A Brief Guide to Singapore

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Dear Gooners,

The month of July is finally here, and that means Arsenal will be arriving in Singapore for the Barclays Asia Trophy very soon! For those of you who will be coming over to Singapore to watch The Arsenal, we have prepared a short but useful guide with information related to getting around our sunny (read: hot and humid) island, and some places you can explore when you are not stalk…erm…following the Arsenal team.

As this year is also Singapore’s 50th birthday, there are various events taking place around the island showcasing our history and celebrating the progress we have made since our independence. Hence, it is a good chance for visitors to learn more about us while having fun at the same time. Do check out some of the ongoing events if you are looking for things to do in between match days. And lastly, but no less important than watching Arsenal, do sample some of Singapore’s gastronomical delights so you have energy to cheer on the team!

The links below will provide a comprehensive guide on the aforementioned topics; accompanied by a short write-up on some of the more important (Arsenal-related) places:

  1. Sports Hub – the place where all the action will take place. Spanking new stadium opened in June 2014, with state of the art facilities that make it a fully integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub. Located right next to the Stadium MRT station (CC6), there is a shopping mall beside the stadium that offers a fine variety of food and shopping, perfect for having a meal before proceeding to watch the matches. More information on getting there can be found in these links:

http://www.sportshub.com.sg/directions/Pages/getting-here.aspx

http://journey.smrt.com.sg/journey/mrt_network_map/

http://www.sportshub.com.sg/kallangwave/Pages/kallang-wave-mall.aspx

  1. Molly Roffey’s (Bras Basah branch) – the home of the Official Arsenal Singapore Supporters Club, where passionate Gooners congregate on every weekend match night to cheer on the Gunners! Do drop by for a visit if time permits, and look at how we have done up the place SG Gooners call “Home”. The pub is located right outside the Bras Basah MRT station (CC2)

http://www.mollyroffeys.com/index.html

  1. Places of attraction – Singapore may be tiny, but there is no shortage of places of interests for visitors who wish to explore the island. Some of these places will be holding special events in celebration of SG50, so do look out for these when you are planning your itinerary. The links below provide information on some of the most popular attractions that are worth spending time at:

http://www.yoursingapore.com/content/traveller/en/experience.html

http://www.singapore-vacation-attractions.com/singapore-attractions.html

https://www.singapore50.sg/en/WhatsOn.aspx

  1. Food! Glorious Food! – A visit to Singapore is never complete nor satisfying if you do not try out most, if not all, of our famous local food. As Singapore is a multi-racial and multicultural country, our food is reflective of that, with a smorgasbord of cuisine that caters to different tastes and preferences. Below are some of the places where you can feast to your heart’s content, be it local fare or more refined dining:

http://www.thebestsingapore.com/eat-and-drink/the-best-5-hawker-centres-in-singapore/

http://www.makansutra.com/eateries-home.aspx?mid=1

https://plus.google.com/105581712305684674270/about?gl=sg&hl=en

http://www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants.html

We hope that the information provided will enhance your experience while you are in Singapore for the Barclays Asia Trophy. Do feel free to drop us an email at: enquiry@arsenalsingapore.com if you require further assistance, and we will be more than happy to help.

Cheers

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