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  1. Never thought I would open a thread but here goes. I am off to Singapore in September for 5 weeks to take part in a well advertised 5 nation maritime exercise. They are housing us ashore and my question is - where are the best runs ashore to visit. I was last there in 1971 onboard the old Albion and I have heard that the runs that were there then have now all gone. Progress I suppose. I have been told of the '4 Floors of Whores' in Orchard Road but where are the other places?.
     
  2. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Hopefully loads of pics will appear on the gallery upon your return. Bugis Street and the Old Navy Base would be good targets. I have memories of the hugh area that the Navy occupied in the 1960's, I suspect that they are all built on now. Nee Soon village another place of interest. As for the runs ashore all will have changed now, though I think the Aussies still get in there on a regular basis.

    Have a look here
     
  3. Cheers Jan, I still have good memories of seeing the sun rise in Bugis Street before going back to the ship but I searched high and low for a Nee Soon Virgin but never did find one!.
     
  4. Haven't been there for about 10 years myself, but remeber the expats in the far east call Singapore 'Fine City', because almost anything you do is subject to an on the spot fine, jaywalking, littering, not flushing the urinals etc etc. Don't mess with the local plod, rmber they still have corporal punishment and little sense of humour.

    Food is good, for excellent chines try the Asia in Scotts Road, prices used to be reasonable despite the rollers in the car park, Hawker food at Newton Circus, and there used to be just a little bit of Bugis Street left with traditional food and attractions.

    Have a good time and then go to Bangkok to relax.

    Peter
     
  5. Muddy Murphy's bar just off Orchard Road is good. Beer is horrendously expensive but the atmosphere is great.

    If you are coming down Orchard Street with your back to the British High Commission turn left just before you reach the Hilton Hotel and Muddy's is below street level about 30 yards up the road on the left - can't miss the sign.

    For a bit of culture - the night safari is very good
     
  6. just spotted your mail...will get back by sunday night......most of the op telic spo teams did singers.....i spent 3 months of op telic living in the blue bananna bar in the four floors of w?????s.splended place......say hello to dom when you visit.
     
  7. The blue banana, and you know Dom eh? now i wonder who this could be........lmao! :lol:
     
  8. THE ONLY CLUE IS OP TELIC 2,3 AND 4 AND MY TEAM SPENT 3 MONTHS IN SINGERS B4 TAKING THE BAYLEAF TO THE GULF...OH, AND I WAS ACTING PO AT THE TIME AND IM NOT GSSR BRANCH......COUNT BLANKETS FOR A LIVING
     
  9. Went in the Blue Banana, just to people watch. It was okay and didn't feel too uncomfortable as I was with they guys. Just got to have an open mind.
    Also the Blues Bar. Just down on L/H/S after Muddy Murphys towards Tanglin Mall. Nothing like the Blue Banana, has live music, drinks are a little expensive but staff are friendly and didn't even mind going in there on my own.
    Also a couple of good bars in the traditional shophouses just before the palace in Orchard Road.
    Best satay I've ever tasted is in the food court in Clarks Quay.
    If you're up by Sembawang near the old Terror club and pool then an old matelots haunt called the Nelson Bar. Full of ships crests, cap tallies, signatures on the wall but worth of visit. Too early in the evening when I went but definately worth a visit if you're nostaglic.
    May as well get yourself a guidebook if you are there for so long.
     
  10. Nothing to do with places to see and night life but, in addition to getting a guide book - don't miss out on the FREE Singapore Street maps liberally available in the Airport before you go through Customs.

    Once you have gone past Customs you have to start paying for them - why pay when you don't need to?
     
  11. If you like Chinese food go to the Chinatown area, in what looks like a multistorey car park you'll find a raft of decent little eateries, far better than the commercial stuff. If the local Chinese are eating there, then its worth a visit.
     

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