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Singapore Master Thread
« on: July 11, 2010, 06:49:21 AM »
Hey fellow DDers. I'll be in Singapore BEZ"H for the weekend in a few weeks. I had someone get in touch with the Rabbi there who said they have an annex building available for Jewish tourists but it will be taken the Shabbos I'll be there. I cannot get back in touch with the guy who was helping me so I don't know where to turn now. I'm getting there Thursday afternoon and leaving Sunday morning. Additionally, on my way back to TLV I'll be stopping in SIN for 6 hours.

If anyone can comment on what my possible options are for Shabbos over there, and if you know addresses/phone numbers to local restaurants (I heard there's at least one) and the Chabad, I would appreciate all that info.

Lastly, if you know of any "you-don't-want-to-miss-this-sight" in Singapore that you would recommend I do while I'm there for a day, please share.

Thanks guys (and gals).
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2010, 06:53:44 AM »
is this a oneworld or star alliance trip

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2010, 06:56:05 AM »
Both.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2010, 07:09:49 AM »

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2010, 07:53:36 AM »
can you explain the routing and miles used please?

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2010, 09:40:36 AM »
http://www.singaporejews.org/travel-info/hospitality-faqs.html

Singapore is a pretty small place so almost every hotel is within walking distance of the Jewish Center. Don't forget to bring your passport the first time, security there is very high!

Places to check out while you are there:

Sentosa Island
Marina Bay Sands Casino (check out which shows are on at the time)
Wildlife Park & Night Safari
Shopping on Orchard Road
Ferry to Batam Island, Indonesia
Worlds first Kosher (Cholov Yisroel) Coffee Bean
Boat Ride around the harbor
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2010, 09:46:32 AM »
 da, U beat me to it with that link but heres 2 more to help people heading over;

 http://wikitravel.org/en/Singapore

 http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/singapore/996560-what-do-singapore-over-4-days.html

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2010, 02:03:05 PM »
Thanks guys. I'll look into it. Right now my contact is trying to find me a house to stay in, and he told me the meals there are $50 USD for Fri night and Shabbos day. Like you said, damax, it looks like there are 20 hotels within a 90 second walk of the Shul.

Anyone have a place for me to stay?
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2010, 02:08:06 PM »
can you explain the routing and miles used please?

30,000 A"A miles one way Europe - TLV-HKG (overnight) HKG-SIN (with a quick stop in BKK) in Business Class

El Al and Cathay

160,000 Continental open-jaw RT - KUL-BKK-SYD (over Shabbos in Sydney) SYD-CHC (2 days in Christchurch) CHC-SIN (6 hour stop to go out to eat) SIN-FRA-TLV - Almost all in First (SYD-CHC and CHC-SIN don't have first, so I'm in Business)

Lufthansa, Thai, Air New Zealand, Singapore Air, Lufthansa, Lufthansa
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2010, 02:19:33 PM »
How are you getting from SIN-KUL?
Does Continental allow 2 stopovers as well as an open-jaw?

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2010, 02:20:08 PM »
Thanks guys. I'll look into it. Right now my contact is trying to find me a house to stay in, and he told me the meals there are $50 USD for Fri night and Shabbos day. Like you said, damax, it looks like there are 20 hotels within a 90 second walk of the Shul.

Anyone have a place for me to stay?

St. Regis is majestic but its a bit of a walk.

All of the hotels are nice there. Take your pick!

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2010, 02:24:56 PM »
How are you getting from SIN-KUL?
Does Continental allow 2 stopovers as well as an open-jaw?

From SIN I'm travelling to LGK for 5 days and then to KUL on Air Asia (paid flight - economy)

My stopover is Sydney and my destination is Christchurch. The rest are under-24-hour connections.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2010, 02:25:36 PM »
St. Regis is majestic but its a bit of a walk.

"A bit of a walk" like more than 90 seconds, or "a bit of a walk" like 40 minutes?

Seems like 40 minutes according to Google Maps:

http://snurl.com/z98pj   [maps_google_com]
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2010, 02:35:46 PM »
"A bit of a walk" like more than 90 seconds, or "a bit of a walk" like 40 minutes?

Seems like 40 minutes according to Google Maps:

http://snurl.com/z98pj   [maps_google_com]
About a half hour.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2010, 03:04:00 PM »
And the Sheraton Towers Singapore where I can get for 4,000 + $60 is a 40 minutes walk also. I'd rather stay close and not get upgraded...I think...no?
-Eli