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An Evening Out in Singapore
Submitted by ieuandolby on 2007-03-30 00:28:14 (via www.seadolby.com)
This state City has so much to offer, its just that you have to go out and find it.
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Submitted by ravenazure on 2007-08-15 04:30:41
Well in a sense Boat Quay, CHIJMES and anywhere near the Central Business District (CBD) and Town area are pretty much good places to go to. Though it's the costlier part of the country, I must say that the place is pretty much worth the amount you spend there.
However, it kinda depends on what you are looking for. So I would say that Boat Quay, CHIJMES, Clarke Quay and such places are where you would want to go should you want something more cosmopolitan, maybe even romantic and stuff.
Yeah, so the two cents worth from the Singaporean. HAH.
- J.Raven Yep
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2007-08-15 06:11:11
The article speaks no lies, that is true, in fact I'm quite impressed because there are several things mentioned in the article that I did not know personally even though I've lived here in Singapore all my life. The main thing though is that you may want to watch out regarding Newton Circus hawker center - the food is fine and all but because it is the most famous hawker center in Singapore, it has also become the most expensive. Remember that simply because a dish is famous and expensive, sure, it should be pretty good, but that isn't a guarantee that it is the best. Prices are marked up because they know that tourists will go there, since it tends to be the only hawker center they can remember off the top of their heads. If you get a friendly cab driver to bring you around for chow, I'm pretty sure he/she'd be glad to bring you to a fine alternative.

Ken T.
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2007-08-15 07:30:53
Mostly accurate. As for the diversity, nothing can beat Sydney where you can find Asian, Middle Eastern, South European, and Western junk food all in the same area.
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2007-08-15 23:01:27
Actually, You can find it all here in SG too. You just need to know where to look.... And you do not necessarily need to have a car.
Submitted by dan4444 on 2007-08-15 07:48:10
this article is very detailed and true even though i havent been to these places, i sorta passed by them several times. I'm from singapore myself and i'm proud to say that the nightlife here is pretty amazing. there are a lotta places to go to. u should come here:)
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2007-08-15 08:45:34
This is a good account of some of the many places there are in Singapore to dine out. One of my favourites when I was there was Holland Village (I know - a bit expat but has some great restaurants including Michelangelos, Sistina & Original Sin for veggies). I also liked the amazingly cheap hawker food but if you want the more classy stuff there are lots of options for that too. Indochine was a favourite & also Shangri La or Fullerton for breakfast. I miss it all so much now that I am living back in UK.
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2007-08-15 09:00:58
yes. i believe that the article has pointed out things that are true to a very large extent. however, there is so much more to singapore other than drinking and eating!
first, to expand on the eating and drinking.. .. those places mentioned are mostly places for people who wish to chill out and have a nice long chat with each other.
if you're looking for more fun and hype, don't forget about the clubs! some popular ones over here are zouk, mos and st. james power station.
and, since you mentioned about changi village, just wanted to say this to those who are curious.. changi point is where transverstites hang around and attract male customers. i actually found out about this when my school took us on a night excursion to have a little night trip around singapore. it was appalling but definitely an eye-opener too. besides, people have this concept that hookers hang around at geylang.
and now for the family filtered version.. if you're not looking for a drink or two.. two other things which you might wanna do is to go shopping or go visit the singapore night safari. shopping malls usually close at 10pm.. but there are special days when they are opened till midnight. late night movies during the weekends are also popular over here. (:
the singapore night safari is a must-go because basically, you don't get anything like this in any other country in the world - zoo in the night. it's a not-to-miss. the food there though a little pricey, is absolutely awesome and comes in very huge servings. for the restaurants there, they are situated outside of the night safari.. so you don't have to pay for tickets to night safari just to enjoy a nice dinner over there. besides, the animal and tribal shows presented are totally worth your money as well. i especially love the tribal fire dance show (and actually, for the fire show, you don't have to pay to watch it too.. it's situated outside of the entrance to the night safari). it's absolutely awesome. the night safari is opened from 6 to midnight. recently, night buses are provided as well.. they run well into the night and takes you back to the heart of the city. regular bus services terminate at around 11:30pm.
okay.. so that's all for my SLIGHTLY more holistic view of "an evening out in singapore".
-jb
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2007-08-15 23:20:07
I'm surprised my fellow countrymen failed to mention one of our most versatile tourist machines; Sentosa.
It not only boasts of attractions like fort siloso but is home to 2 resort hotels, a mini golf range where they have 3 different courses, a musical fountain, 3 beaches that turn into party central during Zouk Out, Purple and/or NYE...etc...Many bars littered along those beaches, most popular now is Cafe Del Mar(yes we have one too!) and it is the place to be when they get a guest DJ in town for the party doesn't stop until you decide to stop.(Only on weekends though. Sun to thurs they close at 11pm)
I mean they even have a marina and property around it for the rich and comfy who want to park their yachts close to our sunny shores to back in the sun whilst their pals freeze in winter...
Another thing, our nightlife is so happening that St. James Powerstation opens until 6am for its outlet Dragonfly(cantopop live band/R&B DJ) and the other outlets may close latest at 5am and for a one stop entertainment complex, it has 2 eating places so if you drive, you park once and if you get bored of Cantopop at Dargonfly, you can head up to Bellini Room for some swing, maybe back downstairs for some latin at Movida or next door to Boiler for some hip hop, R&B and top 40's and if you get hungry through all this, I swear by Charcoal grill. Although pricey, it's worth every single cent cuz every morsel you put in your mouth could give you a gastronomical orgasm. Or maybe it was the alcohol in my system...
As for shopping, VIVO CITY!!!!!!!!!! It brought true meaning to the phrase we locals embrace as our frivolous motto(at least for us girls lah),"Shop 'til you drop!!!!"
Ok, I've said enough. Hehehehe...
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Submitted by christine on 2007-08-16 02:55:31
hey. these comments have been sooo exhaustive :)
oh, from what I've read here and in other articles, I have found out that Singapore is actually very clean. Is it a good place to retire?
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2007-08-23 08:18:51
Singapore it's an awesome place, there's everything for everyone, a bit expensive but worth the price. I just moved here like a month a half ago, been here 4 times b4 and i simply love this place.
There lots of different things u can do, cillax in clarke quay, go clubbing, smoke shisha in arab street, shoppin, fine dinning, cheap dinning (pretty good food in the hawker centres), chillaz by the river... or just enjoy the city.
Lots of foreigners, so i would say there's a great diversity; eurasians, arabas, indians, chinese, japanese, koreans,indonesians, vietnamese, europeans, australians, africans, latinos. etc...
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