28th May, 2007

Silly 1 Day Trip To Singapore – Part 1

So, I had a silly 1 day trip to Singapore last weekend. Angel didn’t go with me as she had to work. 🙁
In fact, I only stayed in Singapore for less than 16 hours on last Saturday (26/5/07).

Actually, I was suppose to stay in Singapore from 26/5/07 (Saturday) until 30/5/07 (Wednesday) for the World Internet Summit held at hall 2 of Singapore EXPO. Due to my travel partner, Mr. Chan (owner of Exabytes) had a back injury the day before going to Singapore, he had to canceled his trip. Hence, I traveled to Singapore alone by bus.

I went to Singapore from Penang by Konsortium 18 seated Super VIP bus, which costed RM75 a ticket. The chair was very very comfy and it can be reclined to almost a straight line. It means you don’t have to bend your leg at all lying on it. Not to mention there is a LCD screen in front of every seat which you can play movies or songs, in both English or Chinese languages.

The bus took only 10 hours (9:30pm – 7:30am) to reach Singapore and dropped us at Golden Miles Complex, where you can find many travel agencies located in the building. This Complex is near to Lavender station of MRT‘s East West Line.

I went to check in at Gateway Hotel located at Joo Chiat Street around 8am. The room was booked online by Mr. Chan via Asiaroom.com. I couldn’t check in so early because the hotel’s rules saying guests can only check in after 2pm. So, before I decided what to do next I paid for their WIFI service, which costed SGD$4 per hour, to get myself online at their lobby. In the 1 hour online, I called Angel’s handphone using SkypeOut, a cost effective way to call landlines and mobiles in many countries direct from Skype.

To be continue in Part 2 – About Singapore EXPO, Gateway Hotel & Sim Lim Square


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