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These are used to wash the private areas after using the toilet, it is the upgrade to the jug, so instead of filling a jug and use it to wash you use the hose directly. To use it, hold it with one hand (the dominant) and press, water stream will wash away things, you also can use the other hand (non-dominant) to clean while aiming the stream to the private ...


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Many years ago there used to be free showers at Changi, but they have since been removed. Today the options are : The Ambassador Transit Hotels as you've listed in terminals 1, 2 and 3 (SGD $8.56, including a free non-alcoholic drink) The Ambassador Transit Lounge in terminals 2 and 3 (same price as above) The Rooftop Pool at the Ambassador Transit Hotel ...


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The Esplanade itself conducts guided tours. If you have at least 20 people, then you can get a group tour (they say you've to book it two weeks in advance, but there should be some leeway in that): The tour is for a minimum pax of 20. Each Tour is about 45 minutes. Tour would begin from the Concert Hall Information Counter and end at the Esplanade ...


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Your passport is an important document and it should be kept safe at all times. One of the best ways in general is not to have it with you but keep it in the hotel safe. This varies by location and in some places, it is safer with you. In Singapor, crime is very low and there should not be a problem to have it with you. My strategy is to keep a photocopy ...


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Not the same scale, but generally people head to two particular shopping centres: Funan DigitalLife Mall & Sim Lim Square. View inside Sim Lim Square by hippietrail Funan is more upmarket than Sim Lim, which caters more to the general populous. The downside is that there are quite a few ongoing scams at some of the stores in these centres. Some of ...


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Singapore has three mobile phone operators and given the small size of the country, their coverage is fairly similar. Their offerings aren't very differentiated for contract plans, but for pre-pay plans there are some differences. SingTel has a 'Super Surfer Pack' that offers 1 GB of data for S$7 valid for 7 days. StarHub offers a mobile data plan that ...


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I applied for 'Tourist Visa' of Singapore. The visa stamped from Singapore Consulate, Karachi is much similar to the image above, only the difference is of 'Type of Visa'. In my case, Type of Visa = DOUBLE JOURNEY. Every tourist visitor needs to fill the 'Embarkment Form' which is available at Singapore Airport and collected by Immigration Officer. In the ...


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East Coast Park is a nice place for camping especially in Singapore. The first thing is that you'll need to get a camping permit, which you can book online or at AXS self-service machines. You will only be able to do this if you have permanent residence or a long-term visa for Singapore as the permit requires you to enter an IC number or FIN (and AFAIK, AXS ...


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In the case of Singapore, there's nothing particularly unusual to beware of. According to the Crypto Law Survey on Singapore: The Computer Misuse Act [...] entitles the police [...] to require any person in possession of decryption information to grant access to such decryption information necessary to decrypt data required for the purpose of ...


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From a photographers view I have to say I was really annoyed with the flyer, the curved windows made it difficult to get really high quality shots. And that is if there aren't too many reflections from people inside the cabin. Had I known this before I paid that very expensive ticket I would not have spent the money. Sky Park gave me way more, both as a ...


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The building is Millenia Tower. It's primarily an office block building, and as far as I'm aware, there is no way to visit it. There is a shopping center below/around it called Millenia Walk that you can visit, but I'm presuming that's not what you're looking for!


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No, you can't. It's a very, very busy working port, full of reversing trucks and cranes flinging about multi-ton containers, many of which contain valuable and/or hazardous cargo. Short of getting a job, the only way to enter is to apply for a Temporary Pass, which requires a good reason and a company already operating in the port to sponsor you. But if ...


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Camping tips in general are very broad, but I think I can list some tips: Always keep your food in a place where animals can´t reach it. Otherwise you will have ants and other annoying things in your tent. Use your backpack as pillow. So you have a comfortalble place to place your head and even more important, you will notice if someone tries to steal it. ...


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There are 2 types Long Term Visa Pass: LTVP that issued by ICA (Immigration Checkpoint Authority) You don't need to surrender this pass. This Pass has an overstaying period of 30 days. If this card expired, you would still be allowed to stay 30 days and won't be penalized. If you still stay more than the grace period, upon leaving Singapore you will have ...


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Malaysians love their motosikal and you can easily tour the country by bike without using expressways. For example, for Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur, and even onward past Penang all the way to the Thai border, you can use the old National Highway 1. (Tip: do a search in Google Maps, pop open "Show options", and choose "Avoid highways". Here's Singapore to ...


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A visa is generally not needed to transit Singapore - all 3 terminals are connected air-side, and there is no need to go through immigration when connecting between flights. Further, as a US Citizen, no visa is required even if you want to enter the country - which for a 9 hour layover I would strongly recommend. With that time you could either take one of ...


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There is a website dedicated to check the Singaporean eVisa status. Enter the visa and the passport number and you should get all the details about the eVisa.


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Not sure where you've been reading that, but I can assure you they're quite wrong, Sim Lim Square sells every make of cheap electronics, so Chinese no-name brands and outright ripoffs are legion. Back in the day when iPhones were the new hotness and weren't officially available in Singapore yet, I remember seeing a plethora of "jPhones", "iFones", "iPhons" ...


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Based on your profile, I am guessing you are a US citizen. You get a 90 day Visit Pass when you enter Singapore and you can apply to extend it for another 90 days (S$40 extension fee plus S$30 visa fee as you would exceed your 90 day visa free period - http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=180&secid=178). But as a tourist you are not covered under ...


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I recommend you make a paper copy of your passport and carry that around. Leave your real passport at the hotel. I've traveled to many of the Asian countries (including Singapore) on business and never had a problem. I never needed to show it to anybody and I spent over 3 years total in Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Korea etc. Usually you can carry a paper copy ...


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For Singapore, camping is limited to certain places: Changi Beach Park - From Carpark 1 to Carpark 4 and Carpark 6 to Carpark 7) East Coast Park - Area D and Area G Pasir Ris Park - Area 1 and Area 3 West Coast Park - Area 3 For all the places above, a camping permit is required, however you can apply for it easily online at the AXS website. The maximum ...


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The train station, depending on which part of Bukit Batok you're living, is quite a distance. Bukit Batok is this general area that includes Bukit Gombak as well. Usually, we locals refer to the area around Bukit Gombak MRT Station, Little Guilin and near the Bukit Batok Driving Centre (BBDC in local acronym terms) as Bukit Gombak instead of Bukit Batok. Or ...


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From: Singapore Transitlink Your easiest way would be to take the MRT because Chinese Gardens is just two stops away. First take the North-South 'Red' Line from Bukit Batok to Jurong East interchange, and then change over to the East-West 'Green' Line going towards Joo Koon. Chinese Gardens is the next stop after Jurong East, and there's a path leading ...


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The eligibility requirements and process for obtaining a tourist visa to Singapore are available on Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority web site. They list Pakistan as a Level II Assessment country and require visitors from Pakistan to complete form 14A. This form asks the intended length of stay and the visa is likely to be issued accordingly. ...


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This is "opinion only" - I cannot speak with authority on specifics but, I have visited Singapore a number of times (4 or 5?)and the following would be what I would expect based on what I have seen there and elsewhere in Asia:. While I have seen the downturn in Asian public activity immediately after Chinese New Year (even Hong Kong gets very quiet) I'd ...


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Odds are no, you cannot, because the airline will most likely refuse to let you board your flight if you cannot show them the visa. Usually you could visit Singapore simply by bringing both your old and new passport, but in this case you've actually lost your passport. I would advise getting in touch with the nearest Singapore embassy/high ...


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This turns out to be surprisingly nuanced. In short, while officially discouraged, short-term rentals are legal, or at least not illegal, in Singapore. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the Singapore government body responsible for private housing, makes it quite clear that: Private residential properties or their rooms within the premises ...


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Schengen countries rely on each other to check travellers who cross an “external border”. What this control entails is defined in the relevant EU regulations. If you are only there to visit, you should therefore show that you intend to leave the whole Schengen area, and not merely the country you happen to visit first. Leaving France to Italy would not be ...


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In case you are flying out of Singapore before the term of a long term visa expires, you can surrender your card when going through the immigration checkpoint. Request a surrender of card form from the immigration officer and fill in cancellation request detail as 'leaving Singapore via flight/bus/boat X on Y'. There are friends of mine who don't plan to ...


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I would suggest:- Wait for snowfall in the Australia ski-fields Look for an AirAsiaX flight from Singapore to Sydney (via KL) (250 SGD) Catch a train from Sydney to Canberra (55 SGB) Catch a bus from Canberra to Jyndabyne (via Cooma?) Catch the ski-tube up to Mount Perisher Sleep in a tent at the caravan park



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