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Weekend in Singapore
« on: December 09, 2013, 11:07:01 PM »
Off to singapore for a work conference tonight and will tag on the last weekend for some sight-seeing!

I was thinking of taking 24mm and 40mm. Go wide! Suitable?

Also any advice on places to go/see would be appreciated! :)

Thanks
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Weekend in Singapore
« on: December 09, 2013, 11:07:01 PM »

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Re: Weekend in Singapore
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 12:08:56 AM »
Singapore Zoo Night Safari, National Orchid Garden, Gardens by the Bay (Flower Dome), Jurong Bird Park, Little India, Robertson Quay ... walk the shopping streets and the underground shopping malls. Eat some chicken rice (no kidding). Bring a WA but also some sort of macro for the incredible flowers. Be prepared for extremely high humidity - sort of dulls the shadows. No need for a flash - just max out your ISO for best effect. Super safe place and everyone is friendly and speaks English. Kind of expensive all around. No bargains here. Water is safe; eat anything you want.

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Re: Weekend in Singapore
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 12:15:47 AM »
Singapore Zoo Night Safari, National Orchid Garden, Gardens by the Bay (Flower Dome), Jurong Bird Park, Little India, Robertson Quay ... walk the shopping streets and the underground shopping malls. Eat some chicken rice (no kidding). Bring a WA but also some sort of macro for the incredible flowers. Be prepared for extremely high humidity - sort of dulls the shadows. No need for a flash - just max out your ISO for best effect. Super safe place and everyone is friendly and speaks English. Kind of expensive all around. No bargains here. Water is safe; eat anything you want.

JumboShrip - Top advice thanks! :)
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Re: Weekend in Singapore
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 12:54:26 AM »
Second the night zoo, amazing experience, make sure you do some of the walking trail in there too not just the bus.

Taxis are cheap, if there are two of you it works out similar to the bus, if there are three of you a taxi is cheaper.

I liked China Town much more than Little India. If you like urban stuff the kids ride BMX and skateboards in some of the underground linkways between the shops, but it is 100% safe everywhere.

Got to go to Raffles and have a Singapore Sling, even if you are not a drinker, and the peanut shells on the floor as well as all the stuff with history in there make for a very atmospheric place. Some of the high rise bars give spectacular views over the city at night.

The Merlion is weird! But the walk around the waterfront very nice, good restaurants, great photo ops, etc. Awesome aquarium at Sentoza too.

The place is not a closed in, tight, type city, it is the kind of place where a 24mm can work better than a 16mm, if you understand wheat I mean. There is space, it isn't Hong Kong or Delhi!
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Re: Weekend in Singapore
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 12:54:26 AM »