Thursday, December 14, 2017

Day trip at Orchard Road Singapore- logistics and sights

It's that time of the year again! The festive season is just around the corner. Despite living in/next to Singapore for a third of my life, I have never visited Orchard Road during Christmas. It's definitely worth the visit.

We drove down from kuantan to jb, parked our car at my Aunty's house. Grabbed causeway link to Tuas second link from Giant Nusa Bestari. Check their website for route timetable and stops. Service is frequent and cheap at RM5 per person.
We cleared the Malaysian immigration in a jiffy. One can then catch any causeway link buses (which are plenty) to the Singapore second link arrival hall. It's extremely crowded as we happened to arrive together with buses of tourists. Instead of giving out arrival cards, they were hidden in a corner and only given upon request. 

Waited for slightly more than an hour to clear the custom. Equally horrendous traffic going into the CIQ building but exiting to Jurong East MRT was smooth. One can choose to board any causeway link buses depending on your desired destination and fee paid.

From Jurong East MRT, we hopped onto the green line all the way to Bedok where we will be staying over at our aunt's place. That's about an hour of training. Because of the delay during immigration clearance, we bumped into the after work traffic. Ended up sitting on the MRT floor with baby Bing fast asleep. After a simple dinner, we called it a day.

This is the SMRT map. Very well planned and easily accessible. Remember to get an ‌Ezlink card cost SGD5 each. It expires after 5 years but can be exchanged and renewed at SGD3.

Convenient- for the stretch of Orchard Road itself, one can get off the Somerset station to reach 313 Somerset/orchard central.Get off at Orchard road if you want to get to Ion Orchard. Easy peasy.

Christmas decoration outside Orchard Central.

Learn how to Love by Post. Get some freebies and a chance to dine for free after some serious Christmas shopping.

We walked from somerset station to orchard station to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere. Will talk about food outing at Orchard in the next post.

The whole stretch of Christmas lights along the road.

White themed Christmas village at Ngee Ann city. Lots of food booths to celebrate this Christmas while enjoying the performance on stage from 3pm onwards everyday.

Baby Bing loves the reindeer hat- crafted by daddy and mommy at the kids play station.

Get on the sleigh to join Santa in this season of gifting just outside Orchard Gateway.

Not sure about what to buy? Don't worry, Orchard Road has this covered. Ultimate tips about gifts for him or her.

Counting down to Christmas!

Wishing tree. May your wish comes true this Christmas.
Just can't get enough taking photos of the Christmas deco.

Our trip back to Malaysia was much smoother and faster even though we could not go through the Autogate because baby Bing was with us. The only change was taking causeway link at Queens Street instead and getting off at JB central due to scheduled train service on Sunday.

Stay tuned to read about our foodie adventure at Orchard Road!

No comments:

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt