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Annie-Rose Morrison

Annie-Rose M.

MELBOURNE (YARRA VALLEY),
Australia

7 posts

who can help me with the world of Singapore?!
places to go
places to shop
clubs/bars/restaurants etc!
im heading there this December for an unknown period of time!

over 11 years ago

#1
Mica Tuaño

Mica T.

MAKATI,
Philippines

3 posts

I am going this September!
so maybe i can help.
i'll be there for 2 weeks

0 · August 7, 2009

#2
Julesie L.

Julesie L.

PLANET SEXOR,
Australia

11 posts

A Singaporean 22 year old 'hipster' currently studying in Melbourne and ready to help you. :)

Shopping in Singapore
- Orchard Road (Mostly high end shopping, you have your standard malls and chain stores. Do check out Far East Plaza and Heeren though, these two 'malls' consists of all these little shops that're much cheaper.)
- Haji Lane (Mostly unique local arty designer stuff. A quaint place to take pictures, do a little bit of shopping and exploring.)
- Chinatown (Right at the food court that's in front of the train station exit are two levels of wholesale shopping, so you'll definitely be able to find some great bargains.)
- City Plaza (Not in the city, more in the East side of Paya Lebar. A lot of blogshops in Singapore get their stocks from there, it's essentially a wholesale mall. You'll have to be in a hunting mood, because you'll really have to dig to find some great stuff.)

Nightlife in Singapore:
- Clarke Quay area (Whole row of clubs and bars there.)
- Boat Quay, which is just opposite the river of Clarke Quay (Has smaller pubs and clubs ... like our local indie club Home Club.)
- Butter Factory (Spins mostly electro mixes, my all time favourite club.)

Eating in Singapore:
You won't really have to worry about that, to be honest. There's good food EVERYWHERE. But just in case:
- East Coast Park (Fresh seafood, but a little bit pricey. However, you're also paying for the atmosphere because you'll be eating within a stone's throw away from the beach.)
- Upper East Coast Road (Everybody who comes to Singapore must go there, where there's TONS of other great little cafes and hawker centres and restaurants and pubs. Most particularly, try the Katong Laksa and the Chicken Rice.)
- Joo Chiat Road (It's a bit dodgy, because it's kinda like the smaller second red-light district in Singapore. However, the whole stretch of road has good food lined up from one end to the other. Just walk and see what interests you. More often than not, the food's bound to be great.)

Hope this helps! If you need any more details or have any other questions, feel free to drop me a note on my blog - omgwtfjules.tumblr.com. :)

0 · November 2, 2009

#3
Annie-Rose Morrison

Annie-Rose M.

MELBOURNE (YARRA VALLEY),
Australia

7 posts

you are absolutely devine! thankyou so much! i've heard so much about the butter factory, im so excited to finally check it out!!! Im also looking foward to the food, and what you call blogshops? ive never even heard of these before!!?
I'm told that where im staying is right near the main nightclubbing area, so it seems rather conveniant i think!!! anyway thanks again!!

0 · November 3, 2009

#6
Cherlyn Chin

Cherlyn C.

MARSHMALLOW LAND,
Singapore

31 posts

Hi i'm a singaporean and living in the east.
I agree with Julesie that upper east coast road has tons of nice food. =)
You have got to go for the seafood at east coast park UDMC.
Some restaurants to recommend there are JUMBO or Red house
OMG, you've got to try chilli crab and fried baby squids and cereal prawns. AND sambal stingray! =)

As for clubs,
Besides butterfactory, you've to check out zouk mambo night on wednesday. (its free entry for ladies) THe dances have moves and stuff. its funn.
There's attica too. Most expatriates love to head down there.
Oh and there's this cool new bar in town.
Its called Players @ SG. If you've got facebook you can check it out. =) Its a new concept where you drink and play games with their all famous beer pong.

If you like Haji lane,
You've to check out Ann Siang Hill. THere are quaint shops there with stuff scouted from various designers around the globe. However, some of the stuff there doesn't come cheap though.
For Bargains,
You've got to go to bugis street and far east plaza.

As for the touristy stuff,
You can head down to Little India and check out the scene there.
Get your hands henna painted =)
Or you can ride the Singapore Flyer. If you've got a student pass there's a special promo still going on where its priced at S$10.
On a nice day, you can take a train ride from vivocity to Sentosa. =) For the beaches mainly. They have some amusement games there too.

More on Food
Seriously, Singapore doesn't lack it. So remember to prepare yourself for the nice local dishes.
Char kway tiao, nasi lemak, katong laksa etc.
The food is pretty cheap. Check out the hawker centers.
If you want a nice ambience,
Go down to Dempsey hill.
They have a wide range of restaurants there. From mid-ranged to pretty high. But its worth it.

If you need further help, drop me an email or add me or msn.
[email protected]

0 · November 14, 2009

  

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