"Singapura" Top 5 Page for this destination Singapore by robertgaz
Singapore Travel Guide: 4,784 reviews and 10,934 photos
I have many fond memories from all my visits to Singapore and it has become almost like a second home to me. I can find my way around here much better than some cities down under.
My first experience here was in 1969 as an eight year old enroute to Perth from Amsterdam. This was only as a brief stopover to change flights but even way back then I remember the airport as a hub of much activity with people coming, going and selling.
Between 1983 and 2008 I have visited Singapore some eight times either as a destination in itself or as a brief stopover when going to someplace else.
My recollections are of a city full of friendly faces, fine foods and fun filled days. My latest trip was no exception.
As with my 2005 visit, I was able to catch up with some great VT'ers and share some local experiences that you won't find on any day trip provided by tour operators.
No sooner had I been dropped off at the Queen Street Terminal, after arriving from Malaysia, and I was looking at my map to get my bearings when someone stopped to offer some assistance.
This happened three times in the space of about half an hour while trying to find directions to my hotel. In fact, one gentleman stopped to help at a red light for a pedestrian crossing.
In the time that it took for him to explain directions to me the light had gone green and then red again. While waiting for the light to turn green again, I apologised to him for having missed his opportunity to cross but he just smiled and replied "No problems!".
I do love this city :~)
- Pros:Clean, orderly and friendly locals.
- Cons:Sometimes you forget all those rules!
- In a nutshell:A fine, fine place to visit.
I haven't had the opportunity to stay here yet but this hostel has been recommended to me as a good budget accommodation... more travel advice
Not including the ones that you find in souvenier shops, there are five official Merlion statues to be found in... more travel advice
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