Singapore Journals

Singapore: The Lion City

An October 2004 trip to Singapore by cytiev

Quote: Singapore is a unique blend of old and new. It looks to the future while preserving the past. Derived from the word Singapura or Lion City, it boasts modernity with cultural influences from Chinese, Indian, Malays and Arabs.

Singapore: The Lion City


Singapore may be a tiny country, but it's big on attractions. Days can be spent visting museums or galleries; exploring some of the many temples, mosques, and churches that make up Singapore's religious heritage; basking in the tropical sun (the city is hot and humid) in one of the city's green sanctuaries; checking out cultural attractions; or just simply strolling around neighboirhood enclaves. Singapore is both for the young and old.Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: Getting around in Sinagpore is made very efficient with its hassle-free train system, bus routes, and numerous taxis plodding around the city. If you plan on going around via public transportation, an EZ Link card b...Read More
The Pan Pacific Singapore is a luxurious hotel situated in the heart of the city. The hotel is among the buildings which dot the Singapore skyline. The hotel staff are very courteous and helpful. The structure is very modern with a scenic elevator which will take you to the top while viewing the breathtaking city skyline and Singapore river. My room has a queen size bed, a desk with a laptop port, luxurious cabinets and an elegant bathroom.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 18, 2004

Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square
Singapore, Singapore 039595
+65 6336 8111

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While walking around the Suntec City Mall from the bridge connecting it with Pan Pacific Hotel, I stumbled upon this busy eating place, which boasts cheap Singaporean fare. I really had to stop and look around to see what they had to offer for a hungry diner like me. So I lined up and bought a coupon for my meal and proceeded to claim my hot Wanton mee.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 18, 2004