Help me have a socially and physically active time in Singapore
January 18, 2012 7:08 PM Subscribe
Working in Singapore for 3 weeks in February. Staying at the Regent hotel near Orchard Road. Where to go to find a coffee shop to relax and read a book? Where to eat a casual dinner without feeling awkward about being alone? Where to find a yoga class? A rock climbing gym? Where to have a cocktail? Also, a hostel or cheap but not sketchy hotel/bed and breakfast recommendation for one night?
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I'll be in Singapore from Jan 28-Feb 21, so if there are specific events during that time, especially if it's not far from the Regent hotel, feel free to share.
I've been there before and did all the tourist things, and this time I'd like to have a more "normal" lifestyle while I am there. I'd like a comfortable coffee shop with free wi-fi to sit down and hang out in for a little while. A restaurant/bar where it's not awkward to sit down alone and eat a decent dinner (less than $20-40? Not sure what my budget for decent dinners is yet). A bar where it's not weird to have a drink by yourself? I'm a late 20s woman, if it makes a difference. Bars where local musicians play at open mic type things? Where are people most likely to talk to strangers (me) instead of keeping to themselves (so I'm not alone for 3 weeks, eek!)? Hole in the wall places that are worth going to are awesome too.
Also, I'm interested in checking out some rock climbing gyms while I'm there, any recommendations? Are there yoga classes anywhere near where the Regent is? Or Zumba? Or other fun group exercise classes? I need to stay active.
If you live in Singapore and like to do any of the things I mentioned (or things I haven't mentioned because I am not aware of them?), please recommend where to go, I'm open to anything!
I will also need to stay somewhere in Singapore one night that work is not paying for, where should I stay? As cheap as possible without being sketchy or unsafe?
Any other tips or advice are welcome too. Thanks in advance!>