Singapore City Journals

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An October 2008 trip to Singapore City by SeenThat

Raffles Hotel Photo, Singapore City, Singapore More Photos
Quote: More Singapore stars for the traveler in the tropics.

Mass Rapid Transit Singapore

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Attraction | "Around Singapore in Less than One Hour"

Mass Rapid Transit Photo, Singapore City, Singapore
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It is hard to imagine, but travling by subway in Singapore it is possible to circumnavigate the country in less than an hour. Only the sight of the island from the air can provide a similar experience of the country’s size.From 1987 – the year of its inauguration – the system had grown to more than a hundred kilometers of railways, some of them underground (in the City) and others over the ground. Still unfinished, it is planned to be larger than London’s Tube by 2030. Understanding the structure of the network allows making a stay in the city-state pleasant and the tours of the different attractions highly effective.Lines Three lines have been com...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 18, 2009

Orchard Road

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Attraction | "Nutmeg, Pepper and Fruits"

Orchard Road Photo, Singapore City, Singapore
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Being tiny, Singapore is crowded with attractions that usually demand a much bigger country. Yet, the traveler doesn’t get a feel of crowdedness due to an excellent planning. I know no other city of such dimensions that has managed to create ultra-modern areas and yet keep colonial neighborhoods that feel authentic, though a bit over-scrubbed. Or even to combine both, like in Bugis Junction (see that entry I this journal).Yet, not everything can be planed. Certain areas grew up into local creations that are difficult to classify. Orchard Road is one of them....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 17, 2009

Orchard Road

Singapore, Singapore

Raffles Hotel

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Attraction | "On Fashion, Ice Kachang and a Tropical Sling"

Raffles Hotel Photo, Singapore City, Singapore
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Few places seem to represent Singapore more than the Raffles Hotel and Raffles City area which combines the classical lines of colonial times with ultra-modern shopping centers and hotels.Explaining how to access the area would be superfluous, after all this is Singapore’s very center, but in any case the subway City Hall Station is connected to the Raffles City Shopping Mall. The station is one of the two interchange ones linking the north-south lines with the east-west ones, providing thus superb access to anywhere in the country.Raffles HotelNamed after Singapore's founder Sir Stamford Raffles and dating back to 1887, the R...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 17, 2009

Raffles Hotel
1 Beach Road
Singapore 189673
+65 6337 1886

Sentosa Island Photo, Sentosa, Singapore
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The most popular resort in Singapore is located on an island just south of the city. It features a two-kilometer long sheltered beach, Fort Siloso, golf courses, five-star hotels, and the upcoming Resort Worlds at Sentosa, which includes the Universal Studios Singapore theme park. The name means "peace and tranquility" in Malay, a strange choice for a place hosting five million visitors per year.The Island500 meters south of Singapore’s main island, Sentosa occupies an area of five square kilometers. Almost three-quarters of the island are c...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 14, 2009

Bugis Junction

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Attraction | "On Long Gone Pirates and Flat Fountains"

Bugis Junction Photo, Singapore City, Singapore
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Inaugurated in 1995, Bugis is a commercial complex located between Victoria Street, Middle Road and North Bridge Road, near Singapore’s downtown. Occupying a former neighborhood, it keeps its original streets under a glass cover, combining a modern air-conditioned environment with an attractive colonial look of wonderfully restored 1920s shophouses.The mall consists of the Bugis Junction Tower, the Parco Bugis Junction (the covered streets mall), the Seiyu (BHG) Bugis Junction and the InterContinental Singapore. Main tenants include BHG, which is a large department store, Books Kinokuniya, Cold Storage (a supermarket which is a feast to the eyes), Food Junction, and the B...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 14, 2009

Bugis Junction
200 Victoria Street
Singapore City 188021
+65 6557 6557