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Old Dec 8th, 2011, 12:44 PM
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Singapore: Restaurants near Pan Pacific Hotel

After our cruise, we will stay at the Pan Pacific on Raffles Blvd. for a few days. I am hoping for some recommendations, please, for good restaurants, not too expensive, within walking distance of our hotel. This will be our first time in Singapore, and we hope to try food that represents the locale.
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Old Dec 8th, 2011, 04:59 PM
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There are lots of restaurants around the area. What is your budget?

For 'high end' hawker food.

http://www.esplanade.com/eat_drink_s..._bay/index.jsp

Seafood restaurant at the Esplande nearby if you want to try the chilli crab. I prefer their outlet at 414 Geylang - a short taxi ride away.

http://nosignboardseafood.com/
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Old Dec 9th, 2011, 06:48 AM
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Thanks, KMLoke. They both sound good. We prefer to pay no more than $20 U.S. equivalent per person, when possible. What might we expect to pay at these two recommendations, perhaps for the chili crab?
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I was in Singapore last month and the chili/pepper crab was 44 Singapore Dollars per kilo
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Old Dec 17th, 2011, 06:48 AM
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Thanks, mcbg1. It is good to know what we might expect to pay. We would also be interested in recommendations for restaurants in Clark Quay. How long might we expect it would take to walk from the Pan Pacific to Clark Quay? (We are reasonably fit, so walking would be at a normal clip.) Are there any traffic hazards in between?
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The walk from Pan Pacific to Clark Quay might take an hour give or take. So long as you don't jaywalk you'll be fine.

http://www.onemap.sg/index.html

You budget of US$20 a person for seafood meal at a restaurant is a little low. You'll need about US$50.

For a little over US$20 you might get them at a stall at a hawker center. I like this place. You can get there by MTR on the Circle Line. Board the train at Esplanade (station CC3) and drop off at Mountbatter (CC7). The hawker center is a short walk from there. I frequent the place often as there's a good variety of good food.

http://ieatishootipost.sg/2010/09/ma...all-on-my.html
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I would say it would take more like 20-30 minutes if you don't walk too slow and you know where you're going... I've done it plenty of times...
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Yes, it's possible to do in 20-30 minutes. Was thinking of going to St Andrew's Cathedral, the Padang, City Hall etc which are on the way.
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Thanks for this great advice. I was thinking, looking at a city map, that it might take 20 minutes. We probably will, at some point, take in the sights mentioned and it might be a good idea to allow extra time to see them on the way over, or back if after lunchtime. KMLoke you mentioned not jaywalking. We would be grateful for other advice on what not to do while in Singapore, as I know there are penalties for what may be considered inappropriate behavior. We are generally considerate travelers, but it is good to be up to date on expectations.
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Mentioned jaywalking as there's some crazy drivers on the roads. There's nothing much aside from the usual behaviour and precautions.
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Forgot to add there's a food court at Marina Square near your hotel which has a great view.

http://www.singaporeaninlondon.com/2...line-view.html
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