Singapore Fling


We ate, we shopped, we saw…Singapore! So after asking in a post ‘Is Singapore really boring?’ I’ve decided it’s not – well at least not for a long weekend, it could be a different story if you live there and have seen and done the cool areas to death.

For our four day Singapore fling we stayed in Chinatown at Hotel 1929. A series of old shophouses restored and converted into a boutique hotel, it was definitely cute but was not without its flaws – the rooms are TINY (though we came prepared for that) and the building is in need of some serious soundproofing – all night we heard the roar of cars hooning past and people yelling, screaming and partying literally til the sun came up!

That aside, the decor was retro modern, with a great chair collection in the lobby. The location was also fantastic – the street was lined with brightly painted shophouses and we could walk to other parts of Chinatown, including Ann Siang Road (perhaps my favourite spot of the trip)…

2 Responses

  1. Sharon and Steven November 5, 2008 / 3:53 am

    Would you mind sharing your travel details to Singapore from HCMC? I am living here with my husband as well and we are interested in a trip to Singapore as well. Thanks!

  2. Liz Ledden November 5, 2008 / 8:46 am

    Hi Sharon
    We flew on Tiger Airways and back on Jetstar (booked both online) – reason being that the timing just worked out to come back on Jetstar better than getting a return on Tiger – and somehow it was cheaper doing it this way too! We booked our hotel (Hotel 1929) through asiarooms.com Have a great trip!
    Liz

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