checking the nearby budget hotel, some within 7km charges $100+ per night. Though it's not super cheap, but I will be staying in my aunty's house for a week (except 1 night in Universal Studio), I feel abit uneasy if we always come home late, as we have planned a lot of activities during daytime and we can only go shopping at night.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 13 Apr 2012 5:48 pm

ohjani wrote:So, the estimated visiting hour at the night safari will be until 10+pm or 11pm right? Cos I checked the web, it says the safari starts from 6pm-midnight, I was wondering how long does ppl normally spend inside, especially with young kids, as you know kids are usually more fascinated with such places.

I suppose it might come down to how long you think your children can stay awake. I've never been to the zoo (day or night), when you live in a place it's kinda different. Hey, how about that for a solution invite aunty/uncle to come with you, I bet they have never been either :)


By the way, I am also checking the nearby budget hotel, some within 7km charges $100+ per night. Though it's not super cheap, but I will be staying in my aunty's house for a week (except 1 night in Universal Studio), I feel abit uneasy if we always come home late, as we have planned a lot of activities during daytime and we can only go shopping at night.

$100+ for all of you is not too bad. Still I'd ask aunty if there is a problem coming in late. I mean she might think it a bit odd you getting a hotel if they're back home up at 3am listening to AC/DC and surfing the web (some retirees do this kinda stuff you know ;))

More seriously, do I take it that despite being your aunty, you are essentially trying to minimise how much you perceive you are imposing on her hospitality?



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Postby QRM » Sat, 14 Apr 2012 8:00 am

How about doing it the otherway round as a thank you for your kindness gesture send your auntie for a staycation in a nice hotel/spa on the days you plan on coming in late?

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Postby nutnut » Sat, 14 Apr 2012 9:32 am

QRM wrote:How about doing it the otherway round as a thank you for your kindness gesture send your auntie for a staycation in a nice hotel/spa on the days you plan on coming in late?


+1 on that!

It would be far less painful than 4 to a room in a $100 hotel (trust me if it's $100 then the room will be tiny)

How about send them to Shangri-la or something :)
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