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Staying at Fragrance Hotel-Balestier.... Help!!

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Staying at Fragrance Hotel-Balestier.... Help!!

We'll be staying at Fragrance Hotel-Balestier, which we saw in their website of being the best compare to other Fragrance hotels.. We know it is far away from everything and we cannot expect much with the price we have paid.. S$ 69 for a deluxe room..

What would be the best way to reach the hotel? We'll be coming from Changi and thinking instead of taking a taxi all the way from Changi to Balestier, we can go to the nearest MRT station, Novena and take taxi from Novena MRT to the hotel? What is your advice about this? How much will a taxi cost more or less from Novena MRT station to the hotel?

We'll also take bus to Malacca from Lavender Street, would that be better if we just take a taxi there, we saw it's not that far.. Or is there any bus travelling between Balestier and Lavender?

Thanks sooo much for all you help!!

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1. Re: Staying at Fragrance Hotel-Balestier.... Help!!

relatively it is much cheaper to take the MRT from Changi to Balestier. The fare would cost about $1.70, and it would be much cheaper for you to take the taxi from Novena MRT to the hotel. A taxi from Changi would set you back around $15(?)

As for going to Lavender Street, should you want to take a cheaper alternative and take a bus, there are a couple of buses you could take depending on which area of Lavender you intend to go to.

Try the SMRT (MRT) and SBSTransit(buses) websites to help plan your trip:




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2. Re: Staying at Fragrance Hotel-Balestier.... Help!!

A Taxi from the Airport to Fragrance at Balestier would be a good option, since U would be tired after the long flight. The cost should not be more than S$15 (including any surcharge). Ask driver to go via PIE, Thomson road exit and then into Balestier.

From Balestier to Lavender, take a taxi too and that should not be more than S$5-6.00


Ps; If U like to save $$ and take a MRT, remember you have to change train 2 time ^__^. Once at Tanah Merah Station to City Bound Train & another at City Station to Novena Station. Maybe U can do that if U only have backpack or a single hand pull luggage.

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