Steve

Steve

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    What sort of Power adapter is used in Manila?

    The plug is flat pin two pins as in the USA, however, the USA uses 110 Volts, so take care that you do not use any US appliances that are 110V over 6 years ago

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    Is there an exit visa fee for the Philippines?

    Pesos 550 and if you go to the right queue you can pay by credit card over 6 years ago

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    U.S. Dollars vs Singapore currency?

    Absolutely no point trying to use USD in Singapore, although you will be able to change them now and then, what is the point? Buy Singapore Dollars before coming, on arrival ( the aiport banks are open late but your arrival inconvenient). If you get into a taxi after mid-night there is a surcharge on the fare. Singapore extensively uses credit cards and apart from some expenses this is still a good way to pay, a lot of taxis also accept cards. almost 7 years ago

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    Does an Australian travelling from singapore to malaysia needs a visa

    No. Be aware though if you are travelling back to Singapore to fly out a few days later Singapore immigration might ask for your ticket or proof of it. In the past short trips over the boarder to Malaysia were a way for those wanting to stay longer in Singapore to do so without having to extend visas in Singapore and submit documents or proof of funds. Even for those there for business reasons, without having to apply for a formal residency document. This loop hole is now watched carefully, but if you are genuinely just going on a short vacation side trip it is not going to affect you. almost 7 years ago

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    do you think prepaid carrier for iphone 4s here in the philippines esp in manila is good enough to use?

    The pre-paid companies are the same ones that provide post paid services, its just the scheme that differs. Any of the networks can provide services for I Phones, however, and this is the big rub, is your I Phone open line? If you have it from an overseas carrier it is almost impossible to open line ( whatever anyone says) as it is all software controlled. Open line it and the software is affected maybe to a previous version and maybe unable to upgrade nor access a lot of services. To be fair this drawback now applies to many Smart phones. The I phone just being one of them. If you have an open lined I phone well and good ( a truly open line version is rare as they are not sold in many countries), use any local SIM. If not buy a cheap simple phone and use it while here. almost 7 years ago

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    I am going to Singapore for a week, how much spending money would I need?

    Yes, as nice as the place is Singapore is NOT a cheap place to visit. Being a small place it does not have the scope for a cheaper tier of hotels and other accommodation and too far down the scale become places just not worth staying in. Hotels have to charge service and local taxes ( not refundable), and goods purchased are now subject to 7 % GST, which as an overseas visitor you can claim most back at the airport on departure. Alcoholic drinks are taxed heavily, smoking is all but banned and expensive if you buy smokes locally ( you cannot bring in duty free, but you are quite welcome to buy whatever you want going out and smoking in another country!). Eating though can be quite reasonable if you go to where the locals eat. perfectly easy to do this and everyone speaks English and visitors are most welcome everywhere and are everywhere! almost 7 years ago

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    what time of the year is the best to visit singapore?? not cold but also not too hot but defiantly sun shine and warmth?? : )

    Singapore is HOT all year and the only exception is when it rains. When it does rain it really DOES rain and heavy at times. However, apart from a few times of the year the rains do not always last all day. The only time you have to worry about being cold is not outside, but when inside in sometimes overly cold air-conditioning. Then nip outside to warm up! almost 7 years ago

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    Is it safe to travel to manila, philippines by yourself as a girl? Is the city worth a visit?

    Female visitors to Manila find that they attract a lot of attention but not for reasons other than the Filipinos are naturally hospitable. Expect guys to call you "Mam"and hold the door open for you. Not something you could expect today in the West! The main areas of the City including many shops and restaurants are as safe as many other places in the world and you will be in good company with a lot of visitors from all over the world, as well as many "foreigners"living permanently or temporarily in the Philippines. Manila is a very cosmopolitan city. Of course you are right, Metro Manila as such is in fact a combination of several Cities. Makati is certainly a sophisticated place to stay and visit, and nearby Fort Bonefacio. Mall of Asia is near to Roxas Boulevard and that is where you will see the sea as well as the largest shopping Mall in Asia. If you want a day out try a tour from your hotel or a travel agent. Consider Subic, the old American Air base as something unique, by the sea but now very accessible from Manila in a short drive along some stunning scenery. almost 7 years ago