With three days off I finally have the opportunity to travel to neighboring countries. However, since I have limited resources, I have chosen two countries, which can be reached by bus transport from Malaysia – Thailand and Singapore .
Given the time, I heard from a local colleagues that the bus fare to Thailand would take me up at 8:00 (but not yet in Bangkok – only at the Malaysia-Thailand) and only 4-5 hours to Singapore.
Although Thailand is much lower cost of living than in Singapore, I did some research and found out that there are endless ways to travel the magnificent cities like Singapore, within budget. Since it has excellent transport links and a lot of exciting tourist destinations, I decided to go Singapore Even if I have to eat chicken rice for a whole week.
Departure: Kuala Lumpur, TBS (Bersepadu Selatan-terminal) -> Singapore, Little India (Price: RM45 = P517,50 )
Arrival: Singapore, shopping center Katong V -> Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown KL 5 Elements Hotel ( price: RM72 = P828 )
The total cost of transportation: 117 RM (P1345.50)
Of the three available transport in Singapore – plane, bus and train – bus – the cheapest and most economical choice, because you can take the northern tickets and sleep during the trip.
The bus ride is about 5.5 hours from Malaysia to Singapore. Please note that you may need to wake up late, because the long-distance travel will require crossing two immigration buildings – one that comes from Malaysia and the other, which is part of Singapore.
- If you can book online, do it so that you could previously zabraniravatstsa in a minibus. I booked mine on easybook.com. They also have a lot of stocks, including discounts and vouchers for travel every month.
- On the advice, choose a northern chart ( 12 am ) So you can come early in Singapore and use the saved time roaming near the tourist places, before arriving in hostel.
- Make sure that you have a legitimate information about visa and passport, as there is a chance that immigration officials are engaged Singapore Polesie When incorrect documents may stop and bring you to the harsh interrogation.
The cost of online booking: RM 205 (P2357.50)
Length of stay: 5 days – 4 nights
Internet merchant: Agoda
I primarily chose Prince of Wales because it is one of the cheapest hostels in which no bedbugs reviews from Agoda's, which was a positive sign that it is well maintained. However, after I was given a registration sheet, pillow and blanket. It was also five coupons discounts one additional set free Heineken / Jam Jar from dorm. Management stated that the stop motion Heineken / Jam Jar, which is moving forward, and I am the last person who received the red code. I was lucky!
In the mixed dormitory where I was staying, there are four two & # 39; bunk beds, where the majority of residents of the western seats were foreigners. Aircon works only from 9 to 9:00. Soul on the ground floor have a heater, and the Wi-Fi speed is excellent. One Saturday evening, I came home to see the musical groups playing music.
In general, it is recommended hostel, if you want the cheapest accommodation of tourists with a good quality service and regular maintenance.
DAY 1: SMALL + India Bugis: RM 102 / SGD 34 / PHP one thousand one hundred seventy-three
Given the hefty price of transport for 5 days in Singapore, I was planning to take advantage of Singapore's tourist pass (STP) for the SGD 20 (3-day pass) that allows me unlimited travel on the MRT, LRT and public buses. Then I'll use STP 2-4 days, so the 1st day I visited the only tourist spot near my hostel – the Prince of Wales.
It is therefore important to choose a strategic place where you book a hostel. For me recommend little India because:
- his MRT with & # 39 is the intersection between the North-East Line (the train that goes to Sentosa Klaik-Quay or Chinatown) and the town line (train goes to the Botanical Garden or the Bugis)
- It set up the nearest temples and mosques (see below.) With cultural & # 39; that puts your inner Indian.
- He has access to cheap pieces Hawker costs SGD 5 for a meal – as a Tekka center – where he lives an elegant variety of Singaporean cuisine.
- You can also make purchases of souvenirs Mustafa Shopping Center cheap perfume or jewelry.
Bugis it also Stepping accessibility from Little India, so you can buy there own the STP, to explore the shops of Bugis and pray in a nearby temple for a blessing.
- Temple Sri Veramakalmana
- Perumalny temple Sri Shrynivasa
- Mustafa Shopping Center
- Indian Heritage Center ( SGD 4 to enter, free English tour)
- Abdul Gafoor Mosque Masid
- Trans. hadji
- Bugis street
- Temple of Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho
DAY 2: SENTOSA + MERLION + GARDEN BAY: RM 126 / SGD 42 / PHP 1449
Until the 2nd day I had unlimited transportation, thanks to STP card, so I could wander around Singapore. Unfortunately, it does not cover the costs Sentosa Express I paid SGD 4 (P140) . I do not attend university studio in Singapore, as already went there, but for those who are interested, the entrance fee – SGD 74 (P2590) .
In the afternoon I went Gardens by the Bay strolling along the Raffles Place area on the Helix Bridge and through the path of fox Marina Bay. It was one of the most beautiful tourist places that I have ever seen in Singapore, and I recommend it especially if vospolzueshsya entrance fee into chilled Conservatory – cloud forest and flower dome – for 28, SGD (P966) . I was also lucky because there was an event called Garden Rhapsody – Retro Fever on Supertree Grove, where there were bright lights that danced to the tune of the 80s, and it was really cool.
Marinate the bay at the statue of Merlion was very beautiful at night. While I was walking along Jubilee footpath I see a beautiful sea bay sands that sparkle through the tranquil waters. From the square, still full of tourists, I suddenly remembered the song "The night is still young."
- City Vivo, HarbourFront
- Sentosa – embankment and beach Imbiya station
- The Marina Bay Raffles Place
- Esplanade Theater and Marina Bay Sands
- Helix Bridge and the Jubilee footpath
- Gardens by the Bay – Cloud Forest, Flower dome Supertrey
- Singapore flyer
Day 3-4: botanical gardens crown + + + KITAYNA KARATSNAYA PEOPLE: RM 60 / SGD 20 / PHP 690
With Little India, I went to the Singapore Botanical Gardens on the morning runs. Habitat was very huge with lots of interactive pathways, such as the Gardens of healing and evolution. Since he belonged to one of UNESCO World Heritage , Place, too, was properly maintained, and some areas (near the garden ginger) are still repaired. He was also close to some buildings of the National University of Singapore (NUS).
When I & # 39; went out of the garden of the Botanical Garden, I was riding on a bus, using your the STP, to sighting fruit road . Foreigners were busy branded paper bags of shopping centers, such as Ion, Wisma Atria, Tangs, Takashimaya and Lucky Plaza. Being a major tourist attraction, full retail and entertainment centers, it was one of those places that usually millennium coins as & # 39; Instagrammable. & # 39;
To compensate for the tedious walking escapades, I decided to relax at the historic banks of the river, which they call Kay Clark . With a variety of restaurants and nightclubs, such as Hooters and Zouk (still closed for repairs), it can be considered as the capital of the Party of Singapore.
Tourists can enjoy a stay in the dazzling waterfront G-Max Reverse Bungee ( SGD 45 = P1575 ), Singapore river cruises ( 22 SGD = P770 ) Or maybe just cool on a bridge reading icy beer, listening to street performers.
The next day I went to the colorful ethnic Chinese enclave in Singapore Chinatown . Since the weather in the street, I saw all sorts of shopping: from hot Tiger Balm to large statues drabinnyh stairs. Not far from this area were Chinese and Indian temples and Chinese Heritage Center (with admission 15 SGD = P525 ).
I also went to two well-known Hawker centers along the environs Chinese Food Street and Maxwell Food Center , Especially chicken rice Tian Tian Tian Hainanese, which has gained popularity due to the execution of Anthony Burdeinogo on one of its programs "without reservations".
Through Maxwell food center with museums, such as & # 39; Museum of Design and Red Dot Singapore City Gallery (Formerly Gallery URA). Admission is free, and all the gallery aims to show physical transformation over the past 40 years, which is a & # 39 is both educational and interesting. He also exhibited urban dioramas Singapore with accurate representations of the buildings across the country.
On the night of the 4th day I met some of my friends in Singapore to dine at one of the restaurants located along the Robertson quay . We walked from Clarke Quay and the footpath next to the circuit side of the river. Suffice it to say that the food was extremely tasty.
- Singapore Botanic Gardens – foliage treatment, evolution, National Orchid
- Shopping Centers Orchard Road
- Clarke Quay – Singapore River Cruise and G-Max Reverse
- Chinatown – People's Park Complex and Center
- Jami Masjid (heard)
- Temple Sri Maryyaman
- Chinatown Food Street and Maxwell Food Center
- Singapore City Gallery
- Robertson quay
5 DAY Katong + east Election: RM 63 / SGD 21 / PHP 724,50
Early in the morning I left the hostel, dinner in Geylang Road and I passed my STP, to obtain a deposit of SGD 10. Then I went Katong V Mall which is a & # 39 is the bus station, which has returned to Malaysia. The shortest route passed through the station Leary Paya and a free shuttle to Paya Lebar Square to Katong V.
Since I still have 2 hours before departure, I walked through the streets until he got into the serene waters of Singapore, on the shore East Coast Park . He was styled to urban recreation, where seven & # 39; and and friends can play volleyball, ride a bicycle, to celebrate the fun events and fry kebabs and playing in the water. Overall, this is a great place to relax and de-stress.
- Geylang Road
- Area Paya Lebar
- Shopping center Katong V and the nearby shopping centers
- East Coast Park