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  • jacquelineh-
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    Hi,

    I'm headed to Singapore for the third time in July and was looking for advice for where to stay to get a slightly different experience from that I've had in Singapore before.

    Both of my previous Singapore trips have been heavily focused on Little India , an area that I love but Singapore, as they say is a big small island and I want to get a feel for other areas of the island.

    I'll be looking to spend no more than SGD40/night and am fine with/fully expect that I'll be staying in a dorm.

    I was thinking that the Prince of Wales in Boat Quay (I stayed at the PoW in Little India on a previous trip and had a good experience) or the Betel Box Hostel in Geylang could be good options but I'm open to ideas.

    Thanks
    Jacqueline

    #1 Posted: 20/5/2012 - 07:54

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  • tyler

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    I have stayed in a "Star" hotel in Geylang a few times. You might be able to find a single room for a bit more than $40...I think the cheapest I saw was $50/night with breakfast. But it is close to the MRT and the food choices tend to be a bit cheaper.

    #2 Posted: 20/5/2012 - 10:36

  • idreamofdur-
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    Betel Box is a really unique area - lots of colourful Perankan shophouses, local restaurants, etc.

    Otherwise, I'd suggest staying in Chinatown - it's definitely a big contrast from Little India - different sights, sounds, smells, languages! Try Beary Good Hostel or Pillows & Toast hostel - both around the $30 SGD/night mark.

    #3 Posted: 21/5/2012 - 02:21

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