The Moment I Step My Feeth in Singapore

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Moment I Step My Feeth in Singapore

Travelling is one of my hobby. And writting my story after meet new experience also some pleasure for me. This time I wanna share to all readers about my experience while I got chance to visit Singapore.

There are two ways to reach Singapore from Lampung. First, enter Singapore by Changi Airport and Second way is reach trough Batam. If I choose the first trip then I have to take the flight to Jakarta first by local airline and continue International Flight to Singapore. In Jakarta as you know that we have to meet imigration process such as apply for free fiscal (by showing our tax card . read :  NPWP card) and passpor before we are allowed to board. The easier is on the second way, because by Batavia Air  we could meet the direct flight to Batam, then we have to move from Hang Nadim Airport, Batam to some port like Hourbour Bay in Batam to continue the trip  by Ferry to Harbourfront in Singapore.
Harbourfront Centre, Singapore

Harbourfront, Singapore

Harbourfront, Singapore
Changi Airport
Immigration Service at Changi

Many hostels, hotel, apartment rental you may find in Singapore. It depends on your itinerary. For those who like backpacker travelling , usually they use hostel to stay. Hostel rate could only charge from S$17,depend on the fasility they serve.
Transportation technology advances can also be seen in this country. Mass transport become the main mode that is used almost the whole of the people there. Various modes of public transport is provided to facilitate tourist enjoying their country. They offer taxis, buses, a modern fast train: MRT (Mass Rapid Transit).
Contactless Smart Card for Entering MRT

Card Reader while entering the Bus
at Ticket Counter , Dhoby Ghout MRT Station

If you want to go alone, without the guidance, you can do  it  safely in Singapore. Every bus stop insert the bus route and MRT route/station.So it is easy to reach our destination without lossing time to ask people. 

 Marina Bay
The first tourism place I visit is Marina Bay, The favourite place of Indonesian while they visit Singapore , where Merlion Statue lies there. As an integrated resort zone must equip themselves with various interesting entertainment MBS. Watch the Lion King musical offerings from Walt Disney. Is the first in the South-East Asia, will open in the Marina Bay Sands ® Theatre in October 2010. There is also a museum building with unique architecture and futuristic. There will be plenty of international exhibitions of art in a place where world-class exhibitions exhibitions will be held in the Museum. 
Near Merlion, around Marina Bay
Marina Bay is a region in the south of Singapore, on the east side of the mouth of the Singapore River, next to an artificial bay created by land reclamation. Now proud as a large conference center, several hotels and major retail and office areas. Suntec City is interesting buildings in Marina Bay as a building designed to look like a human hand with fingers and thumbs are visible from the ground. Tower has 4 long (finger) and 1 short (thumb) by spinning and a big fountain in the middle (the palm of the hand).

Little India
My favourite place runs to Little India. Little India is an ethnic neighborhood has been found in Singapore That element of Tamil culture. Little India is located on the east side of Singapore River, across from Chinatown, located west of the river, and north of Kampong Glam. Both areas are part of the urban planning area Rochor. Little India is different from Chulia Kampong area, which, under the Raffles Plan of Singapore, the beginning is a division of Singapore's colonial Nowhere Is Tamil immigrants under the British policy of ethnic segregation. However, as Chulia Kampong Become more Winners and competition for land increases, many ethnic Tamil Moved into what is now known as Little India. (Chulia Kampong District no longer exists as a distinct area.) You may also find the cheap hostel for backpacker in this area.
Deepavali Celebration
During Deepavali (usually between Oct / Nov), the Indian Festival of Lights, Little India turned into a fairyland full of festive decorations, and the streets are brightly lit crowded with shoppers. Witness also the faith of the Hindu ritual of Thaipusam as a full-color, every January / February. Temples were full of the colors side by side in peace with the churches and mosques, parrot fortune teller to open his stall at the junkman, and the aroma of spices coming from restaurant and home eating. Do not leave Little India without a temporary Henna tattoo or try "Teh Tarik", namely a hand pulled cup of tea .
Flowers and Sweet for Deepavali
Mustafa Shopping Centre  also lies in Little India. This place also known as Mustafa Singapore to many tourists, is not only the best known shopping centre in Singapore's Little India but also with tourists from Inida, Middle East and Africa.Mustafa Center is one of the first shopping center to open 24 hours a day. Mustafa Centre has a certain allure given its history, especially its rags to riches story. It had its earliest origins as a humble pavement garment stall, which was run by its current CEO Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed at a tender age of 12, whose family migrated from a village in North India many years ago. Over the years, this pavement stall grew in size and profits so much so that today it is one of Singapore’s top dollar tourist and shopping attractions.

National Museum of Singapore
The next visiting is National Museum of Singapore.  If you want to know the history of a country just visit their national museum where it told the history of the country. National Museums such as the Crown Jewel of the Architecture Museum in Singapore. It was built in 1887, the building of neoclassical style rises majestically in the heart of the city as the largest museum in the country. This museum is a repository of 11 national Singapore heritage, including the stone, which is believed to come from 13 century. In addition to functioning as a gallery of the Museum is also a remarkable history, such as the analysis of various stories of children from different regions of Asia, including Indonesia, puppet, food and film.
National Museum of Singapore

Museum at Night

 China Town
  Do not miss this cultural heritage while you visit Singapore. Chinatown in Singapore is the ideal place to see the culture of china .In this place you can enjoy a combination of many cultural heritage, convenience stores and a wide variety of products that can make you satisfied and happy .  
The heart of Chinatown is a crowded place, a vibrant blend of new and old, ranging from gold shops, drug store family business, until the fabric store, to restaurants Dimsum. In addition, the street food that you can find there. Unique hotel to stay lies there.The Scarlet also available is one of the unique hotel located on Erskine Road.
Visit the Centre of Chinatown Heritage, which is impressive to meet the impressive histroy of the culture of this area. Located in three shophouses restored in Pagoda Streetvbeautifully, you can learn from social history and the development of Chinatown on pictures, recording oral interviews and exposures, which allows you to walk the path that has been done to commemorate Chinese immigrants at the beginning of Singapore. 

There is also an important religious sites in this area, and maybe you will be surprised of the Hindu temple and shrine. Sri Mariamman Temple Both Temple mosque Jamae mosque towards the South Bridge Road is the oldest place of worship in Singapore. A little further, you can find the Buddha Temple of the tooth of the Buddha (Temple of the tooth of the Buddha), which is famous for it's awesome to preserve tooth of the Buddha. 
Food Stall around Chinatown

The Crowd in Chinatown

Arab Street
I really feel the moslem environment at Arab Street. Arab Street was a spine for transportation in the "Arab Kampong" or "Muslim Quarter" drawn up in Sir Stamford Raffles' Town Plan of 1822. By 1824, Arab Street was laid. The area saw residents who were Malays or other Muslims comprising Arabs, Indians, Bugis, Boyanese and Javanese. Arab Street served as the "town centre" and became the main shopping street and trading centre of activities in this Muslim quarter. Several fires have gutted Arab Street since the early days, and a great fire of 14 January 1889, caused much damage.
Arab Street Mosque

Arab Street today is still a key Muslim centre in Singapore. All walks of life gather here to savour the culture, colour and cuisine. Many of Singapore's "first generation" shophouses of squat two-storey buildings, with one or two windows on the upper floor facade, are found here on Arab Street. Each block of these shophouses are 135 m (35 shophouses) long and 8 m deep. Here amidst the heady smells of Arab Street, were import-export businesses, wholesale and retail textile merchants, all catering to the needs of the various ethnic Muslim communities settled here although it became popular with other Singaporeans and even foreigners. Today, the shops sell jewellery, sweet perfumes, carpets, curio, rattan and other basketware, preserved food and other delicacies; spices, flower-shops, Muslim restaurants, and money-changers too. Travel agents here specialise in the travel needs of Muslim pilgrims heading for Mecca.
On 7 July 1989, Kampong Glam was gazetted a conservation area by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). Arab Street comes under this conservation area. In 1993/1994 the Arab Street/Baghdad Street/Bussorah Street area came under the URA's conservation pilot project.
@Warung Jawa Timur, Plaza Singapura

Three days will never be enough to explore the Singapore. But knowing this place only in three days , really feel there is one thing that really inspires me. The regularity of the State-owned, Good Governance has created regularity and compliance with applicable regulations. Every person obey and recognize when they violate the rules will get punishment. And, more to impress the lives of various ethnic groups coexist peacefully as we know that ethnicity in Singapore consists of Arabic Chinese, Malay, Indian, and other ethnicity. And every ethnic peculiarities themselves, but they can live in an orderly and peaceful. What needs to be replicated when Indonesia has begun to fade with these values. 

Hopefully within the next time our beloved country Indonesia will be the best country. With regularity, unity and friendliness that is almost extinct due to a shift in time. Hopefully, if all of us intend to build this country with fields and respective capabilities. Indonesia will never be less attractive country among The whole Southeast Asian countries.


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