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Plan Your Year-End Vacay: Singapore, Lah!

Why not spend this years holidays in nearby Singapore? Check out this Cosmo guide.

Sure, you can always get a bus ticket for Ilocos or a plane ticket to Boracay. But why not upgrade your holiday to an overseas getaway, even to somewhere as near as Singapore. Is it your first time to go? Breeze through Cosmo's Singapore 101.

Getting There: Check Cebu Pacific for December rates and promos this early so you don't end up paying peak rates at crunch time. If you want to avoid long lines in ticket outlets, book your flight through their website, www.cebupacificair.com. No credit card? It's no longer a problem! You can now book online even without a credit card by opting to pay for your ticket in any Cebu Pacific payment center or partner banks within the day you booked. Upon reservation, they will give you a code that you can present to the payment center. Once paid, you'll get your flight itinerary the very next day.

Another option is to try booking for JetStar Asia flights. Check out www.jetstar.com.

Easy Does It: It's just three hours away by plane! And then, there are the attractions: you can take your pick from Singapore's many nature reserves, museums, theme parks, and other landmarks. Shopping for rare finds? Try Singapore's international shopping districts. And have we mentioned the yummy cuisine? Simply a must-try.

Must-See Attractions: If you love nature trips, we recommend Singapore Night Safari, which allows you to see nocturnal animals way of life. Camwhore away at popular spots such as Merlion Park, CHIJMES, and Esplanade. Hie off to Boat Quay and Clarke Quay for a taste of Singaporean night life.

Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board
[nextpage]Gastronomic Adventure: A trip to Singapore is not complete if you don't get to sample Chili Crab (huge crabs cooked in tomato and chili gravy), Hainanese Rice (steamed chicken with fragrant rice), and Laksa (rice noodles with spicy coconut curry). As much as possible, find a way to try these 10 Singaporean dishes that Pinoy tourists love most.



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Chili Crab

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Hainanese Rice

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Laksa

Shopping Heaven: Get your fill of international department stores and boutiques at the Orchard Road, and score good, rare finds at Kampong Glam, Little India, and Chinatown.

Event Alerts:
Get updates about concerts, races, and other events happening in Singapore at www.pinoylah.com.