Make sure you visit Sentosa island by cable car and visit the shopping centers at Orchard road. If you need to buy electronics, this may be the right place. (I.g. Canon Ixus v digital camera cost about 35,000 baht in Thailand, in Singapore about 24,000 baht.)
Airticket cost about 6000 baht (r/t), budget hotel in central location about 2500 baht/night.
Connections to Singapore are more difficult. Trains have to be changed twice, first at Butterworth and then at Kuala Lumpur. Delays in the connection from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur will cause the passenger to miss the train from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. Travel from Singapore to Bangkok will usually mean either a day stop-over in Kuala Lumpur or a night in Butterworth.
For those who want to travel straight through from Bangkok to Singapore, it’s generally difficult to obtain a sleeper for the second night of the journey, from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore.
The Thai and the Malaysian railways systems are not well coordinated at present. While it is possible to buy tickets in Bangkok straight through to Singapore, there is no possibility to make reservations.
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