24 Oct 2007 tilli asked

hoy guys n gals, im doing European contrasts in May nxt year and was wondering which would be better for a stopover on the way home... singapore or dubai. me n my boyfriend wand bout 5 nights after the tour in one of these places to wind down and relax. any advice would be great. thanks.
  • 24 Oct 2007 ashleightara said


    I’ve chosen Dubai, but I think its a little more expensive than Singapore. Plus 5 days might be a little much in Dubai unless you plan to venture out into the surrounding area…there’s a lot of shopping to be done in Singapore.

    What sort of thing would you like to be doing during your 5 nights?

    And who are you flying with?

  • 24 Oct 2007 Jeremy said


    I vote Singapore. I have no reason in my choosing just that it sounds like it’d be interesting to visit

  • 24 Oct 2007 Adel said


    hey tilli, not that I have interests in either of these places, BUT from what I know it will be worth your time to spend some time in Dubai as it is an up and coming centre of everything. Dubai is a very rich city – and indeed capital of a very rich country, they should have a lot of industrial type attractions, from what I know they’re currently building the world’s tallest building there!

    Again, as I said, I’m not particularly interested in either cities, so what I know is just hearsay, Dubai might have more attractions other than industrial, I just cant speak on them – because I know nothing.

    Singapore has lots of cheap stuff Smiler<!--graemlin::)--> I feel bad I wont be able to speak more on Singapore, but yeah Smiler<!--graemlin::)--> great shopping!

    Good luck with your choice Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

  • 25 Oct 2007 Gryphon said



    But then I’m Singaporean so I’d be biased. haha.
    Anyway, anything you want to know about Singapore, just ask, I’ve lived here for 27 years. =)

  • 27 Oct 2007 Gryphon said


    Well, it’s been somewhere around 11K – 15K for the recent past. Hasn’t been too high in the past couple of years.

  • 29 Oct 2007 tilli said


    hey everyone thanks for all the reviews, they are extremely helpful. i now think singapore would be better as its a bit cheaper n after spending up big in europe itd be good not to have to worry bout money for the last 5 nights. does anyone know roughly how much itll cost per night for about a 3 star hotel in singapore (aus $$) tah.

  • 31 Oct 2007 Gryphon said


    hey tilli,

    if you want a decent hotel that’s pretty good priced and smack in the middle of town, check out these couple of hotels:

    They are very decent budget hotels that are in the central areas, will cost you probably US$50 a night or less for a private room.

    Or if you want something more interesting, stay in a hotel on Sentosa Island, which is another island off the mainland.

    Anyway, I could probably give you better info via email rather than long posts over the forum, drop me an email if you want any info on Singapore

  • 7 Nov 2007 Gryphon said


    It’s scheduled for late 2009 / early 2010.

    The entry fee is $100 per entry and $2000 for a full year entry pass. But it only applies to locals, tourists enter free.



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