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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Camping tips in general are very broad, but I think I can list some tips: Always keep your food in a place where animals canĀ“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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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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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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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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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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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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Three of the four are fairly large regions ... For Thailand, though: The short (and useless) andswer is: Yes, free camping is permitted in Thailand. The longer answer is: Where, what's your idea of camping, and whose permission? If you're not too hung up on official permission, then most places you'd want to camp are fine: you won't be bothering anyone ...


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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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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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Visas are issued for a specific purpose, and the type and duration of the visa issued are based on the purpose that you requested it for. The actual conditions described on the visa form one part of the conditions and intent behind the visa, but they are not the only conditions that apply. So in this case, the conditions on the visa are that you can stay ...


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The quote from the Wikitravel page is quite mistaken. Singapore in no way comes to a "standstill" during the first two days of the Chinese New Year (CNY). Whoever wrote that must have assumed that it was somehow analogous to Christmas in Europe or the USA. Not at all. Indeed I would be quite surprised if there were even one major tourist attraction that ...


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As usual, the answer is 'it depends'. I traveled in and out of Singapore several times and I always got a new 15 days (you only get 30 or even 90 days if you fly in). But if you go over to Johore Bahru on the other side of the bridge in Malaysia for the morning or the night and then come back, you wont get a fresh 15 days, because that would be considered a ...


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I just did a quick search on kayak.com for tickets from SFO to Singapore and Singapore to London. Based on one way fares for February 10, 2012. The 2 one way tickets through Singapore would be cheaper then flying from SFO to London directly. So I will repeat the question I had. Do you really need to go to London first? I mean geographically it seems ...


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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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Singapore's mobile internet speeds are not exactly the fastest compared to its counterparts in East Asia - this Reuters article SingTel admits its wireless is slow, vows changes provides some insight into the issue. The article does mention Singtel specifically but based on what I hear from friends, the speeds are barely sufficient for all 3 telcos. I'm ...


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In China hotels usually "demand" to see your passport on checkin. Maybe not in Singapore. In China I've had to show my passport before being allowed to use public access internet connected computers. I do not know if they would have accepted a photocopy. I always carry my passport with me. I use either a round the neck slung pouch slung so it sits ...



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