What is Blanc Inn Guide ?
Booking Online Check-in
Blanc Inn Reception Sale Counter
Transport
MRT Map
Train and Bus Pass - EZ Link
Blanc Inn MRT/Bus Guide
How to go to RWS
How to go to these Attraction Places

Food
Singapore Tele-Communications
Traditional Singaporean Breakfast
24-hr Broadway Food Court
Other Eating Places
Trendy Life Style Coffee House

Activities
Jalan Besar Swimming Pool
Things to Do around Blanc Inn
Things to Know around Blanc Inn

Services
Laundry Shop
Convenient Store/Overseas Phone
/ATM/Post Office

Others
Donation tips to Chamber Maid
Cancellation/Amendment Policy
Email us your feedback

Singapore Travel Tour Guide

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Blanc Inn Group Tour

 
 

The only Singapore Hostel in Singapore helps you plan out your "Daily Tour Itinerary" and arrange mini-bus just for your Group Tour in Singapore at NO COST.

We Offer

Our hostel uses only single and double beds, no domitory bunk beds.
Free and Easy Land Tour, every thing up-to-your-own schedule.
One Lofty Private Room with four privacy alcoves (6 to 14 people). Toilets/showers on a shared basis.
Free Tour Itinerary e-Book to help you go-around Singapore city.
(Optional) Singapore Attraction Tickets at special promotion price.
(Optional) Train/Bus Pass for unlimited Travel, with complimentary Singapore River Cruise.
(Optional) Airport Arrival mini-bus Pick-up.
(Optional) Airport Departure mini-bus trip.
(Optional) Daily mini-bus trip to single destination (Universal Studio/Sentosa/Zoo/etc).
 
 

Click below to download "Blanc Inn Tour Itinerary e-Book ", to do your where/how-to-go trip planning in Singapore,

 
 
 
 

MRT Map

 
  - Click here to PRINT MRT Map

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Train and Bus Pass - EZ Link Card

 
 

TIPS:
- Blanc Inn advice: EZ Link Card is more cost effective than any other Transport card (example Singapore Tourist Pass)
- You may purchase EZ Link Card at CHANGI AIRPORT MRT station, as soon as you step out from Arrival Hall.
- EZ Link card has a One-Time unrefundable S$5 cost.
- Before you leave Singapore, you may ask for card balance amount refund (less $5 cost) from Changi Airport.
(You are therefore advised to use up as much card value before selling the card back to us.)

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1. At Changi Airport MRT station or most MRT stations, you can purchase an ez-link card at $12 out of which $5 is stored value for your use.
     The remaining $5 is the cost of the card which is non-refundable.
2. You can Top-up the card, no top-up admin fee, at Lavender MRT station, or selected MRT stations
3. You can also Top-up the card at 7-eleven convenient store, a $0.50 top up fees are applicable.
4. Minimum Store-Value to travel on MRT/bus: a/ To travel on bus, you need to have the minimum stored value to cover the cost of travel from the point you get on, to the last stop on that service, say $1.50. b/ To travel on MRT, You will need at least $3 in your card before you can start your journey on the MRT.

About EZ Link Card
a/ EZ-Link card has auto fare discount, as meant for use by Singapore citizens, about 5-10% discount, for every trip fare.
b/ EZ-Link card stored-value can be used throughout whole year, within its card 5-year validity period.
c/ One disadvantage is that it has a non-refundable card fee of $5. This is the reason our hostel provides this special service by buying back the card from you for $3, which we could recycle for use by selling to our other guests.

Advantages of EZ Link Card
a/ One card for taking both MRT and Bus.
b/ No need to get ready exact bus fare, as Bus takes only cash and no change return.
c/ No need to buy individual ticket for every travel.

Advice if EZ Link suits you ?
1/ EZ Link card will be handy, if you plan to have 5 or more MRT/Bus trips.
2/ As a rough guide for how much stored value you need to top up, MRT/Bus per trip costs about $1.20, inclusive of EZ-Link discount.

 
 

How to Take Singapore MRT

 
 

The easiest way to get around Singapore is to take the Singapore MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). This video will help make your first MRT ride.



(How to Take Singapore MRT .......)
 
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Blanc Inn MRT/Bus Guide

 
  When I am outside, how to come back to Blanc Inn ??
Either way as below:
1/ From "Lavender MRT Station", EXIT B
Walk along Horne Road, at end of Horne Road, turn right to 151, Tyrwhitt Road - 5 mins
2/ From "Farrer Park MRT Station", EXIT G
Walk along "Pertain Road", (Need to cut across Serangoon Road, and Jalan Besar), turn left to 151, Tyrwhitt Road - 5 mins
3/ Bus Stop - Lavender Street (Lavender MRT station bus-stop)
- Tell Bus Driver that you want to alight at Lavender MRT bus-stop, then walk to hostel - 5 mins.
Bus No: 2, 7, 12, 33, 63, 80, 107, 107M, 133, 175, 197
4/ Bus Stop - Serangoon Road (CITY SQUARE MALL bus-stop)
- Tell Bus Driver that you want to alight at CITY SQUARE bus-stop.
Bus No: 21, 23, 64, 65, 66, 125, 130, 139, 147
Walk along "Petain Road", end of "Petain Road", turn left to 151, Tyrwhitt Road - 5 mins
5/ Bus Stop - Lavender Street (Eminent Plaza)
- Bus No: 13, 133, 145
6/ Bus Stop - Jalan Besar (Hoa Nam Building)
- Bus No: 21, 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 125, 130, 139, 147, 857
 
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How to go to RWS (Universal Studios Singapore) by Train / Sentosa Express

 
 

1.Take North-East line or Circle line to HarbourFront station.
2.Take Exit E to VivoCity and proceed to level 3 to board the Sentosa Express. Alight 1 stop later at Waterfront station.
3.Walk straight till you see Chili's Restaurant on your right. Turn right and head towards the Universal Studios Globe.

 
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How to go to these Attraction Places ??

 
 
Places of Attraction How to go there ??
Singapore Changi Airport By MRT, Lavender station direct to Changi Airport
Golden Mile Complex
(Bus go to Malaysia)
1/ Take Bus 145 - OPP EMINENT PLAZA(stop=1),
2/ Alight at 4th bus stop, ie stop=4
3/ Change Bus 100 at (crawford bridge) bus stop.(stop=1),
4/ After next 2 stops, ie stop=3 Alight at Golden Mile Complex.
Queen Street Bus Terminal to Malaysia JB 1/ Take Bus 133 - OPP EMINENT PLAZA(stop=1),
2/ Alight at 6th bus stop, ie stop=6, Victoria Street
3/ Walk to Queen Street Bus Terminal
Garden By the Bay
(9:00am-9:00pm)
1/ Take Bus (64, 65, 139) outside "HOA NAM Buillding" to "Dhoby Ghaut" MRT Station,
2/ Take MRT train to "BayFront" MRT Station
3/ At Bayfront MRT Station (CE1), Take Exit B and follow the underground linkway
   Exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge or Meadow Bridge into Gardens by the Bay
Jurong Bird Park
(8:30am to 6pm)
It is more convenient to take taxi
Marina Bay Sands 1/ Take Bus 133 - OPP EMINENT PLAZA(stop=1),
2/ Alight at 14th bus stop, ie stop=14, Bayfront Avenue
Night Safari
(7.00pm - 12.00mn)
Same as Direction to Singapore Zoo
SEA Aquarium (Resort World Sentosa)
(10:00am-07:00pm)
Same as Direction to Universal Studio
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Singapore Flyer
(9am -10pm )
1/ Take Bus 857 - HOA NAM Building(stop=1),
2/ Alight at 12th bus stop, ie stop=12, Temasek Avenue
Singapore Zoo
(8:30am-06:00pm)
1/ Take Bus 133 outside "EMINENT PLAZA" to Ang Mo Kio
 bus-interchange terminal (last bus stop),
2/ Change to Bus 138 at Ang Mo Kio Station, direct to Singapore Zoo
Universal Studio, Resort World Sentosa
(Sun to Fri: 10am to 7pm daily
Sat: 10am to 8pm)
1/ Take Bus (21, 125) outside "HOA NAM Buillding" to "Farrer Park" MRT Station,
2/ Take MRT train to "Harbour Front" MRT Station,
3/ Go to Vivocity, Lobby L, Level 3, Take "Sentosa Express" monorail train
4/ Alight at "Waterfront" station, arrived Resort World Sentosa

 

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Singapore Tele-Communications - Buy PhoneCard

 
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When one is in overseas, it may be necessary to require internet roaming; but wants to turn-off GPRS on own phone as to avoid high telecoms charges. In Singaproe, you may buy either SingTel or StarHub pre-paid phone card, both price are same SGD15. The card usually comes with free 10MB internet roaming bandwidth. You may purchase the pre-paid Phone Card at most of the 7-11 Convenience Store. In Singapore, it is required to show your passport for the purchase of phone card. You could also buy top-up card to increase your internet traffic volume.

 
 

Wireless@SG - Free WIFI on your Mobile Phone

 
 

Visitors in Singapore can register for a free account at any Wireless@SG hotspot and receive their login details through SMS messages sent to their foreign mobile numbers.



(how to connect wireless .......)
 
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Traditional Singaporean Breakfast - Kaya Toast and Soft-Boiled Eggs

 
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The most popular breakfast meal in Singapore is kaya toast, two soft-boiled (half-boiled) eggs drizzled with dark soy sauce and a good strong cup of kopi (coffee). Kaya is a spread of eggs, sugar and coconut milk and flavored with pandan on toasted or fresh bread. It is delicious, and it is everywhere.

How to do with this traditional breakfast ?
The coffee shop people will bring to you one hot-water jug with eggs inside, do not open the jug-cover immeidately. Wait for 10 mins for the eggs to become "fully" half-boilded or half-cooked, , then open the jug-cover to take out eggs and crack it on the tray, eat it with black soya sauce and pepper .

Besides half-boiled eggs, the coffee shop people will bring you 2 toasts pasted with butter and "kaya" (sweet coconut paste) and a cup of hot drinks of your choice.

Where to get it ?
We recommend 24-hour "Chang Jiang G1" Coffee Shop, just 15 m from Blanc Inn.
Direction: Go out from Blanc Inn main door, Turn-Left into Beatty Lane. Walk along Betty Lane for 15m, the coffee shop is at a corner, after a Tibetian Temple, and the shop is undernealth Hotel-81.
Price: the price is $2.40 to $2.60, depending on what kind of hot drinks you order. "Coffee-set" will be $2.50 when "Coffee-O set will be $2.40 .

How to place order ?
1/ If you want to drink coffee with milk, say "Coffee Set". The "set" is understood to be the traditional breakfast set, as per the picture.
2/ If you want to drink coffee with no milk, say "Coffee-O Set".
3/ If you want to drink tea with milk, say "Teh Set".
4/ If you want to drink tea with no milk, say "Teh-O Set".

Hints:
1/ The Coffee frangrant smell very nice in this coffee shop. The coffee drink is hand-made brewed, it is anytime much better than ready-made 3-in-1 coffee bags or machine-brewed coffee.
2/ There are other food stalls at this coffee shop. If the traditional breakfast is not enough to fill up your stomach, you could order few other Asian food in the shop too.
3/ In the evening, it has a very good THAI spicy food. You could have an authetic Thai feast here, and you could tell the food stall operator to have your food less spicy if you want.

 
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Broadway Food Court

 
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This food square is opened 24 hours. Many good Singapore Food can be found in this food centre. Any time when you feel hungry, come to this food square and you will find something to eat.

The food square gets crowded especially during night time, and weekends when people come for the good food.

Hint: Bottle of Beer is going cheap at every food court/centre in Singapore, as compared to restaurants - no 10% service charge and no 7% government GST tax, . When you drink at the premise, you will have some pretty beer-lady pouring beer into your glass for you.

 
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Other Eating Places

 
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1/ 24-hrs Food Court: "Braodway Food Centre", Tyrwhitt Road.
2/ 24-hrs Food Court: "Lavender MRT Kopi Tiam", Lavender MRT Station.
3/ Lunch/Dinner: "Cheng Mun Chee Kee" at 24 Foch Road, Pig Organ Soup/Rice.
4/ 24-hrs Coffee Shop: "Chang Jiang G1" at Beatty Lane, Singapore Traditional Breakfast.
5/ Lunch/Dinner: "Scissors Curry Rice" at 229 Jalan Besar, Singapore Curry Rice.
6/ Dinner: "Lai Huat Seafood Restaurant" at 72 Horne Rd, Chinese Restaurant.
7/ Muslim Food Store: Foch Road, directly opposite Lavender Food Square.
8/ Dinner/Supper: "Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant" at 183 Jalan Besar, Hong Kong Style Tim Sum.

 
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  Menu Price List at Lai Huat Seafood Restaurant.

Hints:
1/ The price is local price, not tourist price.
2/ You may eat famous Singapore Chilli Crab/Pepper Crab at this store, without travelling too far to East Coast Park for the dishes - as good taste here !!

 
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Chye Seng Huat Hardware - A coffee bar

 
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Where is this shop? - The shop is directly opposite Blanc Inn
Type of PlaceBakery/Dessert: Cafe
Cuisine: Western
Operating Hours: Tue - Fri: 09:00 - 19:00, Sat - Sun: 09:00 - 22:00, Closed on Monday.

Do not be misled by the name of this establishment - Chye Seng Huat Hardware is the successive coffee bar from the guys behind Papa Palheta and Loysel's Toy. This flagship store features a roastery, an island coffee bar, a coffee school and a private coffee tasting room.

There are many patronages to this lifestyle coffee bar. Visit the shop and try to figure why it is popular, then tell us your findings.

 
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Jalan Besar Swimming Complex

 
 

Notes:
- We are sorry that our hostel does not have any swiming trunks/costume for rent, for presonal hygiene reason.
- Do remember to bring along your swimming trunks/costume to come to Singapore, if you plan to do some swimming.

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Jalan Besar Swimming Complex is just 50m distance away from Blanc Inn. The water is clean. The facility has 1 Competition Pool, 1 Teaching pool, 1 Wading pool, a water playground, fountains, and climbing scaffolds in a shallow pool for kids.

Admission Fees and Opening Hours ?
Per Entry, Adult: $1.00 (Mon to Fri) or ; $1.30 (Sat, Sun, & Public Holiday)
Opening Hours: 8 am to 9 pm daily, 7 days a week
Coin Operated Locker: at $0.20 and $0.40 per locker

 
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Things to Do around Blanc Inn

 
 

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** Food **
- Try out Singapore Traditional Breakfast, at "Chang Jiang G1" Coffee Shop, Beatty Lane.
- Try out famous Pig Organ Soup/Rice (Lunch/Dinner), "Cheng Mun Chee Kee" at 24 Foch Road.
- Try out famous Singapore Curry Rice(Lunch/Dinner), "Scissors Curry Rice" at 229 Jalan Besar.
- Try out famous Hong Kong style Dim Sum Tea House(Dinner/Supper), "Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant" at 183 Jalan Besar.
- Try out famous Chinese Restaurant(Dinner), "Lai Huat Seafood Restaurant" at 72 Horne Rd.

** Shopping **
- Do Shopping at "Mustafa Centre", lots of wide range of products at this one-stop superstore.
- Do Shopping at "City Square Mall", sub-urban 5-storey, eco-friendly shopping center, with good restaurants and many mid-class price-range shops.
- Do Shopping at "Sim Lim Square", 6-storey building with many shops selling computer/electronic products.
- Visit "Bugis Street" - 500 outdoor open-air street-stores. "Bugis Junction" is nearby - for shopping too.
- Do sundry shopping at "NTUC Fairprice Supermarket" - 100m from Blanc Inn, walk along Horne Road towards Lavender MRT station. Opening Hours: 07:00 AM- 11:00 PM

** Activity
- Visit "Little India", an area with Indian Tamil cultural elements atmosphere, many Indian restaurants and Indian shops.
- Visit nostagia Arab Street historical area - Sultan Mosque, Haji Lane(Shop houses with Graffiti painting).
- Visit "Kuan Yin Thong Hood Cho", God of Mercy Temple, at 178 Waterloo Street, Singapore most crowded Chinese Temple.
- Do jogging along Kallang River, with starting point from Crawford Bridge, with good jogging track and all the way towards Esplanade, and back to hostel. total 5 km (ask reception staff about the route.)
- Relax at public park at Pertain Road (Do it in the early morning or evening).
- Do two-hour relax swimming at Jalan Besar Swimming Complex (Bring your own swimming trunks/costumes).
- Walk around Geylang Red Light District, it is generally safe. One is best not to start any conversation with any stranger around red light district area, if one is not keen into the business.
- Play Nitendo WII in our lounge.
- Watch DVD in our lounge.
- Drink coffee/tea and relax at our cosy lounge, with 2-storey high ceiling.

 
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Things to know around Blanc Inn

 
 

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- It is cheaper to buy grocery from 24-hour "I-teck SuperMarket", 305 Jalan Besar, than from 7-eleven convenient store.
- Money Changer is available at Mustafa Centre and City Square Mall.
- There is a good, nice public Park at Pertain Road.
- There is a row of Traditional House, at Pertain Road.
- There is a Muslim Food store(Breakfast/Lunch) at 624, Foch Road.
- Mustafa Centre vicinity has many indian food shops.
- There are a few Karaokay PUB shops along Foch Road. They cater mainly to locals who drinks hard liquor there.
- Barber Shop - cut your hair in City Square mall.
- There are a few Foot and Body massage shops at Eminent Plaza and Foch Road. Check price list before settling for services that you need.
- There are many Backpackers/Hostel in the vicinity of Lavender/Jalan Besar area. However, our hostel is the only one hostel that does not believe in "dormitory" double-deck bunk beds.
- Our hostel has latest Singapore Tour Guide Books in our lounge, do check it up.

 
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Laundry Services

 
 

Notes:
- Blanc Inn, for your convenience, helps do laundry wash for stay-in guests.
- One Load wash (maximum 15 pieces) price is $6, no Dryer-drying/no-ironing.
- Hand your clothes to us before 12 noon, and we will return your laundry to you before next day noon.

 
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Other Services - Convenient Store/Overseas Call Public Phone/ATM /Post Office

 
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LOCATIONS
0/ NTUC Fairprice Supermarket" - Opening Hours: 07:00 AM- 11:00 PM
1/ 24-hrs I-tec Supermarket: at 305 Jalan Besar.
2/ ATM Cash Machine: at the junction of Pertain Road and Jalan Besar.
3/ Overseas Telephone Call: at 42 Foch Road.
4/ 7-Eleven

Post Office
181 Kitchener Road #01-26/28, New Park Hotel Shopping Acade (Next to Mustafa Center)
Mon - Fri 8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Sat 8.30 am - 1.00 pm
Sun/P.Hol Closed

Post Office at Changi Airport

Changi Airport Terminal 2, Departure Hall Unit 026-39
Daily: 8 am to 9.30 pm

Hint: For BULK item delivery to home country, one may do it at a POst Office at Changi Airport

 
 

24-hrs I-tec Supermarket
- You could get most of grocery items that you want, price is cheaper than that in 7-Eleven.
- After our reception desk closed, you may get your items from this 24 hrs Supermarket

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ATM Cash Machine
- You could use your credit card to withdraw Singapore Cash from this machine.

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Overseas Telephone Call
- You could make overseas phone call to outside Singapore.
- Need to get ready many Singapore coins money, for example, 30 cents for One minute to India destination.

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Donation tips to Chamber Maid

 
 

Notes:
- Blanc Inn, for your upmost cleaniness comfort, wants to maintain high standard of cleaniness in our hostel.
- Our hostel bed-linen, 240-threads high-quality white cloth, is washed, ironed and changed in-house every time after previous guests checked out.
- Our chamber maid, specailly hand-picked from China PRC, is the person who did the work for you.
- To encourage her to continue upkeep her good work, you may leave a few coins on the bed before heading to airport for departure.
    (or you may drop your donations into tips-box which is placed on our reception table)
- The donation tips is voluntary and our hostel appreciate your stay at our hostel.

 
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Blanc Inn Cancellation/Amendment Policy

 
 

- Before Arrival [more than 3 days (72 hours)]: Booking Reservation Fee is not refundable.
- Before Arrival [less than 3 days (72 hours)]: 1-night penalty fee is payable.
- After Arrival:
  a/ No cancellation for less than 3 days (72 hours) is allowed.
  b/ For cancellation of 4th, 5th day onwards, 1-night penalty fee is payable.

- If, let say, customer make reservation for 2 persons, but 3 people turn up.
=> As our hostel charges rate by person, we will charge the full amount per person for the re-arranged alcove.
Pillows and duvet will be provided to the extra guest. In the event when our hostel does not have any more new alcove, we will charge every additional guest a flat price of $15 per night.

 
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