Saturday, August 20, 2011


Singapore was my destination last July 2011 together with my friend. It was my first time to travel overseas, thanx always to Cebu Pacific for their seat sales.

When we arrived in Changi Airport (Budget Terminal), kinuha ko na lahat ng mga brochures and maps (free naman lahat) na pwede kong makuha. Pinaka okay syempre yung map and the brochure called "Your Essential Singapore Guide" by Singapore Tourism Board. You can get it for free sa airport, available in several languages, so get the English version. They also have this in STB website, in pdf version, just go to their site: STB website or for pdf version. They have sample itineraries there for every spot in SG. Everything about Singapore, where to go, where to eat, what to do, they have in that brochure.

If you are coming from Budget Terminal, you need to transfer in Terminal 2 for the MRT, doon kasi naka connect ang MRT. They have free shuttle service to and from Terminal 2, 24 hours ata ito.

For our accommodation, we stayed at Amrise Hotel located in Sims Avenue, in Geylang Area. Geylang is the red light district in SG. But not like in Manila, this red light district is so tranquil, and so safe, you will not know it is a red light unless you know it already, it's not that conspicuously noticeable.

Amrise is a basic hotel. Kung wala ka masyadong hinahanap sa isang hotel, I highly recommend this. They have hot and cold shower in every room, complimentary coffee and bottled water and a nice bed. We got it for 1,900 PHP per night through Agoda. Also the hotel is near MRT station and bus stops. Nearest MRT is the Kallang Station located also in Sims Avenue.

For transportation cost, we used EZ link card, of course, for MRTs and buses. Lahat lahat, S$23 for 4 days ang nagastos ko for transportation, kasama na yung S$5 na cost for the card itself.

First Day:

Universal Studios Singapore and Sentosa Is.
To get there, we alighted in HarbourFront station that is connected to Vivo City mall and we transferred to Sentosa Express, a monorail train that serves the whole Sentosa Island . You can use your EZ Link Card in riding Sentosa Express. It costs S$3 unlimited ride for one day. They have three stations sa Sentosa from Vivo City mall--Waterfront (Resorts World, USS), Imbiah station (giant Merlion, luge and skyride, Images of Singapore, iFly, cable car, etc.) and Beach station (Palawan ang Siloso beach).

We spent almost 7 hours sa loob ng Universal, from 130 pm to 8pm.

Giant Merlion at Imbiah Sentosa

Second Day:

Orchard Road (malls) and the Civic District (Singapore Art Museum, Raffles Hotel, CHIJMES, Civilian War Memorial, Supreme Court).

We spent our evening in the Marina Bay

Nilibot namin yun Marina Bay from Esplanade mall (Theatres on the Bay), yung may durian-like roof, tapos Esplanade Bridge, the original Merlion in Merlion Park, nakita namin yung Fullerton Hotel, then the Marina Bay Sands, Helix Bridge, the Float, etc.

Orchard Road

One Dollar Ice Cream on Orchard Rd


Singapore Art Museum

Raffles Hotel

Wisma Atria Mall

St. Andrew Cathedral, an Anglican church

Fire Station


The Marina Bay

View of Marina Bay Sands

The Original Merlion, situated at Merlion Park Marina Bay near Fullerton Hotel

Inside Marina Bay Sands Mall

Helix Bridge

ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands

Third Day:

Chinatown and Bugis

Sa Chinatown, dami nyong mabibili na mura, lalo na key chains, hanap lang kayo ng stalls na mas mura ang offer sa inyo.  Mas mura pa nga yung prices ng key chains dito compare pag bumili ka ng souvenir key chains sa mga tourist destinations sa Pilipinas, like in Ilocos or Bohol.

Sa Bugis, dami din ditong mura.  Dito kami bumili ng SG shirts na 3 for S$10 meron din 4 for S$10.

Chinatown MRT

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple


Bus ride in Singapore

MRT Station

MRT ride

Fourth Day:

Mustafa Centre, Little India and the Singapore Flyer

Mustafa Centre is located in Little India, a 24-hour shopping center.  If you want to buy chocolates in SG, this place is worth a visit.  Parang yung isang floor dito halos chocolates ang tinda, sobrang daming pagpipilian, ang tagal namin dito.  May mga cheap perfumes din na tinda dito.  Okay na okay itong shopping centre na to.

Sumakay kami ng Singapore Flyer sa last night namin, mauulan pa nga, kaya medyo maulap.  It costs $S29 for 30-minute ride.

Pero there are combos to choose from para makamura kayo,  combo like Flyer with River Cruise and City Sightseeing on a topless double-decker bus that will cost you only S$49.

Check this site: Duck & Hippo 

You can visit also Singapore Visitors Centre on Orchard Road, or check the brochures available on the airport for more of combo packages sa mga tourist spots sa Singapore.

Street in Little India

The Singapore Flyer


Inside one of the capsules of Singapore Flyer

View of Singapore from Singapore Flyer

Marina Bay Sands

The Float

Marina Bay

Helix Bridge with the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands


There are lots of hawker centres in Singapore that serve Singaporean dishes. You can have a meal that will only cost you S$5. Also, there's Food Republic located in the malls. It's like a hawker centre (food court), but inside a mall. Almost same price as the hawker centres outside malls.

But two days of Singaporean food, you will crave for McDonalds or Burger King. You can already buy a meal in McDO or BK for S$6.

Some Hawker Centres:

Lau Pa Sat.
This is near Raffles Place MRT station. Already an institution in Singapore.

Makansutra Gluttons Bay. Hawker centre near in Esplanade or in Marina Bay area. You can eat here pagkatapos nyong libutin ang buong Marina Bay, this is just beside Esplanade Theatre.

Maxwell Food Centre. This is where to eat when you are in Chinatown area.

Tekka Market. A hawker centre in Little India

Lau Pa Sat

Inside Lau Pa Sat

Satay (skewered barbeque meat) area in Lau Pa Sat

Makansutra Gluttons Bay



A S$5 Meal in Food Republic

Durian Stall on Sims Avenue