Wednesday, November 26, 2008

tips for 1 day travel in Singapore

me and Abg Kai

me and Abg Z

  • take bus to JB and take a short walk to JB CIQ
  • make sure if u're from KL or other places than JB, exchange money first as exchange rates at this place slightly higher than outside there
  • u can cross the roads, or use flyover at JB City Square
  • walk along the road until u reach the CIQ building
  • walk pass through the immigration counter and just show them ur passport
  • fetch a bus to Singapore there,  there are several types of buses that u can use to Singapore. Handal Indah (Causeway Link) CW1 to Kranji MRT, or SBS 170 also to Kranji MRT.
  • fare from JB CIQ to Kranji is RM0.90.
  • take note that there's also bus to Queens St. but I won't suggest u to use this bus as Queens St. does not have MRT station. it's a bus interchange (if i'm not wrong)
  • better go to Kranji as use MRT is a lot easier to travel everywhere
  • they will drop u at Woodlands CIQ to stamp ur passport
  • walk at highest speed as u need to queue up later on
  • take white card (on ur right hand side) and no need to fill in there, just go and queue up
  • this queue will take a long time, so u have time to fill the white card. fill ALL including where u're heading (suggestion, write Orcard)
  • the immigration staff is quite fussy, asking u about IC, where to go etc..... so, prepare ur IC and answer them confidently. be confident.
  • after that, go downstairs and fetch ur bus. u may need to wait for it. take the same bus number (e.g SBS 170)... no need to pay anymore, just use the same tiny ticket
  • this bus will take u to Kranji MRT (about 3 minutes journey)
  • in Kranji MRT station, go to the ticket machie to buy MRT ticket
  • my suggestion, buy ticket to Orchard as u can buy Singapore Tourist Pass there
  • ticket to Orchard is S$2 and S$1 deposit refundable if u return the ticket
  • go upstairs, wait for train which heading to Marina Bay
  • journey to Orchard is about 37minutes. so have a great tim to watch around u. u'll find the public housing are all highrise.
  • ok, 37 minutes passed. arrive at Orchard. tap ur card at gate and go to ticket machine, refund ur deposit (get back S$1)
  • walk a few steps, u may find 2 counters. here buy Singapore Tourist Pass. it cost about S$8/day and S$10 refundable deposit.
  • u can use this card everywhere, unlimited usage within time u pay (for me,  i use for 1 day), basic buses, MRT, LRT.
  • have a great time in Orchard Rd. this is one of the best shopping streets in South East Asia. it just like our Bintang Walk (in Bukit Bintang)
  • ok, places to go after Orchard Rd. City Hall, Esplanade, Raffles Place, Merlion Park, Singapore River, Marina Bay.
  • all these places are near to each other and u can walk using pedestrian walk. they provide a good size of pedestrian walk.
  • take as many pictures as u may see a lot of historic buildings here.
  • walk to Raffles Place where u can find MRT station in the middle of the place.
  • from there, go anywhere u want (shopping complex or maybe any food court)
  • nearest shopping complex is at City Hall station. City Link and Raffles Plaza.
  • take note that Raffles Plaza has a great toilet system (hahahah)....it's like japanese modern toilet. use remote control to control everything.
  • here in Raffles Plaza u can eat in Burger King.
  • next, Changi Airport. it's accessible by MRT, no need to pay RM35 for that journey. only use ur unlimited Tourist Pass.
  • take note, train to Changi only at Tanah Merah station. so take train to Tanah Merah (it's heading to Pasir Ris)
  • interchange at tanah Merah.
  • from MRT station in Changi, u can either go to terminal 2 or terminal 3 directly a the station located between those 2 terminal (underground)
  • there are 3 terminal in Changi....(full terminal, excluding Budget Terminal)
  • all can be accessible using sky train. do not hesitate to travel to all the terminal as it's easily done by sky train
  • after complete ur journey in Changi, either go to Orchard or back to Merlion Park to take night picture there.
  • if u want to go to Merlion Park, stop at City Hall and walk to Merlion Park
  • of not, go to City Hall station and interchange with NSL (it heading to Jurong East)
  • stop at Orchard as u need to return the Singapore Tourist Pass (counter closed at 9p.m)
  • get back S$10.....buy normal ticket to Kranji S$2 + S$1 deposit
  • 37minutes journey back to Kranji
  • return ticket at ticket machine, get back S$1
  • use that S$1 for bus fare to JB.....SBS 170 or Causewaylink CW1.
  • same process in CIQ as u enter Singapore but they wont stamp ur passport, only take back the rest piece of white card.
  • wait for another bus, go back to JB (no need new ticket)
  • arrive in JB......

me in Orchard Rd.

in Orchard Rd.

tips.....

  • book hotel in JB as it's much cheaper than in Singapore
  • MUST buy the Singapore Tourist Pass, only S$8 per day
  • bring along plain water in bottle as Singapore is very hot (normal tropical country)
  • bring along battery for ur camera, buy Lithium as it can take pic up to 600 pic.
  • buy in Malaysia, not in Singapore
  • bring along the Singapore map. u may

2 comments:

mikkiel said...

Singapore is really a shopping paradise with Orchard road and the other retail strips. singapore shopping has really improved over the years, especially the great offers during the great singapore sale

jonhafkian said...

hahaha...next plan

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