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    • mehulraj's Profile Photo

      why agents need original passport

      Singapore Oct 21, 2016 at 10:31 AM

      Hello frns,
      I am planning trip with my family to singapore. I have already gone through website, which clearly states that I need to apply through approved travel agent.
      My question is why they are asking me to handover my original passport. They have to apply online and I will be getting e-visa.
      Please do let me know if any traveller from india obtained visa for singapore and malaysia.

      If things are smoother from thailand then I may plan to include thailand too.

      I live in town which has 2 travel agent but none of them are listed on singapore embassy webite.

      thank you in advance

    • Bus Ticket in Singapore

      Singapore Oct 12, 2016 at 4:39 AM

      How to find a bus ticket in Singapore at reasonable rates?

    • mehulraj's Profile Photo

      why agents need original passport

      Singapore Oct 21, 2016 at 10:31 AM

      Hello frns,
      I am planning trip with my family to singapore. I have already gone through website, which clearly states that I need to apply through approved travel agent.
      My question is why they are asking me to handover my original passport. They have to apply online and I will be getting e-visa.
      Please do let me know if any traveller from india obtained visa for singapore and malaysia.

      If things are smoother from thailand then I may plan to include thailand too.

      I live in town which has 2 travel agent but none of them are listed on singapore embassy webite.

      thank you in advance

      2 Answers Oct 21, 2016 at 1:01 PM
    • Bus Ticket in Singapore

      Singapore Oct 12, 2016 at 4:39 AM

      How to find a bus ticket in Singapore at reasonable rates?

      6 Answers Oct 19, 2016 at 1:39 PM
    • Transfer from Changi to Ferry

      Singapore Sep 21, 2016 at 2:28 PM

      Hello, what is the best way to get from Changi to the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal just outside the airport?

      2 Answers Sep 22, 2016 at 1:37 PM
    • Transit in changi airport with jet star

      Singapore Sep 21, 2016 at 9:43 AM

      I just want to know is it possible to go out from changi airport if i have 16hours transit? Transit in terminal 1 with jetstar. Thankyou!

      9 Answers Sep 23, 2016 at 8:41 PM
    • Fastest MRT routes

      Singapore Sep 21, 2016 at 7:45 AM

      Hello may i know what is the fastest routes i should take if i wanna go to gardens by the bay from changi airport? It tooks how many hours? Thankyou!

      4 Answers Sep 21, 2016 at 9:41 AM
    • What Sentosa island advance tickets would you recommend & water park

      Singapore Aug 20, 2016 at 7:17 AM

      We will be in Singapore in a week with 6 year old and want to go to universal studios Sentosa. Can you buy advance express or VIP tickets to avoid queues? (Are these only needed at weekends?)
      Also what else might we want or need to book ahead for?
      Where are water slides and parks?
      We are excited and appreciate your help
      Thanks k

      5 Answers Aug 28, 2016 at 12:05 AM
    • ideas pls for a 41 year old tourists perfect birthday with Hubbie & 6 yr daughter in tow?

      Singapore Aug 20, 2016 at 6:32 AM

      We are in Singapore for my birthday in a few days and I'd love ideas on how to spend the day.
      I love soaking up the atmosphere of a place, seafood, coffee, cake, modern art, nature....and more
      Please msg your ideas...ill have my daughter and husband travelling with me and would like a special dinner or lunch out and a few drinks if possible but child friendly is the way as no one to do childcare x

      3 Answers Aug 27, 2016 at 4:41 PM
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      What to do? Time? Budget? Itinerary?

      Singapore Aug 19, 2016 at 5:17 AM

      Reaching Singapore on 6th Sep afternoon. Should reach hotel by 3-4pm. Return Flight on 11 Sep late night around 10pm. So I pretty much have 5 full days at my expense.

      I am keen on splitting them 3 for Sentosa (and all activities that are possible to cover in that duration) and 2 days for the remaining city. Does it sound good? Can someone suggest me a detailed plan.

      For your reference I have 1900 SGD at my expense (minus the flights, hotel and visa charges that have already been booked and paid)

      Awaiting for a mind blasting plan from my fellow VT comrades :D

      PS: I am travelling with my wife

      6 Answers Aug 21, 2016 at 2:07 PM
    • 10 hours stop over in changi singapore

      Singapore Aug 15, 2016 at 5:15 AM

      What can I do in Singapore when I have about 12 hours to spare until my next flight (arriving7:30 AM, departing 7:30 PM)?

      6 Answers Aug 16, 2016 at 8:50 AM
    • erkrutibs's Profile Photo

      Schedule , plan, tickets and passes in singapore

      Singapore Aug 12, 2016 at 4:45 AM

      Hi All,

      I am gering up for my business cum leisure vacation to singapore from 22-27 aug.

      As i have no idea on singapore and i would like to enlightening me on my schedule , plan and tickets, passes.

      could anybody help me to make my schedule ,ticket passes for 6 daysin singapore.

      For travelling in bus and trains i will have ez link card

      22aug 10am - hotel

      sentosa island with sentosa 1 days pass (11am-9pm)

      23aug- uss (8am-9pm) with USS 1 days pass

      24aug-26aug(10am-4pm) business meetings

      but at evening im planning to keep a short 3-4hr sight seeing for 3days.

      a.singapore flyer by bay
      c.night safari

      27aug(till 8pm)

      singapore flyer, china town , little india,marina bay sand,orchard road and other attraction (is there any single pass to cover all)
      I am highly grateful for taking you a ton your highly precious time to read my plan and helping me out.

      4 Answers Aug 13, 2016 at 6:42 PM
    • Where to find travel buddy?

      Singapore Aug 7, 2016 at 7:38 PM

      Hi evryone i am planing for a trip to bali from singapore
      My question is where i can find travel buddy ????

      Thanks in advance 

      5 Answers Aug 7, 2016 at 9:37 PM
    • What to do in Transit

      Singapore Aug 5, 2016 at 8:08 PM

      I will be having a transit of almost 7 hrs(1100-1900hrs) on a Saturday at T5. Any recommendations on where I can go if I intend to do some sight seeing?

      Also, I'm changing plane, but same airline. Would I need to collect my lugguage and later check in again?

      Appreciate your advice.

      3 Answers Aug 6, 2016 at 4:24 PM
    • Just Two days trip

      Singapore Jul 29, 2016 at 10:56 PM

      Hi we are visiting Singapore just for two days and there are lots of nice places to visit..
      Please guide on what are the best places we shouldn't miss out and can fit in two days

      2 Answers Jul 30, 2016 at 12:18 PM
    • english premier league

      Singapore Jul 15, 2016 at 11:31 PM

      will the upcoming epl season be showing in bars in singapore

      2 Answers Jul 16, 2016 at 3:03 AM
    • Night Zoo value

      Singapore Jul 12, 2016 at 2:39 PM

      Worth it or tourist trap? Is the zoo worth seeing? What is the one nature site I should visit.

      2 Answers Jul 12, 2016 at 7:52 PM
    • Early Arrival

      Singapore Jul 12, 2016 at 2:32 PM

      flight lands at 1 am but check in is a 3 pm. what to do?

      5 Answers Jul 12, 2016 at 4:51 PM
    • 6 days/5Nights in Singapore

      Singapore Jul 4, 2016 at 3:49 PM

      1st day- 8th august 2106


      -Check-in hotel by 1pm


      -Singapore National Meuseum


      -Visit Clarke Quay in the evening


      2nd Day- 9th august


      Gardens of the Bay


      Marina Bay Sands Casino




      Marina Bay Sands Sky park (Best time dusk)


      Ku De Ta at the MBS sky park


      3rd Day- 10th august


      Sentosa- USS




      4th Day- 12th `August


      Madam tussads


      Cove water park


      5th- 13th August


      Singapore Zoo


      Night Safari


      Day 6- Maria Square (Vivo City)


      Little india + China town


      Is this itenary okay? Kindly suggest any changes or any places to include/exclude?

      11 Answers Jul 24, 2016 at 10:13 PM
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      Singapore Jul 1, 2016 at 6:06 PM

      It is many years since i have spent time in Singapore, usually passing through very quickly,. At the end of July we will be arriving at 4.50 pm and departing at 2.20 am, 9 hrs later. I figure this will give us from 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm to explore a little and enjoy a meal. Considering nearby stations that serve the airport, the attractions to see in the evening would it be better to spend our time wandering around Little India or Chinatown. We are not interested in modern buildings but prefer to see older parts of the city. Which area would you recommend and why?

      I am considering one of two self guided walks. Any comments?


      Thanks fellow VTers  


      7 Answers Jul 2, 2016 at 11:56 PM
    • Sentosa Entry Ticket?

      Singapore Jun 24, 2016 at 10:26 PM

      Can any body tell me what is the entry price of Adult Sentosa?

      3 Answers Jun 25, 2016 at 2:04 AM
    • Singapore: land of the famous man made island or hidden gems do exist?

      Singapore May 27, 2016 at 10:36 PM

      I am planning to visit Singapore during the first week of August this year for my holidays.
      I have been to Singapore around 4-5 years back, & would really appreciate if I could get any must-visit places which are not very known and conman.
      Also, if there is any island in and around Singapore that' is worth a visit (except Sentosa of course)?
      I'm looking for an island that has water sport activities operating.
      Would love any advise or suggestions.
      Thank you

      3 Answers May 28, 2016 at 3:49 AM
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      Tips for First-Time Traveler to Singapore

      Singapore May 22, 2016 at 9:11 PM

      Hi! I intend to spend my birthday weekend in Singapore this June (3rd week)2016 for 2 nights Saturday and Sunday in a hostel in Bugis (I will be back to my home country on a Monday morning). It would be my first time to visit this country. I would welcome any tips on how to maximize fully my Saturday and Sunday. 1. Regarding transferring from one spot to the other, which is better: getting Singapore EZ card or take the hop on hop off bus? 2. Which tourist spots to visit for 2 days (aside from Universal Studios & Animal Zoos)? Do I need to book online in advance so I can save some bucks? 3. For the food, I will definitely try the hawker stalls. Are there any restos or maybe a nice special dining place to celebrate my birthday around Bugis St (like a birthday place for tourists haha) ? 4. Is it easy to maneuver in Singapore? Can I still locate the tourist spots without using online maps? (I dont think I will have mobile internet connection when I get there)

      Thanks in advance for your suggestion.



      3 Answers May 24, 2016 at 7:02 AM
    • review my itinerary please.

      Singapore May 5, 2016 at 12:46 AM

      Hi Members,

      So finally i have (after a lot of research/valuable inputs/reading other threads and posts etc) i have drawn up this itinerary which will also help others who read this.

      What i need to know is :-

      -If the time spent is correct at each area/attraction

      -If anything is missed out

      -if anything has to be removed from the plan/Change

      not interested to do any of the nature/history apart from the Zoo etc- so avoided lot of areas too.

      Now to come to itinerary. We are traveling on June 3rd and leaving on june 11th. that is 9 days full.

      We are a couple for 9 days. (2 couples are joining for first 3 days hence the tight and busy 1st 3 days schedule)

      We are staying at my Cousins place at Clarkquay.

      Day 1

      we land at 8:15am - we plan to settle down have a quick nap

      lunch at 12pm.

      Post lunch head to SEA aquarium - 3 hours.(Maritime / typhoon theater)

      Head back to VIVO city and then to raffles. walk down to merlion/fullerton hotel/raffles landing site) see the sound and light show of MBS(WONDERFUL) from Merlion.

      Walk towards Clarkquay/Boatquay and settle at one of the places for dinner.

      Day 2

      Universal studio - at 9ish ( 6 hours )

      Chinatown - 5ish(early dinner) ( 2-3 hours)

      Head back home for a quick nap and head to MBS casino or a club)

      Day 3

      Orchard/Dhoby Ghaut - 11pm

      Head back home at about 5pm. friends will be departing Singapore so will help them check out.

      rest at home since we will be tired from the 1st 3 days.

      Day 4

      Half day walk towards esplanade/float @ marina bay / makan sutra / F1 area/Flyer

      other half of the day - ????

      Day 5

      Little India - 11pm- mustafa/tekka/buffalo street etc - 3 hours

      Kampong glam area - 3pm - arab street/Haji lane/ bussorah, surrounding areas - 4 hours

      head back home

      day 6

      Zoo - full day

      day 7

      IKEA- 3 hours - wife is interior designer so a must visit place

      Holland village for lunch & shop - 2 hours

      other half day - ????

      day 8

      Jurong bird park - 6 hours

      Head back home

      Day 9

      We have a flight at 10:00PM so will head out by 6pm. - may be keep this day spare to do things which we might have missed out on earlier/hang around with cousin etc..

      Things we want to do but feel we might pass it this time :-

      Underwater world - doing SEA aquarium so its an alternate

      Night safari - might be a different experience but doing Zoo during the day

      River safari - haven't got too many good reviews on this

      Ducktour/Singapore River cruise - doing lot of things on foot so this could be a alternate

      Gardens by the bay - heard too many good review but unable to decide on this attraction

      JOOCHIAT/KATONG district - ??? should this be done?

      Please help on your valuable inputs.:) thanks in advance

      9 Answers May 30, 2016 at 3:15 PM
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      Cheap hotel, safe neighbourhood

      Singapore Apr 25, 2016 at 8:54 AM

      My son has around the world ticket, with few stops. He plan to travel for 6 weeks , as that's much he is free from his Uni over the summer.
      His ticket is :London-Singapore-Auckland-Rorotonga( Cook Islands)-LA-London..
      Everywhere he arranged to stay with friends but Singapore, as is his first time in SEA , he done lots of reading on the area now we just need to find good and cheap-ish place to stay for 4 nights in the city.
      We know that the city is very clean and safe, yet we would like your opinion on area where to stay.
      Can you gave us some pointers please?
      We keep looking on line but is bit confusing.
      We would like to be central as possible, clean and no too expensive.
      Any ideas greatly apriciated. Many thanx

      7 Answers Apr 28, 2016 at 5:29 AM
    • Organized excursions

      Singapore Apr 23, 2016 at 2:19 AM

      Do I need to pre-book organized excursions or is there a hop on hop off bus. Thinking about visiting March 2017 Any suggestions as to best hotel location much appreciated. Want to see all the major tourist sites - not interested in theme parks and anything with cable cars

      5 Answers May 31, 2016 at 4:04 PM
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      which hotel is better

      Singapore Apr 18, 2016 at 11:29 AM

      Hey! Will be travelling with family in June to Singapore. I currently have two bookings and need help in finding out which is a better hotel - Hotel Boss & Orchard Grand Court. My budget is about 90-100 US$ per night - would like to be around Orchard or Quay. Please let me know your suggestions!! Thanks in advance!

      3 Answers Apr 19, 2016 at 2:09 AM
    • snozzau's Profile Photo

      Late Dinner

      Singapore Mar 15, 2016 at 2:12 AM

      We are arriving into Singapore at about 7pm so by the time we get thru customs and get to our Hotel in the City it will probably be about 9ish.
      Are any of the food courts open for late night dining or what are some suggestions for a late ,cheap realistic Singaporean dinner.

      4 Answers Mar 15, 2016 at 2:14 PM
    • 4 nights in Singapore family of 3 advice on hotel and realism

      Singapore Feb 20, 2016 at 5:52 AM

      So .....we have a 6 year old daughter and want to visit Singapore from Perth, Australia for 4 nights in July/August.
      It will be our first trip.I understand public transport is so good that location doesn't matter too much but maybe you guys can tell us if there's any area for a family to avoid?
      Our aim is
      ....some good meals out, ( can be street food, cheap but brilliant, etc) visit the zoo, Sentosa island for fun and enjoy a nice hotel ( wifi and pool ideally )

      We have a budget of about A$150 a night and I fear that may not get us much in Singapore.

      I'm familiar with and trivago but would welcome recommendations of any hotel that would be a good location and meet our needs.
      Help please

      10 Answers Jul 22, 2016 at 4:32 AM
    • Need help with Planning Where to Eat Based on Our Itinerary

      Singapore Feb 3, 2016 at 6:24 AM


      We'll be visiting Singapore for the first time next week (4 days), and we're currently trying to figure out three things:

      - average amount we need to allot for food per meal - average amount we need to allot for transportation - efficient / convenient routes to take to cover as many places as possible in one go

      For now, we are thinking of going to the following areas:

      Esplanade Gardens by the Bay ArtScience Museum National Museum Supertree Grove / OCBC Skyway Little India Chinatown Tiong Bahru Orchard Road Art Trail Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (low priority) Botanic Garden (low priority)

      For the food, we were hoping to try different places for every meal namely:

      - fast food chain (preferably local or anything Asian) - convenience stores (preferably local or any other convenience store offering local staples) - hawker stores - cafe (preferably offering local bread / drinks) - other types of restaurants that you could suggest, if there are any

      Based on the lists above, can you please suggest good places to eat near the places we will be going to?

      We will be staying somewhere in Little India and we read that there are a lot of places where we can eat there, but we can't figure out which specific ones among all the options available we should head to. Deciding on the spot wouldn't be much of an issue, but we're hoping to factor in the budget as early as now (hopefully between 7-10 SGD per meal (lower if possible, but for places on the mid-range or higher end, above that is fine).

      Also, how much would you suggest we allot for transportation expenses? We have been advised to pay for an EZ Link card and top it up with 35 SGD. Would it be enough to cover all or majority of the places on our list? If not, how much more do you suggest we top it up with or which place do you think we could scratch off our list or move to low priority based on logistics or value for money?

      Tips and miscellaneous advice will be much appreciated.


      6 Answers Feb 6, 2016 at 5:35 AM
    • Public transport for 7:15am flight (friday, T3)

      Singapore Jan 17, 2016 at 5:04 AM


      After a backpacking holiday through Malaysia I'll depart Singapore on a Friday morning 7:15am by plane from Terminal 3 (Oman Air). I'll be staying for 3 nights only in Singapore so a Taxi for departure would mean considerable cost per day.

      Is it safe to take public transport at this time of the day (most busses/tram starts around 5-something)?

      The most convenient locations both for departure and logistics in general are are Chinatown and Little India, right?



      7 Answers Jan 17, 2016 at 10:45 PM
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      Help, leaving soon and no idea what to see!

      Singapore Jan 10, 2016 at 8:12 AM

      Between work and two other trips I ignored my trip to Asia later this month and now I need some help so please take pity on me! :-)

      We're arriving very late at night (actually early in the morning Tuesday) on a Monday and then will be taking a cruise through Malaysia. I imagine we will have a few hours on Tuesday and then most of a full day when we return on the following Saturday, flying home early Sunday morning. We are staying in Marina Bay the 1st night and at the Carlton City Hotel on the way back, both non cancellable so I can't move the hotels.

      So what I need help with is:

      1) transport, I assume taxis will be necessary because of the flight times on both sides of the trip, is there anything unusual about them?

      2) are there ATMs at the airport, I assume I will need cash to get to the hotel.

      3) what to do with my 1 1/2 days in Singapore? It looks like the current weather is extremely hot and humid with chances of showers

      4) dress restrictions, ie no shorts? I'm seeing things saying that shorts are OK as long as you don't go into religious sites in them

      5) getting from the hotel to the cruise port and back, is the public transport or do we need to take a taxi? We are trying to travel light, 1 small suitcase per person

      Hopefully I'll have a little of time to do some research before I go but I'd appreciate any help!!!

      11 Answers Feb 17, 2016 at 7:17 AM