Fellow travelers from the Philippines pre-warned us that Singapore was a bit pricey and be especially careful about hotels! After researching the Internet and reading the reviews we decided to book three of our six night stay at the InnCrowd. I did this over the internet with a credit card and also paid to be picked up at the airport and delivered right to the backpackers hostel.
When we arrived their main hostel was booked full and just around the corner at the InnCrowd annex we had our own private room with a tv to view dvd’s from their library with remote control aircon. The bed was a bit funky but the room was clean and we were headquartered right next to Little India and a short walk to the MRT subway system… which could deliver you in high-speed throughout the city.
The main InnCrowd had unlimited coffee and tea and each morning you could have toast with marmalade and butter and hard-boiled eggs which was included in the price. They also had a large media screen for viewing movies and a very helpful staff to assist you on your travels throughout the city. One of the main reasons to stay in a backpackers hostel is because of the interesting people you meet… some who have nearly traveled the globe and other first timers from their respective countries.
You could overhear at breakfast some were on the Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore route and others were explaining how to go to the night zoo or just hanging out in large air-conditioned malls.
Being right next to Little India opened up a bonanza of great restaurants of every description and price range. On the recommendation from a fiend we chose to eat at the Banana Leaf restaurant where we were served a 7 coarse meal for about $20.00 including tax and tips. We planned this bit of a splurge and it was definitely worth it with some of the best food I have ever tasted… complete with professional waiters who were easy to talk to and get their special recommendations.
Going to the malls was a different experience all together… most of the customers had bags and boxes full of the latest electronics including: laptop computers and brand name cameras. The customers were a mix of people originally from India and native Singaporeans all well dressed and money seemed no object.
Talk about a booming economy… Singapore is exploding with wealth and growth.
So there you have it if you want to mingle with the backpacker set no matter what your age the next time you travel why not book into one of many backpackers hostels and see for yourself the range of electricity being generated from a group of explorers on the move….The Backpackers!
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