Tag Archives: Singapore

Santosa

30th November 2014,

Santosa is the singapore island resort. Over there you can enjoy white sand, universal studio and nice bar. You feel in the Beach and far from the city very easily. You can play beach volley and several activities.

Do not forget to check the event and upcoming activities, they are some all along the year. In december, Santosa is hosting the “Zouk Out” which is a great music festival.

How to get there ?

Throught bus, MRT from Harbour Front, taxi.

How much does it cost ?

1/2 $ to enter the island, then the bar and activities are quiet expensive but the atmosphere you get there is great.

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Night life in Singapore

November 2014,

What you need to know about the night life in Singapore ?

There is the “ladies night” every wednesday evening, which means that you can enjoy free drinks in lots of pub and clubs for ladies. We went to The Exchange  in the financial center and we could get free martini ! Have a look at this webpage : Lifesyleasia

Address:
8 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 1,
Singapour

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Night club and one rooftop in Singapore :

– Kudeta (night club) ($$) at the top of Marina Bay Sand ! I don’t remember paying an entrance fee… But not sure. Nice night club, you must go there, awesome view of singapore.

Address:
SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3
1 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018971

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– Altitude 1 ($$$$) : as the world’s highest al fresco bar. Very nice rooftop but expensive ! You must pay 40SGD to enter and then the drinks are around 16 to 25 SGD. Free entrance during ladies night for ladies

Address:
1 Raffles Place, Singapour 048616

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– The fullerton Bay Hotel, Lantern rooftop ($$) : amazing view of marina bay sand by night. Don’t be affraid, enter the beautiful hotel and then take the lift to the roof.

Address: 80 Collyer Quay
Singapour 049326
http://www.fullertonbayhotel.com/dining/lantern

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Fullerton Bay Hotel

Chinatown

8th November 2014, Chinatown

Singapore’s Chinatown is the most attractive part of the city with a coexistence between the old and the modern. Here, the dominant color is red, the Chinese lucky color. Moreover, the houses in the neighborhood are protected from all evil spirits, through multiple traditional ornaments.

Pagoda St, Temple St and Trengganu St are the most touristic streets, but have a few interesting shops.

Cultural visitors will travel to Sri Mariamman temples and the Relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Very nice temple !  🙂

Change of background beyond South Bridge Rd: restaurants, trendy bars and crowded shops  along Club St Ann Siang and Rd.

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Relic of the tooth of the Buddha

Address : 288, South Bridge Road. Singapore 058840

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Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya (Temple of a Thousand Lights)

Address : 366 Race Course Road 366 SGP – Singapour

There are exactly 989 light bulbs illuminate a monumental statue of a seated Buddha (13 meters high), the highlight of your visit to the temple said Thousand Lights, one of the most famous religious buildings in the city.

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Thian Hock Keng Temple

Address : 158 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068613

Less touristic but the most beautyful one. If you don’t know what looked like an antic temple during the chinese empire you must visit this one. <3

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Deepavali

22nd October 2014,

Diwali (or Divali, Deepavali, the “festival of lights”) is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. Diwali is the biggest and the brightest festival in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness.The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period.

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What you need to know is, there are 11 public holidays in Singapore. They includes Chinese New Year (2-days), the Buddhist holiday of Vesak Day (1-day), the 2 Islamic holidays of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (1 Syawal) and Hari Raya Aidil Adha (10 Zulhijah), the Hindu holiday of Deepavali (1-day) and the 2 Christian holidays of Good Friday and Christmas Day (25 December). The secular holidays are New Year’s Day, Labour Day and National Day.

We celebrated Deepavali with an Idian family. It was very interesting and we learnt a lot about this new culture. During this event, they put candle everywhere and the women dress the famous sari.

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Deepavali at litlle India,

If you have time to go to lillte India during deepavali, you must go there. There are lot’s of decorations and animations during deepavali.

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Condominiums

04th October 2014,

Singapore is a very expensive city to rent an appartment or just a room. There are 2 types of appartment, condo and HDB. HDB is the local renting. For foreign people there is almost one possibility which is to rent a room in a condo (this include swimming pool, tennis court, gym center…). Apparently, you can also rent a room in an HDB, but not all of them. HDB are cheapert than condo and more local.

The rent for a room (master bedroom or single room) is almost the same as Paris prices. Depending on the district you choose you the gap can be very important.

Firstly, we rented a master bedroom near to bukit timah (~1300 SGD), but if you look near to Newton, Orchard and Doby Ghaut it’s much higher.

The best website to find a room is easyroomate.

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