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  • Orchard Rd (main shopping area)
  • Little India (Serangoon Road, Buffalo Rd)
  • Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple
  • Veerama Kaliamman Temple
  • Hajjah Fatimah Mosque
  • Concourse
  • Millenia Tower, 1 Temasek Avenue (1996)
  • Marina Mandarin
  • Esplanade (durian-like buildings)
  • Raffles Hotel
  • Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road (1986)
  • Raffles Place: +United Overseas Bank Plaza, Raffles Place (1992), +Republic Plaza, Raffles Place (1995), +Overseas Union Bank Centre, Raffles Place (1986), OCBC Centre, 65 Chulia Street (1976), Singapore Land Tower (50 Raffles Place, 1980)
  • DBS Building Tower One, 6 Shenton Way (1975)
  • SGX Centre One, 2 Shenton Way (2000)
  • SGX Centre Two, 4 Shenton Way (2001)
  • +Capital Tower, 168 Robinson Rd (2000)
  • Temasek/ AXA Tower, 8 Shenton Way (1986)
  • International Plaza, 10 Anson Road (1976)
  • RoyalPark Collection
  • City Hall
  • Supreme Court
  • Asian Civilization Museum (across from Raffles Place and Boat Quay)
  • Boat Quay
  • Chinatown: Sago street market, Pagoda street market (New Year celebrations: Trengganu Street)
  • +Thian Hock Keng Temple (Daoist temple)
  • Pinnacles at Outram Park MRT station (exit Cantonment St) but best place for picture is from the Tanjong Pagar MRT station (until they build more skyscrapers!)
  • Capital Tower at Maxwell & Robinson
  • +Marina Bay Sands and Double Helix Bridge
  • +The Sail @ Marina Bay (2009)
  • Flower Dome
  • Jurong Bird Park (notably the aviary): MRT to Boon Lay + bus 194, 251, ticket is $16 (2007)
  • Haw Par Villa: 25 clusters of statues and figurines which tells stories of Chinese mythology
  • Mount Faber Cable Car: MRT to Outram Park + bus 123, 195 for cable car to Sentosa
  • Sentosa (notably the Butterfly Park and the Fountain Gardens): MRT to Harbour Front + monorail $3 or walk the causeway (Butterfly Park is $10)
  • Botanic Gardens (notably the National Orchid Garden and the Evolution Garden): MRT to Orchard + bus 7,77,105,106,123,174 ($5 to Orchid Gardens, everything else is free)
  • Mt Faber (hike from Vivocity to the top, with views of both downtown and the Reflection Towers)
  • Henderson Waves bridge (above Henderson Rd and below Mt Faber)
  • +Daniel Libeskind's Reflection Towers at Keppel Bay (near the Sentosa bridge and the Harbour Front MRT station)
  • Night Safari
  • Mandai Orchid Garden (orchid farm)
  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (exotic birds)
  • Science Centre
  • Snow City
  • Volcano Land


  • Lorenzo Quinn's Force of Nature/ What Goes Around Comes Around in Marina Barrage (just inside the large courtyard of Marina Barrage)
  • First Generation by Chong Fah Cheong (Near Cavenagh Bridge, opposite to Fullerton Hotel)



  • Monsoon season in Singapore: December to early March
  • Budget hostels/hotels: Hawaii (on Bencooleen, between Middle and Rochor), Bugis Backpackers, Inn Crowd, Hive,Prince of Wales, Hang Out Hotel, A Travellers Rest Stop, Summer Tavern. 229 Rochor Rd & North Bridge (just east of Bugis MRT), Sleepy Sam's (55 Bussorah St, near Bugis MRT - 92774988)
  • The rain season is from november to january
  • October is the worst month for pollution coming from Indonesia
  • January, february and sometimes december are the driest months in nearby Cambodia and Thailand. The weather in Malaysia is nice throughout the year.
  • From Singapore to Malaysia there are three main kinds of buses. Queen St near the cathedral: buses to Johor station in Malaysia, from where there is ample selection of buses. Lavender bus station (west of Lavender MRT): buses to Melaka. Golden Mike bus station (east of Lavender MRT): buses to Kuala Lumpur.

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