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Do it yourself Singapore trip -Part2

DIY- Universal Studios, Chinatown

We purchased online tickets using a Mastercard Credit card in getting tickets for Universal Studios. At that time, there is a promo, that if you use that creditcard, you are entitled to a $6.00 retail and $6.00 food and beverage voucher and a free Transformers ride. how sweet is that?!:) uss ticket

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and used it on our 3rd day SG stay. Going there, we rode a tram, took off at Vivo City and walked thru the Sentosa BOardwalk. Upon entrance to the Boardwalk, you will need to pay $0.80 per person. From the entrance of the Universal Studios, it will be advisable to get a map. A separate flyer with the schedule of the activities will also be given, but it would be nice if you can just ask for it. before entering the Universal studios (USS), you will also find a hawkers at the left side, there were alot of choices of food at an affordable prices too. Though there are alot of restaurants inside the USS itself. But if you want a cheaper food, always go to a hawkers place.

I like the Transformers the most, others are The Revenge of the Mummy, Waterworld and Jurassic. For those who are adventurous, Battlestar galactica and accelerator are the rides to be. For the kids, they will definitely enjoy the Shrek and Dinasaurin. I like the performances from the Mels Diner, they are blessed with talent and beauty!:D
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It was a good decision to just spend your whole day at USS. There are so many rides to choose from. It is advisable to go there on a weekday to avoid long lines.

After a long day in USS, the kids decided to go to Chinatown to buy souveneirs for people back home. Here, you can ask for bargain. They will definitely give you very good prices.
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on our last day, we decided to go to Mustafa Center, it is a famous mall in SG. We didnt manage to enter the mall cause we are in a rush, the kids asked us to have our money exchanged so they can spend some more for their souveneirs. along the way you will find wonderful temples and shops as well. after that we want at Sultan Mosque at Kampong Glam. Its one short bus ride away from our hotel. There are still alot of electronic shops here. we just commuted from the hotel going to the airport, using tram. :)

TIPS:

Have your money changed first before going on a different country
A creditcard may ba handy if you get short
Plan your trips and check for online promos
For directions, i used streetdirectory.com, it has also travel time and different routes.
Download maps on the site itself, example Jurong Bird Park, OR you can get the maps on the tourist spots
Maps for the trams are also important. YOu can get this from the tram or may search and download it
For us, we brought snacks for the kids back home. Cheaper and saves us time.
Always ask for a receipt and ask for a voucher from the store itself. Rebates are refundable at the airport
Going back home, remember that foreign exchange centers wont accept coins.

Posted by pinaynurse 26.12.2012 03:38 Archived in Philippines

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