We will have a couple of nights in Singapore at the end of our month in Asia. I would like to stay in Changi Village. Can anyone offer some suggestions? There is a resort style hotel there but I was after something a bit more rustic.. hostel or homestay or similar.
We have visited Singapore a couple of times before and have stayed in the CBD. Not in to shopping, have seen the zoo, not interested in Sentosa so more after the village life - if there is such a thing in singapore.
Love to hear your comments.
#1 KazAussie has been a member since 18/7/2009. Posts: 221
not heard of hostels nor homestays in that area. most of the accommodation options (apart from the hotel) are chalets for civil servants/military. Aloha Changi (Google for their site) does accept bookings from the public for their chalets but civil servants get priority...& the chalets were recently shut for use as a H1N1 quarantine centre...has since reopened but no telling if that might happen again.
there are chalets on Pulau Ubin but the management has changed 2-3 times, no idea what's happening to the place now.
if you're willing to consider another end of Singapore:
if you stay there you can visit nearby places like Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve & http://www.bollywoodveggies.com/
Thanks for the replay. Aloha Changi is still closed for H1N1. Will have a think about kranji .... terrible website, doesn't show rates or room configurations. I have emailed them for some details. Because we are a couple travelling with our adult son, we would need two rooms if it is hotel style accommdoation (we are a close family, but not that close) as I don't fancy sharing a room with my son.
#3 KazAussie has been a member since 18/7/2009. Posts: 221
Maybe you might entertain Pulau Ubin, which is very close to Changi.
Try these links...
Main description of island here.
a visitor's blog here.
accommodation options listed here.
and more generalist accommodation options/reviews here.
and a travel guide here.
Hope this helps.
accomm options on Ubin...
as have mentioned in #2, the management of the chalets on Pulau Ubin seems to have changed yet again. in BM's third link, Ubin Lagoon Resort, Ubin Resort & Marina Country Club Ubin Resort all refer to the same place. in between the changes there was some 'membership scam' & people have yet to recover their $. last i heard, someone who called up Marina Country Club to make a booking this month was told that they had given up the place, & was told to call some other tel no., which didn't work...
there's another place on another part of the island, closer to the ferry terminal + Ubin First Stop restaurant + bicycle rental shops:
as for camping...be prepared for minimal facilities (no potable water) & sandflies & don't pitch your tent under a coconut tree!
think Aloha Changi had already reopened in early June...it was Aloha Loyang that was still closed, until today:
SINGAPORE: The three government resorts which were used as H1N1 quarantine centres were deactivated on Friday.
The three chalets are Aloha Resort at Loyang, the People's Association Holiday Flats and the HomeTeamNS chalets at Pasir Ris. They had been used to quarantine close contacts of H1N1 cases in Singapore since May.
However, the ministry added that the chalets can be quickly re-activated as quarantine facilities if the need arises.