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24 hours in Singapore....

Discussion in 'General Asia' started by ChrisM, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. ChrisM

    ChrisM Solo Diver

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    Thanks all for the info. Forgot about Helix bridge. Good tips on the MBS elevator.

    I’m under no illusions that we will be able to do it all (or maybe any, we went to Fiji and that first night was rough, and this is worse). I figure out hotel won’t be ready at 7 am or whatever time we clear customs so plan is dump the luggage, get into an airport shower and see how we feel. We will have to sleep somewhere during that day, so the nap area or a lounge. I’d really prefer to see the light shows
     
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  2. CarcharodonCarcharias

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    If you are not flying in on weekend, then take the MRT (purple line) to Harbour Front (the end station). From the MRT station you will ascend up to Vivocity. Go to the 3rd level and take the Sentosa Express. Take it to the Beach Station (last station) and there will be a Sentosa Beach Tram (free) that you can take to Tanjong Beach. Go to Tanjong Beach Club for meal, drinks, and grab a daybed just nap or lounge.
    Tanjong Beach Club
     
  3. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

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    Wot? :eek:
    Black pepper crab (or even fish head soup) definitely wins over that grossly sweetened dish in my french foodie book.
    As soon as I first tasted it with its unbalanced mantou buns, the Chili Crab myth went down. :wink:
     
  4. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

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    I do find that Newton hawker centre has more varied local food. Caters to both locals and tourists, unlike Lau Pa Sat which I think has evolved now to mainly targeting tourists.
     
  5. CarcharodonCarcharias

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    LOL. I will second that. Chili crab is a bit too over the top and I did not find the taste appealing. If I were to pick:
    1) White pepper crab (Go to No Signboard in Geylang)
    2) Black pepper crab (Any Long Beach outlet or Eng Seng at Eunos)
    3) Chili crab if you must for novelty sake

    Actually, Lau Pa Sat is more catered to the office workers in the surrounding buildings given that it sits in the center of CBD. But the Satay Street behind it is definitely the tourist trap.

    Newton Food Court is more touristy and from time to time you will also see tour buses dropping off tour groups. But Newton does have a much better atmosphere. Unfortunately, it is a tourist trap as well so just be extra careful when you order.

    Don't want to hijack the thread, but anyone interested, PM me for the stalls for visit at Newton.
     
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  6. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I agree! Chili crab is sort of the iconic Singapore crab dish, and I didn’t want to complicate the general point, which is to eat well in Singapore.

    I also tried white pepper crab. I much prefer the black pepper.
     
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  7. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

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    Ok so for the sake of foodies traveling in Singapore, advise which hawker center you'd recommend first.
    Some of us don't care going the extra mile.
     
  8. ChrisM

    ChrisM Solo Diver

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    we’re actually landing 6 am Easter Sunday.
     
  9. lowwall

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    This is turning into a typical Singapore discussion. The residents are famously picky about their food and everyone has favorites stalls or restaurants for each of the regional specialties.

    If you have the time and interest, it's worth the effort to seek out the various spots and build your own list. But for a jetlagged tourist who also wants to see some of the city, it's all likely to be too much. I recommended Telok Ayer/Lau Pa Sat because it has interesting architecture, the food is good enough to get Singaporean's general approval, and it's in a good location for a walking tour of the city.
     
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  10. CarcharodonCarcharias

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    Just some places to check out:

    Newton
    Tiong Bahru
    Telok Ayer
    Tekka Food Center
    ABC Redbrick Havelock Road
    Alexandra Village Food Center


    Some requires a bit more navigation. But for quick jaunt to Singapore, the top four will be suffice.
     

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