danvs wrote:I'd go to Merlion Park, from where you can have a great view of the famous MBS hotel. Then, you can walk to the MBS complex, if it's not far for you.
When I visited MBS, the bar on the rooftop was VERY crowded, so crowded that you actually had to walk asking "excuse me" all the time. So I went down back to the ground floor and paid for the viewing deck (not cheap, but worth the price), where I got a LOT more space and where I never felt squeezed. The views are awesome. If you get satisfied with the view, then you can skip the Singapore Flyer.
danvs wrote:I don't really like Chinatowns or Little Indias, but if it's your thing, go for it. I just think you can visit a Chinatown / Little India elsewhere (they're all basically the same), but there's simply no other MBS in the world.
danvs wrote:The second thing (and may be that's one reason for tourists' confusion), is that you have to know the station you're going to to, and the ticket you buy will be specific to that station. Since you have to put your ticket on the turnstile to leave the station, I don't know what happens if you decide to get out at a different station. In short, you just can't buy a ticket and ride to any station as you wish, like in most subway systems around the world. Since you have less than one day, you can use a 1-day pass (buy it at the airport, because it's sold in only a few stations).
danvs wrote:SIN is bad for watching airplanes. There's only one official spot where you can see airplanes (called "Viewing Mall", on terminal 1), and they're neither taking off nor landing, just taxiing or standing at the gates.
There's no place from the airport itself to see the runways' movements. Check http://www.spotterguide.net/planespotting/asia/singapore/singapore-sin-wsss/ for more info.
This is just one reason why I think SIN is such an overrated airport.
Ryanair01 wrote:In terms of other things to do, being short of time I would get taxis as they are cheap and plentiful. Uber also works.
Ryanair01 wrote:I don't know how familiar you are with that part of the world, but it will be pretty humid. So don't plan to do too much, genuinely have lots of fluids.
neutrino wrote:Ryanair01 wrote:I don't know how familiar you are with that part of the world, but it will be pretty humid. So don't plan to do too much, genuinely have lots of fluids.
Its mainly been raining X-wings & TIEs - I mean dogs & cats - for the past few weeks, and outlook for the next week and beyond remain basically similar. My advice is brollies and/or raincoats.
Heinkel wrote:I'm not too familar with that part of the world. Have been at Bangkok for a few days in July 2014. Thanks for the advice about the rain. I'll put a rain coat in my hand luggage.
neutrino wrote:Lets us know of your experience in your stopover in this little island-state.
Heinkel wrote:Thanks to your advice we took umbrellas with us and as a result we had good weather at Singapore and no rain
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