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Trip to singapore starts and concludes with one great thing - the Changi International airport. The newly built terminal has got great contours for the art lovers. Do not miss exploring this airport - has got stupendous features like the garden, meditation hall, showers, broadband PC's, cafe parlours and shopping centres. Assistance is top class. MRT and BRT cards for tourists are available at the airport. For nightlife, check Butter Factory at Robertson Quay or RAV at Circular Road. These r good options. A day at Sentosa can be fun with the cable car, sky and luge ride, 4d movie and lots of sea food. Fort siloso is worth exploring as well. Its very cheap. Vivo City is nearby and good for shopping but don't miss out on Little India if u r an indian. If u r into Yoga, go for a couple of pure yoga sessions at Orchard Road. Singapore is normally very safe for tourists. Mustafa at Little India is good option to shop. For art lovers, visit the esplanade at Boat quay. It's also good for boating and photography. Don't miss to visit the Art and history museum on the other side of the river. Give the restaurants at boat quay a miss and try the ones at Clarke quay instead. I found the Science centre very interesting - it's worth one full day out there including the science movie. Try to see the movie on Alps if available. Night Safari at the Zoo is good but there aren't any komodos as I had read once. Jurong bird park is good but one has to walk a lot. For budget shopping, try bugis street. It's street shopping there. For quality shopping, I liked Paragon though there are many options at Orchard. Mustafa is one stop shop though do not expect the best range of apparel here. Currency conversion and travel office is also there at Mustafa. For moving around, one can use a cab which charges reasonably. Bus (SRT) and Tube (MRT) cards are available every corner. Climate is hot and humid. Bring your cottons. Great place in the morning and evening. There aren't any dangers in Singapore as I could see - it's safe and hospitable. Yet. check the credentials of the hotel u r booking into, carry a map and try to avoid roaming around late night in remote places. English is understood by all. Singapore mainly comprises of Chinese, Malay and Tamils.
Most gay travellers start in Backstage near Chinatown. Take the Pagoda Road exit and turn right. Look upwards for a rainbow flag on the left and the entrance is just around the corner. People tend to start there and go to Tantric (nicknamed Tantrum).
When traveling to Singapore, take thin clothes for the outside; but do not forget your pullover: inside the shopping malls, MRT, offices, everywhere except for nature, the temperature is going down to 18 and you can easily get a cold.
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