- ABC BACKPACKER HOSTEL SINGAPORE
3 Jalan Kubor
Telephone:+65 6298 1611
FAX:+65 6294 1611
From Changi AirportTaxi: Taxi stand just in front of arrival hall.
Train (MRT): From Changi Airport train station to Tanah Merah station then to Bugis station.
Train (MRT)Changi => Tanah Merah => Bugis Station
BusFrom North Bridge Rd
Bus No: 7, 32, 63, 80, 145, 197, 175
From Vistoria St
Bus No: 2, 12, 33, 133A
TaxiAvailable Taxi station in front of arrival hall
Taxi fare range from S$14-S$18
Bugis StreetFormerly known for its seedy side, the Bugis Street market has now been transformed into a mecca for shoppers and bargain-hunters. This market has just about everything you could want - CDs, souvenirs, t-shirts, shoes, jewellery, knick knacks and other fashion items. Here, you can pick up a Chinese good luck symbol, or an economically-price piece of designer street wear. Food is definitely another highlight at Bugis Street, with a number of hawker centres and stalls dishing out tasty dishes crammed into the market. You'll also find shops specialising in local fruit and drinks, some featuring the ubiquitous local durian, which is worth a try for those who are game. This is definitely a good place for cheap shopping and to experience a crowded Asian street vibe.
Sim Lim SquareSim Lim Square is referred to as SLS. It is popularly called as the 'electronics hub of Singapore.' It is the most established 'IT Mall' in Singapore and reflects the modern-day Singapore in the light of technological advancement. Located in Rochor Canal Road, SLS opened for the masses in the year 1987. It is standing tall opposite Little India district. There are total 150 number of stores in Sim Lim Square and total six number of floors with 2 basements. The first story, is called 'Tourist Trap' and has consumer electronics stores, high quality, low-cost home entertainment products, such as DV camcorders, mobile phones, compact digital cameras. Sim Lim square in Singapore is a huge shopping complex that deals with electronic goods. The six floors of this Singapore shopping Mall has several electronics and IT outlets. Shoppers don't have to afraid from bargaining and its preferable to pay cash instead of credit. Sim Lim Square is undoubtedly the favorite, malls for electronics in Singapore. The electronic goods like cameras, TV, state-of-the-art desktops to old used laptops- Sim Lim is a reservoir great goods at cheap prices, Hold on! only if you are in good in bargaining. Prices here are negotiable and haggling is expected.
Bugis JunctionBugis Junction has a mixture of shopping options to enthral even the most seasoned of shoppers. Part traditional mall, part open-air shopping district, Bugis Junction is one of the few malls in Singapore that has sidewalk cafes and shophouses sitting alongside gleaming new retail palaces. One signature feature of this mall is its glass-covered shopping street, a first for Singapore in its time. Some of the shops you'll find at Bugis include department store BHG, Topshop, Converse, Kinokuniya, Cotton On, and there's also a Shaw cinema on the fourth floor. Popular with teenagers and young adults, Bugis Junction has four levels and a basement, and is handily located right above Bugis MRT station. Here, you'll find several cheap eateries as well as more pricey restaurants, offering a range of dining experiences to suit your budget. The five-star InterContinental Hotel is also part of the mall complex, so if you're planning to book a room at this hotel, you might want to check out the mall's offerings.
Mustafa centreRarely seen without a bustling crowd of customers, Mustafa Centre is set in the Little India district. A cult favourite in the Singaporean shopping scene, it's the best place to go if you're after a bargain or enjoy shopping late into the twilight hours. Mustafa may not be as fancy as some of Singapore's other malls, but it has a great range of items, and good prices to match. Here, you'll get a bargain on just about everything, from clothes, perfume, souvenirs, electronics, makeup, confectionery and even food and groceries. There is also a large selection of Indian apparel and accessories available here, which is not surprising, considering its location. Offering even travel, hotel reservation and visa assistance services, Mustafa Centre is a shopping experience unlike any other that shouldn't be missed.
Hajjah Fatimah MosqueExperience the influence of Bugis settlers in Singapore when you make a short visit to the Hajjah Fatimah Mosque. Built in 1846, the Hajjah Fatimah Mosque was named after a Malacca-born Malay who married a wealthy Bugis sultan from Celebes. The mosque was built on the site of Hajjah Fatimah's former house at Java Road. She designated the land for the building of a mosque after surviving a fire at her home caused by arsonists. Enclosed by a high wall, the Hajjah Fatimah Mosque compound comprises a prayer hall, a mausoleum (where Hajjah Fatimah is buried), the quarters of an Imam (Malay priest), an ablution area, several annexes and a garden. Perhaps the most unusual feature you'll notice here is a distinctive minaret designed by an unidentified European architect. The tower leans about six degrees off centre - making this one of the most unique sights in Singapore.
CHIJMESCHIJMES (pronounced "chimes") stands for the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, a Neo-Classical style building which houses one of Singapore's most aesthetically-pleasing dining and entertainment venues. Just beside the Raffles Hotel, CHIJMES is a rustic version of London's Covent Garden, with green lawns, marble waterfalls and spatial courtyards that give this landmark a magical, old-world charm. Designed by George Coleman (who also designed the Old Parliament House), CHIJMES began as the Caldwell House - the residential home of a Senior Magistrate's clerk. Later, it housed the nuns' sanctuary and Mother Superior's house before expanding into two more buildings - the Orphanage and a Gothic-style chapel with beautiful stained glass windows. Look out for The Gate of Hope which still stands on Victoria Street, where babies born in the year of the Tiger used to be abandoned. Currently home to a slew of boutiques, restaurants and bars, CHIJMES is one of the most well-known lifestyle enclaves in Singapore, and is the perfect chill-out destination with joints like Harry's Bar and Insomnia for ample drinks and entertaining live music.
Sultan MosqueA visit to Singapore's Kampong Glam district isn't complete without a stop at Sultan Mosque. With its massive golden dome and huge prayer hall, the Sultan Mosque is one of Singapore's most impressive religious buildings, and the focal point of Muslims in Singapore. The mosque was first built in 1824 by Sultan Hussain Shah, the first sultan of Singapore, with a grant from the East India Company. The minarets and balustrades you see today were added on by architect Denis Santry, who supervised the reconstruction after the mosque's centennial celebration. The main prayer hall can hold up to 5,000 worshippers, and is one of the biggest and most amazing religious structures in Singapore. Don't forget also to check out the mosque's dome base, formed out of many glass bottles collected by devotees, and is a great sight to behold.