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  • Singapore Map - goVacation.sg
    Top Food Centres 4 03 km Old Airport Road Food Centre 1 30 km Maxwell Road Hawker Center 2 47 km Tiong Bahru Food Market 10 49 km Bukit Timah Food Centre 8 72 km Chomp Chomp Food Centre 3 28 km Newton Food Centre 6 75 km East Coast Lagoon Food Village 0 81 km Lau Pa Sat Food Centre 0 96 km Hong Lim Food Centre 1 26 km Smith Street Food Centre Top Attractions 1 09 km Marina Bay 1 53 km Orchard Road 1 25 km Chinatown 1 27 km National Museum of Singapore 0 33 km Asian Civilisations Museum 0 35 km Esplanade Theatres on the Bay 1 25 km Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum 15 66 km Changi Chapel and Museum 1 02 km Peranakan Museum 1 18 km Chinatown Heritage Centre Top Activities 5 00 km Universal Studios 1 26 km Gardens By The Bay 4 91 km S E A Aquarium 5 35 km National Orchid Garden 5 73 km Botanic Gardens 7 07 km MacRitchie Nature Trail 14 93 km Singapore Zoo 14 87 km River Safari 5 64 km iFly Singapore 5 55 km Skyline Luge Sentosa goVacation sg

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  • Getting to Singapore - goVacation
    charge flat S 50 to anywhere in the city MRT trains operate from 05 31 to 23 18 Passengers have to interchange at Tanah Merah Bus terminals are at the basement of all 3 termini and operate from 06 00 to 23 59 Seletar Airport Only private aircrafts land at Seletar Ariport from where only taxis are available at 3 surcharge By Roadways Causeway is the most popular entrance route to Singapore connecting and remains terminally congested Its inbound flank remains jammed on Sundays while the Malaysia bound flank remains congested on Fridays Second Link between Tanjung Kupang is much less congested and used by only private vehicles some luxury bus services and Malaysian Limousines Foreign vehicles and motorcycles are allowed to be driven for free for a maximum 10 days after which S 20 per day tax is levied Bus Services There is no central bus terminus in Singapore and different bus operators have their termini at different points in the city The main overseas bus terminal is in Golden Mile Shopping Centre Direct buses to and from Kuala Lumpur are available Major bus operators and their services are Aeroline runs luxury buses from HarbourFront Centre to Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur They offer on board lounge power sockets and meal First Coach services from Novena Square through Second Link to Kuala Lumpur s NiCE are 18 seater luxury buses and NiCE 2 are 27 seater double decker buses plying between Copthorne Orchid Hotel and Kuala Lumpur Transnasional is the largest bus operator from Malaysia Transtar has First Class Solitaire with Wi Fi video on demand onboard attendants and massaging chairs Its service is from Golden Mile Complex to Genting and Malacca Online booking is available for some bus operators Bus Online Ticket consists of StarMart 707 Express Delima Express Golden Coach Express Fivestars Express and other minor operators Easibook has several bus operators among which Konsortium is the major one Generally expensive bus services are punctual while cheap ones stop at certain locations and use congested thoroughfares An alternative to international bus services is Larkin Bus Terminal at Johor Bahru from where long distance Malaysian domestic express buses depart to various Malaysia destinations Malaysian domestic buses certainly offer more options and their fares are much lower Taxi Service Like some other countries in the world Singapore can be entered or left by specially licensed taxis From Singapore to Malaysia Licensed Singapore taxis can be flagged at any location in Singapore The default drop off point is Kotaraya in Malaysia but you can choose to alight anywhere in Johor Bahru at a higher fee One way trip fee starts at S 45 Licensed Malaysia taxis are only available at Johor Taxi Service located at Queen Street which is within walking distant from Bugis MRT Like Singapore taxi the default alighting point is Kotaraya and other drop off point is available at a higher cost One way trip fee starts at 40 From Malaysia to Singapore Licensed Singapore taxis are

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  • Getting Around Singapore - goVacation
    Also there are some additional charges depending on peak hour late night central business district trips from airport phone booking etc that will be added to the taxi fare These charges are explained on a corner of the meter with tedious detailing Taxis are equipped enough to handle credit cards but there are certain drivers who are not in favour of electronic payment To avoid being embarrassed it is better to ask before getting in An additional 17 surcharge will be added to the amount if credit card is used Despite such costs taxis can turn out to be a saviour if one is in a great hurry Some taxi drivers possess poor geographical knowledge so it will be of great help if you carry a map along with you Some drivers with good grasp of Singapore map may ask for the route you want to take to avoid dispute if the route they take is not what you intend By Boat There are several islands in Singapore and bumboats are the main mode of transport to connect the islands The busiest bumboats traffic is between Pulau Ubin and Changi Point Ferry Terminal where the ride fare starts from 3 per trip Bumboats can be seen along Singapore River where several pickup points are available The bumboats are free of air pollution because they are all electrically driven The ride has been nominated by the Singapore Tourism Board in the Best Sight Seeing Leisure Educational Program Category The 40 min ride gives you an amazing view of CBD skyline and the price starts as low as 13 By car In Singapore car rental is not that popular as compared to other Asian countries It is also not that important for tourists since the island gets sufficiently covered by the public transportation Major rental companies will be charging 100 day for the smallest of vehicles available Electric vehicle rentals are offered by a company named Smove at a registration fee of 19 Electric cars can be rented from fifteen minutes to an entire day This service is offered at Singapore s Buona Vista area Roads in Singapore are in great condition and the driving habits are pretty good When compared with major cities such as Hong Kong Tokyo or Sydney the parking spaces of Singapore are relatively easy to find The traffic is smooth overall but the congestion during peak hours can be a severe one That s why ERP gantries are setup at roads with high traffic to collect payment for those entering at the busy hours The payments are deducted through an IU with a stored value CashCard Singaporeans practise UK style of driving with the minimum driving age being 18 years old The speed limit is 90 km h on express ways while on normal roads it is 60 km h Passengers must be wearing seatbelts all the time and using mobile phones while driving is strictly banned Singapore does not tolerate drink driving with 0 08 being

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  • Singapore Major Festivals - goVacation
    raw fish placed in colourful salad During the festive weeks the streets get lined with colourful stalls selling everything starting from pussy willow to golden and red greeting cards The smell of incense fills up the air and creates an environment where everybody seems to be in good mood Vesak Day The Buddhists celebrate Vesak Day which marks the birth of Lord Gautama Buddha Followers of Buddha in Singapore pay their visits to different Buddhist temples available all throughout the island to offer their prayers and worship Monks donned in new saffron coloured clothing sprinkle holy water and chant blessings to the devotees This is also the time when many Buddhists dedicate themselves towards moderation and release from other worldly desires You can also witness the release of doves from cages by the monks signifying freedom of humanity from earthly bondages Hari Raya Puasa Also known by the name of Eid al Fitr throughout the world this festival holds extreme importance for Malayan community residing in Singapore The festival can take place in any month Marking the end of the month of fasting or Ramadan the festival tends to light up the atmosphere with cultural performances and Malays wearing new clothes with striking colors Muslims visit their near and dear ones and even offer morning prayers at local mosques Cultural performances such as traditional Malay dance and song are also considered to be a part of this festival Deepavali Among the different festivals for Hindus Deepavali is definitely an important date in the Hindu calendar The festival takes places either during the month of October or November and tends to last nearly a whole month Described as Festival of Lights the festival marks the end of evil Narakasura by Lord Krishna This day is celebrated all over the globe by Hindus which signifies the end of darkness and triumph of light or end of evil and triumph of good Little India is the place where you should visit during Deepavali as the streets are lighted in beautiful colours with booming music and roadside stalls featuring variety of dishes The streets are thronged by people in search of appropriate ethnic wears or to shop for Indian spices and foods Hindus light their homes with oil lamps and also offer garlands and sweetmeats at their family altars Campbell Lane is another place which opens up to life during this festive season The stall in Deepavali festival Village offering variety of things which include Indian jewellery costumes furniture foods as well as arts and crafts Christmas Holiday spirits for Christmas start to build weeks before the actual date of the festival You can find all trappings of traditional Christmas like late night mass Christmas Carolling winking fir trees nativity scenes as well as gaily wrapped presents Marina Bay and Orchard Road undergo huge transformation during this time of the season highlighted by glorious celebratory arches festive street lighting brilliant water features and picture perfect themes Several night time entertainment events take place along

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  • Singapore History - goVacation
    Stamford Raffles obtained permission from the British East India Company to set up a trading post on the island He named the island as Singapore and developed it into a port suitable for free trade and immigration By 1827 among the different ethnic groups of the island the Chinese population increased considerably arriving from different parts like Riau Penang Melaka as well as various parts of Malay Archipelago Singapore was the 3 rd British acquisition after Penang and Malacca In 1832 the island served as centre of government for Straits Settlement of Malacca Penang and Singapore Post the 18 th Century The opening of Suez Canal in 1869 along with the introduction of steamship and telegraph helped with the expansion of trade between the West and the East The prosperity of Singapore attracted immigrants from different parts of the region and its population quickly grew from 150 to nearly 80 000 consisting mainly of Malays Indians and Chinese It was during the 2nd World War that Singapore came under the occupancy of the Japanese After the end of the War Singapore was faced with critical issues like slow economic growth high unemployment decaying infrastructure social unrest and labour strikes But all these problems account for the rise of political awakening which ultimately led to the rise of national and anti colonial sentiments It was in the year of 1959 when Singapore was declared as self governing state under British Empire and ultimately sovereignty was declared officially on August 9th 1963 The Modern Singapore After getting separated from Malaysia Singapore started focusing more on the economy Singapore started promoting labour extensive export oriented industrialization so as to attract investment from foreign nations The strategic location was the biggest advantage available to the country By 1972 nearly a quarter of manufacturing firms

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  • Singapore Culture - goVacation
    South Indian food served traditionally on banana leaves as thalis is known and patronised by all Similarly Chinese culture can be experienced distinctly in Chinatown Mass Rapid Transit of Singapore connects most of these ethnic neighbourhoods Festivals The racial diversity in Singapore is exhibited by public holidays and festivals observed in the country too Buddhist Vesak Day Chinese New Year Muslims Eid ul Fitr locally known as Hari Raya Puasa in Malay and Diwali of Hindus locally known as Deepavali in Tamil are major festivals in Singapore New Year Good Friday and Christmas have become public holidays due to growing Christian population in the country 9 th August is the Singapore Independence Day which is celebrated with National Day Parade Religions The diversity in ethnicity and races is bound to introduce different religions on the land Notably even people from Arabia immigrated to Singapore post its declaration as a port city Chinese constitute 74 of population and over 30 of them is Buddhist Other Chinese follows Christianity Confucianism and Taosim Malays are the 2 nd largest majority comprising 18 of the population and majority of them are Muslims Hindus are largely from India and constitute 5 of the population Indian population in Singapore has considerable numbers of Sikhs and Muslims too Large numbers of mosques temples and churches that are found in Singapore are the result of such religious diversity Jewish synagogues and Sikh gurudwaras are also there Some of these buildings are of great historic significance and most of them are prominent landmark architectures in the cosmopolis Cultural Policy Tight restriction is maintained on cultural and arts performances in Singapore by the national government Most artistic works are vetted by Singaporean government and subjects that breach the cultural policy are disallowed to be exhibited Religion race nudity or obscenity

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  • Four Seasons Hotel - goVacation
    and bathtubs There several categories of rooms and suites Apart from the hotel s bar and restaurant offering varied culinary delights the guests can order for themselves special menus that are served on request The entire hotel is Wi Fi enabled Regent Hotel boasts of an impressive gym and award winning dining options Apart from that some of the other facilities offered by the hotel include steam room spa baths and sauna Rooms of the hotel are blended in Western and Asian designs and available with cable TV channels coffee tea maker and minibars The bathrooms of the hotel consist of L Occitane toiletries for the guests Laundry services are offered by the hotel along with internet centre and tour desk Guests of the hotel can also enjoy in room massage treatments Six dining options await the guests at Regent Hotel Singapore Orchard Regent Orchard Address 190 Orchard Boulevard Orchard Singapore 248646 Address One Cuscaden Road Orchard Singapore 249715 Premier Singapore Location 5 67 km Universal Studios 4 58 km Marina Bay 2 83 km Chinatown 2 23 km Orchard Road Recommended Stay 3 17 km Raffles Hotel 3 16 km Adler Hostel Distance from Four Seasons Hotel Map X CLOSE View Larger Map Restaurant Lodging Attraction Activity Recommended Compare hotel prices and find amazing discounts Tags Orchard About the Author Brian Related Posts Shaw Theatres Lido Imax BRIX Martini Bar at Mezza9 Takashimaya Singapore Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment Don t subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e mail You can also subscribe without commenting Back to Top Get the lowest rate of Four Seasons Hotel at Agoda Lodging Options Apartment Hostel Hotel Resort Top Hotels Raffles Hotel

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  • Conrad Centennial Hotel - goVacation
    the amenities provided include personal safe coffee tea maker and DVD player The hotel also includes a twenty four hour fitness centre along with tour desk onsite gift shop and laundry services Golden Peony restaurant is renowned for its Dim Sum dishes and authentic Cantonese Sunday champagne lunch and all day buffets are served by Oscar Premier Singapore Location 5 87 km Universal Studios 1 62 km Marina Bay 1 98 km Chinatown 1 38 km Orchard Road Recommended Stay 0 44 km Raffles Hotel 1 95 km Adler Hostel Distance from Conrad Centennial Hotel Map X CLOSE View Larger Map Restaurant Lodging Attraction Activity Recommended Compare hotel prices and find amazing discounts Tags Promenade About the Author Brian Related Posts Singapore Flyer Flight Experience The Helix Bridge Flyer Lounge Singapore Flyer Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment Don t subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e mail You can also subscribe without commenting Back to Top Get the lowest rate of Conrad Centennial Hotel at Agoda Lodging Options Apartment Hostel Hotel Resort Top Hotels Raffles Hotel Capella Hotel The

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