I wouldn’t have planned to go to Singapore if not for Dani (a PR friend) who told me about a bus that can take me from Malaysia where I will be staying for 4 days and 4 nights at a Malaysian Hotel. Knowing this I did not book to stay in any Singapore Hotel . How to get around Singapore/ Transportation The bus trip took about 5 hours one-way with two stops to the Malaysian immigration for departing Malaysia and to the Singapore immigration for arriving at Singapore. This means even arriving buses from the border will have to be checked at the immigration before being allowed entry or exit. This immigration process doesn’t only happen in airports.
I rode a double decker bus by Star Mart and I purchase a ticket online for SG$55 or about Php1,815 (@Php33 exchange rate).
I left Malaysia at 10AM and arrive at Singapore at 4PM . The trip took longer because of two European who was in the same bus as I am and were asked to pay customs tax for the two pckss of cigars they were carrying. Where to eat/dine in Singapore? At the bus terminal in Singapore at Golden Mile Center along Beach Road Singapore I met Dani where she took me to some hawker food stalls nearby. She had me try them food she haven’t tried before! This hawker area is very popular in Singapore if you are going there for a food trip this is one of their must-try places.
Anthony Bourdaine visited this place too for one of his food adventure!
I forgot what I ate ! But its somewhere around SG$4-5.00 and a cold milk tea for SG$2.-3.00, sorry I forgot it was Dani’s treat! We passed by her then parted at another bus stop . I went for a short tour in Singapore alone riding a public utility bus! I was suppose to meet Monique (a blogger friend who works there) but she was on duty the time so I had no choice but to roam alone . FUN! Where to go in Singapore? Sightseeing in Singapore/ Tourist Destinations For SG$5.00 I think I covered most of the popular tourist destination in Singapore and had my photo opps with one of the most photographed place there, the Marina Bay area where the famous Merlion can be found. This is the same area where you can watch Singapore F1 Grand Prix live . This year F1 Singapore Grand Prix will be held on September 23, 2011 to September 25, 2011! I’m so excited to be there!
I was able to do some sightseeing while inside the city bus
The Merlion at Marina Bay Singapore I almost missed my bus! But Thank God for maps I was able to go back to the Golden Mile center to catch my bus back to Malaysia in time. Phew! Unlike Manila, buses in Singapore are number coded and they only go to certain routes, if you ride a wrong numbered bus you will be taken to a different place and that will get you lost! My bus left Singapore at 11PM and by 6AM I was in Malaysia again and freshened up in the hotel in Malaysia I was staying at before I went for another Malaysian city tour.
How about you, have you ever tried going on an out-of-the-country trip alone? Which airline do you take for your trip? Where do you usually book your hotel when travelling? Stay gorgeous everyone!