Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Finding A Perfect 3D/2N Singapore Itinerary

Group size: 3 Adults
Travelers Experience: 3 out of 10 (10 being very experienced)
Main Concerns: See + Do Everything, Minimal budget
Secondary Concerns: Do stuff not available in Toronto

My relatives from Canada are in Malaysia for several weeks, and I recommended them to see Singapore. With a budget of CAD$700 (RM2128 / S$870) for 3 persons, how much can one fit in? This is my plan. I know everyone's a Singapore expert, so do share your ideas on this please.

Day 1: KL to SIN. Chinatown, Suntec, Clarke Quay, Esplanade
v       Catch Jetstar KUL-SIN 0840-0945
v       After landing, take MRT to abearygoodhostel. Take the airport MRT to Outram Park station (EW16) – S$2.10. Switch to purple NE line and alight at the next stop - Chinatown MRT station (NE4). Exit through exit A and you will spot the abearygoodhostel signboad on your left after 10 steps.
v       Your hostel is located inside Chinatown.
v       Wander the streets of Chinatown and have lunch there
v       Take MRT from Chinatown to CityHall – S$1.10
v       While shopping, walk underground from Raffles Place to the CityLink mall towards Suntec City
v       Shopping at Suntec. Be sure to checkout the Fountain of Wealth inside Suntec
v       Locate the Suntec Galleria Duck counter to purchase the Singapore Pass for S$63. Book your time slots for the Flyer, Duck Tour, River Cruise and Bumble Bee Water Taxi for Day3
v       Take the Hippo Bus (part of your Singapore Pass) and try the Purple Original Route.
v       Catch the night views at Esplanade, Boat Quay and Clarke Quay, take photos with Merlions
v       Hop off at Chinatown and walk back to hotel before 10pm

Day 2: Little India & Zoo & Night Safari
v       Catch the Hippo again on the Red Heritage Route to stop at H2 for the Free Little India Walking Tour that starts at 10:30am. Get there early to register for the tour
v       Get on the Hippo again and stop at H10 to walk to City Hall MRT
v       Take an MRT to Ang Mo Kio (NS16). Then locate bus 138 from the bus interchange
v       Arrive Zoo after lunch and purchase the 2-in-1 Zoo + Night Safari ticket for S$42.00
v       Once the zoo closes, have dinner and wait for Night Safari to open at 7:30pm
v       Be sure to catch the train ride and shows in Night Safari
v       MRT back to City Hall and back to Chinatown

Day 3: Duck Tours & Orchard Road shopping
v       Check-out from hostel, but leave your luggage there
v       Finish up doing all the Duck Tour, River Cruise, Singapore Flyer, etc that you have booked
v       Before the 48-hour expiry, drop off at Orchard Road C12/G14 opposite Ion Orchard Shopping Centre, and walk the length of Orchard Road towards Dhoby Ghaut
v       Have dinner and head back to Chinatown to get your bags at 7:30pm
v       Depart Chinatown for Changi Airport (45 mins) at 7:45pm

Airfare = RM155.54 x 3 = RM466.62
Hotel = RM67/pax x 2 nights = RM402
SIN Pass (48hr for Duck, Hippo, River Cruise, Flyer) = S$63 x 3 = S$189 = RM463
Zoo + Safari = S$42 x 3 = S$126 = RM308
Food = S$15 x 3 x 3 days = S$135 = RM330
Transport = S$10 x 3 = S$30 = RM74

Total = RM2043 = CAD$672

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