Top places to visit in Singapore:
Route Mode * Travel Time Amount
JB Sentral to Queen Street Regular Bus 1.5 Hour (MYR 2.50)
Queen Street to Larkin Tourist Bus 1.5 Hour 3.30
Going to Singapore via Johor Bahru
After passport checking at the JB Sentral CIQ, take the escalator down to PLATFORM A;
Look for bus number 160 or 170;
Pay MYR 2.50 (Make sure to bring exact amount and keep the bus ticket)
Bus stops at Singapore CIQ.
In Singapore CIQ you need to fill up an EMBARKATION CARD for submission at the Immigration Counter;
After passport checking, take the escalator down to bus platform and board Bus number 170;
Just show the ticket, or else you will have to pay again;
This bus makes several stops and takes about an hour to the Queen Street;
At the last stop, go towards the park then turn right;
Walk to the intersection, take one block to the left, then proceed right to Bugis Station;
Ride the Metro. Aljunied (where the guesthouse is located) is only 3 stations away.
Tourist Pass Valid for 3 days 20.00
The Singapore Tourist Pass is a special transport card for unlimited rides on buses, MRT and LRT trains valid for 1 to 3 days. For a 3-day pass, you will initially pay SGD 30, SGD 10 as deposit refundable upon return of ticket.
2 nights at Urban Hostel 24.00
This hostel is located just beside the Metro Station in Aljunied. Not a great place but at 12 Singaporean Dollars a night, the dorm room is good enough.
Food is affordable at food stalls in Aljunied Station and in a cafeteria near the hostel. Chicken wing with rice is SGD 4.00. It cost more in Marina Bay area. A small bottle of mineral water is SGD 3.00. You can also find some exotic fruits, but they cost a lot. That little pack of durian is 10 SG dollars.
Singapore (Singapura), an island located at the tip of the southernmost part of mainland Asia, can be historically described as a battle-scarred commercial capital. It had been an established trading port long before it was ceded to Britain in 1826. It basked in prosperity in the late 18 hundreds as a major exporter of rubber. Commerce and industry collapsed when it was occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War 2. After the war, it was repossessed by British in 1945 and its economic activities returned to normal. When it gained independence in 1965, Singapore joined with other states to form the Federation of Malaysia. The federation was a failed setup so it opted to venture on its own despite its small territory. When Lee Kuan Yew became Prime Minister, he decreed policies which gainfully utilized the labor force and enhanced international business relations; the economy then rapidly took off moving it from a developing nation to one of the top richest countries in the world within a span of few years.