Saturday, June 20, 2009

Things You Should Know About Singapore

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Posted on Saturday, June 20, 2009

Things You Should Know About SingaporeSingapore is a great place to shop especially this Great Singapore Sale. The Great Singapore Sale happens every year from the last week of May to the last week of July. Aside from the discounted price, you can also enjoy many freebies from many establishments.

If you are planning to here in Singapore, here are some of the things that you should be aware of:

1. Singapore is a right hand driving country, so be aware of the road especially when crossing.

2. When you use the escalator, always move on the left to give way to those who are rushing. It is common courtesy here in Singapore.

3. At food courts or what is called "hawkers" by Singaporeans, don't be offended if the service crew clears your plate even the people you are with are still eating. It's just a habit here. I got offended on my first time here but I eventually got used to it.

4. Singapore is a multi-racial country, don't be surprised to see more than 7 nationalities.

5. When speaking to a local, it is advisable to speak slowly and never use advanced english words. Be patient to understand them.

6. Orchard, Bugis, Vivo City, Mustafa and Chinatown are the shopping destinations. Spend wisely and pasalubong to my Kababayan if you're going here.

18 Responses to “Things You Should Know About Singapore”

chrisair said...
March 21, 2013 at 3:00 PM

thanks for sharing at least I know now what to expect in SG when I visit


Mary Anne Vinzon said...
March 21, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Singapore is one of the place I want to visit. Thanks for sharing all information about Singapore. I will keep them all in mind.


Chubskulit Rose said...
March 21, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Your number 5 tips reminds me of Korea. You have to really talk slow and even repeat the words many times so they could understand you.


tess said...
March 22, 2013 at 4:32 AM

the plate clearing is one that might get me offended other than that, some are already known to me. Thank for sharing.


jared's mum said...
March 22, 2013 at 5:37 AM

those are really nifty tips! i cannot wait to use it soon, i just do not know when i will have the chance to visit singapore ;)


jheylo said...
March 22, 2013 at 7:19 AM

i think singapore is somewhat similar to USA :) they have entertainments and theme parks similar here in the United States and the shopping centers too. I have a friend who resides in Singapore and she always post pictures of here in many places over there


riz said...
March 22, 2013 at 9:07 AM

singapore is a haven for shoppers -i dream one day of exploring orchard road :)


~Ms. Joy mH~ said...
March 22, 2013 at 12:16 PM

So helpful tips for those who are looking forward to travel to Singapore someday! Thanks for sharing this, I might have to keep this, who knows, I could explore Singapore one of these days...


clarizze said...
March 22, 2013 at 5:52 PM

there are really points of interest in SG. tourist will revel in this tiny yet beautiful place.


claire said...
March 22, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Singapore is a wonderful country and I wish to visit it one day.


kim said...
March 22, 2013 at 7:25 PM

awww! i wish i could go visit Singapore someday. i was in korea in 2006 and i talked really really slow i lost track of what i was trying to say.. :D


Ria C said...
March 22, 2013 at 8:04 PM

I started "liking" Singapore only recently. We've been in the country many times in the past but my daughter and I's recent trip last year made me have a change of heart about the country.

I like how it's very clean and organized. I like the orderly way the people go about their daily lives and I am happy that I have friends there I can visit any time.


Gven-Rose said...
March 22, 2013 at 8:58 PM

those are good tips to those who are planning to visit Singapore this summer..


Kaye Figuracion said...
March 23, 2013 at 12:54 AM

My brother works in Singapore and I'm planning to visit him next year. I'll make use of the tips you mentioned by then.


Chubskulit Rose said...
March 23, 2013 at 2:56 AM

Hubby said that it is a bit pricey to shop there in Singapore.


jheylo said...
March 23, 2013 at 3:58 AM

hopefully someday i will be able to visit singapore and explore it's beauty


Peachy @ The Wandering Peach said...
March 23, 2013 at 8:03 PM

This is such a good read! I wish we could visit Singapore soon!


emzkie said...
March 25, 2013 at 8:19 AM

my brother is getting married in singapore this coming May. my family are gonna be there on his special day. this tips will surely help them to know more about Sg.

thanks!


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