Author Topic: Singapore Master Thread  (Read 82833 times)

Offline nobiggy

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 2372
  • Total likes: 14
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 7
    • View Profile
  • Location: forums
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #620 on: May 12, 2019, 05:30:50 PM »
Skip the bar and sweet talk your way into the pool.
We'll give it a try....

Offline Yehoshua

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 9837
  • Total likes: 124
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #621 on: May 12, 2019, 05:37:57 PM »
You can skip the Orchard shopping too. Not that special. You'll see enough stores if you stop by CBTL.

Offline nobiggy

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 2372
  • Total likes: 14
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 7
    • View Profile
  • Location: forums
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #622 on: May 12, 2019, 05:48:53 PM »
You can skip the Orchard shopping too. Not that special. You'll see enough stores if you stop by CBTL.
Wasn't really planning on going to CBTL.
Anything else good to do?

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 60641
  • Total likes: 7957
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #623 on: May 12, 2019, 05:51:44 PM »
Sentosa island
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline davidrotts63

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2017
  • Posts: 7220
  • Total likes: 896
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 26
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hertz Gold, Hyatt Member, BA Blue, Ebay banned, Amazon Prime
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #624 on: May 12, 2019, 05:56:34 PM »
We'll give it a try....
+1
Please report back.
(Quit) pulling out the flowers, and watering the weeds. -Peter Lynch

Offline Yehoshua

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 9837
  • Total likes: 124
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #625 on: May 12, 2019, 05:58:29 PM »
Sentosa island
Right, but with GBtB, the Flyer and MBS there may not be time. If I was him I'd prioritize the places he wants to visit and go down the list. If you don't have time for everything that's fine.

Offline nobiggy

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 2372
  • Total likes: 14
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 7
    • View Profile
  • Location: forums
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #626 on: May 12, 2019, 08:28:41 PM »
Skip the MBS bar IMO and do the ferris wheel instead
Is the view from MBS not as good?
I have no patience for a ferris wheel unless that's where it's at?

Offline Yehoshua

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 9837
  • Total likes: 124
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #627 on: May 12, 2019, 09:06:11 PM »
Is the view from MBS not as good?
I have no patience for a ferris wheel unless that's where it's at?
Well you do get a unique view from the top that's different than the MBS.

Offline nobiggy

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 2372
  • Total likes: 14
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 7
    • View Profile
  • Location: forums
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #628 on: May 12, 2019, 09:22:22 PM »
Well you do get a unique view from the top that's different than the MBS.
Got it.
If I do make it to sentosa what's one thing to do?
Do you know how much time one should allow to see GBtB?

Offline Yehoshua

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 9837
  • Total likes: 124
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #629 on: May 12, 2019, 09:35:29 PM »
Got it.
If I do make it to sentosa what's one thing to do?
Do you know how much time one should allow to see GBtB?
There's lots of activities on Sentosa. I just wanted around, but there's plenty to do if you want. I'd allow an hour if you want to look quickly, 2 hours of you want to look more slowly and longer if you're really into botany.

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 60641
  • Total likes: 7957
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #630 on: May 12, 2019, 10:11:23 PM »
Got it.
If I do make it to sentosa what's one thing to do?
Do you know how much time one should allow to see GBtB?
We liked what we did there, should be in my TR.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline mmgfarb

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 8392
  • Total likes: 1044
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
    • View Profile
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #631 on: May 13, 2019, 04:06:09 AM »
Is the view from MBS not as good?
I have no patience for a ferris wheel unless that's where it's at?
The view from the bar is awful. If you can't get to the pool, skip the bar and do the ferris wheel.
"JS [is] a fetid cesspool of unvarnished linguistic manure, with lots of useless drivel and post-padding." -Moishebatchy

Offline nobiggy

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 2372
  • Total likes: 14
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 7
    • View Profile
  • Location: forums
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #632 on: May 13, 2019, 08:05:00 AM »
The view from the bar is awful. If you can't get to the pool, skip the bar and do the ferris wheel.
Just saw this but you're 100% correct as I did both. I did the flyer but just missed sunset. Amazing view at night and I caught the light show from GBtB.

Offline mmgfarb

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 8392
  • Total likes: 1044
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
    • View Profile
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #633 on: May 13, 2019, 08:39:41 AM »
Just saw this but you're 100% correct as I did both. I did the flyer but just missed sunset. Amazing view at night and I caught the light show from GBtB.
Yea, the light show is great as well.
"JS [is] a fetid cesspool of unvarnished linguistic manure, with lots of useless drivel and post-padding." -Moishebatchy

Offline davidrotts63

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2017
  • Posts: 7220
  • Total likes: 896
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 26
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hertz Gold, Hyatt Member, BA Blue, Ebay banned, Amazon Prime
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #634 on: May 13, 2019, 08:43:31 AM »
So I'll be spending a Thursday morning-Sunday morning in SIN. I wasn't looking to plan yet, but this thread bump is getting me started.
So right now this is what I'm looking at (based on the suggestions above).

Thursday evening:
Sunset at the MBS pool, if that fails move to option B; Ferris wheel.

Friday (approximately 7:15 shkiah):
Sentosa.
Botanical Gardens.

Sunday (5:25 PM departure):
GBTB.

How does this look?
 I still have all Thursday (10 AM arrival) until sunset, and Motzei Shabbos.
I'm just looking to plan the absolute basics, and play the rest by ear. I don't mind free time to wing it/walk around.
(Quit) pulling out the flowers, and watering the weeds. -Peter Lynch

Offline nobiggy

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 2372
  • Total likes: 14
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 7
    • View Profile
  • Location: forums
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #635 on: May 13, 2019, 10:58:18 AM »
Thanks everyone for the tips, really appreciate!

Offline davidrotts63

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2017
  • Posts: 7220
  • Total likes: 896
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 26
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hertz Gold, Hyatt Member, BA Blue, Ebay banned, Amazon Prime
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #636 on: June 17, 2019, 12:16:40 PM »
Anyone eat by "Chesed-El Synagogue" on shabbos?
(Quit) pulling out the flowers, and watering the weeds. -Peter Lynch

Offline davidrotts63

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2017
  • Posts: 7220
  • Total likes: 896
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 26
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hertz Gold, Hyatt Member, BA Blue, Ebay banned, Amazon Prime
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #637 on: June 18, 2019, 09:54:08 AM »
So Awafi is the only Kosher resturant there? how are they pricewise?
(Quit) pulling out the flowers, and watering the weeds. -Peter Lynch

Offline mmgfarb

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 8392
  • Total likes: 1044
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
    • View Profile
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #638 on: June 18, 2019, 11:56:36 AM »
So Awafi is the only Kosher resturant there? how are they pricewise?
There's also the kosher coffee bean. Awafi is expensive but not crazy for being the only place to get real kosher food.
"JS [is] a fetid cesspool of unvarnished linguistic manure, with lots of useless drivel and post-padding." -Moishebatchy

Offline nobiggy

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 2372
  • Total likes: 14
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 7
    • View Profile
  • Location: forums
Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #639 on: June 18, 2019, 12:30:22 PM »
So Awafi is the only Kosher resturant there? how are they pricewise?

I was just there, with USD much stronger than SGD I felt it was very reasonably priced.