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Best restaurants known for seafood in Singapore

 

 

 

There are certain aspects of a country that seeps every aspect of the lifestyle prevalent there. It would not be wrong than to say that Singapore and seafood have become synonymous of each other. A cuisine that is held in high regards here, the following locations do complete justice to the earthiness and richness of Singaporean seafood and way of living.

 

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to reach Singapore from Kuala Lumpur is to board a bus, tickets for which you can book from redbus.sg . The 11-hour journey passes through scenic routes that will see to it you don’t realize where and when time passed by.


Red House Seafood Restaurant


Specialty: A plate filled with barbecued cuttle fish, black pepper crab and sambal belacan and the sea for company, this restaurant is said to provide locals and tourists alike a taste of what Singapore stands for. Its custard prawn preparation is a big seller.

 

Ponggol Hock Kee Seafood Restaurant


Specialty: The old-world charm of Singapore is represented through this seafood joint whose history dates back several decades. Reopened in 2014, this restaurant is known for its unique chilly-tomato sauce—a special preparation made from over 10 ingredients, including ones like dried shrimps and blue ginger.

 

Long Beach Seafood Restaurant


Specialty: The restaurant strives to be as distinct as the country. Each of its five outlets prepare dishes that are unique to that branch only. If barbecued fish is what you seek, then head to the East Coast Parkway branch. For the white jade crab, you will have to travel to the Dempsey Hill branch.


Mellben Seafood restaurant

 

The long queue at Mellben Seafood Restaurant is a testament to its popularity. During peak hours, you can find diners feasting on the signature claypot crab bee hoon. Also worth trying is the sensational butter crab.

 

Long Beach Seafood Restaurant


The creator of the original black pepper crab, Long Beach Seafood Restaurant currently has five outlets in Singapore. It is a place where locals go for seafood, and it serves a wide variety of seafood from all over the world such as Canadian Dungeness crab, tiger sea mantis and Norwegian rose gold crab.

 

Chin Huat Live Sea Food: The Chin Huat Live Sea Food located at Sunset Way serves competent food at some of the most affordable prices. Besides the usual non vegetarian menu fare they also offer a great mix of delicious sea food. The best place to have some of the best food is undoubtedly in the west of Singapore. This joint also has a special lunar year menu with prices of dishes upwards of SGD400. However, this is for a group of 10 people. The place is open from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm in the night.

 

Jumbo Sea Food: This place is considered to be one of the most popular joints in Singapore not just with the locals but also with the tourists. Tables are allotted on the basis of reservations so make sure to book your table in advance. Salted egg yolk and prawns are the most preferred dishes here.

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Singapore to Ipoh by Bus


It is believed that buses plying on the route between Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur have some of the highest frequencies. The buises depart from Singapore as early as 4:00 am and the last bus leaves Singapore at 9:00 pm. I had booked a bus at 7:30 am and was surprised to know that there are buses every 30 minutes leaving for Kuala Lumpur from Ipoh. Although travel by train is faster but the locals highly prefer travelling by Bus – Thanks to its frequency and comfort.  Since I wanted to take in the best of both, the beautiful landscape of Ipoh as well as the journey between the 2 cities the preferred mode of transport was definitely Bus. This is because I could have a view of the beautiful Gua Tempurung Mountain terrain as the Bus passes through this area on the North South Highway.


Some of the famous Bus Operators plying on this route are Lapan Lapan Travel, Starmart Express, and The One Travel and Tours. I preferred travelling by Starmart Express based on my past experience as the Operator is quite punctual about its timings and the frequency is great too.  I booked my tickets from redbus.sg as I could choose from a list of Bus Operators as well as my departure time and my point of arrival. I had no issues during my journey and the staff was quite cooperative. The driver also halted for wash room breaks on requests and covered the entire distance within the stipulated time. If you are looking forward to set out on your journey luxuriously, I would recommend you to book tickets with Kesatuan Express. The buses are not only luxurious but also halt only at a fewer stops. The buses only have 27 seats and the ticket would cost you somewhere around SGD 36 to SGD52.

 

The duration of the journey is about 5 hours but purely depends on the traffic condition on the highway. All Buses leave Singapore from the Tuas Check Point and provide a meal stop as well as a Washroom Break at the Yong Peng Food Court. If you are planning to embark on your journey during midnight I could get across only one Operator which was Golden Coach Express. Many of the popular Bus Operators had their pick up point around the famous Beach Road area like Jalan Sultan and Golden Mile Complex. The One Tours and Travel was the only Operator having its pick up point at the Boon Lay Shopping Centre. One of the main reasons to take a Bus to Ipoh was because the flight fares were too expensive and Fire Fly was the only airline from Singapore to Ipoh. Compared to the flight fare, bus ticket proved quite economical.  Next when I travel from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, I will make sure that I board a bus at midnight so that I can sleep comfortably throughout the journey at night and by morning I will reach my destination. Taking a Bus from Singapore to Ipoh is quite flexible comfortable and convenient.

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Recommended activities in Jurong, Singapore

Here’s how you spend a day or two in Jurong, Singapore—one of the finest and power-packed regions of the city.

Plan your travel well by looking for options that will save you money and time. Buses are the more preferred option for travelling to Singapore and you can take tickets from www.redbus.sg as well.


Tuas Secret Beach: Tuas has a secret beach! And it has clean, powdery sand and tranquil waters. The journey here is guaranteed to be pleasant. Picture your lone car cruising down long, winding roads, large fields that seem to have no end, and lalangs adorning every patch of green. Hardly anyone comes here, so it’s an ideal place for a romantic road-trip! If you are a peace lover then this is the place for you as it is a very peaceful beach.  Good place for meditation as well. However, check for trespasser warnings in certain areas, as if you are caught you can be booked and surely would not want to be booked when on a holiday.


Kranji War Memorial: Kranji War Memorial is dedicated to the men and women all over the world who died defending Singapore from the Japanese in World War II. With a heavy air of dignity and pride, the graves of 4,458 allied servicemen lie in neat rows on the green pastures. The place is well kept.  It is indeed a serene place to honour the heroes of World War 2.


Ice Skating: If you're tired of perspiring in Singapore's humidity, grab some friends down for some ice skating fun in Singapore's biggest ice skating rink at JCube. And if the words "ice skating" terrify you, don't worry as you'll be able to rent cute seal, penguin, or snowman aids to help navigate your way across the ice. The freezer under the ice must have a great capacity as the temperature above is quite comfortable for the people strolling in the mall.  You must plan your trip according to the scheduled intervals else it would collapse everyone to the end of the session when the ice is no longer fresh.


Be a ghostbuster: This one isn’t for the faint of heart. Jalan Bahar is said to be haunted as it used to be a cemetery before. So if you are into the paranormal and want to check for yourself if the rumours hold true, why not pay a visit to the place?


Shop till you drop: A specialty of Singapore, you will never tire of shopping in Jurong. From streets lined with the best in fashion, accessories, electronics and more, to the recreation of Hong Kong’s streets in malls such as Jurong Point Mall, shopping here is an entirely different experience.


 

Jumping in the trampoline park: Time to be a child again! Unwind, de-stress and burn off those extra calories at the same time as you jump about silly at the AMPED Trampoline Park here. This place is best enjoyed with a group of friends as you can challenge each other to sillier tasks.


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Bus travel from Sun Tec City Mall to Ngee Ann City Mall

Sun Tec City Mall


It is one of the biggest shopping centre in Singapore and also an exhibition and conference centre. Apart from shopping complexes the mall also features some office blocks. The mall is famous for having flagship stores of some brands like a Hyper Market and the world’s leading specialist in electronics Harvy Norman. For the movie lovers the mall has a state of the art theatre and if you are planning to travel along with your kids the mall offers some of the best video gaming experiences. The mall boasts of more than 360 retail outlets that are spread across 4 floors of the building. The mall also has some of the best restaurants offering a global cuisine choice. If you are carrying along your tourist cards with you some of the shops here offer great discounts. From local brands to global brands the mall has everything you can ask for.


Singapore has a good network of roads and is very well connected. This makes traveling completely hassle free and convenient. If you are looking forward to visit all of the above places then i recommend you to travel by bus as not only will it save you some money but also time. Check out www.redbus.sg for quick ticket booking and awesome discounts!!

 

 

 

The eating outlets are located on the top level and are known a Fountain Terrace Zone.


From local food franchisees to global food franchisees the mall caters to its visitors with all the usual food outlets. Not one but there are 2 food courts that the mall has to offer. If you are hungry make sure to visit Bombay Cafe express.  Bombay Cafe Express has a mouth-watering menu and offers a Bollywood style dinner. The best part being it will definitely not make a whole in your pockets. As you enter the restaurant you will get a vibrant and classy feel. Painted in different colours the restaurant works hard to serve you authentic Indian food. The restaurant is the perfect choice if you are looking forward to visit with your family.


Make sure to try out the lunch buffet as it is the most economical choices that the restaurant has to offer.  


Public Bus Nos. 36, 531, 551 and 578 are the buses that can take you to this mall.

 

 

 

Ngee Ann City Mall



It is one of the biggest shopping landmark on Orchard Road and in Singapore. The mall prefers to host some of the most premium luxury brands and labels. Shopping here will definitely be a costly affair. The mall mostly caters to European and international brand labels. The distinctive feature about this mall is that it has a different art and creativity section.  Brands like Zara, Mango, Ted Baker, Hogo Boss, Dior and Gucci. The signature point of this mall is the food that it has to offer. From outlets offering snacks to five star dining experience, the mall will definitely not disappoint you. I personally recommend you to try out the Asian cuisine here.



Public Bus No. 62, 90 and 70 are the buses that will take you to this mall.

 

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Reasons that make World Resort Sentosa a must visit

Whether you have children in tow or not, a visit to a resort park is something that causes the grimmest-looking adult to smile. At least, I hope so. While Singapore has a lot to offer on the gastronomical and natural end, there are plenty of fun and adventure activities to explore here too. With no lack of things to do, be prepared for a wild time at Resorts World Sentosa, an integrated resort experience designed to keep the whole family enthralled.


With a day full of fun and frolic lined up, do not exhaust yourself with travelling worries. Direct buses ply straight to Resort World Sentosa, and you can even book these bus tickets online from redbus.sg to save up on time.


If you are still wondering, why you should (really, now!), let me help to convince you:


Universal Studios Singapore: The world of movies and magic comes alive as you ride through several decades of movies on rollercoasters and other themed rides.


S.E.A. Aquarium: Home to more than 1 lakh marine animals, a visit to one of the world’s largest aquarium is an experience you aren’t going to forget in a hurry. This aquarium is truly a magical marine world with over 800 species swimming in 45 million liters of water. They are grouped in 10 different zones into 45 habitats. You will get to see fishes from Bay of Bengal, Malacca, Andaman Sea as well as the Great Lakes of East Africa.


This under water community also has some coral reefs and sports, some of the coolest marine lives in this one of a kind cold water habitat. If you stroll further towards the shark seas it has over 200 of these predators which also include endangered species such as the hammer head shark and the hyper active silver tip shark. The most popular one is the huge acquarium for the open ocean habitat which makes you feel that you have reached the floor of the ocean. You can also stay overnight for a fin behind the scenes look at Sea Acquaria. The ocean rings offer sleep over experiences consisting of a guided tour.

 

 

 

Dolphin Island: It is impossible to not love dolphins. If you have always wanted to interact and swim with one, this is the place to be.


Adventure Cove Waterpark: Again, how can you say no to a water park picnic day? The Marine Life Park will mesmerize water lovers. This includes the SEA aquarium that features over 100,000 marine animals. The Adventure Cove Waterpark providing the wild and wet fun of waterslides and Dolphin Island, where you can interact with the friendly mammals


Cascade down high-speed water slides, snorkel with tropical fishes, and greet sharks up close—it is going to be quite an adventure indeed!


Take a punt

The resort is also home to a casino that opens round the clock. Do you need a break? Channel your inner James Bond at the Casino Royale Bar while being entertained by celebrities from around the region.


 

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Reach Singapore flyer from Marina Bay sands by Bus

It will not be an exaggeration to claim that Singapore is a playground that only the rich can afford. Though small the city has wealth in abundance. The culture in Singapore is not just of luxurious shopping malls and hotels but also has a fine chain of dining restaurants. Singapore has a very fascinating history and people from various ethnicities live here in harmony. It has some of the best public transit systems of the world and is well connected and hassle free. Once you become familiar of the entire geography of Singapore, zipping around in a bus is what I recommend!! English is widely spoken here and hence you will not have a problem communicating with the locals. The only thing that you should keep in mind is that Singapore is not a budget vacationing hotspot. The city is known to have some of the best 

 

Check out www.redbus.sg for quick ticket booking and awesome discounts!! IT took me just a few minutes to book my seats on a bus and also select the seats of my choice. I will recommend you to book your seats atleast a week in advance so as to get your preferred choice of seats!!

 

Marina Bay Sands

 

This is considered to be one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. The Marina Bay Sands is truly a modern construction marvel with a state of the art shopping mall within itself, which offer various worldwide luxury brands. There is an iconic canal that runs right through the mall. The most talked about part of Marina Bay Sands is the viewing deck and it’s never ending infinity pool. The sad part being, to use the Infinity Pool, you need to be a guest at the hotel which definitely pinch your pockets.  So, if you have a lot of money to splurge and have fun, you must try it at least once in a life time. There are several roof top restaurants on this one of a kind viewing deck where you can munch on to some snacks or even grab a coffee while viewing the clear and picturesque skyline of Singapore. 

 

Singapore flyer

 

If the viewing deck at Marina Bay sands does not impress you hop on to the Singapore flyer. Termed as the largest observation wheel ever, you have the option of selecting from the wide range of packages to be pampered while you gaze at the Singapore skyline.  The Singapore flyer is not just about Singapore but also gives you a view of the spice islands of Indonesia and the straits of Johor of Malaysia. Each Singapore journey lasts 30 minutes and is served from early morning till late night. You therefore, have an option of experiencing the beautiful skyline either at dawn or dusk. I personally recommend you to hop on to the Singapore flyer in the night when Singapore is colourfully lit with bright lights and the view is sure to be etched onto your memory forever!!

 

 

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Singapore Zoo to Raffles Hotel and how to reach by Bus

Singapore Zoo

 

Known as the Singapore zoological gardens, it is also referred to as the Mandai Zoo by the locals. Spread across 28 acres of land it is located in the central catchment area of Singapore. The cost for designing this zoo is estimated at 9 million. It was open for the people in 1972. The operations of this zoo are handed by the wild life reserves of Singapore. The zoo also houses 323 species out of which 16 percent are considered as endangered species. It boasts of 1.7 million visitors each year. The animals in this zoo are kept in large and spacious enclosures in transparent glass. Over the years the zoo has not considered expansion beyond its original size. It also organises various animal rides within its premises. This zoo is the first in the world to have a polar bear in the tropical. 

 

I recommend you to travel by bus as not only will it save you some money but also time. Check out  redbus.sg for quick ticket booking and awesome discounts!!

 

Apart from animal rides the zoo also organises several shows like ‘Breakfast with an Orangutan. This show allows visitors to meet and interact with the animals. There are several shows depicting how an elephant is considered to be a ‘beast of burden’. The zoo not only lets its visitors indulge with land based animals but also the aquatic mammals.  It organises a splash safari for this reason. The zoo also educates people on animal rescue and conservation. It is a good idea to tag your kids along as the zoo organises an animal friend’s show in the zoo’s amphi theatre. The show mostly consists of domesticated animals like parrots and dogs. Singapore zoo has won many awards for letting the animals roam around freely in their near natural habitats. The zoo also features elevations for animal viewing. There are also some underwater galleries to get up close and personal with the fishes. The zoo also organises a token feeding session where you are allowed to feed the animals in small quantities chance by chance.  

 

Public bus nos 138 and 926 will take you to this destination without any hassles.

 

Raffels Hotel

 

Colonial style hotel in the heart of Singapore, Raffles Hotel is an architectural marvel. Conceptualised by the Sarkies brothers the hotel was open for the people in the year 1887. The hotel is a subsidiary of Fair Mont Hotel International. It is a 3 storeyed building with 103 rooms and suites. There are about 8 celebrity chef restaurants that cater to your global cuisine requirements. The hotel also houses 50 special boutiques.  This hotel has undergone multiple restorations and a mass restoration is upcoming in the year 2017. This hotel has expanded over the years with addition of several wings and a bar.  Public bus no’s 53, 57 and 123 can get you to this Hotel. My travel by Bus was quite comfortable and convenient.  I would recommend a Bus ride as compared to any other mode of transport. 

 

 

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A bus ride to Bidor from Little India

All the must see attractions of Little India are within walking distance of each other. This bustling neighbourhood although quite compact sees about a thousand visitors in a single day. The small size ensures that the number of attractions are limited but the emphasis is more on the quality. This lets you shop for things that are of good quality and are priced lower than the market rates. Of course, no visit to Little India will be complete with a visit to a temple of some sort. Temples from all 3 different religions of Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism stand alongside each other with great pride. 

 

Earlier UI had no plan of visiting Little India but I was somehow forced to visit this place and I am quite happy with it. After experiencing an altogether different world that exists in such a compact place.  I was heading towards Malaysia and while booking my bus tickets from  redbus, Little India was mentioned as the Bus boarding point and this is when I came across this place for the first time.  It is believed that Little India is Singapore’s largest market place and a major transportation hub. 

 

The one place that I liked the most at Little India was Mustafa Centre that is open 24 hours of the day and a place where you will find under one roof. Many shoppers come to this centre from the surrounding neighbourhood along with a fair share of tourists. The place although a little disorganised and jam-packed everyday yet one of the most visited places in Little India. Among the several malls that are present at Little India, this is one of the cheapest that I visited.  Mustafa Centre is located right in the heart of Little India so you will be spoilt for choice as to where to eat. 

 

In addition to the electronics, super market there is an entire level dedicated to fresh produce at Mustafa Centre. There are about 3 popular Operators plying on the route between Little India and Bidor.  The One Travel and Tours, Starmart Express and Lapan Lapan were the Operators plying on this route. The One Travel and Tours has about four buses plying throughout the day from 8:30 am in the morning till 10:00 pm in the night. This is one of the best things about this Operator as you get a varied timeline to select from. The cost of the tickets start from SGD51 and go up all the way to SGD70 depending upon the class of Bus you book. 

 

 

The One Travel and Tours operates Executive class of Coaches and has about 20 seats in each bus. Another Operator plying on this route was Starmart Express, which is also a luxury Coach Operator tickets for which start from SGD60. They had about 2 buses plying throughout the day one at 9:00 am and the other at 10:00 pm in the night. I booked a bus, which was supposed to leave at 10:00 pm with Starmart Express. 

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A bus ride to Troika Sky Dining from Pan Pacific

Pan Pacific 

 

This rectangular designed hotel might seem to be quite ordinary the moment you enter it, but as soon as you enter the guest rooms of this hotel it is sure to leave you mesmerized. The rooms have been quite tastefully decorated with fabrics made up of sober colours and designs that are quite simple and make sense. 

 

Located on Orchard Road, which is right in the centre of the town, the hotel is quite easily reachable from the Changi International Airport and is just a 25 minutes bus ride from the Airport. Last summer my parents had travelled to this destination and they were quite pleased by the way, buses ply on this route.  Their experience of having booked buses online all throughout their tour to Singapore and Malaysia through Red Bus was quite pleasant.  I would recommend anyone to book a bus through  www.redbus.sg and you really need not worry about travelling. 

 

Pan Pacific got a major makeover and all the 206 rooms now have a modern and trendy design. It also has an Italian restaurant serving some of the best Italian dishes and the Chefgs catering to you are Italian as well. This hotel is a great choice if you are planning to tour the heart of the Lion City. Equipped with some of the most luxurious facilities like a fitness centre, a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool and a sauna you will hardly feel the need to go out. However, if you do feel the need make sure to venture out in the Orchard Shopping district where you will find great products at reasonable prices. It is one of the best places to indulge into some impulse buying. 

 

Looking forward to visit Troika Sky Dining, I boarded a bus right opposite Pan Pacific Hotel that dropped me off at the Ampang Park bus stop. Troika is just 6 minutes away from here. The total duration of the journey is about 10 hours and there is a bus every hour.   You can also try out the Express Bus options while travelling long distances by Bus.  This will let you save time as they halt at limited locations.  Most important feature of these buses is that ply on their scheduled time with a marginal difference that it could be due to traffic snarls. Bus operators plying on this route are Rapid KL, KTMB, SBS Transit and Trans National. 

 

 

Troika Sky Dining

 

Troika Sky Dining is one such venue where the interiors have been kept quite simple and enticing. The bar instantly shot to fame – thanks to its inventive cocktails and a talented team of mixologists. There is a wide selection of beers, wines and champagnes and they will happily prepare one for you based on your request.  If you want to have the best experience here, ask the attendants for their recommendations. The bar is usually filled up to its entire capacity in the evenings as people drop in a visit after their day’s work. 

 

 

 

 

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