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Singapore Trip 29/12/2010-1/1/2011 – Part 1

January 3rd, 2011 · 4 Surrendered

Not sure how long will it takes for me to finish this post with the rate I’m blogging nowadays. I didn’t take much photos, was too occupied with looking for places and got overwhelmed by the crowds! This is my 3rd trip to Singapore. I usually travel during low season, this is the first time traveling during peak season. Also, it’s quite a last minute trip, only booked the tickets in October, no promotion price some more but it’s the cheapest of all airlines and the cheapest of all the possible dates.


First time was with MAS, second time with Tiger. This time with Air Asia. Booked Fragrance Hotel at Bugis in late November, exactly one month after buying the tickets. In fact I had book the other hotel, Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel in early November but I canceled the booking after my parents asked me to check out Fragrance Hotel as they stayed there during their emergency trip there. It’s much cheaper and located at better location, near to Bugis Junction and MRT station. Good thing the booking I made earlier did not require me to pay, only pay when check-in. Really saved a lot.


4 days 3 nights at Fragrance Hotel cost us SGD500+ for family room meant for 3 persons but there were 4 of us. You get everything you need in there.


However, the fridge is empty. As if it did matter. No problem for us because we never touch anything in the fridge LOL! The room includes breakfast for 3 also. Then again, the fridge came in handy because that’s where we stored our leftover food that we couldn’t finish ;p

I did not get very good sleep there every night because the air-con blew directly to my bed. The sheet, mattress and pillow wasn’t comfortable. I don’t like that kind of blanket. The mattress was slippery because it’s covered with some PU material(basically not your usual mattress material) and I couldn’t sleep well because the pillow and sheet moved around easily because of the slipperiness of the mattress and the sheet was quite thin. It’s annoying listening to the sound when you turn your body.

Oh well… I’m just very picky when it comes to bedding(only two places satisfied my sleep so far, Holiday Inn Glenmarie and 41 Berangan), sorry… It’s just me but then again I do recommend this place because it’s strategically located, clean, and it’s good enough. I will go back to stay again for sure.


The breakfast, only took this one photo of the food on the second day. It’s buffet style. The place is quite narrow. The food, kind of disappointed with the taste. Just don’t put much expectation on it.

That’s all about the hotel we stayed. Will blog about the places and food next.

Categories: Going Places · Greeting the Merlion - Singapore

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  • 1 uncle Lee // Jan 5, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Hi Irene, I love Singapore. Back in the late ’60s, ’70s and ’80s used to go there almost every other week, on business.
    I used up 4 of those blue local passports too.
    Back then not that expensive. Plane ticket only Rgt 80.

    I love both Penang and Singapore. Because of the sea. More Penang because of Penang hill.
    Have fun and keep well, Lee.

  • 2 sweet surrender // Jan 6, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Hello Uncle, back then Rgt 80 was big money!! ;p My passport is still very empty. I don’t mind to go to Singapore to play but to live there, I don’t think I want to, so stressful, don’t like big city life.

  • 3 lvynana // Feb 25, 2011 at 9:07 am

    I’ll check will hotel out if we’re going to spore.

  • 4 sweet surrender // Feb 26, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Ivynana, you can check it out, it’s not very bad if u’re on a budget. Always check their website for latest offer. You can google the name and found the official site.

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