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What do I do for 10 hours in Singapore/Changi?

I have a 10 hour stop at Changi airport, Singapore. What do I do with that time? [more inside]
posted by Diag on Nov 15, 2014 - 11 answers

Singaporean.. text speak? or Singlish?

On internet fora, it isn't uncommon to see people using abbreviations/textspeak. I've noticed Singaporean posters using particularly idiosyncratic versions of this: 'dun' for don't, 'den' for then, 'TT' for that. Example. What's the origin of this? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Nov 1, 2014 - 12 answers

How do I import some sheets from Singapore to the United States?

There is only one website that sells a sheet set I really want, and it only ships to Singapore. I emailed them; they cannot get stuff shipped to the United States. There are a million websites that help people ship stuff from US websites to Singapore, but none I can find that ship stuff from Singapore to the United States. There has got to be a way for me to do this. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Aug 4, 2014 - 5 answers

Best time to purchase flights to Singapore from Australia?

My wife, two daughters and I are hoping to fly to Singapore in January next year to visit some friends. We are not regular airline passengers, and I am wondering how far in advance I should book the flights in order to secure the best deal? Is there an optimum season or distance from the departure date to book? We will be flying out of Melbourne.
posted by bakery on May 24, 2014 - 9 answers

Singapore - gift delivery options?

My Dad just got "home" from the hospital in Singapore ("home" in quotes, because he's only there for a temporary assignment). He is completely bedridden, and probably should have stayed at the hospital but refused. I'd like to send him a care package of sorts - snacky food, beer, maybe even some movies to watch or something, but I don't know how to go about doing that (I'm in the USA). I would mail something from here, but he's going to be on a plane back to the states as soon as he can reasonably lay on a plane, and I don't know if it would be there in time. What are my options?
posted by eenagy on May 8, 2014 - 8 answers

Burning Man for International Visitors (who can't drive)

My girlfriend and I will be going to Burning Man this year. It was the sort of thing we've both wanted to do forever, and finally bit the bullet to do it. I'm scared, but purely for logistical reasons. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by popagandhi on Mar 24, 2014 - 13 answers

Xmas gift for the Singapore bound

I am looking for a Christmas gift for my 22 year old sister. Next summer she is planning to go to Singapore for a year to join her expat boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Nov 4, 2013 - 7 answers

Expatriating to Asia with a work from home job: how do I get a visa?

I have two fantastic work from home jobs that involve frequent international travel. Both of my employers are U.S. companies and I am a U.S. citizen. I want to continue working, but relocate my base to Asia for a year or two. I'd prefer to live in: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Japan or Bangkok, but am open to other options. I do not want to get a local job, but to keep my current gigs. So, the question is: how can I get permission to stay without a local job? I have plenty of money coming in, but I won't be able to rent an apartment on a tourist visa. What are my visa/immigration options? Any advice for the above listed destinations or other fine cities in Asia, would be much appreciated. I have more than a decade of long-term travel experience in Asia and speak Japanese and basic Vietnamese, FWIW.
posted by dead_ on Sep 11, 2013 - 12 answers

Off on the Road to Singapore

Traveling for work later this week to Singapore with a colleague. We both enjoy interesting bars. Any particularly odd sights to see? We have a couple mostly-open days to recover from the 12 hours in coach. What will impress two business travelers whose previous travel focuses around Northern Europe and the USA? [more inside]
posted by chiefthe on Aug 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Family of five moving to Singapore -- Advice?

The last "moving to Singapore" question was a couple of years old, so figured I'd ask again. Looking for general advice and great websites that will help us move to and live in Singapore for the next year. How do we make the best of our next family adventure? [more inside]
posted by Piano Raptor on Aug 7, 2013 - 6 answers

Singapore hotel filter: Near Orchard Road, quiet-ish, reasonable-ish?

Going to a conference Sept 12-13, to be held at the Orchard Hotel Singapore (442 Orchard Road). At around 210 Singapore dollars + taxes, I can afford it, but would also be happier with somewhere a bit less expensive. If you know of somewhere within walking distance, that isn't too noisy, and is a bit cheaper, could you tell me?
posted by Prof Iterole on Aug 2, 2013 - 2 answers

I need a hotel room in Singapore but most are really expensive.

I need a hotel room in Singapore but most are really expensive. [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jul 7, 2013 - 9 answers

Do any Westerners have experience working with Singapore team members?

I collaborate remotely with a technical team who are based in Singapore; I am based in North America. The Singapore staff all speak English as their native language (it's not a second or foreign language). However, making simple requests or explaining is usually excruciatingly hard. Any reasons why this might be so? Simple change requests within a document are ignored, often repeatedly. When collaborating on some simple database stuff, simple processes are ignored in favour of more complicated (but easier) processes. We're working folks who are well-educated, and have a great work environment. They're technical, but also creatives as well (so I don't think it is a left brain/right brain conflict). I'm wondering if there is some sort of cultural code to crack.
posted by KokuRyu on Jun 21, 2013 - 8 answers

Weird or unusual in Malaysia or Singapore?

So the wife and I are heading to KL, Malaysia, and possibly Singapore. What's weird, unusual, or just plain bizarre there? [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on May 31, 2013 - 9 answers

Singapore Eid read out

The Aseno family is planning to go to Singapore few days after this year's Eid (end of Ramadan). We know in other muslim countries, Eid celebration can last up for up to a week afterwards. Businesses (read: attractions and great food joints) usually take long vacations before they open again on regular hours. We're not planning to go touristy, but instead want to absorb local life style, eat and go where locals go. So, citizens of Metafilter, is it wise to travel to Singapore close to Eid, given our objectives, or should we wait another week or two until it's normal again? Or, if I may switch my perspective, are there anything that is worth traveling to Singapore during/near Eid?
posted by aseno on May 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Short-term housing in Singapore for a Corporate For'ner (and family) ?

I'm moving to Singapore for a couple months this summer for Work, along with my spouse and our young child (3-year old). Please help me find the right spot for our small family to survive & thrive for 6-8 weeks. Also looking for tips for occasional childcare. [more inside]
posted by armoir from antproof case on May 5, 2013 - 4 answers

Using US Electronics in Singapore

I'll be in Singapore for a vacation and, despite many trips there, I cannot remember how to go about safely plugging in American electronics in this country. It doesn't help that I basically know nothing about electricity. [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Apr 22, 2013 - 5 answers

2 weeks in Singapore and around -- what to see and do?

My Dad lives in Singapore, and I'll be visiting him for two weeks this summer. He'll be pretty busy with work during the week, and I'm trying to plan one or two day trips (spending one night somewhere else is fine, but no more than that). Where can I go that is a) safe to travel alone to (I'm an upper-20s female)? and b) relatively cheap (I'm thinking probably a bus, train, or boat ride to somewhere in Indonesia or Malaysia)? [more inside]
posted by eenagy on Mar 9, 2013 - 14 answers

Can I leave a bag at the Ambassador Transit Hotel at Singapore airport?

I have an overnight layover in Singapore, staying at the (airside) Ambassador Transit Hotel. After checking out of the hotel, may I leave a bag there for several hours, as you can at most regular hotels? [more inside]
posted by oliverburkeman on Feb 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Looking to buy a Pi Yao

Looking to buy a Pi Yao but need some input [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Feb 11, 2013 - 0 answers

Please help me not burn down my new apartment in Singapore

Who makes reliable, well manufactured step down transformers? [more inside]
posted by zennoshinjou on Dec 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Breakfast in Singapore, meals in Manila & Quezon City

Sunday breakfast recommendation in Singapore, and recommendations for good food in Manila around Pasig City and Quezon City? Also time for a taxi from Quezon City to airport? [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat on Nov 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Tennis instruction/clinics in Singapore or Kuala Lumpur

Any places to get tennis instruction/clinics in either Singapore or Kuala Lumpur while visiting? [more inside]
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on Aug 5, 2012 - 1 answer

Help me have a socially and physically active time in Singapore

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? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Jan 18, 2012 - 8 answers

In Singapore for 48 hours. What to do besides eating?

In Singapore for 48 hours. Hawker center recommendations? And what to do besides eating? [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Jan 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Japan to Singapore travel help?

Traveling from Japan to Singapore via Taiwan. WRINKLES: 12:30a landing in Singapore and leaving from a predominantly-domestic airport in Japan. Question 1: Can I do yen directly to Singapore dollars in Taiwan? Question 2: How best to kill time in Chengi airport until the buses and MRT start running again in the morning?
posted by DoctorFedora on Dec 21, 2011 - 10 answers

What to do after we eat all the dim sums.

[TravelFilter] Two weeks in Hong Kong - what should three twenty-somethings do after we've eaten all the dim sum? [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on Dec 8, 2011 - 8 answers

What are your favorite off-beat online resources for news and culture in Singapore?

What are good (off-beat) online resources for news and culture in Singapore? [more inside]
posted by fdhidalgo on Aug 28, 2011 - 3 answers

Who'd say no to an exciting adventure? My husband.

How can my husband and I balance my dream job (in Asia) with his not-quite-wanting to go? [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Aug 23, 2011 - 44 answers

When should I book my tickets to Bangkok/Singapore?

When is the best time to book tickets to Singapore or Bangkok? [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Aug 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Should I spend two days in in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore or Tokyo?

Should I spend two days in in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore or Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Jun 24, 2011 - 26 answers

Need advice on finding a job in Asia.

Need advice on finding a job in Asia. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2011 - 3 answers

Visiting and then (maybe) living in Singapore

My husband and I have been long pondering our next move as a family, whether to move overseas or not. Today Singapore came up and surprisingly enough the idea is quite appealing - I hadn't even considered moving to Asia. So we're going on a fact-finding mission in July with the kids. There are a few things I'd like to try to work out in advance though... [more inside]
posted by tracicle on May 21, 2011 - 16 answers

Party like it's 1991 in a maternity ward.

Where in south east Asia can 16 adults - half 20s, half 40s - have a good time for a week. Requirements: beach and relaxation for all, nightclubs and shopping for some. Not too overblown but not too quiet and within a day's easy travel of a main airport. Hotel / resort / villa recommendations welcome. Budget up to US/Aus $70 per person per night. [more inside]
posted by Kerasia on Apr 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Hotel recommendation in Singapore

I will be in Singapore in May for three nights on the way back from Vietnam and I am looking for a hotel recommendation. I want to stay somewhere in the centre (Chinatown maybe, not sure) and looking for something not too expensive but also not a hostel. Any ideas?
posted by Lesium on Apr 11, 2011 - 8 answers

If I'm going to spend 24 hours flying there, I might as well stop somewhere on the way

If you had five nights to spend on stopovers en route to Australia, and your options were Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Auckland, how would you apportion your time?
posted by smackfu on Feb 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Flying to Singapore in 3 days. I want an adventure!

At the last minute, I'm going to Singapore (+Indonesia/Malaysia?). Not too excited, even though I should be. I don't "do" vacation. Help me plan a worthwhile 7 days! [more inside]
posted by hasna on Jan 27, 2011 - 13 answers

Where to go in Indonesia or Malaysia

Java vs. Bali vs. elsewhere for 3 days in Feb after Singapore? [more inside]
posted by rmless on Jan 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Help us get to our hotel

We're going to Singapore on the 24th and are staying at Marina Mandarin Oriental hotel. All I could dig up was that it was ten minutes from the City Hall MRT. How do we get to there from the MRT? Or, since we're four people who will be going there, would it be cheaper to just take a cab from the airport?
posted by drea on Dec 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Purchasing a Galaxy Tab in SIN

Is the Galaxy Tab being sold at retail stores in Singapore without a contract? [more inside]
posted by armage on Nov 17, 2010 - 5 answers

I need advice for setting up an improv group.

I'm setting up an improv theater group and would like some advice. [more inside]
posted by WalterMitty on Oct 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Will a nearly-expired passport give me trouble traveling in Japan and Singapore?

I'm traveling to Japan and Singapore soon, returning to the US on October 1, 2010. My passport expires April 11, 2011. Singapore's entry requirements state that the passport must be valid for at least six more months. Do I need to renew before I go? [more inside]
posted by Maximian on Aug 7, 2010 - 14 answers

Obsessive planner seeks Singapore information, delicious street food

The 6 month Singapore working holiday visa looks pretty awesome, but I can't find much info online about people who've actually done it. I'm curious if any of you have heard anything about what it's like to live in Singapore as a short-term working traveler. [more inside]
posted by clipperton on Jun 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Which Singapore retail bank has the best transaction account for expats?

What Singapore bank offers the best transaction account for an expat Australian who travels to the UK and USA? [more inside]
posted by m1ndsurfer on May 30, 2010 - 3 answers

What is it like to be a pathologist?

I have the opportunity to get into a pathology residency programme in Singapore. Does anyone have any idea what pathology will be like as a medical specialty? [more inside]
posted by ianK on Mar 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Help us go to Singapore!

Singapore conference/vacation! Toddler! Please help! [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jan 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Why does Amazon want me to go to Burma to get a Kindle?

How does Amazon decide where to sell the Kindle? [more inside]
posted by blue mustard on Dec 13, 2009 - 16 answers

Travel Options w/a RT Ticket to Kuala Lumpur

I jumped on a super cheap ticket on Air China to Kuala Lumpur next Spring. It'll be my first time in Asia and I have about 10 days. Should I stick to Malaysia & Singapore or is it worth it looking at other locations I can fly to from the airport? [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on Dec 7, 2009 - 9 answers

Lounging about in Singapore

What are some things a single traveller can do in Singapore, mid-December? [more inside]
posted by tksh on Nov 24, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me name my web show!

Name-my-web-show filter: I'm launching a web show that features the places and foods of Singapore. I need a shot, snazzy title for it, ending with a .tv domain. Anybody got any ideas? Thanks so much!
posted by mordecai on Nov 21, 2009 - 10 answers

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