Betel Box Circle Line Tour


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A presentation for the Betel Box Backpackers Hostel on what there is to do at night when you take the Circle Line in Singapore from Dhoby Ghaut to Marymount, before they opened the west side of the Circle Line.

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    1. 1. I'm Going On A Circle Line Tour...
    2. 2. Dhoby Ghaut  
    3. 3. The Cathay Gorgeous lights against  our night sky, this place  is perfect for watching a  movie at night! Or if you're up for it, sit in  front on the steps at 24am on Fri & Sat nights  to watch cars race by!
    4. 4. Fort Canning Park Once the home of the  Sultan and Sir Stamford  Raffles, Fort Canning is  home to a lot on our  history, for example, the  Battle Box where the Allied  Forces made the decision  to surrender to the  Japanese. Best thing to do at night? • Take a romantic walk • Check out who's having a concert and rock out!
    5. 5. National Museum of Singapore With a rich history dating  back to its inception in  1887, the National  Museum of Singapore is  our oldest museum with  the youngest & most  innovative soul. When the lights come on at night, it's definitely worth  pictures! And if there's a festival/event (like the recent  Night Festival), it's not to be missed!
    6. 6. SOTA: School of the Arts The SOTA building is based  on the ideal of wanting it to be  a Laboratory of Creativity! Hangout @ Mt. Emily Looking to hang out away from the hustle & bustle of the city? • Head to Wild Rocket!
    7. 7. Bras Basah  
    8. 8. Mint Museum of Toys The museum showcases a wide  collection of vintage toys and  childhood memorabilia of the mid  19th to the mid 20th century and  comes from more than 25  countries.     The museum houses a bar  on the fifth storey which has  a balconey that provides a  beautiful skyline view of the  city.
    9. 9. Raffles Hotel Raffles hotel is the oldest  hotel in Singapore and has  evolved into one of the most  beloved grand hotels in the  world. Try the Singapore Sling at the  Hotel's Long Bar!
    10. 10. CHIJmes Bored at night? Come  down to Chijmes where it  is one of the best night  enterainment spots in  Singapore! Chijmes was originally a catholic convent which has  been restored for commercial purposes as a dining,  shopping and entertainment centre with ethnic  restaurants, shops and a function hall, providing a  backdrop for musicals, recitals, theatrical  performances and weddings.
    11. 11. Swissotel the Stamford Located in the heart of the city,  Swissotel the Stamford is one of  Southeast Asia's tallest hotels which  promises excellent accommodation,  business and leisure experiences.  Go up to New Asia bar on  the 71st floor where you  can take a sip of drink while  enjoying the sunset view of  the city.
    12. 12. National Library The tallest library in Singapore, it  houses a huge collection of books,  CDs and DVDs of wide array of  genres.   The library opens from morning till  night, so you could spend your  evening at the library reading,  attending talks or watching  performances.
    13. 13. Esplanade Tas
    14. 14. CityLink Mall • Shopping Mall with various home grown  outlets. • Covered air-conditioned walkway linking the  Esplanade, Raffles City, Marina Square, and  Suntec City
    15. 15. Civilian War Memorial Park • Four columns representing  the four races. • Represents unity of all races. • Stands 61m tall.
    16. 16. Esplanade- Theatres on the Bay • Singapore’s  performing arts  centre. • Can cater to 1,600 people • Library@ Esplanade • Retail outlets. • Outdoor performing centre  for local and regional bands
    17. 17. Merlion • Imaginary creature with the head of a lion and a body of a fish. • Represents Singapore’s dependence on its water ways.
    18. 18. One Fullerton • Home to Singapore’s popular club The Butter Factory as well as a waterfront area with pubs and restaurants.
    19. 19. Promenade Tas
    20. 20. Suntec City Mall Formally the largest local mall, it houses the world's largest fountain. According to Chinese geomancers, the Fountain of Wealth is well-positioned to bring good fortune to those who touch its waters. Enjoy the light shows at night, touch the water for good luck or visit the many shops and restuarants located in Suntec City.
    21. 21. Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort Singapore's second integrated resort right at the heart of the city. Enjoy the photographic view of the Marina Basin from the Sky Park for a fee of S$20 or shop, dine, drink at the resort.
    22. 22. F1 Track & Pit Building Home to the only F1 night race in the world, the track is open to the public when there are no on-going races.  You can walk along the track, take pictures of take part in some of the annual events held there, such as CityAlive.
    23. 23. Nicoll Highway
    24. 24. Golden Mile Food Centre • CHEAP AND GOOD FOOD! 91 Fried Kway Teow Mee #01-191 Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodles #01-89 Bao Ma Curry Fish Head #B1-01
    25. 25. Kallang Riverside Park • Singapore's only private and windsheltered wakeboarding and waterskiing site I'M THE SPIRIT OF KALLANG!
    26. 26. Haji Lane • Narrowest street in Singapore! • Young designer boutiques • Tattoo stores • Middle eastern food 24 Haji Lane (Altazzag) Singapore 189217 (65) 6295 5024 Opening hours: 12pm – 2am Bali Lane Looking for some live music with great food and drinks? • Blu Jaz Café 11 Bali Lane
    27. 27. Bussorah Street • Closed off to traffic • Lined with restored shophoses • Sell ethnic jewellery, clothes and handicraft • Visit Wayan spa for Balinese treatments. Amirah's Grill No. 14 Bussorah Street Arab Street • • • • Many muslim stores smoke sheesha see the shophouse architecture chinese decor shops
    28. 28. Stadium
    29. 29. Singapore Indoor Stadium Besides being THE place for concerts in Asia, the Singapore Indoor Stadium is also a nice place to relax by the river with a beer or dinner!
    30. 30. Kallang Leisure Park Get spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment: •Late-night movies •Ice-skating •Late-night bowling
    31. 31. The Cage Dedicated to the serious business of fun football, The Cage is our very first indoor soccer stadium!
    32. 32. Mountbatten
    33. 33. National Stadium (Demolition in Progress) A stadium opened in 1973 - remembered as the birth place of the "Kallang Wave", haunted by good memories of the Singaporean spirit - now stands forlorn, awaiting the terror of the Crane.
    34. 34. Kallang Squash & Tennis Centre • Features seven courts - each of which offers services of world class standard and hence, little room for complains • 1978 was the year of inauguration for the center • Popularity of this centre indicates Singapore's growing interest in Squash • Ambience of the centre is nothing short of amazing! • Opening hours:7am - 10pm • Address: 52 Stadium Road Singapore 397224
    35. 35. Dakota
    36. 36. Old Airport Road Food Centre • LARGE VARIETY • AFFORDABLE PRICING MUST TRIES: 1) Toa Payoh Rojak (#01-108) 2) Whitley Rd Prawn Noodles 3) Pasta Manna
    37. 37. Paya Lebar
    38. 38. Geylang Serai Market The largest Malay Muslim market in Singapore offers a view of the Malay culture with shops selling Halal Malay food and other Malay cultural items such as headscarves and sarongs. Blk 4 at Joo Chiat Road From the 17th floor of this HDB flat, you can get a panaromic night view of not only Singapore, but also Johor Bahru from the North and Batam from the South.
    39. 39. Joo Chiat District With its rich Malay, Chinese,Eurasian and Peranakan culture, Joo Chiat has much to offers in its architecture and food. The largest conservation area in Singapore, there are more than 900 shophouses protected by law. Joo Chiat is also famous for its food and you can join our Food Walk on Thursdays to experience it further.
    40. 40. Macpherson
    41. 41. The French Stall • Located at 83 Macpherson Lane • Offers a fusion of Western, European and French cuisines helmed by chefcum-owner Mr Xavier Le Henaff, a two-star Michelin chef with more than 15 years of experience in 5star hotels • The French Stall offers an extensive menu in a casual setting with wallet-friendly prices.
    42. 42. Blk 79 Circuit Road • Sells great Chinese vegetarian meal! • Visit Choo Zai Zhai Vegetarian food #01-696
    43. 43. Serangoon
    44. 44. Serangoon Gardens Serangoon Gardens is one of the oldest estates in the island and was built in the 1950s. The estate was originally built to house the British soldiers based in Singapore. Serangoon Gardens is now occupied by the middle class Singaporeans and is well known for its food centres and food and beverage outlets. How to go there? Take 317 from the MRT station
    45. 45. Chomp Chomp at Serangoon Gardens Chomp Chomp is an open air food centre which sells all the favorite local street food and delicious seafood. It is a good place to experience the hustle and bustle of hawker centres in Singapore Recommendations include Chomp Chomp Barbecue Food’s grilled stingray and luscious barbecued chicken wings.
    46. 46. Ju Bao Hong Kong Cuisine Located at Teck Chye Terrace along Upper Serangoon Road, Ju Bao's selling point is purportedly its great Cantonese food at affordable prices.
    47. 47. Fish Steamboat at Blk 326, Serangoon Ave 3 The fish steamboat at Blk 326 is a must try for its tasty soup and tender fish slices. Other must tries are the King pork-ribs and prawn paste fried chicken!
    48. 48. Bishan
    49. 49. Bishan Community Club Enjoy an evening coffee amidst a Singaporean neighbourhood-community atmosphere or take a dance class right where the residents of Bishan gather!
    50. 50. Bishan Sports & Recreation Centre Sports in the evening? • The stadium & sports hall close at 10pm • The swimming complex closes at 9.30pm.
    51. 51. Bishan North Shopping Mall One uniquely Singapore mall that isn't like the others! Why? • No air-conditioning • The shops are meant for residents to buy just dayto-day items
    52. 52. Bishan Community Library Notice the windows that protrude out of the library? They're meant to be reading pods! Open till 9pm daily, the pods and the library are a perfect place for a night-time read!
    53. 53. Bishan Park Besides being a popular local park located in the heartlands of Bishan, the park also has some interesting amenities like a dog-run, a Frangipani Garden, a Green Vibes Garden and the Aramsa Garden Spa.
    54. 54. Aramsa Spa Indulge in a space where it's said that the garden ambience brings the outside in to you. Green Room Cafe Chill out in a cafe that promises to change the way you view vegetarian cuisine! Canopy Garden Dining A perfect garden setting, Australian style café food & a wide variety of new world wines, this is the place to dine in a garden!
    55. 55. Marymount
    56. 56. Bright Hill Temple/Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery • Located at 88 Bright Hill Road • Largest monastery in Singapore that was built in 1920 by the late Venerable Zhuan Dao who realized that monks who came to Singapore did not have any lodgings. • The monastery became a permanent place of lodging for monks and they could practice their Dharma at ease. • Today the temple is visited by thousands of devotees from other parts of Asia, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike • Temple halls are opened till 9.30pm.
    57. 57. Sin Ming Centre (8 Sin Ming Road) • The Baker’s Story (#01-05) – A small, cozy store tucked away in a corner of the centre offering freshly baked varieties of brownies. Never tried Cheese Brownies before? Indulge in one here. • Brownice (#01-03) – Just because you’re a vegan doesn’t mean you cannot indulge in ice-cream too! At Brownice, their ice-cream is dairy-free, vegan and all-natural, made from organic brown rice milk, fruits and nuts.
    58. 58. Hai Bin U Enterprise (603 Sin Ming Avenue) • Biggest prawning facility in Singapore (6 ponds & 2 different levels of prawning areas) • Staff will educate you on the proper prawning procedure and will gladly assist you should you need any help, anytime of the day. • Other amenities such as food, beer, drinks, and even bbq pits to cook one’s catch of the day! • Open 24hours • $18 for 1hour • $28 for 2hours • $33 for 3hours
    59. 59. Upper Thomson Road Walk down this entire stretch of road lined up with food delights: • Longhouse (103 Upper Thomson Road) -Known for its Bugis Chicken Rice, Chaw Kway Teow & Goreng Pisang • Fatboy's Burger Bar (187 Upp Thomson Road) -A good ol' all-American bar with big burgers, fries and beer • Chicken House (255 Upp Thomson Road) -Try the Kampong Chicken Rice, a far cry from the normal one • Dino's Cake House and Cafe (257 Upp Thomson Road) -Serves awesome local food & a mean sugar roll!
    60. 60. Jai Thai • Most value-for-money Thai food! • Try the green curry, pandan chicken & fried glass noodle • 10min walk from Marymount MRT
    61. 61. Jalan Leban A few bus stops away from Upper Thomson Road lies this fab neighborhood hangout with a wide array of food & drinks! • IVINS Nonya Specialties (4 Jalan Leban) - Quality Peranakan food with homemade recipes that has been passed down for generations! • Plum Village Restaurant (16 Jln Leban) - Authentic Hakka cuisine (Try the abacus seeds!) • Springleaf Taiwan Porridge (18 Jln Leban) - Try Taiwanese porridge, made with sweet potato
    62. 62. Whee... enjoyed myself! Hope you did too! It's time to zzzzz...