Backpacking hari 1 # Singapore
Posted February 9, 2010on:
I was arrived at Changi Airport at 10.30, an hour earlier than it should be. I had flight from Adi Sucipto Airport at 07.30. Since we’re using low cost carrier, we was arrived at Terminal 1. One of my friends was waiting for us, then she showed us how to use MRT. She is so helpful. Actually, it’s so easy to use MRT. you can choose either to buy ez link card or single trip ticket. If you want to buy single trip ticket, the thing that you need to do is:
1. Go to ticket machine
2. choose buy single trip ticket then select the MRT station that you want.
3. The cost will be showed up and you need to put your money inside the machine.
4. take your ticket, n if there is any changes you can also take them.
MRT Single trip ticket is refundable. After using it, you can refund it for SGD $ 1. You can go to MRT by putting your card into MRT entrance gate. To take your train, just follow the sign.
Our first destination is Orchard Road. We walked around and brought some souvenirs at Lucky Plaza. I brought 3 items for only SGD $ 10. We took many nice pictures. We also saw Mount Elizabeth Hospital in where many Indonesian people come to secure their illness. We also met some Indonesian people who are traveling and we asked about mosque around Orchard Road. She informed us the nearest mosque.
After walking around ORchard Road, we went to MErlion PArk in order to see MErlion statue, Esplanade and ride Singapore Flyer. From Orchard Road, we olny need to ride MRT and arrived at City Hall MRT Station, then we walked to Esplanade. We took our pictures there.
After there, we ride Singapore Flyer even it costs a lot, namely SGD $ 29.50 plus tax. We can ride it for about 30 minutes. It seems like we are inside a huge glass tube, so we can see whole Singapore clearly. You can see a beautiful scenery of Singapore both at noon or evening. If you visit Singapore, don’t forget to ride Singapore Flyer. You can also buy some souvenirs in there.
# Our next destination is Merlion Park. Actually, It is located near Esplanade, so you can walk from Esplanade to MErlion Park. Merlion is an icon of Singapore. Almost all tourist who visit Singapore take a picture in front of Merlion, including me, hahaha. Besides, I bought an ice cream which costs only SGD $ 1. It’s delicous and yummy. We spent our evening there until about 7 pm we decided to go back to City Hall MRT Station. We’re heading to Golden Miles Complex.
# Golden Mile Complex is a bus station. We’re planning to go to Malaysia by bus. If you want to go to Malaysia, you can choose either by bus or train. If you go by bus, it only takes 5 hours. How about the cost? which is is cheaper? I don’t know how much exactly train cost. When I was there, I prefer to go by bus. It costs SGD $ 20. The bus officer told me that there is a discount rate at that time. I think it’s promotion period. He said the common rate is about SGD $39-40. Our bus run at 11 p.m. We got nice bus with some facilities, such as blanket and mineral water. Its chair is so neat , so we can sleep well. But, unfortunately, the driver isn’t good enough.
As first time backpacker, we didn’t know about imigration in Singapore. When we want to go to Malaysia, we need to enter Singapore imigration. At 11.30, we’re at Singapore imigration and report that we’re out of Singapore. We needed to bring our bags and stuffs for security checking.At 12.00, we’re at Malaysia imigration, and we did the same thing as we had in Singapore.After having those imigration checkings, we can sleep well. We’re arrived ar Puduraya Bus Station at 4 a.m. Huffh..Finally we’re at Malaysia.
My backpacking story is to be continued…I’ll tell about my adventure in Malaysia. Just wait for it. 😉