Singapore 2023 (Part 3) - Day 3&4

Regarding the first and second part of my Singapore trip, let's continue part 3. In the morning of the 3rd day, I walked to Former House of Tan Teng Niah and Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple in Little India area before having breakfast. Then, visited Merlion Park, Marina Bay, Gardens by the Bay. In the afternoon I went to Bugis Street.



I walked via Dickson Road to Former House of Tan Teng Niah from hotel (500 m.)

The former house of Tan Teng Niah is the last surviving Chinese villa in Little India. It embodies an often overlooked story of the days when small Chinese industries operated alongside the cattle and rattan businesses at Little India. Tan Teng Niah was a towkay (Chinese businessman of good standing) who owned several sweet-making factories along Serangoon Road that used sugarcane to produce sweets. Behind the house, Tan had a rubber smoke-house for drying rubber which used the by-products of sugarcane as fuel for its furnace.


Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples, dedicated to the goddess and destroyer of evil, Sri Veeramakaliamman or Kali. This distinctive landmark in the heart of Little India has fascinating stories to tell of colonial Singapore.


After that I walked via Serangoon Road (go straight from Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple) to Tekka Place (5 minutes) for having breakfast. 

Tekka Place



I went to Ya Kun Kaya Toast (1st floor). Tekka Place opens 8 a.m. but Ya Kun Kaya Toast opens 7:30 a.m. Kaya means coconut jam. You can dine in or take home. 

Here was menu. I selected set D (French Toast with Kaya set).  In set provided boiled eggs and hot drink. In my opinion Kaya was sweet. 




Next, going to Merlion Park which is one of the landmark and attraction in Singapore. I took the bus. Go to 
bus stop Jln Besar Stn Exit A (Stop ID: 07529), waiting for bus number 130. Get off at Aft Esplanade Stn Exit D bus stop (6 stops from Jln Besar Stn Exit A). It took 15 minutes. You can also take MRT to Raffles Place Station and walked 600 m.

Go straight (follow Collyer Quay Shenton Way). You will see Marina Bay Sands on your left side. Walked 5 minutes to Merlion Park. I arrived here 10 a.m. and saw many people around here. 



Then, walked to Marina Bay Sands (1.3 km). If you go to Marina Bay Sands from other place, you can take subway to MRT Bayfront Station. 

Finally, I arrived Marina Bay Sands. I just looked around, then walked to Gardens by the Bay.

Marina Bay

You can take subway to either MRT Bayfront Station or Gardens by the Bay Station. I heard that MRT Gardens by the Bay Station is far from Gardens by the Bay entrance. I did not buy the ticket, just walked around. 

Shuttle service runs between Bayfront Plaza (Exit B from Bayfront MRT) ←→ Active Garden ←→ Flower Dome. Shuttle Service fee at $3 for one 2-way ride (Adult / Child).




I went back to MRT Bayfront Station, going to Bugis. Get off MRT Bugis Station, exit C. Bugis Street is good for shopping. Shops sells souvenirs, accessories, fashion products in cheap price. Moreover, the shopping malls and temple are located in Bugis area.

I went to Bugis Junction Shopping Mall for having lunch. Food centre was on th 3rd floor. Many people came here so it was hard to look for vacant seats. After that, I went to B1 Floor for shopping at CS Fresh Supermarket. 


Walked 400m. from Bugis Junction to Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple. The temple is of significance to the Buddhist community among Chinese Singaporeans, and is believed to bring worshippers good luck after praying to the Kuan Yin or AvalokiteĊ›vara, the Goddess of Mercy (Ref: Wikipedia). 

Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple


I had dinner at Berseh Food Centre (walked 500 m. from hotel). My dish was 5 SGD. 

Next day, it was rainy day in the morning. I must arrived Changi Airport about 12 p.m. so I looked for shopping place in the morning so I walked to City Square Mall (1 km.). Actually, I thought that it was far but it's ok for walking. Just walk 250 m. from Mustafa Centre. Moreover, you can access by MRT NE8 Farrer Park Station Exit I (North-East MRT line) and walk 400 m.


City Square Mall is shopping mall, located at the junction of Serangoon and Kitchener Roads. The mall has various shops, opens 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. I arrived here about 9 a.m. so most of the shops still closed. I visited NTUC Fairprice supermarket (B1 Floor) because it opens 8 a.m. There are DonDon Donki and Valu$ on B2 Floor. Finished from Shopping, walked back to hotel and checked out at the hotel. 



Took MRT to Changi Airport. My flight was at terminal 2 so I went for walk at Jewel Changi Airport before check-in. When arrived Jewel Changi Airport, must take photo at this waterfall  landmark (HSBC RAIN VORTEX). 

HSBC RAIN VORTEX OPENING HOURS

Mon - Thu: 11:00AM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sun, including PH: 10:00AM - 10:00PM 


HSBC Light & Sound Showcase:

Mon - Thu: 8.00pm & 9.00pm

Fri - Sun, PH & Eve of PH: 8.00pm, 9.00pm & 10.00pm



There are a lot of attraction at this terminal. You can check for activities, shops, restaurants on the website.

I went to terminal 2 and did self-check in, printed boarding pass and dropped the luggage. If you cannot do it by yourself, ask staff for help. The immigration process was so fast. I looked for restaurants having lunch. I went to 2nd floor and there was food centre. You can must self order at the machine and paid by credit card only. You can order the food from more than one shop and paid together. You queue number was on the receipt. Then, looked at the board. If you see your queue number at any shop, just go to that shop and pick up your food. After I was full, I went to 7-11 shop (same floor) to buy some drinks and paid by the remaining balance on EZ-Link card. Price of drinks were not cheap. 



Next, I still had time before boardind time. I went to Sunflower Garden on the 2nd floor (terminal 2). You can see the Nap Zone in front of Sunflower Garden (Outdoor). It was not big garden but sunflowers were beautiful. 


It's time for boarding. I walked to gate and must do security checked  through scanner. If you had the liquid over 100 ml., you must throw it away. Drinking water was available inside the gate. You can bring your own empty bottle.


Ref: Visit Singapore


Singapore Trip Part 1

Singapore Trip Part 2

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