A Dream Singapore Itinerary by Lonely Planet
As a Singaporean, I’ve never been interested in guide books about our own country (Who reads guidebooks of their own country anyway? I bet most of you don’t!). Jody, one of our friendly staff has donated a series of Citiescape of Asian countries from Lonely Planet, 2006 Edition.
Not exactly a very comprehensive guide, but it covers and has vivid photos of Singapore, and the rest of the asian countries like Beijing, Delhi, Ho Chi Minh, Sydney (huh?) and more.
What particularly caught me was the itinerary that was listed behind by Mat Oakley, an expat that stayed in Singapore for almost two years,
Start early, amid the chatter of an old kopitiam (breakfast and coffeeshop), for hot sweet kopi, runny eggs and kaya toast, slapped onto your table without ceremony. Once you’re loaded with cholesterol, take a stroll in the magnificent Botanic Gardens, then along Orchard Road before the crowds hit.
Head down into the MRT, up one stop to Little India and out into another world of grubby streets and food markets, and dip your hands into a curry lunch – fiery fuel for a walk to the mosques, carpet sellers and coffee houses of Kampong Glam, the Muslim Quarter.
After a cardamom coffee or hot mint tea, take a bus to Chinatown and browse through the antique shops, street markets and teashops. A few steamed dumpling and tea from a Chinatown cafe, then leave the city for the green centre, and Singapore’s zoo and peerless Night Safari.
After seeing the sunset with the leopards, do a taxi race down the flawless, tree-lined expressway to Newton Circus, the city’s most famous hawker centre. Bursting with seafood and beer, take another taxi to Raffles Hotel for a cocktail.
Energy permitting, dance your way into the early hours with the beautiful people at Zouk, Singapore’s thumping megaclub.
Well I couldn’t put it better in words than Matt. And take note all these locations that are mentioned apart from the Zoo are very, very, very close to G4 Station. So if you’re coming and need help in directions, feel free to ask our frontdesk staff for help.
They’ll probably point a direction and tell you you can even walk there for some of the destination mentioned above, seeya soon!