Trip Planning: Going to SIN at the end of May

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  1. OceanTrotter3

    OceanTrotter3 Silver Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm trying to plan for a week-long (5~7 days) trip to SIN towards the end of May. I'm planning to fly out of IND (or ORD if it comes to that). I also have a $100 coupon from Frontier, which can cushion the cost of one-way to some hubs if necessary.

    I just want to get some feedback on how you guys might plan for this. Thanks! :)
     
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    gregm Gold Member

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    Save that coupon to pay for your carry-ons!
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/frontier-airlines-now-charging-carry-bags-163847920--finance.html
     
  3. Sweet Willie
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    Sweet Willie Gold Member

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    That is a long time to spend in Singapore, especially if you go for 7 days.
     
  4. Terry Yap

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    Hey Sweet Willie, I'm based in Singapore, lots to see in 7 days ;)
     
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    Singapore seems to be brutally expensive for hotels, even more so than Hong Kong or Tokyo.
     
  6. Terry Yap

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    yes, it is, for the ones in Orchard Road and Marina Bay especially, but country is small, the ones outside of these areas are more reasonably priced...
     
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    Yeah, Novena and LIttle India seem to be somewhat better (some of the boutiques look like decent deals in the $120-200 USD range). And Geylang especially if you need to go cheap (though I am not sure the OP wants to be in Singapore's RLD :eek:).
     
  8. Terry Yap

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    no, Geylang won't be recommended, but there are some gems available, sometimes with the chain hotels and promotions, such as Accor regularly runs good promos (now i believe even), GHA has flash sales, and the Grand Roxy Mercure in East Coast road costs less than USD$160, with a free shuttle service from Changi Airport. The Oasia hotel in Balestier area, is decently priced too and quite well rated on TripAdvisor
     
  9. violist
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    Come on, Geylang has plenty of good eating dining and is
    quite safe, especially compared with other RLDs.
     
  10. WilliamQ

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    IHG also have a few hotels in the country too and the price ranges widely.
    Key thing is the country is small and very connected (especially) near the city and its fringes which is also where most hotels are concentrated at.
    SPG have some nice properties here too.
     
  11. OceanTrotter3

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    I used to live there, and my parents are based there now. I was hoping to get over for my mum's birthday. :) The plane ticket price still seems to be hovering around $1,300~$1,500s.

    In terms of hotel, I did book a Ritz-Carlton stay using FF discount from a friend who works there. But unfortunately, it doesn't accrue Marriott pts.
     

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