Singapore 2023 (Part 2) - Day 1 & 2

Regarding my previous review, I travelled to Singapore 4 days 3 night. This page, I will talk about my trip on first day and second day. 

I arrived Singapore in the afternoon. I travelled by Singapore Airlines. My lunch was scrambled eggs with sausage and apple juice. 

First day of arrival was raining in the afternoon so I changed my plan. After the rain stopped. I walked from hotel to have dinner. 
I and my family had dinner at Dim Sum Haus (90 m. from hotel). No printed menu, you must scan QR code for ordering the menu. The price on menu are not included GST (Goods and Services Tax) 8% and service charge 10%. The taste of dim sum was delicious. Only one staff can speak english.

What we ordered the food?

- Jasmine Tea Hot 2 pax 1.9 SGD*2

- Jasmine Tea Cold 2 pax 1.9 SGD*2

- Honey BBQ Chicken Chop Noodles 8.8 SGD

- Yang Zhou Fried 7.1 SGD

- Dumpling Noodle Soup 6.9 SGD

- Fried Rice with Shrimp Egg 8.9 SGD

- Steamed Shrimp Dumpling 3 pcs 3.7 SGD

Service Charge 4.5

GST 3.96

Total 53.45 SGD


If you look for the budget meal, there are indian food closed to hotel and Berseh Food Centre.

After the dinner, I walked to Mustafa centre; large shopping mall with over 2 buildings. You can buy the souvenirs, snacks, drugs, apparels, bread, drinks, purfumes and etc. If you carry your big backpack, staff will use cable tie to lock your bag before going inside the mall. There are various products but not everything is cheap so you may compare with other shops i.e. Fairprice, Valu$. 

Second day in the morning, I walked to Mcdonald's Bugis Village (500 m. from hotel) to have breakfast. The room rate exclude breakfast. This branch opens 24 hours.

You can see the full menu on website. You must order via machine, select payment by cash or card. If you make payment by cash, go to counter after finish the order. Your queue is on the receipt. No extra charge. You can dine in or take out.

Sample menu and price

Filet-O-Fish burger 3.75 SGD

Sausage Muffin Meal (Plus Hasbrowns and coffee or black tea) 5 SGD

After finished breakfast, went to Universal Studio Singapore. I bought the tickets on Klook website. You can print the e-ticket or show your ticket on mobile. The voucher will be sent to your email.

I bought 4 tickets and get special discount 500 baht. 

I went to Universal Studio Singapore by bus because I could see city view and was easy to get on and get off. If I took MRT, I need to go basement floor and climb up (not comfortable for seniors). 

If you take subway, take MRT to Harbourfront Station (CC29 Circle line / NE1 North East Line), exit E (VivoCity, Sentosa Express monorail, Sentosa Boardwalk).

I crosses the road to bus stop Jln Besar Stn Exit A (Stop ID: 07529), waiting for bus number 65. Got off at HarbourFront Stn/Vivocity bus stop. Get on the bus at front door and get off at rear door. Press the button if you want to get off. 

I arrived the front of VivoCity, a shopping mall located in the HarbourFront (opens 10 a.m.). Universal Studio Singapore opens 11 a.m. so I went shopping and had lunch here. Food price in Universal Studio Singapore are expensive. I went down to basement 2nd floor. There was food centre. You can pay by cash. I ordered Charsiew  (5.8 SGD). The taste was good. My brother had chicken curry rice (7.8 SGD). Price was reasonable. 

FairPrice Xtra is hypermarket in Singapore, located on basement floor and 1st floor of VivoCity. This branch is hugh and also selling fresh bakery.

It's time to go to Universal Studio Singapore! Went to L3 floor of VivoCity, taking Sentosa Express monorail to Resorts World Station (1 station). Fare is 4 SGD / person. I used EZY-Link Card. Sentosa Express monorail has 4 stations; VivoCity Station, Resorts World Station, Imbiah Station and Beach Station. After you paid fare 4 SGD, you can take monorail at Sentosa within 4 stations for free.  

Got off Resorts World Station and walk, finally arrived the entrance. There are restaurants nearby. I used voucher bought from Klook and scanned the barcode. 

You can check waiting time for each zone on Universal Studio Singapore application so that you will not waiting for long time. Universal Studio Singapore is closed on Tuesday. Please check the weather forecast before coming here. If it rains, the outdoor rides will be closed. I visited on sunny day and it was hot. Drinks in theme park was also very very expensive. Soft drink at vending machine was 4 SGD/can. 

Transformer Rides has the longest queue. Some rides are under maintenance. 

Next, I went to Chinatown in the evening by taking MRT to MRT Chinatown Station (NE4 North East Line).

MRT Chinatown Exit

Exit ABuddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Chinatown Complex, Chinatown Heritage Centre, Chinatown Plaza, Chinatown Visitor Centre, Coins & Notes Museum, Fairfield Methodist Church, Home Team NS (Chinatown), Kreta Ayer Community Centre, Kreta Ayer People's Theatre, Lucky Chinatown, Masjid Jamae (Chulia), Ministry of National Development, New Bridge Centre, Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, Temple Street, Trengganu Street

Exit COG Building, Pearl's Hill City Park, People's Park Complex, People's Park Food Centre, The Majestic, Yue Hwa Building

Exit DFamily Justice Courts, Furama City Centre & Shopping Centre, Havelock II, Masjid Omar Kampung Melaka, Ministry of Manpower Building, People's Park Centre, Po Chiak Keng Temple, State Courts, The Riverside Piazza

Exit EChinatown Point, Fook Hai Building, Hong Lim Complex, Hong Lim Food Centre and Market, Hong Lim Park, imPAct@Hong Lim Green, Kreta Ayer NPP, One Upper Pickering, Parkroyal on Pickering

Exit FBuddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum, Capri by Fraser China Square, Chinatown Point, China Square Central, Fook Hai Building, Great Eastern Centre, Hong Lim Complex, Hong Lim Park, Masjid Jamae (Chulia), One George Street, One Upper Pickering, Parkroyal on Pickering, Speaker's Corner, Sri Mariamman Temple

Exit GChinatown Point

Since there are many exits, I think that Exit A is the best. I arrived there almost 4 p.m. It was not crowded. Shops in Chinatown sells souvenirs, accessories, clothes.

Sri Mariamman Temple is home to the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. It is dedicated to the goddess Mariamman, known for her power to cure illnesses and diseases. (Ref: Visit Singapore)

Operating Hours: Daily 5–11.30am, 5–8.45pm

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum 

"The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum’s richly designed interiors and comprehensive exhibits on Buddhist art and history tell stories of culture over thousands of years old. Built in 2007, the temple gets its name from what the Buddhists regard as the left canine tooth of Buddha, which has been recovered from his funeral pyre in Kushinagar, India and displayed on the temple’s grounds." Ref: Visit Singapore

It's free admission. Please wear appropriate clothes (no shorts / mini skirts). You can take an elevator on the right side to visit the museum. I went to the rooftop. 

Operating Hours: Daily 7am-7pm.

Museum and Stupa Chamber: Daily 9am-6pm.

After that, I walked to Chinatown Point; a shopping mall located in Chinatown. You can see the stores directory on website. Many restaurants are on 1st floor and B1 floor. 

NTUC Fairprice (large supermarket) and VALU$ (selling lifestyles products including snacks in cheap price) are on the B1 Floor (recommended).

Daiso (Japanese style products) is on B2 floor. Price starts from 2.16 SGD.  

Chinatown Point

I went back to hotel after finished my shopping. I was tired so I had instant noodle as dinner buying from Fairprice. 

Continue Part 3 -> Coming Soon

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