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Old Aug 2nd 2002, 2:08 pm   #1
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Hi,
I'll be in Singapore for a couple of days. Can anyone recommend any cheap lodgings? (S$30 or so) I believe there are a few in the Little India and Chinatown area. Will there be any problems with getting a room without booking?
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Old Aug 4th 2002, 10:20 am   #2
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hello, have a look here: http://www.asiahotelcentral.com/singapore/index.htm

And click on the link of "Singapore hotels with Bookings" they list around 10 hotels
in your price category.

Greetings Pete
 
Old Aug 4th 2002, 4:20 pm   #3
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in article [email protected], Peter at
[email protected] wrote on 8/4/02 4:26 AM:

    > hello, have a look here: http://www.asiahotelcentral.com/singapore/index.htm
    >
    > And click on the link of "Singapore hotels with Bookings" they list around 10
    > hotels in your price category.
    >
    > Greetings Pete

Bencoolen St. is backpacker central. Just land there, they will find YOU.
 
Old Aug 4th 2002, 6:20 pm   #4
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"Raffi Balmanoukian" <[email protected] a> wrote in
message news:B972A41E.7FF8%[email protected]...
    > in article [email protected], Peter at
    > [email protected] wrote on 8/4/02 4:26 AM:
    >
    > > hello, have a look here: http://www.asiahotelcentral.com/singapore/index.htm
    > >
    > > And click on the link of "Singapore hotels with Bookings" they list around 10
    > > hotels in your price category.
    > >
    > > Greetings Pete
    >
    >
    > Bencoolen St. is backpacker central. Just land there, they will find YOU.
    >
I must disagree. Bencoolean is not too attractive a neighbourhood for budget
travellers even if there are budget hostels. They usually are filthy and expensive.
Last September I booked in to McKenzie hostel along a street by the same name in
Little India. Decently spacious rooms cost from S$25 (fan rooms) on. It was cheap by
Singaporean standards.
 
Old Aug 5th 2002, 3:20 am   #5
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On Sun, 04 Aug 2002 12:14:21 GMT, Raffi Balmanoukian
<[email protected]HTOREPLY.ns.sympatico.c a> wrote:

    >in article [email protected], Peter at
    >[email protected] wrote on 8/4/02 4:26 AM:
    >
    >> hello, have a look here: http://www.asiahotelcentral.com/singapore/index.htm
    >>
    >> And click on the link of "Singapore hotels with Bookings" they list around 10
    >> hotels in your price category.
    >>
    >> Greetings Pete
    >
    >
    >Bencoolen St. is backpacker central. Just land there, they will find YOU.
    >

You mean the Singapour vultures will find his MONEY.
 
Old Aug 5th 2002, 4:20 am   #6
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    >>
    >>
    >> Bencoolen St. is backpacker central. Just land there, they will find YOU.
    >>
    >
    > You mean the Singapour vultures will find his MONEY.
    >

You're getting tiring, y'know. I had a great time and it cost less than my beloved
Australia!
 
Old Aug 5th 2002, 1:20 pm   #7
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"Raffi Balmanoukian" wrote in message
    > >> Bencoolen St. is backpacker central. Just land there, they will find
YOU.
    > >>
    > >
    > > You mean the Singapour vultures will find his MONEY.
    > >
    >
    > You're getting tiring, y'know. I had a great time and it cost less than
my
    > beloved Australia!

Raffi,

Don't be too hard on him. You know that it isn't proper to pick on mentally retarded
people such as horfun. If he get's upset he may sulk off and then where are we going
to obtain the comic relief from?
 
Old Aug 5th 2002, 8:21 pm   #8
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Hi,

A favourite of mine was Lee's Travellers Club on Beach Road, a couple of blocks east
of Raffles Hotel. It has dorms which are clean and have a/c at night. It's great
place to meet backpackers and socialise. I preferred this to some of the places with
cheap rooms.

Cheers,

Pete Loud

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    > Hi, I'll be in Singapore for a couple of days. Can anyone recommend any cheap
    > lodgings? (S$30 or so) I believe there are a few in the Little India and Chinatown
    > area. Will there be any problems with getting a room without booking? Thanks
    >
    >
    >
    > --
 
Old Aug 6th 2002, 7:23 am   #9
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Pete Loud <[email protected]> wrote:
    > A favourite of mine was Lee's Travellers Club on Beach Road, a couple of blocks
    > east of Raffles Hotel. It has dorms which are clean and have a/c at night. It's
    > great place to meet backpackers and socialise. I preferred this to some of the
    > places with cheap rooms.

I found this place pretty decent as well. They definitely do a good job keeping it
clean (the no-shoes-in-the-dorm rule helps heaps), and some of the staff are really
great. There are double and triple rooms available as well, though you still share
kitchen adn bath with the dorms.

It's a few (not many) blocks farther from some areas of interest, but the
neighborhood between Lee Travelers Club and Bugis is a good sort of affordable chic,
with interesting restaurants and cafes.

miguel
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Old Aug 6th 2002, 9:21 pm   #10
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I can recommend the Dragon Inn, Mosque Street, Chinatown. Clean en suite rooms with
TV & air conditioning unit. Electric Kettle in room with Tea & Coffee sachets to make
your own drinks. They do not do food however there is a good Chinese cafe opposite
opens at 7 am for breakfast, and 2 Hawker centres nearby. Stop there every time I go
to Singapore to work. Tel. (65)2227227 Fax. (65) 2226116

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Old Aug 7th 2002, 4:49 pm   #11
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For S$30 be prepared for a room with bedbugs. I recommend the Haising Hotel at S$45
for a single room with airconditiong atached shower and tv. Local calls are also
free. If you want a cheaper option the dormitory is $20 per head. You can visit
their web page at http://haising.com.sg and make
a booking.

On 2 Aug 2002 14:21:11 GMT, dleboone <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hi, I'll be in Singapore for a couple of days. Can anyone recommend any cheap
    >lodgings? (S$30 or so) I believe there are a few in the Little India and Chinatown
    >area. Will there be any problems with getting a room without booking? Thanks
    >--

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Old Aug 7th 2002, 6:47 pm   #12
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in article [email protected], [email protected]allsmagix.com.sg at
[email protected] wrote on 8/7/02 12:49 PM:

    > For S$30 be prepared for a room with bedbugs. I recommend the Haising Hotel at S$45
    > for a single room with airconditiong atached shower and tv. Local calls are also
    > free. If you want a cheaper option the dormitory is $20 per head. You can visit
    > their web page at http://haising.com.sg and
    > make a booking.

Not really, I paid 3/5 of that and nary a bug to be seen...
 
Old Aug 8th 2002, 1:55 pm   #13
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On Wed, 07 Aug 2002 17:47:38 GMT, Raffi Balmanoukian
<[email protected] a> wrote:

    >in article [email protected], [email protected] at
    >[email protected] wrote on 8/7/02 12:49 PM:
    >> For S$30 be prepared for a room with bedbugs. I recommend the Haising Hotel at
    >> S$45 for a single room with airconditiong atached shower and tv. Local calls are
    >> also free. If you want a cheaper option the dormitory is $20 per head. You can
    >> visit their web page at http://haising.com.sg
    >> and make a booking.
    >Not really, I paid 3/5 of that and nary a bug to be seen...


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