Coming April is Ching Ming Festival – a Chinese festival for posterity to visit passed away ancestors or clean up the grave every year, which will be very crowded to visit passed ancestors and normally Chinese will make the move 10 days before and after of actual day. Fortunately, I need to travel to Singapore (SG) to visit my passed away grandfather. While at the same time, we make it a short trip to visit SG since 4 years ago. Of course, I traveled with my wife and we also visit our relatives and friends over there.
Access to Singapore (Mar 23rd – 25th)
We traveled by coach – Aeroline Bus from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Harbourfront, Singapore. It took about 4.5 hours on the travelling and 40 minutes at the both countries custom. For you interest, you can visit www.aeroline.com.my for booking. It was about RM 95 per trip if you book it from Malaysia website.
Stay In Singapore
Transport in SG are very convenient especially the MRT railway system. We stayed at Hotel 81 Rochor which considered as franchise budget hotel in the town, it is located everywhere in the city that nearby to heart of town. The branch we stayed was at Rochor which also very near to Rochor MRT station. It was very unfortunate that we were allocated to ground floor room which was very noisy and another thing we dissatisfy was the dull smell in the shower room where we found the ventilation was not working too.
Travel in Singapore
SG is a very good place to travel. The weather is good and there are a lot of shopping mall and heritage building. We visited Bugis Street, China Town, Suntec City, Marina Bay, Garden by the Bay and so on. We also visited our passed away ancestor that located at Bishan Temple.
Bugis Street consist of shopping street and few shopping mall, the shopping street is one of the well-known place for getting affordable goods and great place to walk.
China Town is another great place to visit for many heritage buildings and of course local shopping street for souvenir. China Town is a great place to place to understand local Chinese culture.
Suntec City is one of the largest shopping mall in SG, it consists of 4 main tower for shopping and 1 tower as convention centre and they all are linked. Some interesting spot in Suntec City like Fountain of Wealth and Sky Garden.
Marina Bay is the most famous place in SG. It consist of shopping mall, tourist hot spot like Garden by the bay, casino, garden, and so on. It is a must go place.
Food in Singapore
Food there are more to fusion style, there a lot of cuisine and style everywhere. We visited local neighborhood food court which price are cheap and air-conditioned too. Besides, our local friend brought us to few good restaurant in China Town and Bugis Street.
We tried Chong Qing Grilled Fish Restaurant that located at Chinatown which was Chinese style food and also tried Ah Chew Dessert at Bugis Street.