Fragrance Hotel - Pearl in Lorong 14, Geylang area does really fit budget travelers like me and my friend (mind you we are two girls in our 20's). It is indeed true that Geylang area is known as "the red light district" of Singapore...But this is a place where you'll also find cheap foods. Getting to the hotel is fairly easy, the hotel is just about 10-15mins away from Aljunied Station. If you ask for directions people in the area would know where the Fragrance Hotel - Pearl is right away.
On the way to the hotel you'll see people hanging outside bars. The food stalls which sells cheap foods also sells liquors. As you would notice during evening the whole Geylang area is busy however come the next morning everything is quiet. As for me and my friend, walking in the area during morning and late evening is quite safe. I guess one just needs to dress properly not to be mistaken as one of the "other girls" around there.
As for the hotel itself, its pretty neat, there's TV(with few channels), hot&cold shower, free water and coffee plus electric kettle and hair blower. Wi-fi service is not for free,it costs SGD5 per 2 hours which is like Php170 (roughly in Philippine Peso), I find this quite expensive at first but when I asked and looked around for cheaper ones I realized that this is kind of cheap plus you can use internet in the comfort of your own room rather than in internet cafes. To sum up, my friend and I enjoyed our 5 days/ 4 nights stay in Singapore.
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