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Things to do in Singapore

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Things to do in Singapore

Greeting, thinking of going to Singapore from Malaysia 2-3 days. Wondering if we should stay in Singapore city 1 day sight-seeing or are there anything to do there before we head out to the tourist spot, which is sentosa island? What's your suggestions, or should we just get off the airport and go straight to the island?

Also, are there any monorail/subway in Singapore that we can take from the airport to the island or from Singapore to the island?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Things to do in Singapore

Stay in the city at least for a night, it's beautiful city which looks awesome specially in the night. Clean place and busy people.....if you have time then just stay in the city before heading to island. Regarding the subways may be other travelers will know better.

Things to do in Singapore: tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g294262-Activiti…

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2. Re: Things to do in Singapore

<<Also, are there any monorail/subway in Singapore that we can take from the airport to the island or from Singapore to the island? >>

To get to Sentosa straight from the airport you can:

1/ take a taxi

2/ travel by MRT ( commuter, not express, with few line changes) to St. Harbourfront and get monorail from there to Sentosa.

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3. Re: Things to do in Singapore

If you are only staying in Singapore for 2-3 days best to base yourself in the city. Sentosa is easily accessible from the MRT or taxi.

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4. Re: Things to do in Singapore

I don't know where you get the idea that Sentosa is the only tourist spot in Singapore? You may want to have a read of the Attractions page first and see what piques your interest.

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5. Re: Things to do in Singapore

Hello, actually the city of Singapore itself has enough to keep you busy for at least 5 full days while attractions in Sentosa can keep you busy for 2 days

You can move around the city by MRT or by taxi. From the city you can reach Sentosa via Sentosa express (a monorail train) within a few minutes or taxi or tourist bus (free) or the Cable car for a nice and slow ride in altitude. Transports within Sentosa are complementary.

If you plan to stay most of the time in Sentosa then stay in Sentosa. Though the city has many things to offer: you may read trip reports from previous visitors on the top right page "Top questions about Singapore", see "Visiting > JBR, trip reports".

You may check this link to see what you can doo & see: yoursingapore.com/content/…see-and-do.html

happy planning

Edited: 14 July 2013, 12:01
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6. Re: Things to do in Singapore

I am going to try stay in Singapore 1 day and 1 night just to get a vibe of the city. Then spend 2 days in Sentosa island. Could someone point me to the express mono rail site? Also, do you pay first or you pay when you get on it? What's the best way to get the rail ticket?

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7. Re: Things to do in Singapore

There is a mono rail to sentosa from Vivo City on Level 3. You can get to Vivo City by taking the MRT (train) on the North-East line (purple line) and get off at station NE1, Harbour Front. You can buy the ticket for the mono-rail off the counter from level 3 at Vivo City. Hope this helps :)

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8. Re: Things to do in Singapore

Also the boardwalk lets you walk over to Sentosa - its a covered walkway across the causeway that you can get to from Vivocity mall as well - with travellators to make it easier - 1SGD entry, less crowded than the monorail which on a busy USS day can be heaving - and if you want to ride the monorail, you can always use it to come off the island.

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9. Re: Things to do in Singapore

getting to and around Sentosa

sentosa.com.sg/en/…

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