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Strand, Beach, Garden, or Grand Central?

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Strand, Beach, Garden, or Grand Central?

Hi!

I'm thinking of heading to Singapore in March to attend a concert at the Esplanade, and I've narrowed down a few choices of accommodation.

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1) Strand Hotel (near City Hall MRT station)

2) Beach Hotel (near Bugis MRT station)

The reason why I have these two choices in mind is because it'd be easier for me if I were to come from Malaysia via bus (apparently the bus stops at Beach Road - however, it doesn't say WHICH part of Beach Road, though).

From what I know, these two hotels are also relatively close to the MRT stations - I've looked at maps, but images may be deceiving... Besides, these two hotels are quite near to the Esplanade - is it within walking distance? If not, I'm told that I should get off at City Hall MRT station.

I also realise that most online reservation websites do not have these two hotels listed above.

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But then, I was also advised to get a place near Orchard Road. Sigh... (so assuming I forgo the above hotel choices) after I get off the bus at Beach Road, I hope it'd be easy to find my way to these hotels:

3) Garden Hotel ("near" Newton MRT station - about 1km+)

4) Grand Central Hotel (near Somerset MRT station)

It's more convenient to make online bookings for these hotels, though.

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Also, I've usually been quite nervous about doing online transactions. Can someone kindly vouch for the security of these websites?

- asiatravelmart.com

- asiabesthotel.com

- asiatravel.com

- lists.bookings.nl

I know, I know: I've shot a lot of questions. Any help that I can get is very much appreciated. :)

Thanks!

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11. Re: Strand, Beach, Garden, or Grand Central?

Rob1 - Hmm, I can't quite remember where and when I first come across "okie dokie", but I've known it for quite a few years now - probably uhm, 8-10 years? Could have been influenced by the days when I used to chat on mIRC during the late '90s, or from TV/movies. :)

(It doesn't really matter where I am from exactly; we learn things as we go along. But for that matter, I'm a Malaysian Chinese, in Malaysia.)