A September 2006 trip
to Singapore by FriscoFrank
Quote: The Peranakan history, culture, food, and architecture.
At last count, some forty airlines have routes to and from Singapore. The major carriers include Air France, All Nippon Airways, Cathy Pacific Airways, China Airlines, EVA Airways, Lufthansa, United Airlines, and of course Singapore Airlines.
Accommodations choices abound, from 5-star hotels to hostels located throughout the city. At last check, for just $180 SGD ($113 USD), you can get a deluxe king/twin room at the Pan Pacific Singapore located on Raffles Boulevard in Marina Square. The Pan Pacific Singapore has been consistently voted among the "Top 50 Hotels in Asia" by CondeNast Traveler readers. The Atrium, its lobby lounge, is something to behold. High ceilings, 21 feet (6.5 meters) tall teak louvres, a variable lighting system to reflect day or evening mood, circular posh sofas, and evening entertainment all contribute to making the guest feel he is really away from home.
Another excellent choice is the Furama Riverfront Singapore in downtown on Havelock Road, within walking distance to shopping and dining spots in Clarke Quay and Chinatown. This four-star hotel boasts 515 rooms and suites. A deluxe room goes for a very reasonable $140 SGD ($88 USD) per night.
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